I have an intense passion for the arts and appreciate its power to directly challenge opinions, reduce prejudice, create conversation and develop opinion through debate. I spend the majority of my free time developing works through my own arts practice. Passionate and engaging, I strive to project my enthusiasm in the power of the arts to educate and affect. Previously I have conceived developed and run a wide variety of successful projects. My experience includes; project coordination, arts education deliverance and event organisation.
BIAD Birmingham City University; BA Hons, Fine Art 2007 – 2010
Throughout this practical course I engaged myself with many different medium and concepts including, Video, Photography, Embroidery and other ‘Feminine craft’ as well as exploring the themes and concepts of handicraft and the hand made.
I also developed my interest in community and social arts projects. Through the course I imagined and produced many small scale community projects across Birmingham and within various organisations including a Homeless Shelter and a Primary School.
Arts Education, Volunteer Management, Project Coordination, Non-profit organisations, Community groups.
I have a full UK driving license and hold good knowledge of both Windows and MAC operating systems, Twitter and other social media platforms as well as WordPress and Final Cut Pro.
Charity of the month; an online article focused on charities deserving of publicity and celebration. Sometimes even working in collaboration with a charity to enable and direct their online presence. http://wp.me/p27YgV-5t
– Family Fringe; a month of workshops and creative activities suitable for all the family.
– The Spectrum Workshops; a series of workshops that ran in conjunction with World Autism Month. Compiled of four workshops, that aimed to give adults with and with out autism alike the chance to share in a creative experience.
– Sew, stitch, make! in collaboration with Mowlem Sure Start Centre.
Going places… a project focused on empowering the Homeless and the socially excluded through visual art.
ARTfull Dodgers; a project focused on improving the self esteem of inmates over the age of 50 and/or disabled at HMP Woodhill
– Molly Makes Magazine, mentioned within an article for my work at The Create Place.
– ITV Daybreak, article surrounding The Spectrum Workshops and artist in residence Robyn Steward.
– The Big Issue, editorial piece focused on the achievements of The Create Place and St Margaret’s House.
White Cube Gallery; Receptionist
The Create-Place; Workshop Coordinator
As the workshop coordinator at The Create Place I was given the sole responsibility of running and developing this non-profit arts and crafts workshop space. My role included:
*Volunteer management *Developing community projects *Coordinating the workshop timetable *Promoting workshop and events *Maintaining the administrative systems
SIFA Fireside; Voluntary Artist Educator
As a voluntary artist educator at SIFA Fireside I was working with Homeless and the socially excluded. My role included: *Workshop delivery and planning *Promotion of the project *Curation *The advocacy of all disciplines of art
HMP Woodhill; Voluntary Artist Educator
In collaboration with the Mental Health in Reach Team (MHIRT) at the prison an arts programme was developed that worked with inmates who were over 50 and/or disabled. My role for this project was to coordinate with departments within the prison, as well as to plan, develop, and deliver the workshop programme.
St John‘s C of E Primary School; Voluntary Artist Educator
Leading educational workshops related to a Commission I obtained. My role was to plan and run these educational workshops to small groups of children aged between 5 & 6.