EDUCATION
2014 – 2016 Western Sydney University, Masters of Art therapy
2014 Competency Training Institute Certificate IV, Training and Assessment TAE40110
2007 – 2010 University of Greenwich, PGCE level 5 diploma for teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector (DTLLS) 2004 – 2006 London Metropolitan University, BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts
2002 – 2004 University of Brighton, HND Art and Design (Craft)

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre, Roseville NSW (2017 ongoing): jewellery tutor
The Forensic Hospital, Malabar NSW (2016): trainee art therapist in a high secure setting, working with patients with

severe mental illness and personality disorders (including schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, trauma)

Sydney Community College, Rozelle NSW (2014 ongoing): regular jewellery and metalwork tutor for adult courses & adults with learning disabilities

Square Peg Studio, Marrickville NSW (2014-2015):jewellery tutor for adult courses
Wessex Youth Offending Team, Hampshire (2007-2013): Developing and delivering art projects to 11-18 year olds to

increase literacy and numeracy and to achieve the nationally accredited Arts Award

Spectral Arts, Brighton (2005-2013): community arts organisation specialising in working with children 7 – 16 Years

Regular tutor at art centres in the South of England (2007-2013) - South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell; MakingSpace, Havant; MoreArts, Wokingham: tutor for adults’ and young people’s metalwork classes, outreach, community projects and Arts Award scheme. Including working with children with dyslexia and aspergers syndrome.

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AWARDS
2015 & 2016 Dean’s Merit List for outstanding academic achievement, Western Sydney University 

2013 Vodafone World of Difference Funding for work with Freedom Matters 

2009 Solo Exhibition Bursary, South Hill Park, Bracknell 

2006 Goldsmiths’ Hall Precious Metal Bursary 

2004 Vincent Lines Memorial Trust Annual Award

RESIDENCIES
2013 Jeweller in Residence – Freedom Matters, Kathmandu Nepal. Working with deaf adults and survivors of human trafficking

2007 – 2009 Silversmith in Residence - South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell. Teaching and developing personal practice

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 Garnet and sterling silver cufflinks Bracknell Collection

2012 The Royal Society of Arts, London, UK Desire, Guildhall, Winchester, UK

2011Desire, Guildhall, Winchester, UK

Spring Bling, Platform Gallery, Hatton Garden, London, UK Runnymede Gallery, Runnymede, UK

2010 Winter Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK Evolution, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK

2009 Bracknell re:views, (solo exhibition), South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK

Spinning Cocktail ring, Sterling silver

Bracknell Collection

Image: Simon B Armitt

Garden of Earthly Delights, Botannical Gardens, Mt Tomah

2014 Art-Nature-Wellbeing, Verge Gallery, Newtown, Sydney

2013 Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings Art Centre, UK Desire, Guildhall, Winchester, UK

SELECTED PUBLIC & COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

2013

Himalayan Jewellery Project – for charity Freedom Matters in Kathmandu, Nepal
Three months working in Nepal with deaf adults and human trafficking survivors. Helping to empower beneficiaries to develop designs, improve skills and production processes to enable the group to problem solve and create saleable jewellery for ethical buyers.

2012

Olympic Bottle Tree (2.5m x 2m) Tree of Inspiration commission for Wokingham Borough Council
Inspired by the Olympics and themes of the Cultural Olympiad. A participatory project, created by adults with learning disabilities, depicting positive messages about the Borough using 74 recycled plastic bottles. Designed to be transportable and illuminated so it could be displayed throughout the Borough.

2006

Garden Creature Mosaic Planter (1.2m x 0.6m x 0.6m) Create to Learn project for Big Arts Week
Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) Gifted and Talented art class Gainsborough Community Primary School, Hackney, London
A 3 month project made using recycled materials designed primarily by the participants for use by the gardening club.

2005

Enlighten Jubilee Square, Brighton. Created by Spectral Arts (total height 6m, sculpture 1m)
A Christmas commission inspired by community workshops funded by the Urban Cultural Programme (Arts Council England) for Brighton & Hove City Council. I designed and fabricated the top sculpture and led some of the inspiration workshops. Screen_Shot_2018-03-16_at_11.29.22_am.png