Employment History

Blog Designer and Administrator – LALU – Look-A-Ladies-Ukulele – July 2015 – May 2016

Look-a-Ladies-Ukulele (LALU!) is a brand new, music and visual arts based project led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust in partnership with Peepul Enterprise. The project is designed to boost the health and wellbeing of women living across Leicester and Leicestershire.

It is my job to set up and maintain the blog for this year long project. I will act as administrator once the blog is up, this includes adding any new information, adding images and posts about workshops etc.

Project Co-ordinator – Charnwood Arts The Big Knitting Group – Our Knitted Story – July 2014 – July 2015

A year-long research project which culminated in an exhibition at Charnwood Museum in June/July 2015. I helped collect the research, interviewing practitioners and participants about their craft as well as running a number of workshops and assisting with the curation of the exhibition.

Artist and workshop leader – Charnwood Arts RawArt Group – FLotsam and Jetsam – January 2015 – May 2015

Employed to plan and run 7 creative workshops on the theme of Flotsam and Jetsam and comparisons with people, and societies’ perceptions of mental health service users – workshops included wire manipulation, sculpture, drawing, print making and paper making.

The aim of the project is to stage an artistic project involving service users of the RawArt arts group in Loughborough, project to culminate in the production of a touring exhibition of inspirational artworks.

The exhibition will demonstrate the talent that exists within our mental health community and will tour from Charnwood Museum in Loughborough to The Glenvale Gallery at The Bradgate Mental Health Unit and The Westcotes Health Centre Reception Gallery.

Artist – In These Shoes – 15th January 2015 – 27th February 2015

I was invited to add my own artistic contribution to a previous textiles project run at Glebe House in Loughborough. As well as contributing my own artwork I have also been employed to sew the artworks together for exhibition at the Peepul Centre in Leicester at the end of March 2015.

Sales Assistant – Loughborough Student’s Union Art Shop – September 2010 – Present

Responsibilities include serving customers in a courteous and friendly manner with any enquiries, checking deliveries, and upholding the general maintenance of the shop including cleaning, filling shelves, date checking grocery goods and stock taking. I have also taken on extra duties including ordering essential art/office supplies, training student staff and acting as key holder in the absence of the supervisor.

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