Sarah Jayne Bird
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Sarah Jayne Bird

Artist / TeacherLondon, United Kingdom
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Sarah Jayne Bird

Artist / TeacherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I have been teaching Art and Photography for the last eight years whilst continuing to engage with my own personal practice. I have been exhibiting, winning the odd prize and designing fabric for Unclaimed Upholstery alongside my teaching, and filling up sketchbook after sketchbook on my commute. I'm brimful of ideas. I continue to engage with my own personal practice and I am dedicated to staying abreast of developments within the art world. I regularly attend workshops and art-educational events in my own time, for example, I took part in a week-long ‘Summer School’ at Tate Modern, during which I explored how young people can access contemporary art and engage in a gallery environment. I am always looking to engage with arts and community projects. Before I was a teacher, I was a PA, and I still like to organise things. I have a strange penchant for filing and like nothing more than ticking off a big 'to-do' list. When I've finished my own, I start other peoples. Maybe yours could be next?
Projects
  • Selected for Exhibition at FiLiA Conference, London
    Selected for Exhibition at FiLiA Conference, LondonThis collage series is being shown at the Desperate Artwives exhibition to coincide with the FiLiA (formerly Feminists in London) conference at the Institue of Education.
  • Fabric design for Unclaimed Upholstery
    Fabric design for Unclaimed Upholstery
  • Collage Series - Art/Education for Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher Association
    Collage Series - Art/Education for Tower Hamlets Artist Teacher AssociationThese are works created for collaborative exhibitions with other artist-educators over the past few years. They explore the role of creativity in our education system, and the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways it is being eroded. Pictured: 'THAT Exhibition' at Four Corners Gallery, London; 'Natural Continuum', Portman Gallery, London.
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Work history
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    Teacher of Art and PhotographyForest Hill School
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I have been teaching Art and Photography for eight years at inner-London comprehensives. I am committed to providing my pupils with an inclusive Art education and I believe a sense of achievement and worth for all is essential. In my practice I am as comfortable teaching 3D techniques as I am drawing, painting, designing and printmaking. I believe these ideas and methods should be placed in an art-historical context that embraces social and cultural diversity, and my Art History background supports me in this. Overall, I teach a balance of traditional and technical methods while allowing pupils to take ownership of their work via more innovative means.
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    Project AssistantPlinth
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Assisting with merchandising and artist’s limited editions promoting major public artworks in the city, including Michael Rakowitz’s sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and Gillian Wearing’s statue of Millicent Fawcett, unveiled in Parliament Square in April.
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Skills
  • Creative Arts
  • Art History
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Art Teaching
  • Art Educatiom
  • Academic Research
  • Teaching Photography
  • PA
Education
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    PGCE in Secondary Art and Design EducationInstitute of Education
     - London, United Kingdom
    Modules undertaken in Learning Beyond the Classroom, New Technologies and Assessment. Includes 90 M-Level Credits for Subject Studies and Exhibition.
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    BA(Hons) Fine Art History of ArtGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    • Major in Fine Art Studio Practice • Art History modules: Patterns of Perception; Postmodernities; The Truth in Painting; Sites of Memory.
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