I joined the board of trustees of Impact Arts in March 2019, when I was appointed as a young trustee to represent the voices of young people and young artists. Since joining the board, I have become involved with the Sketchy Youths, youth steering group. I am assisting Impact Arts’ ‘listening expert’ Beth to facilitate the group, and plan to bring their voices and opinions to the board directly as the group develops.
I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in Fine Art in June 2019. I have since been working for the University of Glasgow’s Widening Participation Department, delivering University access programmes in Secondary schools across the West of Scotland. I also work for Glasgow University Heritage Retail Ltd, across the retail and heritage offerings of the University. My previous employment includes working for the Glasgow School of Art’s Recruitment and Articulation Departments.
As an artist, I adopt a multidisciplinary practice, specialising in textile use within fine art. My large-scale soft sculptures have been exhibited in shows such as ‘Janet Rawlins: life in the dales’ at Leeds Arts University and ‘Last Futures’ at Glasgow’s Tramway.
Since graduating, my art practice has taken on different avenues, focusing on domestic textile work primarily, and I hope to begin to re-explore painting in the near future. I have sung with the Glasgow School of Art Choir for four years, where I also sit on the board of trustees. My voluntary experience includes working with Project Ability’s ‘Create’ programme
I am looking forward to drawing more connections between the board of trustees and the Sketchy Youths, in order to allow the views of Impact Arts’ young people to shape the organisation itself.
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