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KATHY BECKETT - CV kathrynalicebeckett@gmail.com www.kathybeckett.co.uk / www.colour-ecology.co.uk


As an artist, designer and facilitator I enjoy working on an interdisciplinary level. In exploration of ecocentric approaches, I am excited by projects which explore the edge between arts and sustainability with my key interests being low-impact creative practices, land and people based design, slow textiles and materials experimentation. I flourish within projects that hone my facilitation skills and use particpatory art and design approaches to engage people with new ideas and, to empower individuals to explore their own creativity. [ KEY SKILLS ] • • • • • • • •

Diverse understanding of mediums and materials enabling adapatability across creative specialisms. Capability to transfer knowledge and thinking processes across discourses. An ideation and implementation methodology rooted in a range of design practices. Ability to manage a range of project streams while nurturing partner relationships. Strong interpersonal skills and a motivated facilitator of learning. An ever developing understanding of the sustainability movement and it’s connections with art and design. Competency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, allowing confident creation of graphics. Microsoft Office and administrative skills enabling good organisation.

[ PROJECT ROLES ] 04/16- 08/16

NORTH LIGHT ARTS - John Muir Artist in Residence for ‘Garden Lane’ Leading on the; delivery of a community consultation process to develop The Ridge’s garden space, subsequent designing and, eventual particpatory implementation.

01-03/16 & present

IMPACT ARTS - Tutor for ‘Urban Green’ and ‘Craft Cafe’ Lead Tutor (cover) for ‘Craft Cafe’ and AssistantTutor in the design and delivery of ‘Urban Green’ workshops including planning, administration, creative & technical duties.

09/15 - 12/15

CREATIVE CARBON SCOTLAND (CCS) - Lead Artist for ‘The Lifecycle of Stuff ’ Leading on the design and delivery of a series of workshops across six Edinburgh schools, using both project management and artistic skills to facilitate learners in the creation of artworks for exhibition.

01/14 - 03/15 THE GSA - ARC Project Assistant for GSA Sustainability Project assistant for ARC developing and delivering projects which engaged the GSA community in the sustainability agenda, while reducing carbon emissions during the process. 04/14 - 08/15 01/14 - 03/14 01/13 - 08/15 04-12/08/13 06/13 -11/13 11/11 - 08/12 7/10 -11/10

URBAN ROOTS – Sessional Facilitator for 3 x Projects: Toryglen / Nitshill / Gorbals. ARTHOUSE – Saturday Art Class Co-ordinator for children aged 5-8 and 8-12 years. COLOUR-ECOLOGY – Artist / Workshop Facilitator - across various venues/locations. MAKE / WORKS - One of eight Artists in Residence during their 2013 tour. HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER - AiRBorne Artist in Residence. THE GSA - Gallery Assistant within the Mackintosh Gallery. LIRIA PRISTINE - Design Intern specialising in sculptural knitted pieces.

Profile for Kathy Beckett

Kathy Beckett CV September 2016  

Kathy Beckett CV September 2016