CV

Personal Statement

I am a highly motivated, hardworking individual who is currently completing a BA(Hons) Fine Art Degree from the University of Chichester. I thrive at the chance to learn new skills and aspire to be a secondary school art teacher. I have work and volunteering experience in the artistic field and with children and students. Being an extremely creative individual I have always been passionate about art and my talents have developed and changed over my many years of studying the subject. I am keen to share my experience with others and influence their development and passion and help find what artistic field they are interested in. I have a great creative understanding and excellent communication skills, all of which inform my organised yet creative lifestyle. I am keen to begin my career in something I am extremely passionate about and influence our next generation of artists and art students.

Education and Qualifications

2013-2016            BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Chichester 2:1

                             Modules studied include: Textiles, Sculpture, Print, History of Art

2008-2013            Midhurst Rother College

                             A-Levels: Fine Art: A*: Textiles Technology: A*: Photography: A

                             AS-Levels: ICT: B

                             GCSES: 13 GCSES A*- B including English, Mathematics, Science, Fine Art, Textiles

Art Experience

March 2015         Fine Art Insight Day organiser and instructor, University of Chichester for 25 year 12 students preparing to make their University choices

August 2013        Created a Commissioned piece of art which was auctioned at MADhurst Festival

May 2012             Exhibition organiser, Midhurst Rother College, 12 students in Rother House at, including myself, opened by world-renowned sculptor Phillip Jackson

Recent and Forthcoming Exhibitions

May 2016             University of Chichester Degree Show

August 2013        MADhurst Festival

May 2012             Conceptual Art at Midhurst Rother College

 

Achievements Interests and Skills

  • Girl Guide Leader
  • Girl Guide District Commisioner
  • Guide Baden Powell Award, gaining the highest award a Girl Guide can earn
  • Previous member of the University of Chichester Women’s Rugby team, and a current member of Pulborough RFU Womens Rugby team. 
  • Head Girl at Midhurst Rother College, involving public speaking, engaging with students, attending meetings, being a face of the College
  • Volunteer Youth Worker at Sylvia Boufoy Youth Centre, working with young people, giving advice and running activities
  • Community Sports Leadership Award, organizing sports activities for children ages 7-11
  • Bronze Level RFU rugby volunteer coach, training students ages 8-11 how to play rugby
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office and basic Photoshop
  • Car owner with full, clean driving licence

 

Artist’s Statement

Knitting is often seen as an old constructive craft technique which was used to create garments and blankets for practical use. My work uses the technique in more creative way, to make work that is made in both response and to alleviate the anxiety attacks I suffer from. The repetition of knitting on oversized handmade needles produces large open nets which tower high above the viewer. They are stretched and set in paint, that both conceals and celebrates the yarn and the structure of knitting. The textiles sculptures are stripped of their natural material properties when they are submerged in the paint. Focusing on colour, the work is eye-catching and draws the viewer in to walk up to, around and through the work, this naturally creates movement in the work as they are floating from the ceiling.

References- Available on request

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