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Summary

Creativity ,for me, is making and exhibiting my own work and sharing the feeling of freedom and capability that exploring creativity can provide, through delivering "Curious Crafty Workshops" (community based ). Curious Crafty Workshops are carefully designed workshops, adapting materials and workshop content for a range of ages and abilities. 

Exhibiting

July 2013Present

Heaton's Arts Trail

HAT

Arts Trail Based in and around the Heaton's  in Stockport. Exhibitor, Board Member and selection Panel

December 2016

Little Northern Contemporary Craft fair

GNCCF

Craft fair showcasing modern contemporary crafts. Exhibitor

December 2016

Sale Arts Trail - Christmas Bazaar

sale arts trail

Arts and crafts trail encompassing a wide range of disciplines. Exhibitor

October2016

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

GNCCF

Makers from all over the country who are pushing the boundaries in their chosen field of expertise. Exhibitor

December 2016

ARC-Christmas Bazaar 

Arts for Recovery

Exhibitor

March2016May 2016

Art Of Tea, Didsbury 

Exhibitor

Solo Exhibition

Projects -Curious Crafty (freelance)

January 2017Present

Manchester Central Library

Various Freelance Workshops

Harry Potter Themed, Chinese New Year Festival, Reading Hack, Screen Printing and International Mother Tongue Festival

March 2017Sept 2017

Manchester People's History Museum collaborating with LGBT Proud2b Parents

Workshop design, and delivery

Workshops specifically designed to encompass ideas from the current 'Never Going Underground' Exhibition, an exhibition celebrating 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. 

Jul 2014Present

LGBT Proud2bparents

Workshop leader

Artist led workshops for LGBT parents and their children, the activities are very varied. The workshops need to cater for children of a range of ages (the children are a very mixed group babies to teenagers) activities have included banner making, lantern making, giant flowers, ceramics, giant insects, weaving and puppet making, Chinese New year, LGBT History Month, Manchester Pride, Political Pride, Winter Festivals and bug houses amongst others. 

June2016 -July

Summer activities Manchester Sure Start (4 Centres, South Manchester)

Workshop Leader and developer

Summer activities for 4 Sure Start Centres , encompassing outdoors activities, growing and healthy eating for under 5s and their families.

May 2016

Manchester Central Library , archives

workshop leader

 Workshops relating, to resources in Manchester Archives, Sports related imagery and pop-up books.

April 2016May 2016

Various Freelance Workshops

Workshop leader

Art and craft Workshops provided for Oasis Centre Gorton, Zion Community Centre, WHIP, Our Kid Social

Mar 2016

International Women's Day 2016 (Stockport War Memorial gallery)

Stall Holder

Art exhibition

Mar 2013Present

Hulme Women's Group

Collaborative workshops and projects

 Providing activities with other group members for local women on a weekly basis at the Zion Community Resource Centre in Hulme. This is a weekly meet. Alongside other women in the group I am a director and administrator.

Dec 2015Dec 2015

Hotbed Press - Under the Bed Sale and 20/20 Exhibition

Exhibitor 

Exhibiting work as part of group exhibition - woodcut alphabet prints and handmade badges.

Sep 2015Oct 2015

Crafty Break

Collaborating with Zion Centre Hulme funding provided by One Manchester

This project will begin in September, I had been awarded grant money to deliver 6 arts and craft sessions to parents with children under 5 years old. The sessions are to decrease feelings of Isolation and depression, provide an opportunity for parents to meet  other parents and take part in some stress relieving crafts, at each session they will also be shown art activities they can do with their child.

Jul 2015Sep 2015

Darley Avenue SureStart and Childrens Centre

Artist led summer sessions 

Planned summer activities for Under 5s and their parents, each week a different themed session sessions include, weaving and yarnbombing - yarn bomb a tree at the centre, yarn bomb natural objects found in the environment, pine cones and twigs, babies under one -playing with ribbons and sticking yarn to objects, pressing woven materials into playdough. Modern art inspired recycling containers. Sea side inspired activities.

Jul 2015Sep 2015

Manchester Archives

Manchester Libraries Various locations

Summer activities based on world record breakers. Doing a series of art sessions called Cloth Donkey (celebrating the slightly absurd world records like the the tallest donkey and shortest donkey)Manchester Archives liked this idea as they have a donkey mascot. In the sessions i will be making  pin the tail on the donkey games to take home.

Jul 2015Oct 2015

LGBT Hate Crime Project

LGBT proud2bparents

with the facilitator from Proud2b parents we have received funding to deliver planned sessions to raise awareness of issues relating to Hate Crime directed at the LGBT community, highlighting what hate crime actually is. The information has to be age appropriate so we have planned sessions incorporating art activities to allow families to discuss issues in safety. I have planned all the activities and we are going to deliver the sessions with buddy organisations activities include- pansy planting, weaving and making a large banner emblazoned with the words love and kindness, the words will be made from photos of the people attending our sessions.

Jul 2015Jul 2015

One Manchester

Workshop Leader

Recycling workshop for parents and children, raising awareness of recycling issues through art activities.

Jun 2015Jun 2015

Summer Heaton's Arts Trail 2015

Heaton Moor

Coordinating workshops, delivering workshops and exhibiting.

Jun 2015Jun 2015

Manchester Libraries

Manchester Day Parade - Game ON!

Mine craft costume making. Huge cardboard masks inspired by characters from the popular computer game, swords and axes...extremely popular!

Feb 2015Mar 2015

International Women's Day 2015

WHIP (Women and Hulme in Participation) and Zion Centre Hulme

Collaborating with WHIP, delivering workshops discussing Women's experiences of "Breaking Through" accumulating in an art installation and celebration event at the Zion Centre Hulme.

Feb 2015Feb 2015

Brazenose House Open Studios

Grumpy Creative Spaces for artists 

Open studio event 

Dec 2014Dec 2014

Fairies and Fireflies

Lantern Installation Heatons Arts trail

Event organiser, delivering lantern making workshops and exhibiting handmade paper lanterns in Heaton Moor park as part of Christmas Carol event.

Dec 2014Dec 2014

Pop up Christmas Market and exhibition

Heatons Arts Trail

Exhibition of own art work - doodles on old brown envelopes

Jul 2014Sep 2014

Darley Ave  Childrens centre

Workshop leader

Art based summer activities for under 5s - Designed and provided artist led workshops over summer holidays.

Jun 2014Aug 2014

Stockport Art Gallery 

Group exhibition

Exhibition of own work -illustrations

Jul 2014Jul 2014

Hulme is here the art is 2014

Collaborative Exhibition with W.H.I.P & Hulme Library

Collaborative exhibition about history of Hulme and the library (to raise awareness of Library closure) 

Jul 2014Jul 2014

Heatons Arts Trail

Collaborating with Kro Bar Heaton Moor 

Family arts day, art activities for families and exhibition of woodcut printing.

Jan 2014Mar 2014

International Women’s day 2014 

Supported by a grant from Manchester city Council

Creation of a huge CND symbol, made on 500 individual ceramic disks with photographs of people who attended workshops to help create the artwork www.facebook/8thmarch groups I worked with were Martenscroft Nursery, Webster Primary School, Mustard Tree Homeless Charity, LGBT Proud2bparents, Levenshulme Inspire and Moss Side Sure Start.

Education

Oct 2014Feb 2015

Btec Education and Training

GMVCO

Teaching Qualification, for teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector

Oct 2006Jun 2007

Embedding basic skills (part of training in role as ICT Facilitator)

NVQ level3

Teaching Basic Skills, numeracy and literacy as part of another subject , adding literacy and numeracy as part of Art lesson or ICT lesson.

Sep 1997Jul 1999

Fine Art Painting

Manchester Metropolitan

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