Summary of Experience & Skills
Artist: Exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010, Won the David Bowker Prize WAES, in 2008, and was Highly Commended in 2010 ; my work has featured in over 30 exhibitions over the last 20 years in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Extensive art studies: BTEC Level 3 at WAES in Kiln Fired Glass; Foundation Art and Design & many other related topics, but still eager for new challenges and new knowledge.
Experienced manager & team player in art world: Organising and funding of exhibitions & installations; have hung my own and others' work.
Good technical knowledge & experience: Of casting Glass and bronze, of video, sound & lighting for art installations, theatre and music gigs.
Wide design & craft experience: - art director, set designer, scenic carpenter & props maker for independent film and theatre companies; a competent metal worker, able to use many different power tools including large factory floor machines.
Highly IT literate: Built own computers; installed Windows & Linux and can diagnose and fix most computer problems . Competent in digital manipulation of audio, video and pictures with programs such as Audacity, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
Performance: Actor, fire performer, writer, band member, stilt walker, model, radio presenter and DJ at festivals & venues in UK and abroad
2011 Melt - Peter Laytons' London Glassblowing Gallery. The launch of the
book ‘Mouldmaking for Glass’ by Angela Thwaites
2011 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London
2010 Illumini Secret Subterranean London. - Shoreditch Town Hall Gallery, London
2010 Inspired By - Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2010 Surface Pattern - Contemporary Glass Society, Online exhibition
2010 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London
2010 Caged Bird Sings - Crypt Gallery, London
2009 Ghost II - St. Johns Church , London
2009 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London
2009 Glass Echoes - Crypt Gallery, London
2008 Christmas Review - Koukan Gallery, London
2008 Unarted - The Black Gardenia, Soho, London
2008 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London
2007 Climate for Change - Londonart sponsored group exhibition.
2001 Triscal Arts Center, Cork Art Trail, Cork, Ireland Invited Artist
2000 Cork Opera House, Cork Art Trail. Cork, Ireland
2000 Cambria Arms, Camberwell Arts Week, London
1999 Cork Artists Collective, Cork Art Trail. Cork, Ireland Invited Artist
1998 Sun & Doves Show, Camberwell Arts Week, London
1997 Incarceration, Multimedia Installation Exhibition. Hoxton, London
1996 Now '96 - Nottingham Arts, Nottingham
1995 Health Sex and Education - Cooltan Arts, London
1994 Liberation - Cooltan Arts, London
1994 End of Year exhibition - Morley College, London
1993 Liberation - Cooltan Arts, London
1992 Factory Love - Cooltan Arts, London
1991 Christmas Show - International Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia
1991 Glastonbury Festival, Cooltan installation and performance field.
1990 Doodle and Gomi Soup - Oval House, London 2 man show
2010 Commendation Award for excellence in the Kiln-formed Glass medium, WAES.
2008 Winner of the David Bowker Prize, awarded by the Art & Design Department, WAES. (Westminster Adult Education Service)
WAES Kiln Formed Glass BTEC L2 and BTEC L3 with Angela Thwaites and Gabby Kienle, including lectures from John Walters.
Bild-Werk International Summer Academy, Frauenau, Germany: Glass & Bronze Casting with Stephen Paul Day (Instructor & Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA)
Morley College, London - Foundation Art & Design
2003 - 1984
A variety of part and full time courses covering IT, photography, video editing & production, screen printing, welding, specialist paint finishes and carpentry at Adult & FE colleges & universities in London. For a full list see page 4.
2011 Contributor to Mold Making For Glass by Angela Thwaites. Photos for the Slumping and Fusing chapter and text and photos for the Other Techniques Chapter. Published by A and C Black, October 2011.
2009 Glass News, CGS Newsletter article entitled 'Glass making in Bavaria: The Bild-Werk Summer Academy'. (accepted for publication)
Work & photographs featured / published
2008 Glashaus International Magazine for Studio Glass – ‘Studio Glass in the U.K.’
2005 Open (Dutch art & politics journal) (Photographs) for 'Reclaiming Virtual and Physical Spaces Indymedia at the Halloween Critical Mass' by Marion Hamm.
2004/03 Vrij Nederland: Photographs for 'duikt op...40 Jaar Ben Sherman' & for 'duikt op...in Brixton' both articles by Natasha Gerson.
1998 The Face, Dazed & Confused, The Independent, Evening Standard - Reviews of the installation ‘Incarceration’ included my photographs.
Creative Working Experiences: Performance, music & radio
DJ for WirelessFM.net, online radio station.
Presenter & Editor of weekly radio show for ResonanceFM.net, FM and online radio station.
Performer / Actor / Fire Performer/ Stilt Walker at various festivals & venues including Glastonbury, Hackney Fields Festivals and Room 16 Cabaret, Brixton, London.
Lead singer, Chainsaw Days, punk band. Video & bass guitar, industrial noise band, Headbutt.