Pam Miller CURRICULUM VITAE Office address: and Printmaker) 15 Barrydale Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1GN. Tel: + 44 (0) 115 925 7676 Mobile: 0775 4422405 wood; Email: email@example.com Studio: Nottingham Artists’ Group, 2 City Buildings, 32-40 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FG. Tel. +44 (0) 115 958 1450 Born: Nottingham (Fine Artist – Painter Oil paintings, acrylics & mixed media on canvas & oil & acrylic monoprints; digital prints of artwork www.pammiller.co.uk www.axisweb.org/artistid/6604 Price range: £30. 00 - £1,600 Size range: 7” x 4” (17.8 x 10.2cm) Up to 60” x 60” (152.4 x 152.4cm) TRAINING/QUALIFICATIONS 1995-6 M.A. Fine Art, University of Leeds (Bretton Hall, College of University of Leeds, West Bretton, Near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, U.K) - Pass 1986-7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Distinction (in Art & Design Education), Leicester Polytechnic (Now De Montfort University), Leicester, U.K 1983-84 Stage 1, Nottinghamshire Teacher Training Course, Clarendon College, Dept. of Adult Education, Nottingham, U.K. 1979-82 B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Art, Leicester Polytechnic (Now De Montfort University), Leicester, U.K. (2:1) 1978-79 Foundation Course (Art & Design), Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education, (now University of Derby). Pass. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1999 ‘Spiritual Landscapes’, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, U.K. 1999 East Midlands Arts Temporary Exhibition Area, Mountfields House, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leics., U.K. 1998 ‘Spiritual Landscapes’, TR/3 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 1995 ‘The Rhythm of Life’, Priory Gatehouse, Worksop, Notts., U.K. 1982 ‘Memories of Africa’, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2005 Flying Goose Cafe & Art Gallery, Chilwell Rd., Beeston, Nottingham, U.K. 1 Art Lounge, Lytham, Lancs., U.K. 2003 Focal Point Interiors, Nottingham, U.K. 2003 Createx Group Exhibition, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. 2002 Group Exhibition, Focus Gallery/Createx, Nottingham, U.K. 2001-2 Renaissance Art Dealers/ArTzu, Manchester, U.K. 2001 Group Exhibition, ‘Av Modern Brittisk Konst’ from Createx (Nottingham) and Artech (Wirral) at Gothenburg City Library and Foreningen Norden (cultural organisation), Gothenburg, Sweden 2001 ‘400 Miles – Nottingham: Wirral: Glasgow’, Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art, 30 artists (Wirral), Createx (Nottingham), Kerrydale Suite, Celtic Football Club, Celtic Park, Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland 2001 Createx Art Exhibition, The Art Exchange, Nottingham, U.K. 2001 Group Exhibition, Headstreet Gallery, Halstead, Essex, U.K. 2001 Group Exhibition (Organised by Createx), Museum of The South West, Midland, Texas, U.S.A. 1998 ‘Landscapes and Lives’, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, U.K. 1996 M.A. Final Show, Bretton Hall, College of The University of Leeds, West Bretton, Nr. Wakefield, West Yorkshire, U.K. 2 The Byard Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. 1988 Artemesia Exhibition, Rhyl Library Arts Centre, Rhyl, U.K. 1985-86 ‘Out of Isolation’ Artemesia Touring Exhibition (toured by Clwyd Exhibitions’ Service to Wrexham Library Arts Centre, Leeds University Art Gallery and Oldham Art Gallery, U.K.) 1985 ‘Artemesia Exhibition, Lauderdale House, London, U.K. 3 ‘Women’s Work’, The Showroom, Bonner Road, London, U.K. 1983 ‘Women and Nature’, Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham, U.K. 1982 B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Art (Final Show), Leicester Polytechnic (Now De Montfort University), Leicester, U.K. 1982 ‘ Stowell’s Trophy Exhibition’, Royal Academy, London - student work selected whilst on B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art Course SELECTED OPENS 2004 West End Gallery Annual Open Competition, St. Mary’s, Lace Market, Nottingham, U.K. 2001 ‘Celebrating The North York Moors’, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, N.Yorks., U.K. 2000 ‘Feast Your Eyes’, Contemporary Landscape Group Exhibition, Adze Gallery, York, N.Yorks., U.K. 1999-00 Open Exhibition, Art Exchange Gallery (City Arts), Nottingham, U.K. 1999 ‘CIRCA NG99’, Open Exhibition, Bonington Gallery, Trent University, Nottingham, U.K. 1997 British Workhouse Gallery Group Exhibition, Keller Springs, Dallas, U.S.A. 1997 ‘Wilde Contemporary Art’ Exhibition, Market Gasse, A1010, Vienna 1993 ‘Leicestershire Exhibition for Schools and Colleges, Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire, U.K. 1993 Towards A New Landscape’, Coventry Gallery, London, U.K. 1992, 84, 83 ‘Local Artists’ Exhibition’, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. ART FAIRS, MARKETS & AUCTIONS 2006 Patchings Art, Craft & Design Festival 2006 - Art stall with Nottinghamshire Collection 2004 10th East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction, Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham, U.K. 2002 Art Market, Rufford Summer Festival, Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Newark, Notts., U.K. 2001, 2002 Newark on Water Arts Festival – Arts Market (Notts., U.K.) 2000 Harley Gallery Christmas Art Fair, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nr. Worksop, Notts., U.K. (Organised by Notts. County Council – new arts). 2000 TAG Sale, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, U.K. 1999 & 98 Contemporary Art Auction, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. 1997 ‘Inspirit’, Auction and Exhibition of Contemporary Artworks, Weekday Cross, Nottingham , U.K. (Organised by STRATA) 1996 ‘The Last Picture Show’, Auction of Contemporary Art Works, Old Auction Rooms, Nottingham, U.K. (Organised by STRATA). 1996 ‘Contemporary Art Auction’, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. COMMISSIONS 2006 Pet portrait (pencil on paper) 2000 ‘Cinderella Project’, Art Workshops, Kegworth Primary/Derby Playhouse, U.K. (Sponsored by East Midlands Airport/Arts & Business New Partners – Funded by The Arts Council of England and The Department For Culture, Media and Sport.) 2000 Singing workshop, Radford Care Group, Nottingham, U.K. 1998 Voice/Music Painting Workshops (Painters’ Colony) in aid of charity auction (sponsored by Radio Brezice, Brezice, Slovenia – travel, accommodation & materials). 1997 Christmas card design for HI Distribution (part of sponsorship package – TR/3 Gallery Solo Exhibition). 1997 Landscape Mural, Rylands Christian Centre, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, U.K. 1995 Carlton-Le-Willows Comprehensive School, Nottingham, U.K. – Shallow-relief mural (inspired by African dance). Commissioned by Angel Row Art Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. Artist-led workshops; mural made by pupils. AWARDS 1998 Ljubljana British Council Travel Award (Ljubljana) regarding Solo Exhibition, TR/3 Gallery, TRG. Republic 1, Slovenia. 1998 East Midlands Arts, Project Award – Travel (research/Exhibition, TR/3 Gallery, Ljubljana, TRG. Republic 1, Slovenia) 1998 Frigidaire Consolidated Ltd. (U.K.) – Sponsorship (travel/Exhibition), TR/3 Gallery, Ljubljana, TRG. Republic 1, Slovenia. 1997 Sponsorship – Frigidaire Consolidated Ltd. (U.K.) to travel to British Workhouse Gallery Group Exhibition, Keller Springs, Dallas, U.S.A. 1984 & 95 East Midlands Arts Visual Arts Awards, U.K. REVIEWS British Magazine, British Council Newsletter, regarding Solo Exhibition, TR/3 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1-26 Oct. 1998). British Council Magazine Radio Interview (Solo Exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia ) 1/10/98 Television Interview – T.V. Slovenia, 1/10/98 (Solo Exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia). Lynette Pinchess, ‘Neighbourhood News and Evening Post’, Nottingham, U.K. 10/10/98, p.10. ‘Whirlwind World Tour With The Continentals’, by Lynette Pinchess, ‘Neighbourhood News and Evening Post’, Nottingham, U.K. 11-17 Oct. 2000. ‘Flight Scene’ (News Magazine of East Midlands Airport, Issue 44 – Winter 2000-01): ‘Dramatic Boost for Local Youngsters’. 'Evening Post', Nottingham , 'Preview - Art: 'Picture of The Week' (St. Mary's Summer Exhibition)', 30/04/04 PUBLICATIONS 1985 ‘Out of Isolation’ catalogue – work by members of the Artemesia group of women artists, toured by Clwyd Exhibitions Service, Introduction by Griselda Pollock. 1998 ‘Spiritual Landscapes – Pam Miller’, catalogue, TR/3 Gallery Solo Exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SupaPrint Ltd. Essay by Pauline Lucas. 2000 ‘The Little Book of Local Artists’ by Nottinghamshire County Council – Leisure (Arts) – Introduction by Sue Cullen, new Arts, Nottinghamshire County Council. 2001 ‘The BritArt Directory’ by Henry Mayhew. 2001 ‘Celebrating The North York Moors – Capturing The Spirit and Identity of The National Park’, published by North York Moors National Park, in partnership with Scarborough Museums and Gallery, Scarborough Borough Council, July 2001. (Introduction by Andy Wilson, Chief Executive (National Park Officer)). 2003,04 9th & 10th East Midlands Contemporary Art Auctions, Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham, U.K. AGENTS www.untitled-gallery.co.uk Work can also be viewed on the following databases: AXIS (For information on visual artists) www.axisweb.org/artistid/6604; www.nottsartists.org.uk; www.nottinghamshire-collection.co.uk; www.nottinghamstudios.org.uk; www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk (your gallery); www.nottinghamopen.co.uk PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS In private collections throughout the U.K., U.S.A., France and Slovenia .In College Collection: Bretton Hall, College of the University of Leeds, U.K. WORKSHOPS 2006 'Painting with Pulp' for adults (my studio space, Nottingham Artists' Group), 18th Oct. '06, as part of 'Open Festival of Contemporary Arts', 13 - 25 Oct. '06 2006 Making Paper Pulp Paintings' and 'Monoprinting' for adults and children, my studio space, Nottingham Artists Group, 2 City Buildings, 32 – 40 Carrington Street, Nottingham 2005 Textiles (batiks) - African paste technique, Years 4, 5 & 6, as part of Creative Arts Week, Swanwick Primary School, Swanwick, Derbys., U.K. (Combined arts experience, led by Gordon MacLellan (Creeping Toad), Environmental Artist & Storyteller – 9 artists: storytellers/actors, visual & textile artists, musicians/ Songwriters/African drumming, dancers, ceramicists – culminated in final performance by children & Artists.) Theme: ‘The Elements’ 2004 Adult Taster session adult workshops, paper pulp painting (‘Pulp Fiction’), for Arts Network 2004 – Notts. Next Stage Culture & Community (Leisure & Community), Saw Mill, Rufford Country Park, Nr. Ollerton, Notts. 2004 Paper pulp painting (shallow relief landscapes on wood), Reigate Primary, Mackworth, Derby, U.K. 2002 Afro-Caribbean music/visual art workshops, Clayfields House (Secure Unit), Stapleford, Nottingham, U.K. 2002 African music/visual art workshops, Melbourne Junior School, Melbourne, Derbys., U.K. 2000 ‘Cinderella Project (see ‘Commissions’) 1998 Voice/Music Painting Workshops (See ‘Commissions’) 1998 Painting and Drawing Workshops for adults and children, Rylands Christian Centre, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, U.K. 1997-8 Art and craft community workshop courses (adults and children), Art and Craft Centre, Nottingham, 1997 Slide talk (M.A. Artwork) to Spotted Dog Art Group, Rylands Christian Centre. 1997 Art Workshops (slide talk and printmaking demonstrations), High Pavement 6th Form College, Nottingham 1995 Carlton-Le-Willows Art Residency (See ‘Commissions’) 1994 Artist-in-Residence, based at Littleover Community School (Exterior dance/carnival mural produced by pupils, during artist-led workshops), community mural project – ‘international shops’. Partners: Derby PRIDE Ltd., University of Derby, local schools, youth services, local colleges, local artists and local businesses, Derby, U.K. 1982 Drawing and Painting Workshop, Castle Museum and Art Gallery (based on my solo exhibition at The Castle Museum and Art Gallery). TEACHING/LECTURING/WORK EXPERIENCE 2005 - Supply teaching in primary & comprehensive schools (art & design & general subjects, Nottingham, Derbys. to date Teaching Personnel & Supply Desk (Included 5-month placement in Creative Arts Faculty, Kirk Hallam Community School, Kirk Hallam, Derbys.) Began working for Monarch Education, also, in November 2006. 4 Supply teaching in infant, primary & comprehensive schools (art, design & general subjects), Notts. & to present Derbys., U.K. – Teaching Personnel. 1997-02 Supply teaching in infant, primary, middle, junior and comprehensive schools (Art, Design and general subjects ) – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire – Main employers: Nottinghamshire County Council , Teaching Personnel & Select Education – Included teaching students with speech, language & communication difficulties (including Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder) at The Alderwasley Hall School - F.E. Award/NVQ 1994 Part-time Teacher of Art (Glaisdale Comprehensive), Nottingham, U.K. 1994 Part-time Painting and Drawing Lecturer, Berridge Centre, Clarendon College (now called New College Nottingham), U.K. 1992-93 Class Teacher (14-year-olds), Art & Design Technology Teacher & Co-ordinator, Westbrook School, Long Eaton, Notts. Included combined arts experience (dance/drama/music and art) and specialist language skills – (pupils with profound multiple learning difficulties) - multi-sensory. 1992 Temporary post - Art teacher, Shepherd School, Nottm., U.K. (Pupils with severe learning difficulties). 1987-91 Curriculum Support Team Teacher in Art & Design (teaching Art and Design crosscurricular, co-ordinating Art and Technology). Also, Support Teacher, Special Needs. Leeds City Council (middle schools), U.K. 1983-86 Lecturer in further education: Painting and drawing, life drawing and painting, art appreciation Community Arts – Adult Education Programme, South Notts., Clarendon and Broxtowe Further Education Colleges and Outcentres, Nottingham, U.K. (Nottingham Community Arts Centre, Cheshire Home and warden-aided complexes). Black Women’s Group (P.G.C.E. – Art & Design Education, Community Education Programme, Moat Community College, Leicester, U.K.) 1969-75 Office experience: shorthand and typing, secretarial and personal assistant posts (including that of Personal Secretary to Town Clerk of Chingola Municipal Council, Zambia, Africa, personal secretary to a principal medical social worker in a hospital, assistant to an area sales manager, personal secretary to an assistant bank manager and secretary in an architect’s department). OTHER ACTIVITIES 2006 'Open Studios' w/e 14/15th Oct., Nottingham Artists' Group, as part of 'Open Festival of Contemporary Arts' 2006 'Mayhem at The Manor', The Manor, Barnby Moor, Nr. Retford, Notts. - Art stall as part of fundraising for Charity African Aids Orphaned Children. 2006 'Beneath', Open Submission Group Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, U.K. 2005 Nottinghamshire Collection Art Stall,, Notts. County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, U.K. 2005 Open Studios w/e, Nottingham Artists' Group (8/9th Oct.) 2004 Judge - Long Eaton & District Art Club Annual Art Competition 2004 First Soprano (choir) Oasis Christian Centre Church, Long Eaton, Nottm. Easter and Christmas presentations. 2003 YAH Festival, Nottingham Artists’ Group Open Studios 2002 Circa Open Studios, Nottingham Artists’ Group, part of Visualise 2002, celebrating visual art in Nottingham & Raffle Exhibition, City Arts, Arts Exchange, Nottingham 2001 Nottingham Playhouse Open Day (Focus; ‘Sky Mirror’ public art): Art Stall (with demonstration of monoprinting process), 15/09/01 2000 Joined Createx (supports Nottinghamshire’s Creative Industries – part-financed by The European Community (European Regional Development Fund).) 2000 Sang first soprano with the Frontline Continental Singers - Millennium Around The World Tour. 51 days. 48 concerts in 44 days: Northern Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A. and England. (Part- sponsored by Oasis Christian Centre Church, Long Eaton, Nottingham). www.continentalministries.co.uk 1996 Joined ‘Nottingham Artists’ Group’ Studios, Carrington Street, Nottingham, U.K. 1983 ‘Issues Within Feminist Art’ published in ‘Artists Newsletter’ (May Issue). 1982-95 Worked as fine artist in ‘Carrington Street Studios’, Nottingham. (Also, Joint Honorary Secretary of Group.) 1977 Joined Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham – singing and dancing part, 'Cavalcade' by Noel Coward. 1973- Lived and worked in Chingola, Zambia, Southern Africa. (Included experience of acting at Chingola Arts Theatre and teaching in government secondary school – art and design). ART SKILLS Collage, drawing, mixed media, murals, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles. AREAS OF WORK Adult education, community arts, exhibiting, lecturing, primary and secondary education (including infant , junior and middle schools), special needs teaching (adults and children), public & private commissions, residencies, tertiary education, workshops. INTERESTS Healthcare arts, new technologies, practice-based research, public art, visual arts consultancy, working with architects, ceramics, digital art, sculpture, video. LANGUAGES SPOKEN English, French. ARTIST’S STATEMENT My paintings (oil, acrylic, mixed media on canvas and wood) and oil & acrylic monoprints on paper are concerned with the use of metaphor for landscape. Observations of the changing nature of the skies, seas, lakes, flora and fauna has led to a shorthand of markmaking, with a sense of a location. I ‘translate’ the preliminary studies made on site into a more spontaneous process in my studio (both on a smaller and larger scale) – leading to paintings that represent transition in my own life. I am particularly inspired by cliff top walks, where there is a sense of infinity, lake reflections and the intimate feeling of a beautiful sunset. My most recent body of work ‘takes’ reference from the erosion seen on beaches/cliff faces of North Yorkshire. Reusing envelopes, newspaper, scrap paper and other discarded materials (leather, wool, etc.) is my way of ‘giving back’ to nature. Though I use dye, acrylic or oils to ‘paint’ the paper pulp, where possible I allow the dyes within the materials to show through. I would like to think that the time I spent living in Zambia, Southern Africa in the 1970’s has helped me to be more resourceful, less wasteful. ABOUT ME Interests include singing, walking in the landscape, listening to music (classical, popular and gospel) and dancing. Other interests include: travel, conservation issues, writing (diaries, research & poetry), reading, watching African dance and modern ballet (e.g. Rambert), attending cinema and theatre performances, acting & swimming. CONTACTS FOR REFERENCES: Mr. J. M. Anderson, Senior Tutor, University of Leeds, Dept. of Contemporary Art Practice, The Design Realisation Centre Building, Wakefield Campus, Boundary Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England WF1 5NS. N.B. Other references on request re. specific projects. Kim Miller, Education Co-ordinator, Derby Playhouse, Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, England DE1 2NF. N.B. Anyone wishing to view my own work or education projects both (documented in photographic form - portfolios and CD's), may arrange a studio visit by telephoning +44 (0) 115 9257676 or 0775 4422405. Also, please see above-mentioned websites. Commissions considered.