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.