MFA Fine Art (Merit) Wimbledon College of Art (UAL). 2016-18
PTLLS (Preparation to teach in the lifelong learning sector) Lewisham College. 2009
Dip. Management Studies London South Bank University. 1992
BA (Hons) 2:1 Fashion. Northumbria University. 1979
Selected volunteering and professional development roles - some ongoing.
Jerwood Drawing Competition - art handler - administrative tasks and stacking, sorting work for acceptance and return, displaying work for the judging panel.
Southbank Centre - visitor services team leader - invigilation duties, promotion of events, tourist information, managing team rotas, reporting and dealing with front facing health & safety issues.
CRUK-Retail Assistant - cashier & visual merchandiser, stocktaking, sorting and evaluating donations, promoting awareness at fundraising events.
Sydenham Arts Festival - box office sales & event steward, community promotion duties.
Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust -visitor services/guiding, box office and sales, supervising educational visits, devising and leading family activity workshops.
Prior to commencing the masters she studied painting and printmaking at Morley College, London. Her practice included self employment as a freelance designer, associate lecturing at F/E level, and running craft workshops.
Professional skills from 20 years of employment ( up to Director level) as a Fashion Designer and Product Developer:
Time & project management
Mentoring and staff development
Researching opportunities & product development
Attention to detail
Marketing & visual merchandising
Planning and implementation of exhibitions and shows
Writing copy for press material