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Rola Daniels

MA Contemporary Art Theory student

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Set / Production Designer - Scenic Artist


  • Visual Arts

Work history


Set Designer

Candy Talks

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Film 'Unconscious' Researching/ planning/ design for each scene underway. Prop sourcing and recruiting art department assistants. Filming to take place over a three week period this year


Scenic Artist

Wild Ivy Theatre

Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
  • 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB, UK
  • Freelance
  • 'The Snow Queen' pantomime - Planning from brief; sourcing of an un-primed 2x4m canvas, painted on with the narrative of the Snow Queen in the form of an illustrative map; effective paint and lighting pairing - Arranging/ installing of canvas and accompanying props


Prop Maker

Andy Knight Ltd

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • 2-6 Occupation Rd, London SE17 3BE, UK
  • Internship
  • - Creating the scene for the Hermes Christmas window displays - Tools and materials used in workshop to create a Victorian Christmas card inspired display from the designs, consisting of giant spray painted thistles and bugs - Working under guidance from the designer, Rhea Thierstein


Set Design Assistant

Portobello Pantomime

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
  • The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY, UK
  • Freelance
  • The Snow Queen Extensive scenic artwork and effects; prop making such as banners, masks and mirrors produced in workshop. Prop sourcing and installing/ dressing on stage


Art Director

Candy Talks

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Film 'Prototype' Prop sourcing for each scene. The penultimate ‘storeroom’ scene included mounting distressed/ aged 70s wallpaper behind scattered obsolete technology, subsequently covered in dust. Dressing and planning for each scene


Set Decorator

Bearded Kitten

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon PE28 2LA, UK
  • Internship
  • - Scenic painting and creating effects such as rusting using variety of materials for the Colosillyum Stage - Creating props to be used in the stage from the design, such as constructing a giant fist from polystyrene - Assisting in the creation of lightboxes; soldering and fitting LEDs



Goldsmiths, University of London

May 2016 - May 2016
  • Freelance
  • - Aiding in the promotion, choosing, organisation and curation of the space, including the installation of various pieces


Stage Manager

The Vaults Festival

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • Launcelot St, Lambeth, London SE1 7AD, UK
  • Freelance
  • 'You are Me and I am You' Set, audio and lighting assistant. -Orchestrating the set pieces and lighting into the space; co-ordinating and choosing light settings for the performance -Operating the audio and lighting effects during live performance - learning and rehearsing cues


Gallery Assistant

Sladmore Contemporary

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • 32 Bruton Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 6NW, UK
  • Internship
  • - Researching, cataloguing and collating design contacts and sculptures on database - Image selection for book of one of the key artist’s work - Designing and creating line drawings for use on a gallery bag - Reception work: fielding client inquires



MA Contemporary Art Theory

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • On the MA I have undertaken courses titled 'Transcultural Memory' and 'Postcapitalist Desire', with a special interest in the intersection of visual arts and technology, science-fiction and digital art/the network


BA Sociology

Durham University

Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Durham, United Kingdom
  • I focused on criminal justice, mental health and how it impacted on our self-governing