Jennifer Robson CV
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Professional Artist Experience
-pres Freelance Artist making, exhibiting and selling artwork.
-pres Freelance Drawing Tutor delivering one to one and group classes from my studio at WASPS, Dundee. Workshops include Drawing is for Everyone, Scared of the Paper, Experimental Drawing, Building your Own Language, Wire Sculpture Workshops, Drawing to Music, The Portrait, Artbuds Children's Art classes.
2017 Exhibitions Panel Member WASPS Artists Studios Dundee
2009 Gallery Curator/Manager Hanna's Contemporary Art Gallery/The White Gallery, Dundee.
2004 BA(hons) Fine Art/Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
2000 Portfolio Preparation National Certificate, Dundee College
2013 The Girl who had a Tail – Solo show of drawings, painting, sculpture, installation and creative writing. Meffan Art Gallery and Museum, Forfar.
'I was anxious to sign Jennifer up for our core programme after her success in winning The Meffan Winter exhibition purchase prize in 2011. The quality of her work speaks for itself; strong yet subtle, thoughtful and poetic, all underpinned by exceptional technical skill.' Jim Boon, Curator of the Meffan Institute
2011 Telling Tales (Tails) -Solo Exhibition at the Outbye Gallery, Pittenweem
Award and Collections
2011 Winter Exhibition Purchase Prize, Meffan Gallery and Museum, 'The Blue Hare' now held in Angus Council Collections.
Dundee Visual Arts Award £250-Funding for Solo show
2010 Dundee Visual Arts Award £500-Funding for the exploration and production of new work.
2005 New Graduate Bursary £150 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
2017 Pitteweem Arts Festival
Taypark House Christmas Exhibition Teagreen Pop Up Events
Funaday Exhibition WASPS Artist Studios Dundee
2016 Christmas Pop Up Teagreen Events
2012 Open Exhibition Brechin Mechanics Institute
2011 Lead Artist-Blood and Roses Poorboy theatre company as part of Made in Scotland Showcase, Edinburgh International Festival. An audio journey play through site specific public and private places in Edinburgh. Featured 40 original works, including a full size paper wedding dress, sculptural paper miniature village installations created to commission to accompany the play.
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Winter Exhibition Meffan
Quiet Stars Festival Exhibition, Bon Papillion, Edinburgh
2010 Lead Artist on the production of 'Blood and Roses' with Poorboy Theatre Company, Trongate, Glasgow. Featured over 20 original pieces of art including diorama storyboxes, drawings, oil paintings, a wedding dress fabric sculpture, wall collage and installations made specifically for the play.
Artists to Watch Under 30 exhibition, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow
2009 Drawing Exhibition, Compass Gallery
2009 Various commercial gallery exhibitions, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh Art Fairs.
2017 Crohn's Animal Animation.
Concept, character design of a dragon as a personification of Crohn's Disease, storyboard for animation sequence for Crohn's Disease. Original Artwork and animation for McCann Healthcare NY + Stelara + Edit One
2006 Portrait Commission Chairman of St John's Football Club Perth.
2017 Global Change Creations Devised a three part CLPL workshop series to explore art as a tool of engagement in global issues. Teachers were encouraged to make drawings, play with recyclable plastic as a creative material and created a coral reef themed installation in the final week.
Our World to Save, Exhibition One World Centre, Dundee Artwork created by and installed with young people involved with Creative Programme with Hot Chocolate Trust at the Steeple Church, Dundee.
Drawing the Collections, Developed CPD workshop for to encourage teachers to work with D'Arcy Thomson and Dundee University Archives.
Drawing the Dream working with Dundee City Council Creative Learning team. Devising a four part CPD workshop series for teachers questioning What is Art? Developing, creating and delivering experimental drawing and painting workshops for teachers to encourage them to enjoy the process. They fed back to schools as their school's arts champion.
2016 Artist, One World Centre Creative Programme.
The Garden Project engaged young people in global issues surrounding food, through outdoor creative experiences. The young people learned about seasons, and growing sustainable food at the Maxwell Centre Garden to gain ideas and then planned and imagined miniature garden spaces in clay, wrote a story together called The Sacred Tree and illustrated their story on plant pots.
Storytelling for a Greener World, Hilltown Family Picnic. A drop in Storytelling tent where participants listened to and told stories whilst creating simple ephemeral sculptures with found garden objects and play doh.
Volunteer at Hot Chocolate Youth Centre, Exodus Summer Programme, Dundee
2015 Artist with the One World Centre, Dundee Creative Programme.
The project included working with vulnerable young people using creativity to engage them openly in global issues. Our theme was Home, Immigration and Refugees. We created exploratory artwork in many forms including drawings, paintings, sculpture, video, creative conversation, sound art and poetry. This resulted in an exhibition held in 2016.
Creative Catalysts-The Beauty of Maths and Measuring Creative Conversations pilot with Education Scotland, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Forfar Academy Maths Department, Duncan of Jordanstone Architecture Department.
Artbuds - Children's Art Classes Off the Rails Arthouse Ladybank
2013 Animal Art Drawing Workshop, D'Arcy Thomson Museum
'Scared of the Paper' Drawing Course invited to run a six week course of my own Scared of the Paper Drawing Class using the McManus Galleries Natural History Collections as part of The Big Draw 2013.
2012 Busybugs Art Classes for under 4s. Workshop facilitator.
Drawing Workshop, Monifieth Art Society
2011 Painting the Portrait Demonstration, Carnoustie Art Society