1997 - presentFreelance Artist/Designer and Workshop Facilitator (please ask for additional information if you would like more details)
I have exhibited my creative photography and video work in exhibition spacesin Manchester, London, Brighton, York and Lancaster.
I regularly take commissions for photography, video and design projects. I act as creative consultant for many of the groups I work with, working though consultation to produce publicity, websites and other valuable resources.
I facilitate arts projects working with many different client groups. I have experience working with youth groups (from opted out youths to school environments), culturally diverse groups (Asian women’s group/Moss Side Young Mothers Group/Manchester Young Carers), people with learning disabilities (Avondale Day Centre) and older people (BGFOP, Preston).
1990 - 1997 Partner, Pencilbox Design Studio, Colchester
Producing company brochures, stationary, signage, advertising and exhibition work for a diversity of clients from all business areas. My actual duties included: Graphic design, illustration, typesetting, art direction, copy writing, editing, PR, customer/supplier liaison, print production, budgeting, quoting, market research and organising exhibitions.
BrightonUniversity, Grand Parade, Brighton.
I am currently studying for my MA; this involves one day of study a week over two years, finishing in June 2007.
Sept 2001 – 2002Adult IT Teacher Training Course
Sept 2000 - May 2001 MUWIC diploma in Web Design WEVH, New Mount Street, Manchester.
LiktTravelling national Exhibition “Role Models”
Contact Theatre Infozine front cover, publicity material for “Somewhere the Shadow”
Photography for artist in residence YasminYaqub“Home” exhibition
Slide visuals for club/events
Renegade Promotions Club fliers and visuals (video projections and images)
Arts About Manchester International Women’s Day commission in collaboration with Yasmin Yaqub
Arts Project Facilitator
Passport 2001 Photography Workshops (youth groups)
Splash (Wigan) Arts workshops with Young women’s youth group Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Peer Support Project
Video and photography Workshops (Homophobic Bullying Project) Creation of information video, website, poster and leaflet.
- Trafford Asian Women’s Group, Photography workshops
- Loss tock School Photography and storyboarding workshop Prescap Community Arts Projects
- “Art and Proud” 10 week Lesbian and Gay Art project workshops included: photography, video, screen printing, silk printing and computer graphics. Culminating in an exhibition, brochure and postcard production.
- Streets Ahead Youth Arts Project 2000
Various other projects documenting nightclub events, festivals, sports events and exhibition work. I have had many of my photographs published in Local and National magazines and press.
- Photography and video workshops with Trafford Youth Arts Documentary Photography/Video
- Passport 2001 Marathon Documenting youth workshops and activities (sports and environmental)
- Trafford Special Projects Documentary photography of “Millennium Festivals” and “Party in the Parks” Documenting community art groups and youth group workshops
- Trafford Community Arts“Urban” documenting art workshops with Asian Women’s Group. documenting performance by The Mighty Zulu Nation
- Cornerhouse Arts Centre Documenting various workshops and artist visits, in photography and video
- Queer up NorthVideo documentation, Julie Tolentino dance/performance pieces, Green Room. Cab and Lena Cabaretperformance
- Trafford Press and Publicity. Publicity photographs, including award ceremonies,visiting artists and sports events