Art CV

Education

  • 2018, Arts Award Advisor – Discovery & Explore, Curious Minds
  • 2015, Education and Training NVQ Level 3, WLCT
  • 2014, Art History BA (Hons), The Open University
  • 2007, Art and Design (Fine Arts) Certificate of Higher Education, The University of Bolton

Exhibitions, Curation, Interactive Projects & Workshops

  • 2020

    April – Present

    • A Series of Online Exhibitions: Inside, Space, Fragments, Beginning and End @CrossStreetArts Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

    February

    • Recycled Material and Paper Birds Workshops, The Fire Within
  • 2019

    November

    • Colour in Absence Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish
    • Love is a Rebellious Bird Exhibition, The Fire Within, The Galleries, Wigan

    July

    • Twenty Years Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish

    May

    • Founder and Facilitator, ‘Artist Discussion’, Peer support group for artists of all backgrounds, Various locations and online, Wigan.

    March

    • Became a Digital Her Real Role Model with Manchester Digital since 2019. The Digital Her programme encourages girls to engage with STEM-related subjects and to explore the careers available in digital and tech.
  • 2018

    December

    • The Deconstructed Cross Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish

    October

    • Lead Coordinator and Curator, Light Night Wigan & Leigh – two festivals of digital art and light across town centre spaces, Wigan and Leigh

    September

    • Paper Flowers, Large Paper Flowers Installation for Food Fest on the Square, The Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan
    • Curator, Make It Yourself Exhibition, Wigan Library, Leigh Library and Cross Street Arts, Wigan

    April

    • Paper Flowers and Zoetrope Workshop, Wigan STEAM, Wigan
    • Florum Machina: Solo Exhibition, Wigan STEAM, Wigan
    • Objectivity Works, Online Artist Project (Instagram)
    • Intoline Exhibition, The Old Courts, Wigan

    March

    • BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) Art Installations and Music Evening, The Old Courts, Wigan
  • 2017

    2017 – 2018

    • Coordinator and Facilitator, Fun Palaces! Series of Workshops with Community Partners, Wigan Library, Wigan
    • Coordinator and Facilitator, Series of Digital Creativity workshops: Digi & Create Days, Family Digital Session, Robots!, Introduction to Digital Creativity, Locations across Wigan Libraries, Wigan Youth Zone, Wigan
    • Coordinator and Facilitator, Mobile and Tablet Photography for Beginners workshops, Locations across Wigan Libraries, Wigan

    December

    • Coordinator and Facilitator, Coding Unplugged for Early Year, Wigan Libraries, Wigan
    • Open Studios and Associates Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish

    October

    • Satanic Panic Exhibition, The Old Courts, Wigan
    • Introduction to 3D Printing Workshops, Locations across Wigan Libraries, Wigan

    July

    • Cross Street Arts at The Atkinson Exhibition, Southport
    • Artist and Curator, Art & Science Exhibition, Shevington Village Art Gallery, Shevington

    May

    • BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) Art Installations and Music Evening, The Old Courts, Wigan

    April

    • Glitch: The Aesthetics of Failure Exhibition, The Old Courts, Wigan
    • Facilitator and Organiser, Animated Clay Stories workshops, Wigan Libraries, Wigan
    • Facilitator and Organiser, Pixel Art workshops, Wigan Libraries, Wigan
    • Placement V Process Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish and The Old Courts, Wigan

    January

    • Live Video Mixing to Music, McMahonland, Cross Street Arts, Standish
  • 2016

    2016 – 2019

    • D:Circus Digital Art Project Coordinator, D:Circus Digital Art Project; a two-year programme funded by Arts Council England and Wigan Libraries & The Museum of Wigan Life. The project explored the world of digital creativity and artistic expression, through a myriad of enriching, high-quality and innovative digital art experiences. The project was predominantly delivered within inclusive library settings and utilising the rich tapestry of artistic talent and cultural partnerships found in Wigan Borough and surrounding areas.
    • Artist, Curator and Coordinator, Museums at Night, The Museum of Wigan Life, Wigan

    December

    • Open Studios and Associates Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish

    September

    • Wigan Arts Festival Exhibition, The Old Courts, Wigan

    August

    • VS Exhibition, New Art Spaces, Bolton

    April

    • MIGRATE Exhibition, Cross Street Arts, Standish
  • 2015

    2015 – 2016

    • Workshop Facilitator, ‘Pi in Space’, project to launch high altitude balloon into near space, Marsh Green Primary School and Meadowbank Primary School, Wigan

    October

    • Coordinator and Facilitator, Synaesthesia, Audio/Visual Chaos workshops, Wigan Youth Zone, Wigan and Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
  • 2014

    2014 – 2017

    • Coordinator and Facilitator, GOFest, Digital Festival, Wigan Library, Wigan
  • 2013

    2013 – 2017

    • Coordinator, Artist and Facilitator, Alternative Story Telling Project and Exhibition, working with Teenagers and Young Adults, Wigan Teen Library, Wigan

    2013 – 2014

    • Club Coordinator and Facilitator, ScribbleBugs Art Club for Primary School aged Children, Wigan Library, Wigan
    • Coordinator and Facilitator, LOLmageddon, Creative Sessions for Teenagers and Young Adults, Wigan Teen Library, Wigan

    December

    • Peter Rabbit Winter Grotto Installation, Wigan Library, Wigan
  • 2012

    December

    • Gruffalo Winter Grotto Installation, Wigan Library, Wigan
  • 2011

    October

    • The Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
  • 2008

    2008 – 2020

    • Artist, Coordinator, Activities Facilitator and Supporter, Wigan Libraries Annual Summer Reading Challenge for Children, Wigan

    2008 – 2017

    • Coordinator and Facilitator, National Play Day Craft and Activities for Wigan Libraries, Locations across Wigan
  • 2006

    May

    • 39 Degrees North Exhibition, 45 Mosley Street, Manchester