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About me

Based in Bath (UK), I'm a practising artist as well as a creative freelancer. I work on a range of local projects, from marketing for small businesses to assisting an artist with a community garden. My experience within diverse organisations and businesses has given me insight into a depth of areas which surround the creative industry, as well as providing me with knowledge on how to develop my own art practice for exhibitions, curation and selling. I'm looking for more projects that offer me further insight and experience within art that are inclusive and inspiring.

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Work history


Workshop Assistant

Go Sketch

Jun 2017
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Within this role I present myself as an innovative, inspiring and creative individual that assists the artist (/workshop leader) in providing an exciting and engaging creative activity for children aged between 5-15. The workshops provide a unique and exciting experience in order to motivate the children to be experimental and creative within a dedicated space. My role includes duties such as maintaining a neat and productive workspace and ensuring equipment and materials are organised ready for the session, assisting children with their artwork and engaging them with the session's activity and any other general assistance required to successfully work alongside the workshop leader.


Artist Assistant

Avant-Gardening (MOBIS)

May 2017
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • MOBIS is a community gardening project that aims to encourage local residents to use and appreciate the green spaces in their local area, and to empower residents to imagine and propose uses for the public spaces around them. The project offers free, fun, creative workshops around the theme of community gardening through April – Sept 2017. Workshops are practical and hands-on, open to all ages and will be held outdoors on Foxhill Estate in conjunction with MOBIS community garden project. My role within the project is to provide assistance to the project manager with organisation of equipment and materials, as well as the organisation of events. The position involves interacting with the residents within the Foxhill Estate to establish a community built around the project's theme of community gardening which offers them a focal point within the area that has purpose and a social aspect as well as inspiring creativity and healthy, sustainable living.


Website & Marketing Management


Mar 2016
  • Full Time
  • Working alongside the designer with general administrative tasks as well as promoting the company via social media channels, regularly updating the website, producing and distributing monthly news letters, contributing to the blog, assisting on photo-shoots and various ad-hoc tasks.


Social Media Ambassador

The Fashion Museum

Feb 2016
  • Internship
  • The role of Social Media Ambassador involves maintaining a personal presence on social media platforms, sharing content on behalf of the Fashion Museum, creating engaging content in relation to the museum's events, responding to enquiries, questions and discussions amongst the online community, and driving engagement amongst online audiences.


Art Department Assistant

Lorna Bode Ceramics

Oct 2015
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working alongside the artist in ceramic workshops to engage and motivate children aged 5-8 years old through the arts. I give focus to participation, development, and enjoyment and show energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the class. 

I assist with children’s art work to ensure they are able to successfully create work that they are proud of, in addition to the general setting up of each class and welcoming new children to workshops, liaising with parents as necessary.


Creative Intern

Ginkgo Projects

Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Axbridge BS26, UK
  • Internship
  • With support and mentoring, I developed my skills and knowledge within the area of public art commissioning. I was responsible for artists research relevant to the given brief, contributing to the writing of an artist's brief, and general research of projects and ideas to support commissioning. This opportunity allowed me to gain insight into the various stages of public art commissions, such as budgeting, funding, research and the execution of projects.


Art Weekender Ambassador


Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Internship
  • As an ambassador for the Art Weekender, I am responsible for welcoming visitors, collecting information through short surveys, helping audiences interpret the artworks and generally enhancing the experience of those seeking out new encounters with art. The role is an ideal opportunity to express my enthusiasm for the Bristol/Bath art scene and to engage members of the public with what the cities have to offer.


Sanctum Host


Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Internship
  • Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. As a Sanctum Host volunteer, it is my responsibility to welcome visitors to Theaster Gates' Sanctum and answer any questions about the theme and concept of the project and the English heritage site of Temple Church. It is an opportunity to share information on the background of Situations as producers and how they are dedicated to challenging perceptions about where and what public art can be. I also helped with the physical set-up of the Sanctum site and was involved in the creation of the red brick path at the entrance of the location so I could get a diverse and all-round experience of the production of the project.


Support Artist

Bath Artists’ Studios

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Internship
  • Working alongside artists throughout a series of workshops in partnership with the Bath Artists' Studios to promote arts education to communities. My role included assisting the artists at workshops, co-curating the exhibition, interviewing artists about their role within the project and the importance of arts education, documenting and reflecting on my position as an intern.


Live Guide

Hand in Glove: Art in Bearpit

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Internship
  • As a Live Guide, I will be present in the arts/performance events happening in the Bearpit (Bristol) and interacting with the public about the goings-on as well as assisting the artists with the set-up of their work. Hand in Glove is a Bristol-based collective of artists and curators who produce projects in a variety of contexts to showcase and support emerging artist practice. We collaborate with artists, working across a range of disciplines to develop and present artwork with a focus on process, dialogue and exchange.


Front of House & Social Media Co-ordinator

The Museum of East Asian Art

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Internship
  • I was responsible for welcoming visitors to the museum and providing information, working within the museum’s shop and processing cash and card payments, taking event bookings, keeping note of sales, answering phone calls and being the first point of contact for enquiries. I also helped encourage the museum’s online presence by maintaining an up-to-date record of museum events/activities on websites, contributing to the published content on social media sites.



Cool Japan: Japanese Traditional and Contemporary Culture

Meiji University

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Lectures based on Japanese anime, manga, literature, music, idol culture, tourism, street performance, traditions, contemporary culture, and fashion. With field trips to animation studios, Lake Kawaguchi, Shinto shrines and Buddhist Temples. Workshops in making sushi and furoshiki wrapping


BA(Hons) Contemporary Arts Practice

Bath Spa University

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • The course is tailored to allow the transfer of skills from an academic to a real working environment, with the opportunity to work closely with industry on site-specific artwork, curating, and working to commission. I have been able to develop practical skills within two-dimensional processes - screen-printing, digital and analogue photography, life drawing and mixed media - as well as three-dimensional - ceramics, sculpture, textiles - alongside a professional practice module to enable me to think about my work as a professional and to establish myself in a working environment.


Art Design

Bridgend School of Art Design

Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
  • A two year course to develop both 2D and 3D practice and gain experience in both traditional and contemporary disciplines including ceramics, textiles, graphics, painting, life drawing and 3d



Certificate in Global Citizenship

Bath Spa University

  • A course designed to recognise the global perspective of undergraduate studies and to firmly place students in the global employment market, studying this award alongside my degree programme. Being accepted on this extra course alongside my degree led to getting a grant given to study/travel abroad, which I used to attend a summer school at Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan for a month.