I am currently an in-house Production Assistant at a creative production agency The Production Factory. The company works with leading brands such as Vogue, Puma and Beauty Papers across all forms of print, digital and film media. I graduated in Summer 2018 from the University of Edinburgh. At my degree show I was selected to have a solo exhibition in Spring 2019 at DOK artist space in Edinburgh. Also I was selected to show at the Royal Scottish Academy, as was selected as a RSA new contemporary artist at their exhibition in February 2019. In addition, in September 2018 I was selected to be the lead designer for ‘The Edge’ - an immersive theatrical show produced by Creative Youth Network. It took place in the five gallery spaces of the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol. I managed a team of seven volunteer artists to create the set design for the show. I managed the set design, the budget, organising making workshops, risk assessments, the sourcing of materials and the transportation of artworks. I forged new friendships and was able to encourage and guide the volunteers to give them confidence in their ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we received excellent reviews of the show. My art practice explores organic materials entangled with technology. Combined together, interactive installations are produced. My work seeks to give expression and vitality to nonhuman entities. I stage objects in formats that accentuate their presence, both anthropologically as well as aesthetically. Uprooted from their specific consumerist or domestic context, they are replanted in a simple display, and able to speak. In my degree show in May 2018, my work 'Protesting Plants' consisted of pot plants on metal plinths in troughs. When the pot plants were touched by spectators, they would trigger the sound of screams. I also work with film and performance. I have collaborated with fellow Edinburgh College of Art students to form a punk band. The band is an anthropocentric and self-indulgent mass leading to an enjoyable experience for the spectator. Our songs are conversational and ridicule the trivial problems of the Twenty-first century student. I am the lead singer. I use humour as a key tool to engage the audience in both the band performances and the interactive installations. Chlamydia the Band was recently invited to perform by Turner-prize nominee artist Monster Chetwynd at her exhibition in Turin, Italy. The band played alongside puppeteers and performers in her large scale, multi-media installation at an established gallery Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. This experience gave us drive for the kind of work we want to make, and the energy and humour that we feel our art can bring to the table.
- Sustainable Art Projects - Light the WayI was the project manager of the collective Sustainable Art Projects. We created a large interactive light installation of giant bugs swarming a lightbulb. The installation was made out recycled materials, which was shown at Shambala Festival 2019. We programmed our own activations under the light installation, including a silent disco. We hope to continue collaborating on future projects and producing artworks using a majority of recycled materials to promote sustainability in the arts.
Projects credited in
- AW21 FOR RIVER ISLANDProduced and edited by us for River Island. Director - Ozzie Pullin DOP - Adric Watson Art Director - Gabriel Stokes Stylist - Gemma Hayward Props - Alice Andrews Hair - Ali Pirzadeh Make-up - Andrew Gallimore #riverisland #AW21 #stayinginisout #photography #theproductionfactory2
- The Edge by Creative Youth NetworkLed by Creative Youth Network, in partnership with Arnolfini, RISE Youth Dance, Studio 7 and Bath Spa University. Written by Edson Burton. Made by the young people of Bristol. https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/Event/the-edge The Edge is an immersive live performance that explores the heights and depths of the ‘reality’ fame machine: wealth, greed, and the need to be better than you are. A group of young female artists including me were in charge of the set decorations for the differen
Operations AdministratorThe Production Factory
London, United KingdomFull Time
Whilst my role is administrative I have also been given marketing responsibilities such as helping launch the new website and pitch new merchandise and production kits as part of the company’s re-branding. In addition, I organised the Production Factory Client Christmas Party in December 2019 - an important fashion networking event. Since the covid-19 pandemic I now manage a large amount of the companies marketing duties, such as uploading projects to the website. I also started the companies Dots profile in March 2020, we now have over 4k followers on the Dots.
- Art Curation
- Set Design
- Community Art
- Art Administration
- Interactive Art
- Performance Art