Artist CV

Surrey, UK, Birmingham based

07501 671724

ellaoakley002@gmail.com

Instagram: ellaoakleyyyart

 

 

Education 

MA Arts and Project Management  

Working MERIT

Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University

 

BA (Hons), Fine Art 

2:1

Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University 

 

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design 

MERIT 

Farnham University for the Creative Arts

 

A-level Results

Art & Design: A*, Business Studies: B, Photography: A

Fullbrook Sixth Form 

 

Volunteer and Work Experience 

 

Catalogue Committee-present

  • I am jointly responsible for organising, designing and creating the catalogue for the end of year show, the committee helps to produce the theme and direction of the exhibition

 

Eastside Projects, Digbeth- December-present 

  • I invigilate the gallery space, work alongside the general public and speak about the current exhibitions

  • I have helped dismantle exhibitions, pack, wrap and organise artwork to be returned to exhibitors and prepare the studio space for upcoming shows 

  • I operate the front desk, greeting and informing the general public about the current exhibition

  • I have helped distribute leaflets and posters advertising upcoming events 

Lightbox, Woking-Summer of 2018

  • I helped in a number of children’s workshops, teaching children a new craft and skill, (paper sculptures, interactive sculptures and printing)

  • I invigilated the gallery space, working alongside the general public and speaking about the current works in the space

  • I worked front of house, meeting, greeting, and guiding tours

Woking College work experience- November 2016

  • I organised my own work experience in the A-Level art department, advising and helping students with their current art work and projects in preparation for their mock exams

  • I produced a presentation informing the current students about university life and expectations  

 

Curation and Exhibitions

 

Exhibiting in the third-year group exhibition, Margaret Street, - December 2018

  • I worked collaboratively with my fellow students, we presented ‘Naught’- our show. We organised and curated the space, exhibiting our work thus far in the foyer and main gallery

  • I learnt the importance of presentation, how to interpret the needs of other artists and how to fully understand how they wished their work to be perceived 

  • We critiqued our work and discussed ways of improving it for our final year show

 

Organising and curating first year show, - December 2016

  • As part of a small team, we visited various venues, then sourced and organised the show: ‘Into the Dark’, at the Menier Gallery, London

  • We were responsible for the logistics of transporting the exhibits, equipment and catering for the private view within budget constraints

  • We curated the exhibition, helping to organise the placement of the student’s art, liaising with the artists and tutors 

  • We ensured the necessary risk assessments, health and safety documentation and insurance were organised 

 

Other

 

Commissions, Summer 2016-present

  • I have undertaken a number of commissions for my old primary school, painting wall murals that include book characters to renovate the library 

  • I have also produced paid commission work 

 

Making and selling clothes 2017-present 

  • I make fashionable garments and sell them online in my Depop and eBay shops

 

Achievements

 

I won the A Level Art Achievement Award for the year group. I have also consecutively won art awards at local Parish events for the art work and textiles pieces I have entered. 

 

Skills

 

My technical skills include: 

3D textile sculpture/ plaster, resin and wax mould making / knitting, weaving and textile crafts / sewing / machine embroidery / appliqué and felting / clay work / ceramic glazing techniques / lace making / photoshop and editing / advanced photography

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Ella 

Oakley

 

 

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