Artist /Educator/ Co-ordinator
· Over six years experience of working within participatory arts.
· Experience of consulting and working with a wide range of people groups including primary, secondary and special schools and various community groups of all ages.
· Experience of working in partnership with other professionals such as teachers, museum and gallery workers, services such as Connexions, Surestart and other artists.
· Excellent project management skills, managing budgets, keeping records, writing evaluations.
· Experience of meeting funding criteria such as Arts Council and Igniting Ambition.
· Creative approach to communicating ideas.
· Visual Artist.
June 10-April 11 BASIC Team Leader (BASIC- British Art Show Information Centre)
Partnership project with Nottingham Castle and Museums, New Art Exchange, Nottingham Contemporary.
Providing a written brief for artists, appointing artists and professionals and ensuring work meets with the criteria and aims of the project.
Managing relevant part of the budget for artists, materials and volunteer expenses.
Liaising with Partners.
Keeping records for monitoring and funding purposes.
Collecting feedback and contributing to the written evaluation of project.
Leading weekly sessions with the BASIC steering group made up of 16-24 year olds.
Supporting the group to communicate their ideas and plan an exhibition of artwork to run alongside the British Art show.
Jan 10- April 11 Lead Artist
Enquire funded project with Nottingham Castle and Museums.
Liaising with staff, curators and artists.
Devising creative sessions which developed young people's understanding of contemporary art.
Producing resources with young people to be used to help others understand contemporary art.
Liaising with graphic designers about resources.
Leading weekly sessions with two groups of 12-15 year olds.
Jan 09 onwards Artist/ Co-ordinator
Artist led project "landliesfallow', phase one funded by The Arts Council.
Working with local organisations to develop projects that utilise disused green spaces.
Writing funding bids to develop the oral history side of the project.
Researching local history and other local history projects as examples of good practice.
Liaising with a range of community groups.
Running creative consultation sessions.
Devising and implementing creative ways to involve people in re-telling stories and documenting their experience of living in the Meadow's area.
Keeping records for monitoring and funding.
Sept 09 onwards Lead Artist
Creative Partnership Project at Brookfield Primary, Shirebrook.
Working alongside teachers and pupils to devise and lead creative sessions which enhance the curriculum and objectives of the school.
Story telling and textiles project to create panels for a Joseph's technicoloured dream coat.
Exploring Drawing and looking skills with portraits and landscape work.
Learning about and creating cast fossils.
Developing painting and designing skills through painting a multicultural mural from pupil ideas and designs.
Sept 05 onwards Artist/Teacher
Greenholme Primary School, Nottingham.
Teaching Art to year 1 and 2 pupils.
Running after school art club.
Previous Employment (09)
Sept 09- June 2010 Post 16 Art Teacher
Emmanuel School, Nottingham.
Teaching AS Art and photography.
Introducing the group to contemporary art practices and techniques.
Exploring ways to develop and extend creative ideas.
April 09 - Dec 09 Lead Artist
Employed by Groundworks, Nottingham.
Using the history of Nottingham Trams as a starting point for creative work.
Creating artwork with pupils (primary) for an exhibition.
April 09 - Oct 2009 Lead Artist
Meadows Alive and Arkwright Meadows Community Garden.
Working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Library and the garden designers and architects.
Investigating robust materials and techniques for exterior sculpture.
Working with young people to explore ideas for exterior sculpture.
Creating artwork with young people.
March 09 - April 09 Creative Consultant
Employed by Charnwood Arts, Loughborough.
Creative consultant and practitioner for under-fives and family project.
Ensuring the project met the foundation stages and every child matters criteria.
Working with practitioners to devise appropriate sessions for diverse groups.
Sharing good practice and ways of engaging and encouraging hard to reach groups to access services.
Jan 09 - July 2009 Lead Artist
Employed by Nottingham Contemporary Gallery.
Creative Consultation project.
Working with a range of schools (including a special school) to collect ideas about what children and young people think an Art Gallery should be like.
Qualifications and Training
FINE ART BA 2:1
CACHE Level 2 Playwork, Pass
OCN Devising and running community art projects, 21 credits at level 3
OCN Play and Disability, 2 credits at level 3
OCN Arts Administration, 1 credit at level 3
Art Award Advisor - from Sept 07
2005- Empire Gallery, Nottingham
2007- Roundabout, Art Organisation, Nottingham
2006- Intersection, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
2002- Art Exchange,Nottingham
2007- Charnwood Arts
Cigarette piece, to be taken into schools and used in education
about the effect of smoking.
2006 - Residency at Southwolds Community College.
1 day residency as part of Creative Partnerships project.