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About me

Born in Chelmsford, Essex, Grace Price studied locally including x13 GCSE's and a Diploma in Digital Applications. Then proceeding to Colchester Sixth Form College to study x6 AS levels and x4 A levels, prioritising her deep-rooted love for photography and fine art. She chose to apply straight to BA (Hons) Fine Art at Kingston University London, through competitive portfolio entry, skipping a foundation year. After several exhibitions in London, Grace graduated in July 2012 with an upper second class degree and first class dissertation. After a bustling degree show and exploratory three years, she now continues her arts practice producing interior collages and photographs. All work is for sale and commissions available on request. In April 2017, Grace has become one of the second cohort for 'The Other MA (TOMA)', a competitive post-graduate course run by Metal Southend and mentioned in Art Monthly Magazine. Whilst June 2017 see's her work included in Aesthetica Magazine, print & online. ​ Avidly pursuing new entrepreneurial projects. Her popular Instagram 'gracesinteriors' was set up 3 years ago and continues to showcase her love for contemporary interior styling which runs alongside her creative artwork. Grace has taught many children & young adults the benefits of creative wellbeing and art practice, with a wide breadth of experience in the pastoral care of young people. In 2015 Grace founded 'Maverick'; a freelance art education service with original resource design, exhibition interpretation and workshop delivery, working across cultural organisations such as The British Museum. Grace continues to work freelance, with firstsite gallery Colchester as one of their 'Associate Learning Artists'. ​ Currently, Grace is sharing her expertise as the Centre Lead (Essex), Regional Mentor & Teacher at Red Balloon of the Air (UK Educational Charity). Looking to the future, Grace plans to use her first-class communication skills in a creative company who promote big ideas and truly innovate as business leaders.

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Skills

  • Interior Styling
  • Analogue Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Painting
  • Design
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Art Direciton
  • Collage
  • E-learning

Work history

2017

Centre Lead (Essex); Regional Mentor & Teacher

Red Balloon

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017
  • Braintree, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Regional Mentor at the expanding new Learner Centre in Essex, as part of the award winning 'Red Balloon of the Air' team. Mentoring students 1:1 and co-ordinating/teaching online ASDAN Short Courses, including Expressive Arts.

2017

Associate Learning Artist

Firstsite Gallery

Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
  • Colchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Associate Learning Artist on a freelance basis. Worked on the 'Art Makers' after-school learning programme for 5-7 years (Art's Council England, Plus Tate & Children's University affiliated) July 2015 + 'School's Sessions' January 2016.

2017

Arts Leader

Super Camps Ltd

Mar 2015 - Jan 2017
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 'A Passion For...Arts & Crafts' Leader at Super Camps Essex. The UK's No.1 for childcare in the school holidays & awarded Ofsted 'Outstanding'. These courses are week-long workshops which give children, aged 6-13, new skills and interests in Art & Design disciplines.

2016

Assistant Housemistress

New Hall School

Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for the 24hr first-class pastoral care of our youngest female boarders (years 3-8); co-running the boarding house with the Housemistress. Training towards a full BSA (Boarding Schools Association) HE3 Professional Development Certificate, an accredited 2 year qualification in Pastoral Care and Health & Development of Young People.

2014

Prop Maker

Headgate Theatre

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Colchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creating a full prop-magazine design and cookie box packaging design of the 60's era - for the Headgate Theatre's production of 'The Star Spangled Girl' by Neil Simon.

2014

Workshop Assistant

The British Museum

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Aiding artist Konstantina Kapanidou with her 'Action Hero Drawing' workshop, in collaboration with Camden Summer University, held at The British Museum (05-07/08/2014). Experience demonstrating techniques & marking Arts Award Bronze level portfolios.

2014

Boarding Assistant

New Hall School

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Boarding Assistant to Dennett House, New Hall School. Responsible for the first-class pastoral care of female boarders (year 11-13). Trained by the BSA (Boarding Schools Association): An Induction to Boarding, and in Child Protection. Running a weekly 'Art Hour' Club - session planning and workshops focusing on varied topics relevant to KS4 & Sixth Form AS/A Level Examinations in Art, Design & Photography.

2016

Art Technician

New Hall School

Oct 2012 - Jul 2016
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Teaching assistance & cover lessons at KS3 & AS/A Level; Class demonstrations of techniques/processes & teaching darkroom photography sessions; Full responsibility for running the school Art Shop - including financing and orders; Art department budget records and overall management; Co-ordinating the Visiting Artists Programme 2013/14; Aiding events, open days, workshops, art taster days & NHVS voluntary art activities; North Room Gallery events & exhibitions; Poster design/marketing for the department; Art Handling - framing, exhibitions, display boards and examinations; Photographic darkroom processes, maintaining work spaces; Intaglio, stencil-screen, photo-screen, lino & mono printing methods; Collating a contemporary library collection of books, magazines & newspapers.

2012

Project Volunteer

Stanley Picker Gallery

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisting two public arts events, that formed part of a LONSAS outreach project, funded by Arts Council Grants to increase creative participation in London schools. 'Creative Education Networking Events' held at Stanley Picker Gallery Kingston, and The Royal British Society of Sculptors Gallery, South Kensington.

2012

Art Sales Assistant

KUSCO (Kingston University Service Company)

Dec 2010 - Jul 2012
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • A sales assistant offering comprehensive advice on art materials and their uses; building client relationships and meeting sales targets.

2010

Gallery Intern

Stanley Picker Gallery

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Learning all aspects of running a contemporary not-for-profit art gallery. Artist relations; art handling; installation; marketing; events; youth work; art club; planning; working in a close team.

2006

Studio Assistant

Johnson Naylor Architects

Oct 2006 - Oct 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work experience placement in an architects/interior design studio, one week.

Education

Currently

TOMA (The Other MA)

Metal Art School

Sep 2017
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • An alternative, post-graduate, Masters course with competitive entry now in it's 2nd year. Art Monthly magazine notes "alternative art schools unite" as TOMA is mentioned in an article.

2012

2:1 BA (Hons) Fine Art

Kingston University London

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • 1st Class Dissertation, Upper 2:1 Degree

Awards

2011

The Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship

Kingston University London

  • A scholarship awarded to selected students, after giving in a written essay proposal, to allow them to travel abroad and widen their artistic experiences. Grace traveled via interail to Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Paris during 2011.