Producer, Curator, Access Support & Mentor

Education:

2017-2019 : Royal College of Art

MA Contemporary art practice: Performance

                     

2010 – 2013: Aberystwyth University.

BA Drama & Theatre joint with Performance studies (2:1 Hons).

Modules and skills: Theatre in society/Performance in context/ Analysing performance /Applied theatre /Devising Theatre/Key Theatre practises/Advanced production project as Assistant Director/ Dissertation / Devised Solo Performance.

Band 3 Specialist Notetaking CPD accredited

OCN level 2 note taking

Four years experience as a Disability access support worker in higher education. 

Sharpstone and Skinner Management training 2021

Diversity Trust training - Achieving Cultural Competence 2021

ABRSM 

Grade 7 classical singing

Grade 5 music theory

For a full and detailed CV please download below

Experience

Born and bred in the BlackCountry.

As a producer I’m currently working as Contemporary Arts Producer at Compton Verney responsible for interventions between house and grounds which provide opportunities for alternative narratives and histories, and offer different points of engagement.

I’m also one of the directors of an independent arts organisation in Wolverhampton, that prioritises inclusion through artist led programs. These are undertaken in spaces renovated by us in the city centre to provide opportunities for underprivileged groups to access space to create, seek mentoring, develop their portfolios and collaborate on city wide projects. As Director at 'The Asylum Art Gallery' LTD and Asylum Artist Quarter CIC, I have facilitated artists for three years to develop their work into a collection for the exhibition space, including personal portfolio development , statements, marketing and promotion and supporting the deliverance of their event.

I regularly seek out creatives, or respond to those in my local community, developing a program that acknowledges its locality and provides opportunity for engagement and reflection.

I have a degree in Theatre, a masters in Contemporary Art Practice: Performance and four years’ experience producing events for The Asylum Art Gallery LTD.

 

I also co-founded a Live Art collective called Disorder Live Art. The main goal of our collective is the creation of an open, itinerant network to offer art practitioners a sustainable model to develop their practice, and reach a wide, diverse audience in different social and institutional contexts.

I believe that it is only by working with your local communities to provide bottom up developed programs in open access space, that you can truly create positive and sustainable change for regions. I'm always happy to discuss collaborations or consultancy with other groups that hold these values.

Mentoring:

Workshops and support I can deliver are within the following sectors;

  • Creative Industries; Curating an art exhibition and managing creative spaces

  • Performance; Understanding movement in space - contemporary

  • Voice training up to grade 5

  • Drama and Theatre; Intervention and prevention with children and young adults. 

  • Theatre;  Monologue training and direction.

  • Writing statements and overseeing written work for coursework.

  • Drama and Theatre; Directing and training groups for performances

  • Portfolio development

  • Event Management

I also have experience working as an Electronic Note Taker and support Worker for disabled students for the last four years at Wolverhampton, Birmingham University and recently London City University. I can provide support to MA art students during lectures and exhibitions, as-well as one -one dissertation work.