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PROJECT PRODUCER

ELEVATE | Stretford Public Hall | 2021 | Instigator, Project Producer 

Artist residency & community engagement project that celebrating the creativity of underrepresented people through workshops, arts opportunities, and an exhibition. (Funded by Arts Council).

Culture Champions (GMCA) | Stretford Public Hall | 2019 - 2021 | Project Producer 

A programme working with people over 50 in North Trafford to co-design, plan, and deliver their own community based projects. The project commissioned and supported 10 new projects. 

The Agency, Contact Mcr | 2019 - 2020, 2016, 2015 | Project Producer 

A youth enterprise project working with young people from marginalised areas to create events and projects for positive local impact. I have produced three projects. 

Refract Festival: Make your Mark | Waterside Arts Centre | 2019 | Co-producer, Workshop facilitator, Curator

Community based exhibition working with local underrepresented groups to take part in creative workshops to make and exhibit their work. 

First Time: In Equal Parts | Dibby Theatre, Waterside Arts Centre | 2018 | Co-producer, Associate Artist, Curator

An outreach project and exhibition raising awareness of HIV. Working with people living with HIV to create artworks reflecting on their journeys; and educational sessions with a school group. 

The Next Term | 2017- 2018 | Instigator, Producer, Artist, Curator

Research and creative project exploring the importance of creativity in education; culminating in a two-day arts festival in Gorton, West Manchester. (Funded by Futures’ Venture and Arts Council England)

Home is Where the Art is | 2014 - 2015 | Instigator, Producer, Workshop facilitator, Curator 

Visual art project tackling social isolation for people living with mental health illness. (Funded by Arts Council). 

 

VISUAL / COMMUNITY ARTIST 

Streets of Poetry: MINDSCAPES | SICK! Festival & Young Identity | 2021 | Stencil Designer 

Online residency working with migrant communities to create a collection of new poems that reflected their sense of place and identity. The poems were clean graffitied in to the streets.

Radiotherapy & Me: On Our Wavelength | Contact Mcr, NHS Public Programmes, Oldham Library | 2019 | Associate Artist, Curator 

Working with radiotherapy patients exploring their personal experiences of treatment though visual art and creative story telling. 

Youth Leaders Programme | Rio Ferdinand Foundation | 2017 | Art Mentor 

Mentoring young people in workshop facilitation skills.

Future Fires Short Course | Contact Mcr | 2015 / 2016 / 2017 | Assistant Facilitator Two-day course providing practical skills in development and management of community projects. 

Arts on Prescription | Stockport Art Gallery, NHS Public Programmes | 2015 - 2016 | Lead Artist

Visual arts workshops for people with mental health difficulties to promote positive well-being.

SWAP (Support for Wigan Arrivals) | Contact Mcr | 2016 | Lead Workshop Facilitator 

Creative arts project for people seeking asylum and refugees exploring personal identity.

Manchester Vocational Learning Academy (MVLA) | 2015 | Art Tutor and Youth Worker 

Working with young people (ESBD) aged 11-16 who had been excluded from mainstream education.

Arts Award and SEPE (Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness) | Tandem Theatre | 2015 | Assistant Facilitator

Utilising drama games and arts activities we helped young people in Eccles to achieve these qualifications.

Attitude | Cartwheel Arts | 2015 | Lead Facilitator 

Project exploring gender with a group of young women aged 11-16 in Oldham. 

Women’s Aid | The Pankhurst Centre | 2014 | Lead Artist

Ceramic workshops for vulnerable women, the artworks were showcased in ‘We Say’ exhibition.

Well Arty | Mount Carmel Care Home | 2014 | Lead Facilitator 

Drawing and collage workshops with care home residence living with dementia.

START in Salford | 2014 | Workshop Facilitator

Ceramic workshops with people living with mental health issues.

 

COMMERCIAL / DESIGN WORK 

Graphic Designer | PROFORMA | 2021, 2020

Sculpture Painter | Walking with Snowmen | Wild in Art | 2019 

Illustrator | EP cover | Private Commission | 2018 

Scenic painter | Walk the Plank | 2018 

Graphic Designer | I Am Because We Are | Contact Mcr | 2018

Artist/Painter | CILIP Carnegie Awards | Wild In Art | 2018

Sculpture maintenance | Bee in the City | Wild In Art | 2018

 

SET DESIGN FOR THEATRE 

Forest of Forgotten Discos | Contact Mcr | 2018 | Set Install assistant, Prop maker 

Children’s Christmas production with a focus on accessibility for children with disabilities. 

There is a Light : BRIGHTLIGHT | Contact Young Company, Contact Mcr | 2017 | Set Illustrator  

A play about young people’s experiences of living with and overcoming cancer. 

Climate of Change | Contact Young Company, Contact Mcr | 2016 | Set Designer

Production exploring personal stories of change.

 

VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE

First Time, 2018: Prop maker. ‘Widerness’ Music Video, 2016: Production designer / Runner.

Just So Festival, Wild Rumpus, 2016: Design assistant. Sex Week, University of Manchester, 2016:

Workshop facilitator. Haphazard, Z-Arts, 2016: Set artist. ‘Solace’ Music Video, 2015: Art director

and Production assistant: ‘Solace’ Music Video, 2015. The Shrine of Everyday Things, Contact Young

Company, 2015: Set design assistant. As we are Away Festival, 2014 / 2015: Workshop facilitator.

START in Salford, 2014: Assistant workshop facilitator. Venture Arts,

2014: Assistant workshop Facilitator. 

 

 

EDUCATION

Current          Salford University 

(part time)      MA Visual Communication

2017 - 2018    Tameside College

                        Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery - Pass

2009 - 2013    Manchester School of Art 

                       BA (Hons) Fine Art – 2:1

2007 - 2008    University for the Creative Arts

                       Foundation diploma in Art and Design

                       Distinction

2006 - 2007    University for the Creative Arts

                       BTEC National certificate in Art and Design

                       Double Distinction

2000 - 2006    St. Philomena's Catholic High School 

                       AS-Level: Art and design - A, Textiles

                       technology – B, Business studies 

                       9 GCSE''s A*-C

 

COURSES

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery, Tameside College | Adobe Illustrator Wandsworth College, London | Art Direction for Film, Central St Martins | The Agency, Two day training on the project methodology | Streetwise; Training for Youth Workers, Erasmus. A week long training in Cork, Ireland exploring global citizenship and street art techniques | Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending project, Mentoring and befriending foundation | Strategic Planning for Life and Business Vision, Direction and Creative Thinking, Panda-Arts | The Art of Mentoring, Youth Elements | Mental Health in everyday practice, Connect 5 level 1, 2 and 3, NHS | Building SelfEsteem and Self Compassion in others, NHS | Evaluating Youth Art Projects, Artswork.