website: www.claireblackburn.com www.socialfabricarts.com
Tel: 07960571658 email: email@example.com
BA Hons Design Craft; De Montfort University, Leicester. Graduated 2012
RSA youth and community work
City and Guilds 7306 Certificate in Education and Training.
RSA Councelling skills
The Society for Designer Craftsmen
Prism Art textiles
Oxfordshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
Dec 2016 Exhibited with Traces-London at Fenton House in Hampstead
Nov 2016 Selected by Polly Leonard (selvedge) and Michael Brennan-Wood for the Contemporary Textiles open "Threads" at Salisbury Arts Centre
June 2016 Exhibited Family Value in the Houses of Parliament as part of the Tomorrows Child exhibition.
May 2016 Exhibited Fishermans Blues at Hoxton Arches with Prism
May 2015 Work selected for the Heather Hunter prize, Prism
May 2015 Exhibited with Prism textiles group, Hoxton, London
April 2015 Selected for Sea view exhibition at the Jam Factory in Oxford
March 2015 Delivered talk to Embroiders Guild, Oxford Branch
Jan 2015 Exhibited at the 2015 Society for Designer Craftsmen exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Feb 2014 Commision for Sobell House Hospice "ribbons"
Jan 2014 Set up; Social Fabric Arts; Art and Craft educational enterprise for children and young people
Jan 2014 Exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Society for Designer Craftsmen.
Nov 2013 Curator and exhibiting artist; "Homage" exhibition for 3 Oxfordshire artists at Heath farm, Oxon
Sep 2013 Exhibiting artist at the "Afloat" exhibition at Torre Abbey, Torquay, South Devon
Jan 2013 Exhibiting artist at the SDC mall exhibition presented by the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Aug 2012 Awarded Liscence membership with Society of Designer Craftsmen
July 2012 Bursary award for "subtraction-erasure-conjecture" course with Michael Brennand-Wood
June 2012 Exhibiter at New Designers 2012
May 2012 Member of Seen Art collective: exhibiting in North Oxfordshire Arts Weeks
Nov 2011 Selected for "wrapped" exhibition, Forge 2 gallery, Culworth, Northamptonshire.
May 2011 Group selection for participation in "Rejuvenation" exhibition, Forge 2 gallery, Culworth,
Oct 2010 Tutor for textile weekend workshop at Cuckoo studios, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire.
July 2010 Community textile workshop at Cowley Carnival, Oxford.
June-July2010 I organised and facilitated a Series of workshops for the Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership and the Children in Care Council; Up-cycling Fashion show and T-shirt design for their annual conference.
Nov2004-May2010 Arts development worker at the Courtyard Youth Arts Centre. During my post I wrote and won funding for a Heritage Lottery programme for young Graffiti Artists. its success secured its funding for a further four years. I curated several exhibitions for young artists at the centre, ran regular workshops and groups and developed a programme of wider educational opportunities; visiting artists, trips to exhibitions, theatre and events.