EDUCATION

2003 - 04    GTP Teaching course QTS - Key stage 1&2

1992  - 94    Royal College of Art   MA Printmaking

1986  - 90    Bradford College   BA Art & Design   Distinction in Printmaking

1985  - 86    Cambridge College of Art Foundation course

EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows

2015          At No 39   Walthamstow   

2015          Whose Story Is it Anyway? Walthamstow Art Trail  

2014          There Ain’t No Waitress On St Kilda St Barnabus Church Walthamstow

2013          Local Produce  Walthamstow Art Trail

2012          Corner Shop  Walthamstow Art Trail

2012          Dazed and Refused  Arch Gallery   Hackney

2009         Launch  Hurwendeki  Hackney  

2008         Flock  Wood St Market Walthamstow

2005         Will We Still Have A Dog Track ? Walthamstow Art Trail

2004         Happy Accident  Pheonix Brighton

1998          Print Biennale  Cartwright Hall Bradford

1998          The Left Bank  Whitechapel Open

1995          Alternative Arts  Ex Supermarket Marylebone High St  

1994          Degree Show   Royal College of Art

Solo Shows

2017          Toast on the Road  Winns Gallery  Walthamstow

2016          The Gasoline Rooms   Hackney

1993          The Hockney Gallery  Royal College of Art

 

COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

2016     Workshop leader  Vulgar Fashion Exhibition  Barbican

 

2016     Workshop leader Sew Your Own   Walthamstow Garden Party coordinated by Create & the Barbican

2016     Giant Book Characters - Rosary School, Camden

             Worked with whole school to create 10 large scale paper mache book characters to go in the library, alongside        r              related artworks such as book cover illustrations, small puppets and collaged characters.

2015     Workshop leader Words of Walthamstow   Walthamstow Garden Party coordinated by Create & the Barbican

 

2015     Bird felting project - Rosary School, Camden

             Worked with whole school, initially to raise basic drawing standards,then images generated were used to create                  large felts to illustrate renaming of each class with a bird name. Permanently displayed in schools reception area.

2015     History Time Line - Eleanor Palmer School, Camden

             After working with each child in the school to create imagery and designs for a given era in history, I created a large              scale metal timeline depicting the  children’s images from stone age times through to present day along an exterior              fence in the school’s playground. The timeline also features some made objects encased in resin that are                                reminiscent of having been dug up on an archaeological site. There are 14 panels depicting 14 different eras                            in history in all.

2014    Year 6 leavers legacy artwork - Coppermill School, Walthamstow

            Worked with Yr 6 pupils to paint real life scale silhouettes of themselves encompassing stenciled representations of               their personalities.

2011     Bridge-tastic, Westfield Community Festival, Stratford City

            Prior to the event worked with 4 dads group to design and plan a fabric based bridge. On the day worked with                       festival goers to create a giant pompom bridge.

2009  Chinese Story Project Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

            Worked alongside a story builder in 3 primary schools in Newham to create felted art works based on 3 traditional                 Chinese stories. Artworks were for permanent display in each school.

2008  Fairy Tale Tower - Osmani Primary School, Tower Hamlets

           Worked with Year 2 students to create drawings to be transferred onto metal and small collages that were set in                    resin. Both were incorporated onto a play tower in their school playground.

           

2008   Resin Tiles - Island House Community Centre, Isle of Dogs!

            Worked with Community Centre users to create clay relief tiles that were cast in resin and inset into an external                     metal staircase.

2007   Centenary Tower - Southfields Primary School, Ealing

            Worked with selected children to create artwork relating to the history of their school to be transferred to metal and               added onto a Centenary Play Tower in the playground.

2006  Climbing Tower - Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Camden

           Worked with Year 4 children to create imagery and clay relief tiles around the topic of flora & fawner. The art work                  was transferred onto steel panels using gloss paint and the tiles were reproduced in resin. Both were integrated                    into a playground climbing tower.

2005   Bird Fence - Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Camden

             I worked with a year 2 class to create artwork on the theme of birds that was

             then transferred into metal and perspex and attached to the schools exterior

             fence.

 

2005    Calico Springs - Springfield Park, Hackney

              As part of Springfield park’s centenary celebrations I worked with members of the local community to  create                          create printed fabric maps depicting the park during 3 eras in the past 100 years. The final art works were turned                   into deck chairs to be used in the park.

2003    Exterior Design - Lloyd Park Children’s Centre

             Worked with nursery children to produce imagery on the theme of William Morris. Then collaborated with the                          architects who were designing the new children’s centre building to choose an image to be printed wall paper style

             all over the exterior walls.

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

2006 - present    Artist in Residence        Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Camden

                             Planning & delivering topic based art projects across the school.

 

2010 - 15              Joint owner of independent ethical fashion business Queenie and Ted   

                             Ran a shop/workshop where we designed, made & sold up cycled women’s clothing, held sewing classes                                & ran our business. We were taken to Japan with our collection twice.

 

2010 - 12              Mighty Mega Plot Session leader    Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

                             Led a series of workshops over a 2 year period for children with special needs and their siblings that led to                              the creation of a story telling yurt, this involved screen printing the exterior walls & roof and  making felts                                  for the interior.

 

2006 - 09            Listen to Learn Project - Visual Arts session leader     Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford 

                             Planned & delivered consultation workshops, predominantly in Carpenters School Stratford  which used                                  visual arts as a means to gather information & young peoples views & ideas for the Stratford City                                              Development. This included open day art sessions for parents and members of the local community to

                             input their views through various art activities.

 

2005 - 11             Artist in Residence          Roger Ascham Primary School, Walthamstow

                            Planning & delivering topic based art projects across the school.

 

2004 - 05           Year 2 class teacher Roger Ascham Primary School, Walthamstow

 

1996 - 02            Printmaking Tutor    Community Care     Bromley By Bow Centre

                            Planned, budgeted and delivered screen and block printing sessions to community care clients and                                         members of the local community.

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Kally Laurence is an artist and arts educator based in East London. She has a vast experience of working in community settings and exhibiting regularly. Printmaker  Painter