emilia cooke

emilia cooke

illustrator/curator/art historian/dress hisorianGlasgow, United Kingdom
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emilia cooke

emilia cooke

illustrator/curator/art historian/dress hisorianGlasgow, United Kingdom
About me
Recently graduated with a high 2:1 in Art History from the University of Nottingham. Soon to be moving to Scotland to study at the University of Glasgow for my MLitt in Art History: Dress & Textile Histories. During my undergraduate degree I was made director of the university's leading student-run curatorial collective, 'Crop Up Gallery', where I devised exhibitions & organized fundraisers and events. I've also worked as a paid blogger on a student site, Liberty Living, as well as writing freelance on my own blog - 'millyemilia' on WordPress. I have also previously worked for arts festivals, arts school programmes and given talks about studying Art History as an undergraduate.
  • new shop!
    new shop!hello, i just launched my new shop for my art! commissions also available <3 please like/ share !! xxx
  • Pillow Zine Issue #2 - fringe on film
    Pillow Zine Issue #2 - fringe on filmIssue 2 is out for Pillow and this time in the form of a mini-e-zine on my favorite fringes in cinema! Check it out, I'd love to know what you think! P.S. I am aware there are two up via the link - it is the latest one! https://www.flipsnack.com/pillowzine/pillow-zine-issue-2-fringe-on-film.html
  • Mini-Pillow issue #1 - fringes
    Mini-Pillow issue #1 - fringesIn-between Pillow's main issues we are publishing mini issues! Our debut mini-pillow will revolve around : fringes ! Why has the fringe been dubbed the cult hairstyle? What is it about fringes? Do you love or hate them? What's the history of the fringe? What are some of the best fringes in the world? All of these questions & more will attempt to be answered in our mini issue! Please send any of your fringe-related work to: pillowzine@gmail.com . Deadline: Halloween ! xxxx
  • Pillow Zine issue #1 - Quick & Dirty
    Pillow Zine issue #1 - Quick & DirtySend your submissions to pillowzine@gmail.com under the theme/idiom for our first issue 'Quick & Dirty' . xxx
  • Pillow Zine issue #1 - Quick & Dirty
    Pillow Zine issue #1 - Quick & Dirtysend your submissions to pillowzine@gmail.com !!!! follow @pillowzine on instagram for more info xx
  • Pillow Zine Issue #1 - Quick & Dirty
    Pillow Zine Issue #1 - Quick & DirtyThe theme for Pillow's first issue is 'quick & dirty: rapidly soaking up this weird mess'. Open to work in any medium - take this as you will. Please send your work to pillowzine@gmail.com !
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Projects credited in
  • Crop Up Gallery: Exhibition Branding (2018)
    Crop Up Gallery: Exhibition Branding (2018)Collaborating with Nottingham Lakeside Arts, posters and social assets were created to promote the gallery's upcoming Sanctuary exhibition. Using Nottingham Lakeside Art's photograph of their choosing and meeting their branding requirements, minimalist OOH promotion and organic social activity on Facebook and Instagram were produced. Nottingham Lakeside Arts sought to have the photography take centre-stage in their promotion, which is why I chose to keep the typography, logo usage, colour scheme
Work history
    JournalistSIGH Journal
    Exeter, United KingdomFreelance
    Curator/DirectorCrop Up Gallery
     - Nottingham, United KingdomFreelance
    At university I was part of the student-led curatorial collective, Crop Up Gallery, at Nottingham. I was in the curation team in my first year then I was made vice-director and head of curation in my second, with my final role as director in my final year. We hosted events and workshops, created zines and held fundraisers all to help our main aim of creating inclusive, collaborative and accessible exhibitions across the East Midlands.
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  • Adobe
  • Graphic Art
  • Curation
  • Event Planning
  • Direct Sales
  • Illustration
  • Art History
  • Dressing Styling
  • Fashion
    MLittUniversity of Glasgow
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Art History: Dress & Textile Histories MLitt.
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Nottingham
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    History of Art BA.