Bury, United Kingdom
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Education / Qualifications09/01/2005 - 07/01/2008
Silversmith & Jewellery Design, BA Hons, First Class
Author, Illustrator, Designer
In 2010 I set myself a challenge, to transcribe abstract and distorted images and text into a book. This collection of fragments is the result of frantic documentation of a sequential dream over the space of 2years.
Looking and reviewing the information, I have correlated a distorted creative combustion of broken written words and images brimmed with personal energy.
Objects inspired from this book can be seen on my blog: www.markmcleish.blogspot.com
“A call-to-arms for all gorgeous underdogs.”
Tarrant Wesley Spencer 2012
Showcased my Graduate work.
Showcase12/01/2012 - 12/01/2012
The Whitworth Art Gallery Christmas Fair
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Created the display and sold my work.
Showcase02/01/2013 - 02/28/2013
Artist, curator, designer
The 8th Day, Manchester
Window is an exhibition of mixed media work created especially for The Eighth Day.
Working with the metaphor of window I have created a visual that stimulates adaptations of messengers and memories.
Reflections cast light
Looking out projection
Peering in forming
An open window…
Art and Design Teacher
I am a newly qualified teacher and have had experience teaching Pre-degree Foundation class of 25 students with mixed abilities using specialist delivery in interactive, educational stimuli, teaching the five main pathways in Art and Design. Designed, led and taught art classes for students with a wide spectrum of special and additional needs.
Curator, Stylist and Merchandiser
I have organised and curated exhibitions, fairs and window displays of both 2D and 3D objects. I have worked to a contrast of budgets and promote a professional, creative, memorable, outcome.
I use a mixed media format and have a vast understanding of different materials please see my portfolio for images.
I have worked on private commissions and stocked local galleries and boutiques with my own bespoke work. I have self marketed and sold at acclaimed craft fairs and organised and run workshops, tutorials and events, teaching skills and techniques. I am also a published author and have exhibited internationally and nationally.
Employment06/01/2007 - 09/01/2007
Produced objects that created education stimuli electronically, to engage with the format of a gallery.
Full-Time, Part-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off