C.V.

 Name: Sarah Gittins.

Date of Birth: 15th July 1977.

Address: 21, Elizabeth Crescent, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8DY

Telephone: 07941 637810.

E-mail Address: sarahjgittins@gmail.com

Education and Qualifications:

  • 2009-2010 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Masters in Fine Art with distinction.
  • 1995-1999: Edinburgh College of Art; first class BA (Hons.) degree in Drawing and Painting.
  • 1997: Student Exchange to the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland.
  • 1986-1995: Rye St. Anthony School, Oxford; 10 G.C.S.E’s, A-levels: Art (A), English Literature (A), Theology (A).

Employment:

  • 2000 – ongoing: Self-Employed Artist
  • March 2013 – March 2016: Co-facilitator of DUO (Dundee Urban Orchard)
  • November 2008 – ongoing: Freelance Artist, National Galleries of Scotland
  • September 2011 – ongoing: Freelance Tutor, Leith School of Art
  • October 2012 – ongoing: When the Future was Now, Research Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop
  • February 2012: FCAC funded Residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop
  • September 2010 – September 2011: Artist in Residence at the Dundee Botanic Garden
  • October 2008 – August 2009: Artist in Residence, Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh
  • September 2008 – April 2009: Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Leith School of Art
  • July 2008 – September 2011: Part-Time Tutor, Leith School of Art
  • September 2007- July 2008: Assistant Tutor, Leith School of Art
  • August 2007: Poetry and Protest project, workshop facilitator, Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham
  • December 2005- June 2006: Artist in Residence on the Chaplaincy Art Project, Sheffield Care Trust: making work with service users for four mental health chaplaincy chapels
  • August 2005: Peace Tree project, workshop facilitator, Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham
  • April 2003- December 2005: Voluntary work running arts activities at a ‘Conversation Club,’ for refugees and asylum seekers; assistant with an art-group at St Wilfrid’s Day Centre, Sheffield
  • October 2003: Art-workshop facilitator, Refugee Education and Employment Programme, Sheffield
  • October 2002- March 2003: Living and working in France
  • August 2001- October 2002: Support worker for adults with learning difficulties, Freeways Trust, Bristol
  • July 2001: Artist in Residence, the Small School, Hartland
  • April- May 2001: Artist in Residence on a Year of the Artist project: the Big Splash, North Somerset Council
  • October 2000- April 2001: Living and working in Dublin.
  • June-August 2000: Artist in Residence at Park School, Dartington
  • October 1999- May 2000: Carving marble in Carrara, Northern Italy, teaching English at the English Centre, Avenza, Northern Italy
  • August 1999: Voluntary work, assisting in the curation of an exhibition of Eastern European art, at the Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh

Awards:

  • 2010: Leith School of Art Prize at the Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition, R.S.A.
  • 1999: Helen A. Rose Bequest
  • 1998: Andrew Grant Travel Award (travelled to Florence)
  • 1997: Andrew Grant Travel Award (worked in Corsica with a group of sculptors)

Exhibitions:

  • October 2014: View, group show, Generator Projects, Dundee
  • October 2014: Orchard City, Dundee Urban Orchard poster exhibition, Roseangle Arts Cafe Gallery
  • October 2013: Fate, Cupar Arts Festival
  • August 2013: Print Shift, group show (part of the first Scottish Print Festival), Roseangle Arts Cafe Gallery
  • July 2013: Selected Prints, solo show, Roseangle Arts Cafe Gallery
  • August 2012-2013: The Kingdom of If, Fife Mobile Art Coach
  • June-August 2012: Performing Worlds, Hannah Maclure Centre
  • October 2011: If there were anywhere but desert, Cupar Arts Festival
  • September-November 2011: International Print Biennale, Laing Gallery, Newcastle
  • July 2011: The Same Green, solo show, Dundee Botanic Garden
  • July 2011: Mappa Mundi, group show, Dundee Central Library
  • June-August 2011: Soil, group show, Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee
  • April 2011: Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
  • September 2010: Dundee Masters Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
  • June 2010: Art and Ecology: Where Two Worlds Meet, group show, Dundee Botanic Garden
  • May 2010: Drawing Ahead, group show, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
  • February 2010: Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
  • October 2009: Considering How series, solo show, Dundee Quaker Meeting House
  • September 2009: Considering How series, exhibited within the Masters show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
  • April 2009: Celebrating 20 Years, group show, Leith School of Art
  • March 2009: Visual Arts Scotland 2009, group show, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh
  • November 2008: solo show, Leith School of Art
  • December 2007: Winter Exhibition, group show, Edinburgh Printmakers
  • June 2007: Rituals Exhibition, group show, Leith School of Art
  • April 2007: group show, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh
  • December 2006: Christmas Exhibition, group show, Leith School of Art
  • May 2006: Open Up, group show, Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield
  • December 2005: 7 Islands, group show, Archipelago, Sheffield
  • August 2005: solo exhibition, Blue Moon, Sheffield
  • May 2005: Open Up, group show, Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield
  • January 2005: Genius, group show, Cupola Contemporary Art
  • May 2004: Open Up, group show, Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield
  • October 2003: joint show with Elaine Wisdom, Thorpe House Gallery, Thirsk
  • November 2002: group show, Gallery 54, London
  • September 1999: New Generation, group show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  • May 1999: Student Exhibition, group show, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • January 1999: January Exhibition, group show, Edinburgh College of Art

Performances:

  • March 2012: D-AiR Performance Collective in collaboration with B Beyond, Buzzcut Festival, Glue Factory, Glasgow
  • March 2012: Water Cafe, D-AiR Performance Collective, Abertay University
  • November 2011: Laying Down the Law, D-AiR Performance Collective, as part of the NEoN festival, Dundee Law
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