Fern Cooke
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Fern Cooke

ArtistManchester, United Kingdom
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Fern Cooke
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Fern Cooke

ArtistManchester, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Degree work
    Degree workExamples of my final year Textiles in Practice project. I have always been very inspired by art within the context of protest, my final year work primarily took the form of large scale banners. I researched historical movements and their use of protest material, but my work covered contemporary issues such as the climate crisis. I also used modern materials (denim, plastic) which were all recycled from old clothing and consumer waste.
  • Skin
    SkinA project exploring the relationship between ourselves and our skin, through gender, sexuality and body image. Images from Skin have been featured in publications like Dazed Digital and have commissioned by companies such as Instagram and Foria. This project has been developed during lockdown so (primarily for safety reasons) there has been 1 photographer/model. I hope to expand Skin in the future, and to feature a more diverse range of models- each with input and direction.
  • Fruit
    FruitFruit is a (soon to be released) deep dive into queer history, myth and pop culture. The work is entirely self illustrated, published and researched and it has been a real passion project of mine!
Work history
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    PhotographerForia Wellness
     - Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    I worked alongside Foria to create images that would help them celebrate the launch of a new product. This role involved a lot of communication and making sure I followed the set brief while still being given some reign with the creative direction. I was responsible for all photography and set design.
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    PhotographerInstagram
     - Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    I was invited to work with Instagram creators to help them celebrate pride month on the platform. I had complete creative freedom in this role and was responsible for the direction and photography.
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Textile Design
  • Illustration
  • Research
  • Archiving
  • Printing
  • Painting
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Garment Design
  • Drawing
Education
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    Manchester School of Art logo
    BAManchester School of Art
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    I studied Textiles in Practice at Manchester School of Art- with a specialism in embroidery.
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    Aon Artist of the yearAON
    I was chosen at my graduate exhibition to show my pieces in London's Leadenhall building for 12 months, and to be a recipient of Aon's prestigious annual award.