Alison J M Sneddon

Alison J M Sneddon

Concept I studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and completed my degree at Camberwell School of Art London where my work explored photography and film/video slide projected installations , computer art and sculptural relief making and stained glass. I then wanted to push and explore these mediums further through Holography (at The Royal College of Art ) . I have always been interested in theatre and three dimensional sets and again wanted to explore and push the boundaries of my work so studied Production Design for Film and TV (Kingston University ) where I had to learn architectural /technical drawing and elevations and build white card and colour models and study photoshop 7 . The course also involved interior design. (Tutors were BBC Production Designers ). My work is now a combination of three dimensional theatrical sets and again computer imagery and photography . I enjoy taking an idea and making it into a three dimensional room for live theatre /ballet /opera . I also work with my sister Lindsey E O -she also went to Edinburgh College of Art and studied Painting and Kingston University (Production Design ). She also writes and illustrates childrens books and we both like refurbishing houses.
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Career path
Qualifications:
2003/04 Postgraduate Course in Production Design for Film and Television, Kingston University, London
Royal College of Art London (Holography) (Post Graduate )
BA 2 ( 1) Hons , Fine Art (Painting), Camberwell Art School, London

Edinburgh College of Art (Drawing and Painting)
Film Experience
'Silver Tongues' 4Way Pictures, Art Director and set decorator and props 'Sixty Six' (Working Title / Production Designer Michael Howells) Art Assistant and props 'Cotopaxi' (Scottish BAFTA nom. Dir. Zak Copping) Art Director ,set decorator and props. 'The Odd Couple 2', Assistant Director 'Endless Existence', Produced and Directed Alison Sneddon 'Continual Disturbance' Produced and Directed Alison Sneddon 'Prescence' Produced and Directed Alison Sneddon " Through The Looking Glass " ( Tape - Slide film ) Produced and Directed Alison Sneddon London Film School - worked on students films helping with set building, set decoration and props.
Theatre Experience
Royal Opera House / Linbury Theatre London, Helped design set, paint and props for, 'La Traviata' (Curtain Up workshop with Director Justin Way) (ith my sister Lindsey ) Royal Opera House London (worked in the Production Design and props departments for productions 'Manon' and 'Peer Gynt' (with my my sister Lindsey ) James Alleyn School Dulwich London - helped design and paint 'Peter Pan' and 'The Snow Queen' ( with my sister Lindsey )
Theatre, film and TV sets as Production Designer include Kafka's 'Metamorphosis', (film and theatre) 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (film and theatre), 'Back to the Blitz' (Music / TV), 'Arts Connection (arts programme / TV), 'Hello Down There!' film set, 'The Odd Couple' (TV), ' (theatre), 'Tom Thumb' (theatre set), 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Old Woman who Lived in the Shoe', Gogol `s The Government Inspector' ,'Turandot' ( Puccini ballet / theatre set ), " The Cherry Orchard " Chekov theatre set, Charles Dickens "Scrooge ! " and "La Traviata "(Verdi ) Opera, "Krapp`s Last Tape ( Beckett ), " Hugo " (Brian Selznick ), "Treasure Island " (RL Stevenson ). "The Time Machine " (HG Wells ) and "84 Charing Cross Road " (All theatre sets ).
Teaching Experience
Lecturer, Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art
Lecturer, Art Department, Firrhill Community Centre, Edinburgh
Video/Film Lecturer, Adult Education, Leith Academy, Edinburgh
Photography Lecturer, Adult Education, James Gillespie's School, Edinbugh
Life Drawing Lecturer, Stain Glass Department, Edinburgh College of Art
Photography Tutor / Artist in Residence Loretto School Musselburgh
Photography Lecturer, West Lothian College, Bathgate
Photography Lecturer, Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Photography Tutor, Brent Association of Disabled, Harlesden, London
Art Tutor Edinburgh Academy Prep School Edinburgh
Computer Art Tutor, Camberwell Art School, London
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Location Edinburgh and London, Scotland