CAREER

 

2005 – current        Independent artist & curator

 

2016 – current        Product photographer

2015 – current        Casual Gallery Assistant Leamington Spa Art Gallery Museum (Warwick District Council)

2005 – 2015            Senior Gallery Assistant Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (Warwick District Council)

2014                          Temporary administrative cover Event Officer Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (Warwick District Council)

2010 – 2012            Publicity officer Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (Warwick District Council)

2006 – 2007            Visiting lecturer UCE Birmingham, teaching subjects at Foundation level; art history and critical theory

 

 

SOLO & MIXED EXHIBITIONS

Pre-2015

-Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

-Community Art Workshop, Leamington Spa

-The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

-Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

-Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Leamington Spa

2015

-Floor ONE Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

-The JamFactory, Oxford 

2016

-The Ceramics Studio, Alderminster 

-Warwickshire Open Studios 2016

-Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Leamington Spa

-The ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley

-Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

2017

-The Old Market Gallery, Rotherham, Yorkshire

-WOS Spring Exhibition, The Old Waiting Room, Rugby Station

-All Saints' Parish Church, Leamington Spa

-Floor ONE Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

-Rugby's Festival of Culture Art Trail

-Boardwalk Project at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

-Future Rabbit Studio, Leamington Spa, installation

-The ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley

-UKArtists, Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Leamington Spa

-Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

2018

-City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

-North Lodge Pop Up Shops, Leamington Spa

-Sheep Dip Gallery, Princethorpe

-WOS2018, outdoor sculpture installations, Kokonseries

-Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Foyer Display 

-Kenilworth Road, commission

-Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds, Forms Assembled in the Light: The KPP Prize for Art, Architecture and Design 1st September – 28th October

-Temperance Bar, Leamington Spa

-3DShow, Leam Terrace

-Direct Art Action, Sutton Coldfield

-Binswood Allotments Sculpture Project, Prime Projects

 

EDUCATION

2005 – 2006    

Postgraduate Diploma, MA Histories of Art & Design, UCE Birmingham. Researched topics: The Transcendental and the Material, Conditions of Production, Consumption and Reception, The Body, The Canon and its Others, Signification and Representation, Philosophical Issues in Art and Design, Cultures of Imperialism, Class and Gender in Art and Design

 

2005                                  

BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCE Birmingham, 2/1 degree, Topic of dissertation: A discussion of the intellectual aspects of Minimalism

 

FILM PROGRAMMING        

between 2009-2011 I launched a weekly programme of contemporary films, named Thursday Flickers at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. I regularly blogged about the films and film makers.

 

CURATORIAL SKILLS              

I curated the OPEN 2007 and 2009 exhibitions at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. These are showcases for professional artists from West Midlands.  See 'Curated Exhibitions' for current updates.

 

LEADING DIGITAL PROJECTS 

in 2012 I was instrumental in acquiring a substantial Arts Council Digital Content Development grant (approx £22,000). At Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum I project lead the creation of a digital ‘postcart’ (touch screen kiosk with printing facilities), collaborating with furniture makers, software developers and artist Gerard Mermoz.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AT LEAMINGTON SPA ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

-Friday Focus lunchtime presentations about contemporary art and art history

-installation of exhibitions/art transportation

-co-managing the Art Gallery shop

-delivering adult art & craft workshops, for example Contemporary Sculpture for Adults

-programming of talks

-certificates in museum conservation