I began my interest in all things creative arts after studying Contemporary Art at Lancaster University. Since graduating I have worked in both the private and public sector, organising exhibitions at Bentley Motors, as a researcher for SCAPE Biennial in New Zealand, digital marketing at Oxfam and recently at IT firm Certero. It’s great to be back working in the arts again and to join Z-arts at a particularly exciting time, developing the audience base for our year-round programme of brilliant children’s theatre in the North West as well as the range of creative arts events and activities happening here at Z-arts.
After studying Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, I moved back to my hometown of Milton Keynes and developed an enthusiasm for Cultural Education through roles in health settings, galleries and arts organisations. I moved to Manchester in 2014, and am enjoying exploring this vibrant, creative city. I am particularly interested in working with the formal education sector and my role at Z-Arts enables me to do that, coordinating the Bright Sparks Schools programme, whilst still having plenty of opportunities to get creative and messy myself! In my spare time I stitch, draw, bake and go on long, soggy walks in the hills.
I studied History of Art in Glasgow and came to Manchester 5 years ago to find a career in the arts. I began at Z-arts as a volunteer, helping on various creative projects back in 2009 and now take on board my own as well as coordinating other children’s activities too. I love making, doing and dancing. You’ll know me, I'm the one in the bright coloured leggings.
After graduating from BA (hons) Interactive Art in 2007, I spent a couple of years embarking on short stints of traveling and working for other people. In 2009 I set up one69A with friend and now business partner Mark Jermyn. One69A specialise in screen printing and I oversee the educational aspect of what we do which includes organising and facilitating workshops, projects and courses with children, young people and adults. I work for Z-arts as a freelance artist to deliver lots of exciting visual arts projects and workshops.