Approved: 16.12.2016

June Frickleton

Artist, Curator

Approved: 16.12.2016

I use a personal vocabulary to create sumptuous paintings. The paintings have a strong visual impact that is heightened by the use of a reduced palette. The reduction in the colour palatte has been an important factor in the paintings as I wanted to push ways of working with a certain colour or colours without adding in obviously contrasting elements.The paintings are created over a long period of time using a mixture of brush marks and thinned down oil paint washes. I often work on the floor pouring thinned paint in a controlled manner on the canvas. I then pour washes of turpentine over the surface to stain the canvas and build these stains up in layers until the desired image emerges. Working in layers builds up a surface which in certain parts resembles tributaries or veins adding depth and leading the viewer into the painting.

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Biography

I use a personal vocabulary to create sumptuous paintings. The paintings have a strong visual impact that is heightened by the use of a reduced palette. The reduction in the colour palatte has been an important factor in the paintings as I wanted to push ways of working with a certain colour or colours without adding in obviously contrasting elements.The paintings are created over a long period of time using a mixture of brush marks and thinned down oil paint washes. I often work on the floor pouring thinned paint in a controlled manner on the canvas. I then pour washes of turpentine over the surface to stain the canvas and build these stains up in layers until the desired image emerges. Working in layers builds up a surface which in certain parts resembles tributaries or veins adding depth and leading the viewer into the painting.

My recent  work is heavily influenced by religious imagery and ideas, mysticism and spirituality and it’s place (or not) in contemporary society. I often use repeated imagery based on the shape of the crucifixion and treat it in a painterly way to make the image more ambiguous.

CV & Education

PROFILE

 

A freelance gallery artist and curator with over 15 years experience of creating and delivering exhibitions. Currently organises around 20 contemporary art exhibitions per year working with emerging and established artists. Current clients include DMH Stallard, Liberty Property Trust UK, Cripps LLP and RSM.

As well as organising exhibitions in the office of Arts and Business, Brighton, John Packer Associates, Uckfield I have been working with DMH Stallard Solicitors since 1998 and am solely responsible for delivering art exhibitions within their gallery spaces.

I project managed and curated the bigheart auction in 2015 which featured 200 artists and raised £30,000 pounds for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and the Brighton Dome in March 2015. The 2016 auction secured donations from Quentin Blake and major Sussex artists and raised £38,500.

I have been a curator at Liberty Property trust since 2008, Kings Hill, Kent, solely responsible for delivering art exhibitions in 9 of their buildings and curating exhibitions in the Art Deco control tower gallery.

My experience includes delivering one off exhibitions including the Arora Hotel in Gatwick, Embassy Court Brighton for Arts & Business and a number of satellite exhibitions for the Bigheart auction. I have designed exhibition layouts and overseen their installation at venues including the Brighton Dome and the Towner Art Gallery.

Other projects I have worked on include the Brighton Festival on a variety of projects funded by Arts and Business to create exhibitions for corporate clients, and I was invited to be one of four judges for The Brighton Festival Arts Prize.

 As a practicing artist I have exhibited widely in the UK and Hungary and Spain. My work has been selected by various commercial clients to produce numerous commissioned paintings to tight deadlines.

I am experienced in exhibiting and participating in Art Fairs including writing successful funding applications, raising corporate sponsorship, hanging exhibitions, managing budgets and facilitating sales.

My extensive network includes emerging and established painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, ceramacists and jewellers through placing their work in exhibitions.

I work happily at all levels, working closely with stakeholders to realise their vision of a project.

Proficient in using standard Microsoft desktop applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point etc.

 

                 

selected achievements

 

 

 

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Shortlisted for two Arts and Business awards in partnership with DMH Stallard Solicitors firm and received a commendation.

 

 

 

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 Received two Arts Council awards, one as an individual and one with BN Art to participate in ‘Fresh Art’ in London

 

 

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT History

 

 

May 1998- present

Curator/exhibition Organiser

DMH stallard, Solicitors

 

Responsibilities:

{C}·         Delivering exhibitions in the company’s three galleries in London, Brighton and Crawley every six to eight weeks

{C}·         Sourcing artists, selecting work, arranging transportation of artwork, hanging work, labelling work, organising private views, facilitating sales and liasing with the artists and business

{C}·         Writing press releases and placing listings with press

{C}·         Assisting with exhibitions not personally sourced such as the annual Architects Week and Lancing College exhibitions

{C}·         Assisted in running the Company’s Arts Club, teaching art classes to staff and accompanying them on visits to galleries

{C}·         Managing project and annual budget

       Achievement:

{C}·         As a partnership, June Frickleton & DMH Stallard have been short listed twice for Arts and Business Awards and have received a commendation

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November 2016 –present Cripps LLP, Tunbridge Wells

{C}·         Art consultant responsible for commissioning artwork for new office

{C}·         Curator, responsible for office art project

 

 

June 2014 –July 2016 Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice

Responsibilities :

 

{C}·         Approaching artists to donate work for the 2015 & 2016 Art Auction

{C}·         Co-ordinating the artists and external organisations

{C}·         Planning exhibition spaces, hiring contractors and designing exhibition layout

{C}·         Updating the artists onto the website

{C}·         Curating the ‘Big Heart’ exhibition in the Founders Room at the Dome

{C}·         The 2015 raised £30,000 and the 2016 raised £38,000

 

 

OCTOBER 2008 - present

Curator/exhibition Organiser

Liberty Property Trust Uk, Kent

 

Responsibilities:

{C}·        Delivering three exhibitions a year in nine multi tenanted commercial buildings and an Art Deco gallery space for an international property development company

{C}·        Sourcing artists, selecting work, arranging transportation of artwork, hanging work, labelling work and producing text panels, and facilitating sales

{C}·        Liasing with the artists and Liberty Property Trust to deliver successful exhibitions

{C}·        Providing text and images of the artists work for the company website and publicity and marketing campaigns

{C}·        Writing Risk Assesments

{C}·        Working to budget, managing artists invoices

Sept  2012-Jan 2013              Project Manager                                   Unity Arts Trust 

     

{C}·        Project manager for Unity Arts Trust, a non for profit arts organisation

{C}·        Managing an Art for Offices pilot project

{C}·        Sourcing and managing a pool of artists

{C}·        Organising, curating & installing exhibitions in office spaces

{C}·        Business development

{C}·        Retained as an Arts Consultant

 

Sept 1994 - Present

Professional Artist

 

 

{C}·         Practicing abstract painter, selling artwork directly to clients and through galleries and art fairs

{C}·         Commissioned by ASK and Zizzi restaurants to provide paintings for 31 of their restaurants including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Used to working to very tight deadlines and client specifications

{C}·         A founding member of BN Art, a Brighton based art collective who have taken part in various art Fairs including ‘Fresh Art’ where we secured Arts Council funding and ‘On The Wall’ at Olympia in which the Stand was sponsored by DMH Stallard

{C}·         Individual Stand holder at Art Fairs including the Brighton Art Fair selling paintings directly to the public

{C}·         Exhibited at Palace Art fair with 3 other artists

 

 

 2007-January 2008

Curator/Exhibition Organiser

John Packer Associates

 

  • Responsible for hanging exhibitions in the Company’s office and foyer every 8 weeks, sourcing artists, selecting work, hanging work, facilitating sales and liasing with the artists and business

2007-2008                               Assistant to Designer                        Mary Fitzmaurice for ASK Restaurants

  • Designers Assistant. Visiting restaurant sites to organise artworks for completed restaurant. commissioning artworks and ordering accessories to budget and overseeing installation

 

2001-2001                           Adult Education Tutor                       Chanctonbury Centres

  • Created and delivered Art courses to adults from a variety of social and educational backgrounds

EARLIER CAREER

1996-2000                                ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT                  FOR PLAY

  • Answered telephone calls, discussed membership options and signed up members
  • Answered membership queries and updated database
  • Provided admin support to the director

1995-1996

AREA MANAGER

CHARITY FUNDRAISING

 

 

 

{C}·         Co-ordinated a house to house fundraising scheme across the South of England and Wales

{C}·         Recruited, trained and managed teams of fundraisers

  • Raised funds in excess of agreed targets for Amnesty International

 

FUNDRAISER

{C}·         Successfully raised funds for Amnesty International, visited people in their homes, talked about Amnesty International and offered them the opportunity to donate regularly through a deed of covenant

 

 

 

 

Education, QUALIFICATIONS ANd COURSES

2000-2001

City & Guilds 7307 (Adult Education Teaching certificate) Brighton college of Technology

1998-1999

Certificate of Arts of Arts Management, University of Sussex

1993-1994 

MA European Fine Art,Winchester School of Art, Barcelona & Winchester

1991-1992

Fine Art Postgraduate Scholarship, Academy of Fine Art, Budapest

1987-1991

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dunde

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016       Brighton Art Fair

               Control Tower, Kings Hill, West Malling

2015     Control Tower, Kings Hill, West Malling

             Hop Gallery, Lewes

             Candid Arts, London

2014     Blue Moon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

             ’20 Painters’ Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

             Naked Eye Gallery, Hove

2013      ‘32 paintings’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

              Brighton Festival exhibition, Naked Eye Gallery Hove

              Marle Place, Kent

              ‘Bakers Dozen’, The Coach House, Alfriston

2012      Blue Moon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

              ‘Revelations’ Naked Eye Gallery, Hove

2011      Gallery 100, Brighton

              ‘Pigment & Light, Phoenix Gallery ,Brighton

              Palace Art Fair, Fulham Palace

              Naked Eye Gallery ,Hove

2010      Bellis gallery Brighton

              Kings Hill Art, Liberty Property Trust, west Malling

2009      Bellis Gallery, Brighton

              Embassy Court, Brighton

2008      Scotland Art, Edinburgh

2007      Scotlandart, Edinburgh

2006      The Art Room, Lewes

              Hicks Gallery, London

              Brighton Art Fair

2005      The Art Room , Lewes

              Scotlandart, Edinburgh

              Burstow Gallery, Brighton

2004      'On The Wall', Kensington Olympia

              Lewes Contemporary Art Fair, Lewes

              Woolff Gallery, London

             The Affordable Art Fair, London

             Webb Fine Art, London

2003     CCA Gallery, Farnham

             Lewes Contemporary Art Fair, Lewes

             Fresh Art, London