CV

Education

2013
Sheffield Hallam University- MA Contemporary Fine Art (with Distinction)
2002 - 04
Sheffield Hallam University - Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Fine Art
2000 - 01
Peoples College - Nottingham, Art Access
1994 - 06
Melton Mowbray College - A-Level Drama, Art & Design & GNVQ Media Studies

Exhibitions

2014
Solo show exhibition at Lace Market Gallery as part of 1 year residency at the Lace Market, Nottingham. Exhibition opens: Preview 4th September to 3rd October 2014.
2014
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition: 4 April – 22 June 2014 York St Mary's
2013
Hanover Project Video Festival, Preston. Film: Snippet
2013
Members Show at Bank Street Arts, Installation, Sheffield.
2013
Regular Line Topolcany - Sheffield. Multimedia space for contemporary culture Nástupište 1-12, in Topolcany, Slovakia.
2013
'Where is the Work?' MA Show at S1 Basement, Sheffield.
2013
'Outside In' selected exhibition, 'Soixante-Neuf' wallpaper in the gallery and around the streets of Bath, Fringe Art Bath.
2013
12x12x12 Group Show at Bank Street Arts, 'Harry' Framed animation, Sheffield.
2012
As I was Passing Your Window. Group show. Hagglers Corner, Sheffield.
2012
Pass MA Book. Intervention, group show. The Sculpture Hall, Edinburgh School of Art, Edinburgh
2012
Bloc Assembly 'The North' Group show. 'Untitled' mixed media. Bloc Gallery, Sheffield.
2011
The Public Are Not Invited Group show. Barbedwire wallpaper 'Boarders'. The Workshop, Nottingham.
2010
Mardin Bianale Group show. Barbedwire wallpaper drop 'Boarders'. Mardin Bianale Art Festival, Turkey.
2009
The Rose Garden A collaboration with artists, dancers, circus performers and musicians, Barnsley Theatre. Multi Media Installation.
2008
Illumin. A collaboration with Dance duet Rebecca Hayter, Sam Musgrave. The Exhibition and dance performance took place at Darts, Doncaster Arts venue in Rotherham as part of a dance festival and also at Bloc gallery in Sheffield. Multi Media Installation.
2007
BLOC Assembly. Group Show, Sylvester Works, Sheffield.
2005
Circling the Square. Solo show, Bar Seven Gallery, Nottingham.
2005
Associate Members Show, S1 ArtSpace, Sheffield. Installation.
2004
Reiterate. Solo show, Bar Seven Gallery, Nottingham. Selection of screen-prints, paintings and inflatable light sculptures.
2004
One Square Foot. Group-Show at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London. A Kinetic light sculpture.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2015
The Fitting Room Gallery: Journeys. Princes Quay, Hull 2nd May - 2nd June.
2015
APG Works: Newly commissioned print In Circulation - APG Portfolio and Exhibition and Show in June dates tbc.

Commissions

2014
Animated Installation for The National Fairground Archive and Festival of The Mind.
2013
Arts Council Funded Film Installation. Collaboration with world renowned aerialist/circus performer, Claire Crook aka Madam Mango.
2012
Arts Council Funded Installation at Glastonbury Arts and Music Festival.
2011
Cape U.K, Photography commission documenting Creative Partnership Enquiry and change school projects.
2008
Doncaster Arts, A collaboration with Dance duet Rebecca Hayter and Sam Musgrave.
2008
BLOC Billboard - Decorative hand printed wallpaper pattern of couples embraced in erotic acts.
2007
Interactive Sound Recording Sculpture- For Royd Nursery Infant School. Funded by Creative Partnerships.
2006
BBC 'Winter Wonderland'- Outdoor sight specific installation.

Awards

2014
Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted Artist 2014.
2014
Arts Council Award, Nottingham Residency & Solo Show.
2012
Margaret Tite Bursary Award
2011
Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts Award
2007
Entrepreneur of the Year Award- Yorkshire Forward Enterprise Award for Moving Art Space.
2006
Arts Council England- Professional Development Grant.
2005
Princess Trust Award - Business Award.
2004
Inspiral, Creativity Award.

Publications

2014
Aesthetica Magazine, Art Prize Anthology: 100 Contemporary Artists.
2013
Something-to-be-done: Blurb Publication.
2013
Haunted: An Unexpected Revelation: Blurb Publication.
2007
Learning Together: Child, Teacher and Artist. Funded by Creative Partnerships, Sheffield.
2006
The Mirror Project -DVD created with Reception class at Royd Nursery Infant School, funded by Creative Partnerships, Sheffield.

Articles

2014
The Telegraph: Artist Adds passion to Patterns.
2013
Nottingham Evening Post, Tracing Lace Industry Inspiration
2007
Tribute To Hard Work - Sheffield Telegraph, November.
2007
An Italian Accent on Enjoyment that Brings Results In The Classroom - Yorkshire Post, July.
2007
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall -The Star, August.

Residencies

2013-14
Artist-In-Residence at The Lace Market Gallery, Adams Building in the Nottingham Lace Market, 1 year research residency developing a new body of work. Engaging with community of ex lace workers and the lace industry in Nottingham resulting in a solo show
2013
Nastupiste 1-12 Topoľčany, Slovakia. 1 week residency developing sight responsive new work.
2013
Locality C, Artist-In-Residence at Pipworth Primary School, Prince Edward Primary School and Wybourn Primary School. Prop making, film set design and film making.
2011
Emmaus Primary School. Animation project working in collaboration with the Y3 pupils focusing on Philosophy for Children shadow puppetry and story telling.
2011
Darnall Community Nursery. Working with staff to redesign and recreate sensory learning area and also develop the outdoor art space and creative resources.
2011
Concord Junior School. Working with the Y3 to build structures in the outdoor environment. focusing on outdoor learning and using the TASC Wheel and Child-led learning.
2010
Broomhill Infant School. Working with the Y2 to build structures in the outdoor environment. focusing on using the TASC Wheel and Child-led learning.
2010
Lowfield Primary School. Working with Y2 children who speak English as a second languag. Project focusing on Installations in the classroom, Child-led learning and developing artist skills in painting and drawing.
2009 - 10
Watercliffe Meadow. Lead artist, Residency working across the whole school to develop a creative curriculum. Collaborating with Dead Earnest Theatre Company. Cape U.K
2009
Kimberworth Primary School. Residency focusing on shadow puppetry, mask and storytelling, working with Key Stage 1. Residency for Creative Partnerships Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley.
2008
Carlton Primary School. Residency working with year 4 and 5 pupils combining Mathematics, literature, music and design and technology. This resulted in the creation of large scale inflatable geometric shapes installation into the school hall. It also res
2008
Ashfield School. Residency working with lowest ability SEN in Leicester developing designs and ideas for an inflatable structure built by Space Cadets or the school. Residency funded by Creative Partnerships, Leicester in partnership with Leicester Comed
2007 - 08
Ecclesfield Secondary School. Working with underachievers in the maths and science departments and developing projects related to maths and science in the feeder schools to Ecclesfield. Including Ecclesfield Junior, Angram Bank Primary and Coit Primary S
2007
Ballifield Primary School. 4 month child-led residency creating an installation in the cloakroom combining maths, design and technology and art, Cape U.K
2006 - 07
Royd Nursery School. 2 year residency using the Reggio Emilia approach to documentation and learning through creativity, changing spaces in the school and creating installation in the classroom. Building up a bank rescources for the children and teachers
2006
Totley Primary School. 2 week residency pilot project 'Traditional vs Reggio Emilia' comparing the traditional way artists work in schools to the Northern Italy 'Reggio Emilia' approach.

Training

2015
Creative Business Startup, The Design Trust.
2013
Adobe Illustrator, Fashion Textile and Tile Design, London.
2012
Sheffield University. Researching Community Heritage, Story telling and Oral Histories.
2011
Philosophy For Children, Level 1, Beckton, London
2009
OCN level 1 and 2 in Furniture Making, Sheffield College,
2008
Final Cut Pro (video Editing) Forkbeard Fantasy Studios.
2008
Multi-Media Theatre, Puppetry & Animation, Forkbeard Studios.
2008
Mask-Making and Performance, The Mask Academy.
2007
Spontaneous Storytelling, Emerson College
2007
Mask-Making, Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico, Italy.
2007
Child-Led learning, Mallaguzzi Centre Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2006
Approaches in Documentation, ACE, Reggio Emilia.
2006
Improvisation, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Professional Development & Work History

2015
SNAP Steering Group Member, for Sheffield Arts Providers Network. Representing freelance visual artists for Sheffield.
2015
Decor Manager/Volunteers Co-ordinator, Shangrila, Glastonbury Festival. Managing large scale immersive theatre/visual arts and live music installation.
2014
New College Nottingham: Teaching BA design, fine Art, fashion and textile design student repeated pattern design and printing.
2014
Sculpture Studio Assistant making Yinka Shonibare MBE 'Cake Man and Cake Boy' sculptures with Anthony Bennet.
2013-15
Cabaret Boom Boom Stage Manager.
2013-15
Wickersley College, delivering arts and crafts activities Y1 to Y9
2013
IntoLACE exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, creating an archive of oral histories relating to local women work histories.
2013
Promotional Film making, documentation, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro and Adobe After Effects. Filming and editing for various creative events, festivals and performing arts. see http://www.youtube.com/user/Sarahjanepalmer and Music Video for Drenge, Live
2012
Filmmaker - Tactile Tales Creative filmmaker and editor for Bristol based theatre company.
2012
Bloc Projects - Contemporary Art Space Education Projects Manager.
2012
Pif- Paf Theatre Company Workshop assistant & Propmaking.
2010
Firs Hill Primary School Delivering CPD staff training and presentation about art and maths links. Delivering 1 day Inset Training with the whole school staff making large inflatable sculptures that that link maths and art.
2009 - 10
Sheffield Hallam University Specialist visiting lecturer delivering a seminar on creative learning. Focusing on artists adopting a child-led apprach to changing environments within the school. For second year primary education students.
2006 - 10
Creative Partnership. Freelance Artist ’Lead Artist’ working in collaboration with schools developing projects to enhance learning through creativity.
2007
Wath Childrens Festival Delivering costume making workshops for the festivals procession and dance performances.
2007
Sheffield Arts Education Delivering workshops and presentaions at Creative Professional Development meetings.
2007
Sheffield Childrens Festival Delivering a variety of workshops in different schools. Lantern making, printmaking, sculpture and shadow puppetry. The shadow puppetry project was a collaborative piece with a musicain and resulted in two schools performing a
2007
The Lowry: Freelance Lead artist running workshops for adult making inflatable sculpture in responce to current Space Cadets exhibition.
2006
Young Bristol Lead artist for 3 day mask making workshop with children aged 5-15 at the Big Time 11 festival, Bristol.
2006
Garden Rooms Moorfields Homeless Project. Lead artist 6 week project exploring identity through mask and costume.
2004 - 07
Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust. Freelance Artist, Lead Artist on a number of projects in secondary schools in relation to current exhibition ‘Palace & Mosque’ making a backdrop for performance piece for children’s festival with 6 Muslim girls from Hi
2004 - 07
Millennium Galleries. Freelance Gallery Educator. Setting up and running workshops for Saturday Art Club for 7-10 year olds and family activities.
2006
Moving Art Space. Managing Director of Moving Art Space, Mobile gallery and colourful workshop spaces in community and festival settings.
2006
Faceless Access the Arts. Freelance Artist and workshop leader. Working with adults and children in community settings, costume making and large sculptures for processions.
2004 - 05
Western Park Museum. 'Discover' After School Arts workshop Leader. Developing arts and crafts display based around the theme of 'beauty' for Western Park Museum at Southy Green Library, Sheffield.
2004
Present Art Gallery. Myself and Mark Cohen set up a temporary art gallery in a disused shop in Nether Edge for two weeks in the run up to Christmas selling local artist work on a none profit basis.
2004
Sheffield Hallam University. Voluntary assistant in printmaking department. Helping to deliver screen printing workshop for 1st year degree students. Assisting with screen printing ‘Transmissions’ Speaking and Listening print portfolio this included print
2004
Play 4 All. Winter Warmers. Workshop Leader. Printmaking Workshop for adults working with children. Nottingham Play Forum, St Anns, Nottingham.
2003
S1 Artspace. Associate member, researching artist led studios and forming a network between different cities. The end result of the project involved in the production of a pamphlet and symposium at S1 Artspace. Volunteering with exhibition preparation and
2001
Architects of Air. Luminarium Company Ltd. Nottingham. Trained as Exhibition Manager and construct the Luminarium projects. Duties include a wide variety of tasks such as staff management, the safe management of exhibitions from a technical point of view
2001
Sambawamba. Carnival Arts Company. Nottingham. Associate Artist for Sambawamba leading costume-making workshops and prop making for street and Carnival performances.
2015
Hype Dance Company - Artistic director for Arts Council Funded R&D project for new touring show.
2016
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Lead Visual Artist on Ignite, educational research project.