CV

During a career in arts administration and project management I worked with and supported many artists over the years. Since 2009, I have been developing my own practice: exhibiting, creating site-responsive installations and completing an MA in Fine Art at UCA Canterbury in 2015.

Artistic

Awards:

Ashurst Emerging Sculptor Award 2016 www.artprize.co.uk

Installations:

‘The Milk of Human Kindness’  Nottingham Light Night February 2017             ‘The Infant Phenomenon’ Art in the Wood sculpture trail holmfirthartsfestival
‘The Milk of Human Kindness’ for Cheriton Lights, Folkestone Feb 2016
‘Light District’ for Cheriton Light Festival February 2014
‘SHOT’ for Cheriton Light Festival February 2014
‘Juice’ in  junkstop sculpture-trail New Mills Festival, Derbyshire, July 2012

 

Exhibitions:

‘The Last Gift’ solo show in Space Gallery Folkestone October 2017′                      ‘Home Sweet Home’  Hand Maid group show curated by Sweet’Art Feb 2016
‘Stains’ in group show in Menier Gallery, London Feb 2016
‘Stains’ – joint with Debbie Humm Eastbridge Hospital June 2015
‘SHOT’ Brewery Tap gallery, Folkestone Oct 2014
‘Pillbox’ MA Interim group exhibition Brewery Tap, Folkestone Sept 2014
‘Mea Culpa’ Link Gallery MMU Sept 2012 during Foundation

Residencies:

2016 ‘Humanature’ Forest Studio, King’s Wood, Challock, Kent                             2010 Casa Sansonetti, Puglia, Italy. Summer: 12 artists inc Irina Koukhanova
2009 International Summer Academy Venice sculpture workshop

International experience:

2005-08

‘Capitals of Culture’: Action Learning Programme: 3-year exchange programme for cultural managers from Liverpool, Cork, Stavanger, Lithuania, Linz. in partnership with the Independent Theatre Council

2003

Economic and Cultural Heritage: Hai Duong Province, Vietnam
3-country partnership with local authorities and other agencies in Hanoi, London and Limerick to develop links between tourism and the traditional handicraft sector.

1992-3

‘Eurocraft’: programme of training and exchange with Denmark for 12 art and design graduates from Northern Ireland.

1984-89

Toured internationally with Charabanc Theatre Company

Previous experience

2010-11

Project Manager, ‘Cultural Landscape’: Derby Council’s bid for City of Culture. Freelance contract

2007-09

Director, Liverpool Arts Council England , North West (ACENW)

2005-07

Director, Performing Arts Department, Arts Council, North West

1997-05

Touring Officer, Arts Council North West

1995-97

Administrative Producer, IOU Theatre, Halifax

1993-95

Company Manager, Charabanc Theatre Company, Belfast

1992-93

Project Manager, Northern Ireland Small Business Institute,

Ulster Business School, University of Ulster

1989-92

Community Development Officer, Work West Enterprise Agency

1984-89

Administrator, Charabanc Theatre Company, Belfast

Academic:

2013-2015

MA Fine Art University of Creative Arts (UCA), Canterbury, Merit

2012-2013

Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Distinction

1999-200

PG Diploma in European Cultural Planning Policy de Montfort University, Leics

1989-90

MSSc – Irish Studies Queen’s University, BELFAST

1983-84

Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies Belfast College of Business Studies

1979-83

BA (Hons) joint Politics\Sociology, Queen’s University, BELFAST