EXHIBITIONS

 

08/2020 Queer Contemporaries (Group Show)

Short Supply & Air Gallery

Online 

06/2020

In Progress (Group Show)

Manchester School of Art

Online

11/19 Frontier (Group Show)

35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield

02/2020 The Future Is (Collaboration)

Convenience Gallery, Birkenhead 

 

11/19 Nou Wave (Group Show)

The Old Biscuit Factory, London

 

07/19 Fragments (Group Show, Curator)

ArtEZ, Arnhem, Netherlands

 

05/19 Save Ryebank Fields (Curator)

Link Gallery, Manchester

 

05/18 Disturbance (Group Show)

Fred Aldous, Manchester

 

04/18 Cramp Your Style (Group Show)

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

 

11/15 23:57 (Collaboration with artist 

Sophie Powell)

Fuse Arts Space, Bradford

 

 

EDUCATION

 

First Class Degree 

B.A Hons. Interactive Arts

2017 - 2020

Focusing on youth engagement in the arts, I developed skills in painting, collage, ceramics, woodwork, lino and woodblock printing, bookbinding, and editing software including Premier Pro, Photoshop, and Audacity.

 

Erazmus Term, All Merits Obtained

 ArtEZ, Aenhem

JANUARY 2019-JULY 2019

 

Distinction Diploma

Art Foundation Diploma

Bradford Collage

AUGUST 2015-MAY 2016

 

TRAINING

 

Unlearning Racism

TWO DAYS, SEPTEMBER 2020 

Unlearning Racism Collective

Safeguarding and Working in Partnership With Asylum Seekers and Refugees

SEPTEMBER 2019-SEPTEMBER 2020

City of Sanctuary

Survivor Orientated Response to Abuse

ONE DAY, SEPTEMBER 2016

International Falcon Youth Movement

Mediation and Peer Counselling

ONE WEEK, JULY 2016

Woodcraft Folk MEST-UP

Delivering Drugs, Sex and Mental Health Education to Young People

ONE WEEK, JULY 2016

Woodcraft Folk MEST-UP

An Introduction to Safeguarding Children,

ONE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2015 

Bradford Council

PROFILE

 

I bring together critical thinking and free play, exploring materials and landscapes to engage diverse communities in creativity, connectivity and political change.  I work with an explosive range of media including sculpture, video and performance. Combining folk tradition and the human place in urban and rural landscapes, I create playful materialist rituals for the overthrow of capitalism. I have lead arts workshops for organisations including The LGBT Foundation, Forest Schools, and OldBank Noma. I am organised, professional and an excellent communicator.

EXPERIENCE​

Personal Assistant, Self Employed, Manchester

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

I support disabled people in their homes and in the community. I place the needs of my clients at the centre of my work, responding sensitively to mental health problems, carrying out domestic duties, and supporting people in perusing an artistic practice.

Online Art Tutor, Self Employed, UK 

MARCH 2020 - JULY 2020

I devised and delivered one-to-one art lessons supporting GCSE students in self directed learning. I responded to their interests while ensuring they met targets set by their school.

Volunteer, City of Sanctuary, Manchester

SEPTEMBER 2019-PRESENT

I volunteer at social events for asylum seekers, facilitating ice breaker and art activities for children, navigating language barriers and responding to complex behaviours of children with trauma. Since March I have been hosting weekly wellbeing sessions for women over Zoom.

 

Programme Coordinator, MERZ Barn Residency, Ambleside Valley

JANUARY 2020

Working with a group of artists in the Lake District, I responded to nature and history creating workshops to inspire.

 

Arts Centre Coordinator, Woodcraft Folk, UK

AUGUST 2019

Coordinating the arts centre at a week-long national youth camp, I budgeted for materials, organised the programme and lead workshops engaging young people in arts and social change.

Life Drawing Teacher, Manchester 

SEPTEMBER 2017 - JULY 2018

I organised and facilitated life drawing courses using theatre activities and experimental drawing techniques to explore figure. The courses took place in diverse locations including at Antwerp Mansion, Manchester, Manchester School of Art and The Social Centre, Liverpool.

Youth Support Worker, Cecil Green Arts, Bradford

MAY 2016-SEPTEMBER 2016

I provided support to staff teaching circus skills at a youth group in Canterbury estate in Bradford. My role was to engage the group in learning circus skills, manage challenging behaviour and establish mutual respect with hard-to-engage children. 

Workshop Leader, WUR Bradford

AUGUST 2015-JUNE 2016

In WUR, an art space in Kirkgate Market, Bradford, I led workshops focusing on collage, zine making and a series on food and community, and experienced how the arts can break down social and linguistic barriers.

ARTIST & WORKSHOP LEADER 

Phone: 07599021689 

Email: josiet.arts@gmail.com

Instagram @josie_tothill