EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS & PERFORMANCES:  

2016

  • Proteus, Illustrated poetry book and spoken word CD

2015

  • Spring exhibition, Lichfield society of artists, Lichfield
  • I am visual, curated by Andy Nash, Tamworth
  • Staff exhibition, South Staffordshire College, Lichfield

2013

  • George Musgrave Museum, site specific installation, Eastbourne – May – Jul
  • I am the Siphonophore, I am the Sea: poetry publication with illustrations – ongoing project
  • Muddy Clearing: Spoken-word performance, Eastbourne – Apr
  • Archive Fever: Redoubt Fortress, site specific drawings, poetry and sound installation, Eastbourne -Apr

2012

  • Graph: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Lynchpin gallery, Eastbourne
  • Graph: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Coventry Artspace Limited, Coventry

(Including site specific drawing performance)

  • Graph: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry – Jul

2011

  • Hopwas Woods Exhibition, (Hopwas Project) project manager and curator, Tamworth – Jun
  • Graph: Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings Festival of Art –Jun
  • The Exchange (Artspace) drawing and photography, Stoke-on-Trent, –-Jan to Jul

2010

  • Over the Bridge (art and music event) SOFTMACHINE video projection, SHOP (Artspace) –Dec
  • Open Transmission, Conjunction 10 Biennial, SHOP (Artspace) -Nov
  • Small is Beautiful, Burslem School of Art, Burslem –Oct 2010
  • Wirksworth Festival, Dis-card, Intervention, Derby/Derbyshire -Sep
  • MA 2010, Ultima Thule, Staffordshire University –Sep 2010
  • Worchester Open, ANNEX 21, W-CA (Worcestershire Contemporary Artists)Jul
  • Common Ground, Green Man performance, Kate Lynch, Stoke-on-Trent –Jun
  • One Step Forward Two Steps Back, Airspace gallery, Stoke-on-Trent -May
  • Spring Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Battersea Park, London -May
  • Worcester Open, PITT gallery, Worcester -Apr
  • Bangor Sound City, Birds of Alarm, Sound intervention, Bangor, Wales –Mar
  • West Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Gas Hall -Feb

2009

  • Shifting Origins, Artwaves, self-curated two-man show with fellow artist Behjat Abdulla

 

EDUCATION:

2014 -16                   PGCE FE, Level 7

This PGCE was in conjunction with a placement at South Staffordshire College. The course required me prepare and deliver sessions for observation, demonstrating an ability to deliver reflective and evaluated teaching and learning sessions in relation to my own subject specific area. During the course I had to apply critically analysed theories, principles and models of learning and communication to planning and delivering inclusive teaching and learning.  Throughout the placement I worked with level 1,2,3 students, under 16’s, young adults and mature students as well as those with learning difficulties.

 

2013              PTTLS, L3 teaching qualification

Created resources and lesson plan for colour theory micro teach session, including modules:

  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning
  • Understanding and using inclusive learning and teaching in lifelong learning
  • Understanding and using assessment methods

 

2012                TEFL, INTESOL, 100 Hrs 2013

This course involved learning the methods of teaching reading, writing, and speaking skills in the practice of teaching English as a foreign language.

Teaching grammar, Lesson planning and creating resources, Correction methods and remedial activities, Involving students in group work

 

2011               Masters Degree, Fine Art, Staffordshire University,

Gained experience of tutoring through one-to-one tutorials with undergraduate students, as well as leading small seminar groups

Created portfolio document of professional practice (document available)

  • A. Project: The Hopwas Project (narrative project involving ‘hoax elements’ and the use of local press)
  • Multimedia installation project – merging various art forms into one whole, integrating philosophy and conceptual knowledge with physical artworks
  • Assemblage, merging sound, sculpture, creative writing and imagery

Advanced development of personal practice both personally and contextually

Poetic thesis on postmodernism as cyclical counterpart of modernism (as opposed to linear development or rejection)

 

2009              Bachelor First Class Honours Degree 2:1, Fine Art, Staffordshire University,

Practice based fine arts course underpinned by speculative enquiry, the testing of ideas and a rigorous approach to research in fine art. Adopting and developing professional and reflective methods as central to a studio-based practice in fine art.

  • Practical skills managing, curating and exhibiting personal artworks as well as those of others, as well as development of skills in digital photography, new media , creative software, glass, metal and woodworking, and ceramic sculpture.

 

  • Refinement of technical, conceptual, communication and problem-solving skills as relevant to a fine art discipline, and the ability to integrate a critical, analytical approach within an informed fine art practice area.

 

  • A well-informed understanding of historical, cultural and professional contexts within which the fine arts operate. And a body of specialist knowledge that includes vocabulary, professional awareness
    initially supported by core modules that invest you with an underpinning knowledge, growing critical understanding, awareness and confidence.

 

2006                         BTEC, Media (Moving Image) triple merit grade, Burton College of Art and Design,

Learning to use digital video cameras, pre/post production – editing avid pro. Planning and executing a documentary projects  – digital photography

 

2005                           BTEC, Sound Engineering Intermediate, Burton College of Art and Design

Digital and analogue equipment skills, recording techniques, midi sequencing, multi-track techniques, and music editing software such as Cubase, Reason and Audacity

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

2015 – 2016 – Teaching Art and Design and English/English Literature as at Lichfield College, South Staffordshire and in secondary schools as a supply teacher.

2014 – Teaching Art and Design at Lichfield College South Staffordshire as Trainee tutor

2013 – (Ongoing) Lino-cut printmaking workshop, working with children and young adults

 2011 – (Ongoing) One-to-one drawing tutor

2011 -2012 Graph – coordinating, curating and part managing touring exhibition of contemporary drawing across the west midlands and the south.

2010 Providing one-to-one/group tutorials with undergraduate students, Staffordshire University

2010 – 2011 Project Manager/Curator for Hopwas Project & Exhibition, Tamworth

 

VOLUNTEERING

April ’12 and April ‘13 Volunteer for Compass arts charity, Martlet Project, Eastbourne, working with children and young adults from deprived areas, in 2013 that also included the elderly and those with mental health difficulties  – including lino-cut printmaking workshop and drawing workshop

2012 Volunteer Wat Mahathat Buddhist Temple: administration, cleaning and repair, Kings Bromley,

2011 Volunteer for Re:stoke, community arts project, Stoke-on-Trent,

2009 Fine Art Student Ambassador, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent   Campus,

2008 Invigilator for Conjunction 08, Stoke-on-Trent Arts Festival, Bethesda Chapel/Airspace       

2008 Volunteer work for Airspace gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, 2008

 

  •  COMPUTER SKILLS:

                                          Familiar with most programs on both PCs and Apple Macintosh, including creative software such as:

Adobe Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro (digital drawing/painting software), Gimp, Audacity – Microsoft Office and Works, (including PowerPoint/Publisher), as well as some experience of film and music editing software

 

 

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