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Jennifer Sturrock

weaving waves - formerly senior producer of Residencies, V&ALondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jennifer is a designer, writer and creative director based in London. Studying fashion and textiles and more recently, a masters degree in 'The Idea of Beauty' from Kings College London, she was formerly Senior Producer of Residencies at the V&A museum. She now works with various universities and cultural organisations, whilst developing her design practice. @jensturrock on twitter and instagram
Projects
  • SCHOOL OF UNKNOWING COURSECULTIVATING POWERFUL IMAGINATION FOR HOPEFUL FUTURES TOOLS FOR TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY
Work history
    Senior Producer; ResidenciesV&A
    Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UKFull Time
    Running the V&A museum residency programme: www.vam.ac.uk/residencies
    Programme Designer & DelivererV&A
    Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UKFreelance
    As part of the V&A's CreateFutures initiative, I was commissioned to design, manage and deliver 3 sets of separate, week long programmes for 16-24 year olds last year, working with Prince's Trust and Centrepoint as well as other external partners. Bridging contemporary design of the V&A's Balenciaga exhibition with examination of V&A's historical collections, my role included: - Design, management and delivery of programme - Teaching participants skills in pattern cutting, draping, research, drawing, fashion illustration and fabric techniques - Presenting workshops on careers and portfolio building, giving practical steps and advice for working in the fashion industry - Facilitation of workshops appropriate for special needs participants - Feedback & evaluation As a result, participants made garments and sketchbooks which were presented and exhibited in the Tapestry Galleries. Many went onto apply for a further education courses, internships in fashion or start their own business.
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Skills
  • Creative Facilitator
  • Art Educatiom
  • Museum Education
  • Fashion Branding
  • Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction
  • Design Knitwear
  • Events Programming
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Academic Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Writing
  • Poetry
  • Layout Design
  • Textiles
  • Articles
  • Drawing
  • Bespoke Textiles
  • Copywriting
  • Fashion
Education
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    MastersKing's College London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Idea of Beauty in Western Theology - The Idea of Beauty in Western Theology (paper on the effectiveness of verbal and non-verbal art forms as a means to communicate and unify). - The Devotional Use of Art in Christianity (paper on female representation and the male gaze in relation to devotional art). - Art as a Theological Medium (paper on theological themes of freedom in relation to dance and paintings of the Biblical character Salome). - Revelation and Reason; Systematic Theology (paper on theological themes found in fashion and expression of divine beauty through art forms). Classes include research and analysis of devotional art (early medieval and renaissance period), taught in and in association with the National Gallery London. Weekly seminar discussions cover investigations of historical and contemporary philosophers from Plato to Nietzsche and include occasional presentations to seminar group. Termly paper writing required for assessment and submitted in accordance to set deadlines.
    BA(Hons) Fine First-class HonsLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Fashion Design (womenswear & surface textiles) - Womenswear Design (specialising in knitwear and surface textiles) - Research and Development process (drawing & photography collated in sketchbook layout and presentation boards) - Pattern Cutting (womenswear garments in jersey & woven) - Fabric design and experimentation (surface embroidery, screen and digital print, knit) - Toiling and sewing garments (coats, trousers, dresses, jumpers and jackets) - Styling final 8 looks for graduate catwalk show - Industry projects with Abercrombie & Fitch & Marvel Comics - Industry placement at DKNY knitwear in NYC - Cultural Studies dissertation (thematic study on female utopian image found within fashion advertising)
Awards
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    Undergraduate Textile Award 2010TEXT
    Undergraduate Bursery for SS/11 Collection