C.V

Education

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design- Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art -Digital Media, Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture Upper Second Class Honours. Studied from September 2011- June 2015.

Dundee College -HND in Contemporary Art Practice- A, Studied from September 2009-June 2010

HNC in Contemporary Art Practice- A, Studied from September 2008- June 2009

 

Works and Collections

Camperdown Park, Dundee, Child’s Play Series Jack and Noah, Commissioned to make an outdoor sculpture by the Forestry Section Dundee (Set To be installed in 2017).

Moncreiffe Hill Woodland Trail, competition winner- commissioned to make an outdoor sculpture by the Woodland Trust, September 2014. – Sculpture series Beehive and Bees.

 

Exhibitions

Solo

Primal- Tin Roof Dundee, June 2016

Relics Jewellery Line, Six Foot Gallery , Glasgow , October 2017

Group Exhibitions

2017-

In the Garden with Friends, Group Exhibition, The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore  Perth, May

Tangled Up In Blue, New Maker Mini Showcase, Crieff Perth, May

Fun A Day, Medow Mills Wasp Studios, Dundee, February

Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee, January

2016-

Khora Gallery, Kirkcaldy,Fife , November

Dundee Mini Make Off Exhibition, Vision Building, Dundee, September 2016

First Proof Print Makers- Part of Print Festival Scotland, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, June

Salvage Art ,The Nail Factory,  Dumfries and Galloway, June

Where are our minds now, Tin Roof, Dundee, March

2015-

Art Exhibition -Post Box Cellar bar, Perth, November

Dundee Science Festival Wearable Art Exhibition & Workshops, Wellgate Centre, November

First Proof – New Printmakers 2015, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, June

Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee May

Rub next to Big Pots, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee March

Members Show, Generator Projects, Dundee February

2014-

Spaces of Uncertainty, Budapest, Hungary – Group collaboration, December

Spaces of Uncertainty, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee – Group collaboration, December

Unknown Worlds, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, March

Events

A celebration of Wood, Community Campus, Forfar, April 2017

Perthshire Creates Christmas Design Market, Perth Museum, November 2016

Meet your Winter Maker- Neo Designs Dundee, November 2016

Scottish Jewellery Week- Jewellery Trail featured designer, As part of the Dundee Design Festival, 25-28th May 2016.

Meet the Maker, part of Ignite Festival, Tin Roof Dundee, May 2016

SE: Creative Event and workshops featuring Tin Makers as part of Ignite Festival, Dundee May 2016

Green Tea Concept Atelier Event as part of Ignite Festival , Old Floor Mill Dundee May 2016

Scottish Design Exchange launch event, Ocean Terminal Edinburgh, February, 2016

Dundee Wearable Art Show September 2015

 

Employment History

VinSpace Art Studios, Vietnam –Internship- May 2017- Present 

At Vinspace art studios I currently run all of the social media sites and conduct all the current marketing for the company. My duties include updating and maintaining the website, writing blogs that highlight our classes, workshops and lesson ideas. I do all the photography and writing for all online platforms; this includes managing both our Instagram and Facebook page. I also create and organise our digital newsletter, which goes out twice a month. My current position has also recently been extended into advertising for recruitment on an international level. My role also includes teaching and organising Art classes. I teach a wide variety of lessons to both children and adults. I currently run six art classes a week where I teach sculpture, print-making, drawing, painting, collage and a wide variety of mixed media. I have also ran workshops and assisted in art events including the recent Art Market.

Dundee Mini Make Off – Exhibition Curator and event co-coordinator- September 2016

One of the founding members of Dundee Mini Make-Off; a small initiative engaging local communities with makers, artists and designers in an effort to celebrate unique creative  communities, increase arts accessibility and introduce people to the benefits of making. Working with a small team on all aspects of development of Dundee Make-Off including business planning, fundraising, PR, marketing and audience development. I was the exhibition Curator and event co-coordinator.

Website: https://dundeeminimakeoff.wordpress.com/

Tin Roof Internship -September 2015-2016:

I was selected for an internship with Dundee’s art collective Tin Roof. This was a yearlong internship resulting in my first solo show. My responsibilities included working on the committee, assisting with exhibitions and events, curatorial work, marketing and PR. I assisted with running and maintaining the studio spaces, ensuring all health and safety requirements were met. I also assisted in artist talks and personally arranged events, workshops and fundraisers.

Post Box Cellar Bar Art exhibition event coordinator November 2015- May 2016:

This was a project set up in Perth to give the opportunity for established and emerging artists to display their work in the area.  Dalton selected the work and set up the install of the pieces, also arranged press, PR and live music for the opening night of these exhibitions. This was a 6 month project.

NEO Design- Work Experience 2016:

I did work experience at NEO Designs Dundee where I trained in basic jewellery techniques. I have furthered my knowledge on precious metals and precious stones. I have had the opportunity to assist customers and have gained experience in creating jewellery displays. Recently I have been working on my own jewellery line, in this I have gained huge amounts of experience in sales and how to organise and run large events that attract a variety of customers.

Workshops and Demonstrations

Art Market, Inpages and Vinspace Art Studio, Mask Making Workshop, Vietnam, Ho chi Minh City, June 2017

Meet Your Winter Maker, Neo Designs Dundee, demonstrations in pyrography, November 2016

Food and flower show Dundee demonstrations in pyrography, September 2016

Dundee Wearable Art Workshop (Dundee Design Festival) workshop assistant 27th May 2016

Green Tea Concept Atelier- Ignite Festival, demonstrations in pyrography- Old Floor Mill Dundee 24th May 2016

Demonstration in pyrography, SE: Creative Event and workshops part of Ignite Festival, Dundee May 2016

Demonstration in pyrography,  Monifieth wood turning club, December 2015.

Food and flower show Dundee demonstrations in wood turning and pyrography, September 2015

Food and flower show Dundee – demonstrations in wood turning and pyrography, September 2014

 

Talks

Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 15- part of Dundee Design Festival: Featured Presentation with Tin Roof Arts Collective 26th May 2016.

Motivate Me- Dundee Collage, talk assistant for Tin Roof, April 2016.

 

 Press

https://inthegardenwithfriends.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/kirsty-dalton/

http://creativedundee.com/2016/09/dundee-mini-make-off-2/

http://https://www.jewelleryofscotland.co.uk/blogs/news/118183684-q-a-with-jenna-mcdonald-of-tangled-up-in-blue-made-in-scotland-series

http://creativedundee.com/2016/06/farewell-tin-roof/

http://http://2-1-4-1.com/Post-Box-and-Cellar-Bar-Art-Exhibition

http://perthshirecreates.co.uk/2016/03/post-box-cellar-bar-art-exhibition-spring-2016/

http://www.dundeewearableart.com/2016/02/23/kirsty-dalton/

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/exhibitions/exhibitions/first-proof-2015/

http://perthshirecreates.co.uk/2015/11/art-exhibition-the-post-box-restaurant-cellar-bar/

http://perthshirecreates.co.uk/2015/11/art-exhibition-the-post-box-restaurant-cellar-bar/

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/20-000-woodland-project-helps-create-buzz-about-moncreiffe-hill-trail-1.628787

http://dundee.stv.tv/articles/269287-unknown-world-art-exhibition-launch-at-duncan-of-jordanstone-cooper-gallery/