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Featured on Kevin McClouds Manmade Home, 2013, broadcast by Optomen Television for Channel four, Shellie was able to extend her interest and experience in relation to the hand made, sustainable and ethical textile practice and making.

Coordinated, co-curated and exhibited in Everyone Everything, a group exhibition of work by lecturers and associates at Swansea Metropolitan, University of Wales, Trinity St David, 9th - 21st Sept 2013

 

Both of these recent projects are featured on my blog which can be found at:

http://shellieholden.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Please contact me if you would like further details of my practice, or to discuss a project.

email: shellieholden@hotmail.com

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Qualifications

P.G.C.E/Cert ED (PECT), Swansea Metropolitan University, 2012
City & Guilds, Introduction to Bookbinding, City Literary Institute, 2008
MA in Visual Arts- Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2006
7307, Teaching Adult Learners, City & Islington College, 2003
Creative Mentoring Scheme, Haringey Arts Council, The Chocolate Factory, Wood Green, 2003
BA (Hons) Textiles, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 1995        
Foundation Art Cert. and A’ Level Art- Painting, Blackpool and the Fylde College, 1992


Grants, Awards and Memberships:

Art Council Wales Individual Project Grant, £3000, 2009 – 2010.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, £10,000 'Professional Preparation Master's Scheme', 2005
Chelsea Craft Fair, First Time Exhibitor Award. 2002
Princes Trust Development Award, Business Grant',  £2,500, 2001

Membership - Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2003 - present
Fibre Arts Wales, Membership 2009 - present
TFSW, Textile Forum South West, 2010- present


Exhibitions and Fairs:
‘Conversations’, FAW at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan, 4-11 Aug 2012
‘Mapping the Future: Where Are You Now?’ Textile Forum South West, at The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton, 23 February – 24 March 2012
‘First Anniversary: Paper’, Unit 12, Stafford, 5th May - 30th July 2011
‘Fibre Voices II’, Fibre Arts Wales, Newport Art Gallery, 30 April- 11tJune 2011
‘Present Collectables’, Contemporary Applied Arts, 18 November – 7 January, 2010-2011
‘Ten’, Lecturers and Associates of Coleg Sir Gar, at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, 2010
‘From Pulp’, Craft In the Bay 14th May- 4th July 2010
‘Yours Sincerely’, Unit 12, Stafford, 15th May- 26th June, 2010
‘Make Believe, New Work, New Worlds’, invited by Frankworks, at the Zetter Hotel, London, October 2009

‘Pulp Fictions’, Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, 21 June - 30 August2009

‘Reclaimed’, Galanthus Gallery, Hereford, 25th April-7th June 2009
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair’, Spinningfields, Manchester 2009
Origin, The London Craft Fair’, presented by The Crafts Council at Somerset House 7-19 October 2008
Parnham House Textile Fair and Exhibition, Sussex, 2008
‘Written Word’, Ferrers Gallery, Midlands, 2007
Mapping exhibition at Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex, 2007
‘Studio Space’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 26 April - 18 June 2006
Window Galleries @ Canary Wharf, Pop up shop, London, 2006
Foyer Piece, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, 2006
‘Chelsea Crafts Fair’, presented by The Crafts Council, Chelsea, Old Town Hall, London, 2005
‘Collect’, at Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Represented by Lesley Craze Gallery, London 2005
Group exhibition at The Haberdashers’ Company Gallery, Opus school of textile arts, London, 2005
‘Focus’, New Maker exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2004
Solo show at Lesley Craze Textiles Gallery, London., 2003
‘SOFA Chicago’, represented by The Crafts Council at Navy Pier, Chicago, 2003
'Loose Threads', Rufford Craft Centre, Rufford, 2003
‘Chelsea Crafts Fair’, presented by The Crafts Council Chelsea, Old Town Hall, London, 2002
Hidden Art Fair, presented by Mazorca projects, London, 2002              
The Fifth Baltic Biennial of Weavers Miniature Textiles, Gdynia, Poland, 2001
'Fab-Rick', Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire, 2001

 


Employment:
Marketing and Exhibitions Officer, Palterman and Thomas Gallery, Swansea, 2010
Assistant Project Director, Deptford X, London, 2008
Event Coordinator, Origin: The London Art Fair, London, 2007
Programme Coordinator, COLLECTion, The Crafts Council, 2007
Exhibition Technician, Opus School of Textile Arts at The Mall Galleries, London, 2004 - 2007
Office Manager, SALT at Oxo Tower Wharf, London, 2005
Sales Officer, The Crafts Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2001 - 2005
Sales Consultant, Heal and Son Ltd, London. 2000 – 2002
Visual Merchandising and Sales person, Miss Selfridge, flagship store, Oxford Street, London, 1998 – 2000

 

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:
PGCE Teacher Placement, Foundation Art, Design & Applied Art, S .M .U, 2011
Lecturer, BA (Hons) Textiles, JC School of Textile Arts, 2005-2010 Textiles and Life Drawing, BTEC National Diploma, Blackburn College, Lancashire, 1996


Corporate Commissions and invitations:
Design of paper products for new paper publication, Creative plus publishing, 2011
Design and manufacture of Textile corsages, Commissioned by The Crafts Council, London, awards at Knitting and Stitching show, Alexander Palace, London, 2010
The Laurgharne Castle Project, workshops, Commissioned by Arts Council Wales, 2009
Christmas corporate card, Commissioned by The Crafts Council, £200, 2006
Arts in Health Commission, £3000 for Queen Mary’s Hospital, London 2005-6
Big Arts Week, installation and workshops with children, London, 2003
Decorative showroom art, Walker Gellender Design/ Conran Design Group, 2002 
Original art for Primary Art Loans, (PALS Scheme), Haringey Arts Council, 2002
I.O.U Theatre Company, Halifax, student work placement, 1992