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CURRICULUM VITAE




NAME. Jayne Sparks

WEB. www.jaynesparks.co.uk

E.MAIL. jaynesparks@hotmail.com


EDUCATION

Central St Martins, London Foundation in art and design. 1989-91 , 4 out of 4 A grades, including studies in painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printing fashion and life drawing.

Morley College, London. 1990 life drawing, and artists do the talking.


C.C.T.A. Carmarthen 1994. HND Sculpture, 6 out of 6 distinctions for practical work including bronze casting, mould making, stone and wood carving, welding (arc and mig), blacksmithing, carpentry,  and joinery.  Gained experience with large power tools and received a prize for best stone carver.


Gained a certificate in chainsaw competence with the National Trust in Pumpsaint 2002


Currently doing a BA top-up in Fine Art Sculpture at Carmarthen school of the arts


EXHIBITIONS 

Royal College of Furniture, London. Exhibition of Women Artists  1990.

Commissioned to paint 5 large backdrops for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's International Music Festival. Exhibited in Milan, Dusseldorf, New York, Paris and Geneva, 1990.

Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, 1996. Selected from CCTA finals to represent college with paintings and stone carvings.

Carmarthen Library, 1995. Annual open exhibition.

Glastonbury Festival 1997, 98, 2000, 01, 02. exhibited paintings and carvings, and held stone carving workshops with not just a bunch of carvers

Bath Arts Fringe Festival 1997, 98, 99, 2000,01,02. Exhibited paintings and carvings in the Royal Crescent, and held stone carving workshops.

The Big Green Gathering, Wiltshire, 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, exhibited paintings and carvings, and held stone carving workshops

Drovers Arts Festival, Lampeter,  1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 as a founder member of a local group of people who brought the festival home, organising stone carving workshops, and exhibiting paintings and carvings.

Plus various exhibitions in local, low key venues, including restaurants, craft shops and cafes 1996-2004. Also supplied handmade cards to various local craft shops.

The Woodfest Wales, St Asaph, welsh chainsaw carving competition, 2003, 2004

Cwmman Environmental fair, commission for public sculpture, 2004

Sandringham Palace, 1st British open chainsaw carving competition, 2004

From 1996 I have spent the summer months attending festivals and crafts fairs organising stone carving workshops,

I have also given my time freely to a number of local schools and  youth groups offering a variety of projects form stone carving, mask making, mosaic, collage etc.

In the last couple of years I have been developing my chainsaw carving skills, as a means of making larger more spontaneous pieces of work.

I am also working on a number of ideas in Steel and other metals, as part of my final year BA in Fine Art Sculpture, I am hoping to bring my chainsaw carving and my steel ideas together, for my final show in June 2005 

     






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