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Portrait by Andy Pilsbury

Design, Illustration & graphic art

I specialise in working alongside cultural events, organisations and projects and have a special interest in design for sound and performance. My design work is often, but not exclusively print based and aims to support the artistic undertaking of others through a collaborative approach to documentation, presentation and dissemination. My illustrative and visual art practice has involved commissioned work for galleries, editorial and publishing. 

Educational projects design, planning and delivery

I have over 15 years experience working in teaching and learning environments in both technical support and teaching roles. I hold a teaching qualification in Post 16 Education and have planned, delivered and assessed learning from BTEC to Postgraduate Level. My work often integrates work with different community groups  and I have delivered sessions to support & inform projects in a variety of public settings including schools, galleries and libraries. These aim to encourage artistic expression without imposing value judgements and to develop projects in unique and unexpected ways. 

Clients include

Birmingham City University, Black Country Touring, First Fold Records, Flatpack Film Festival, Little Earthquakes, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stan's Cafe, Stratford upon Avon School, The University Of Wolverhampton,  The Untied Artists & The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Professional membership:

Association of Illustrators

Penguin Collectors Society

Selected Exhibitions:

Flatpack Festival - 469 DOF: Europe through the windscreen (Group performance), Arch 21, Birmingham (2019)

CLIPS - Birmingham Collage Collective (Group show), The Framers, Birmingham (2019)

Digifest - 469 DOF: Europe through the windscreen (solo performance), VIVID Projects, Birmingham (2019)

Risobook 01: Weird Science - (Group show), Artefact, Birmingham (2018)

Well Said! - (Group show), Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon & The Barbican, London (2016)

Secret 7" - (Group show), Somerset House, London, (2014)

From the ashes of industry we rise... WAB, Birmingham (short film from this event below) (2011)

Other things

Interview with Matthew DF Evans on Brum Radio - Interview starts at 47m

From the Ashes Of Industry We Rise - short film by IMS from a popup exhibition in Birmingham in 2011.