North West, United Kingdom
I am a self-employed artist trained in embroidered textiles graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990. I then spent a year on the, ‘Artist in schools scheme’, run by the Drumcroon Education Arts Centre working in Wigan primary schools. I have a PGCE from Huddersfield University, 1996. I was an active member of the Artists in Schools team, Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, joined in 1999 and an artist in residence for the early years Education team, Blackpool.
I continue to combine developing my personal work with my teaching/community artwork. I have experience of working with pupils of all ages and with a wide range of abilities.
I became a Holocaust educator specialising in teaching about the Holocaust through Art in 2006. I am a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum London in Holocaust Education and ran a project in Holocaust Arts Schools Education, ‘Art in the Shadow of Death,’ which was funded by the Arts Council England. I am also a Fellow of Royal Holloway University of London in Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation and a Yad Vashem graduate, where I received a grant to further develop work in Holocaust Arts Education. I am a project partner with AJR(The Association of Jewish Refugees) recently receiving a grant from AJR, The Pears Foundation and The Linking Network to develop and deliver a Holocaust arts project in Bolton Schools. I have been awarded a second National Lottery Heritage Lottery grant to further develop and deliver a Greater Manchester schools Holocaust arts project Holocaust Memorial Day 2024.
I have developed and delivered Genocide art projects in schools, inspired by being invited on these two educational visits.
SURF Support Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda-‘Lessons from Rwanda’ educational visit and volunteering art and craft sessions April 2019
Remembering Srebrenica-'Lessons from Srebrenica' educational visits programme 2018