Kate Shields

Kate Shields

Artist | Social Media ManagerBrighton, United Kingdom
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Kate Shields

Kate Shields

Artist | Social Media ManagerBrighton, United Kingdom
About me
Artist and Social Media specialist. Currently working as Social Media Manager at Dance Professionals Fund and Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health. kateshields.co.uk twitter.com/kate_shields instagram.com/kateshieldsartv2
  • LOOP
    LOOPLOOP is a small, immersive digital installation using two smartphones & a projector at Gallery Lock In by artist Kate Shields. Presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival, 2019. Grassroots funded project. Photography by Sharon Kilgannon When we use social media on our smartphones, are we looking at each other or are we looking at ourselves? Within each of the LOOP devices will be an infinite reflection of the other. Within each of us is the opportunity for an infinite reflection of each othe
  • Filters
    FiltersWork in progress: some of my experiments using AR Spark Studio.
  • 'Balancing|Projecting' Final degree project, 2019
    'Balancing|Projecting' Final degree project, 2019From October 2018 to March 2019, I learned to walk a tightwire. By documenting my training, I aimed to visualise the precarious nature of life, and show the capabilities -and limits- of my body. The ancient art of tightrope walking (funambulism) has entertained us for centuries. Alongside aerial and other circus skills, the seemingly impossible act of balancing on a wire or rope continues to fascinate us. The tightwire walker is often used as a visual metaphor for the precariousness of life: wo
  • #dancingontheinternet - Fine Art project | 2018
    #dancingontheinternet - Fine Art project | 2018#dancingontheinternet is an ongoing project using social media and smartphones to show contemporary dance. I documented myself learning and performing two contemporary dance pieces online: Pina Bausch's 'Nelken Line', and 'Rosas Danst Rosas' by Anne Terese de Keersmaeker. I have exhibited these dances on smartphone handsets as 'digital performances'. 'Rosas Danst Rosas' is traditionally danced by four dancers on chairs, which I acknowledged in the final installation. The nature of looping video
  • Artists, Models, iNK | Ongoing collaborative creative project.
    Artists, Models, iNK | Ongoing collaborative creative project.Artists, Models, iNK, is a collective of creatives, drawn together through a mutual occupation: life modelling. We found that between us, we all had a passion for not only the art we love, but also for the incredible stories, people & ideas behind the art we love. With many years of modelling experience between us, we felt it was time to create events ourselves, celebrating the history and importance of ‘the muse’ in art, only this time from a life model’s perspective, fusing life drawing with m
  • Social Media | Dance Professionals Fund | 2017 -
    Social Media | Dance Professionals Fund | 2017 -In January 2017 I began working for Dance Professionals Fund as a temporary part-time Social Media Assistant. In March 2017, I was offered a permanent position as the part-time Social Media Manager. In April 2019, we launched a brand new website, logo and brand refresh, working with HdK Associates. I create and schedule all content in line with our new brand identity.
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Work history
    Social Media Worker & Community Engagement OfficerGig Buddies for Good Mental Health
    Brighton, United KingdomFreelance
    I am the current Social Media Worker & Community Engagement Officer for this three year funded project. GB4MH is a peer-led group that matches people with mental health difficulties with a volunteer so they can go out and enjoy events together. Duties include: Brand refresh Creation and scheduling of all social media content. Managing website updates Design of a bi monthly newsletter Creation of a community zine, every three months Finding and maintaining new networks in order to promote GB4MH and encourage new signups.
    Social Media CoordinatorDance Professionals Fund
    Brighton, United KingdomFull Time
    I work part-time at Dance Professionals Fund, a small charity providing welfare grants and support for those working in the Dance industry. I create and schedule content for Facebook, Twitter and instagram, as well as editing film and putting together the newsletter. I occasionally cover live charity events via social media.
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  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Fine Art
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media
  • Administration Skills
  • Life Model
  • Life Modelling
    Fine ArtNorthbrook College
    Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, UK
    The Big Draw logo
    The Big Draw logo
    Group award for 'Most Inspirational Project'The Big Draw
    Together with two other artists, I designed and built one of three moveable 'life drawing carts', for The Big Draw, and White Night festival in Brighton. 'Drawing from the Cabinets of Wonder' was a collaborative project, that included a number of volunteers. We were given the 'Most Inspirational Project' award from the Big Draw. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.378580745547204.85822.100455273359754&type=3