PROFILE

jdf

Artist as curator researching neurodivergence and visual arts practice. Artist led practice, drawing, performance and neurodiversity.

P R O F E S S I O N A L
E X PE R I E N C E

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND EVENTS

Tate Exchange
Featured Artist for Shape Arts

March 2020 (Postponed)

Delivery of charcoal drawing workshop.

Exchange 62:

Disabled Artist for Hull

March 2020

Developing, drawing and mark making for a Hull residency as well as upcoming residencies in Leeds and Manchester while collaborating with disabled artists.

Jerwood

Bursary

2019/2020

Development funding for Choreographic Objects, research, and development of drawing at the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collective.

YVAN

Micro | Bursary

2019

Development funding for Choreographic Objects, working with a dancer to create new objects for neurodiversity.

NTU CVTR

Lab Funding

2019

ERDF funding within the digital labs at Nottingham Trent University to develop 3D porcelain prints for Choreographic Objects, supported by artist Dana Church.

Freelance Artist for ‘Making Place’, Primary, Nottingham

2018

Co-production of a film and drawing connected to the theme of city spaces and imagining working with young people with learning difficulties and autism.

'Morning Inside Dances' 

(Online Collaboration)

2018

A series of animations responding to drawing, notation and mark making with dancer Katherine Hall.

'Film Free and Easy'
Primary, Nottingham

2018

Screening of Sketchup Residency Film, Linearity and Predictability, The City Fragment.

Guerilla Art Lab (Residency) 

Attenborough Art Centre

2019/2020

Takeover event, Artist-led curation, working with live drawing, body-based performance, analogue projection and programmed sound installation.

Performing Alchemy Lace Market Gallery (Short Residency)

2019

Working in Nottingham with draw to perform, live drawing for film, and neurodiversity body-based performance.

Tetrad Screening
Attenborough Arts Centre

2017

Linear Distortion and the Body (two minute performance film).

Movement, Group Exhibition
Left Bank, Leeds

2017

Submission of neurodiverse, gestural mark-making paintings.

'Draw the Line'
Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2017

Submission of charcoal drawings on wax and hand drawn cine film.

Associate Artist

Nottingham Contemporary

2013 - 2016

Developing learning and engagement projects for a range of audiences.

Artist
TATE, Circuit Project

2014 - 2016

Working with young people with learning difficulties and autism to develop exhibition content and sharing events (click here for details.)

National Centre of Craft & Design, Sleaford

September 2016

Performance commission (choreography) for Cause and Effect exhibition preview.

'In Dialogue'
Nottingham Contemporary

2013 - 2016

Selected performance (choreographed) conversation; a durational performance for four performers in interstitial spaces.

York St John
Bursary

2017

Development of drawing notation and scores for re-imagining the city project with artist and lecturer Matthew Hawthorn.

Artist Digital Show and Tell
TATE Britain

2015

Sharing movement work where participants are invited to engage and create sequences through a mix of sound recording and technical apps.

WORK HISTORY

LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMMER

May 2020 – Present (Maternity)

DERBY MUSEUMS, DERBYSHIRE

Currently working with families, community groups and young people to develop engagement opportunities across Derby Museums’ collections, with a particular focus on STEAM learning, which involves the Enlightenment and co-production approaches to the creative process.

ASSOCIATE

ARTIST

2015 – 2016

NOTTINGHAM CITY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

Engaging audiences with Nottingham Contemporary's program of contemporary art exhibitions. Devising and delivering a range of workshops (performance, film, installation and animation).

PROGRAMME

MANAGER

December 2017 – September 2018

LEVEL CENTRE, DERBYSHIRE

Focusing on delivering programmes involving inclusion, disability, and contemporary art utilising research, digital and cross- art forms.

FREELANCE VIRTUAL

GALLERY ARTIST

May 2020 – Present

2021 VISUAL ARTS

Currently designing a virtual art gallery co-curated with young people in the 16-25 age group.

RESEARCHER FOR NOTTINGHAM CITY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

2015 – 2016

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, NOTTINGHAM

COMMUNITY

PROGRAMMER

2015 – 2016

BISHOP GROSSETESTE

UNIVERSITY, LINCOLN

LEARNING PRODUCER 

(VISUAL ARTS)

November 2018 – March 2020

FERENS ART GALLERY, HULL

Creating education and engagement opportunities by​ managing the design, development and delivery of a strong and accessible visual and contemporary arts offer across Ferens Art Gallery and wider Hull Museum venues, aimed at target audiences from across Hull, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

SESSIONAL LECTURER (ART AND DESIGN FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE)

2012 – 2016

QUAD, DERBY

SANDFORD CASCADE LEARNING OFFICER

2013 – 2016

NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, NOTTINGHAM

ARTIST, EDUCATOR AND RESEARCHER

2014 – 2015

WEA, NOTTINGHAM

Engaged in a number of short and long term projects ranging from developing educational approaches from improving health and wellbeing to developing new skills and increasing job prospects.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

& ARTIST

2005 - 2016

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

TUTOR - 1623 THEATRE COMPANY (WITH ERDF FUNDING)

2012

CITY ARTS, NOTTINGHAM

Research project.

GALLERY

ASSISTANT

2005 – 2008

SURFACE GALLERY, NOTTINGHAM

EDUCATION

Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

University of Warwick

Training in education alongside role within a gallery based learning team, including action research autism and learning.

2014

MA Architecture
& Critical Theory

University of Nottingham

2012

For a digital copy of my current CV, please click on the download button below.

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