Approved: 08.02.2016

Charlotte Kiernan

Artist, Community worker, Gallery educator

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Approved: 08.02.2016

I am currently working with the gallery team and learning department at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and working in schools and colleges around south Yorkshire. During the last couple of years I have gained invaluable experience working with different age groups and abilities while keeping my knowledge of contemporary art up to date.

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  • Location: Sheffield, England
  • Artforms: Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
  • Tags: ash, chair, trace, memory, perspective, silhouette, drawing, installation, doorway, interactive, sensory, light, illusion, perception, sculpture
 
 

Artist Statement

I am currently working with the gallery team and learning department at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and working in schools and colleges around south Yorkshire. During the last couple of years I have gained invaluable experience working with different age groups and abilities while keeping my knowledge of contemporary art up to date.

Along side my work as an educator I create sensory and illusionary art in the form of sculpture and installation, existing between the physical and intangible. These sensory contradictions question the human perception while being accessible to all as a subjective experience. This accessibility is very important to me as an educator and contemporary artist. My art questions the viewer’s surroundings and their perception of space by contradicting the physicality of form and the reality of our surroundings. My research lies in the areas of psycho geography and perceptual psychology; how a person is affected by their surroundings and the phenomenology of their subjective reality.

 

CV & Education

CHARLOTTE KIERNAN

Sheffield S8 9DH Mobile: 07723496236
Email: [email protected]

D.O.B: 27/02/1984

 

EDUCATION

MA Contemporary Art Practice - University of Edinburgh 2011 - 2012

1st BA (Hons) Creative Arts Practice - Sheffield Hallam University 2008 - 2011

Diploma in Art and Design - Leeds College of Art and Design 2005 - 2007

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Upcoming

Viscosity, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

Unveil, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

2015

Between Spaces, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

Auction at Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers, Edinburgh

2014

Memories in Space, Light Night, Sheffield

2013

Defcon Salon 1, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2012

Resonance, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Continuous Intermittence, CO2 Project Space, Edinburgh

Marble Download, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Ghent Directives, ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh

2011

RCA Exchange, Royal College of Art, London

Extreme Hang, S1 Artspace, Sheffield

Space Perspective, Project Space 4, Sheffield

2.8 Installation, Arundal Gate Court, Sheffield

 

PUBLICATIONS

The List, Art Review, David Pollock (2015)

Creative Boom, Katy Cowan (2012)

A-N Degrees Unedited, Elizabeth Hardwick (2011)

 

WORK HISTORY

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Gallery Team Member Feb 2014 - Present

  • Invigilating on the work of internationally renowned modern and contemporary artists
  • Leading public tours and giving group talks on varying exhibitions
  • Having in depth knowledge of the art in the park covering a 500 acre exhibition space

 

Protocol Education - Various temp contracts as Supply TA / Cover Supervisor Sept 2013 - Present

  • Newbold Community Secondary School - Cover Supervisor in class and adapting to different roles as a TA in Behaviour Support, Learning Support and the Autism Resource Centre
  • Heritage Park Community School - 1 to 1 and group support in a specialist Emotional and Behavioural School using de-escalating and positive handling techniques
  • Barnsley Adult and Family Learning Centre MBC - Supporting adults on JSA with learning disabilities to gain qualifications for employment
  • Rotherham Pupil Referral Unit - Classroom support for adolescents with SEN and emotional and behavioural difficulties

 

Freelance Art Educator - Sheffield Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

  • Delivered art workshops for Creative Action Network and other South Yorkshire based organisations
  • Facilitated art projects for children, families and school groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities e.g. A large collaborative mural on community centre

 

Creative Action Network - Freelance Artist July 2008 - Aug 2011

  • Planned and delivered community art workshops to children and young people between ages seven and thirteen
  • Assisted in organising celebratory arts events in the community including the annual lantern festival

 

Ignite Imaginations - Artist Facilitator Dec 2009 - Aug 2010

  • Facilitated environmental art projects with aid from volunteers
  • Prepared and led community workshops in deprived areas of Sheffield and Rotherham
  • Helped to reduce isolation and increase engagement through promoting the use of local public spaces

 

VOLUNTARY POSITIONS

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Education Assistant June 2013 - 2015

Working in the learning department assisting with school groups, children and family workshops and adult sculpture courses 

Barnsley Adult and Family Learning Centre - SEN Placement - Aug 2013

Supported adults with severe learning difficulties to pass their key stage 3 Maths and English to go into employment

Museums Sheffield - Gallery Assistant June 2008 - Oct 2008

Invigilated on rotating exhibitions in the Millennium Galleries, Western Park Museum and Graves Art Gallery and assisted with general front of house duties

Art in the Park - Art Volunteer Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

Assisted artists with the preparation and delivery of environmental art workshops and community projects in Sheffield green spaces

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic Safeguarding in Education
  • Behavioural Management Introductory Course
  • Team Teach Positive Handling Training
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1
  • Emergency and Basic First Aid

 

REFERENCES ON REQUEST