Susan Kinley, Artist in Glass & Textile

Susan Kinley – Condensed/Recent CV

1980 – 1982   Royal College of Art, MA RCA  
Exhibitions [selected]
2016   Artsreach, Dorset – touring exhibition of village halls exploring heritage and environment
2015-16   Re-Making the Past – Devon Guild of Craftsmen, touring to the Craft Study Centre, Farnham, Bilston Craft Gallery and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, North Lincolnshire
2013   Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge - Inspiration From the Bronze Age – A Response
2012   Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery – New Light on Newlyn: A glass wall installation in response to Marazion Marshes [Catalogue]
2011   The Exchange Gallery, Penzance – Print! – Island Fields: A horizontal glass map installation incorporating aerial photography
2009   Walford Mill, Dorset – Overview – Solo Exhibition, [Catalogue]
    Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum & touring – On the Edge: Contemporary Glass Artists from Ireland & South West England [Catalogue]
2008   Collect – Crafts Council, Victoria & Albert Museum
2005   Met Office, Exeter – Elemental Insight [Catalogue]
Research Grants/Awards
2014   Research & Development Award [Re-making The Past exhibition, 2015, Devon Guild of Craftsmen] Arts Council England
2010   Grants for the Arts Award – Arts Council England
2007   David Cantor Memorial Award
2004   Arts Council England South West – Research Grant
2000   Year of the Artist Project Award – Installation/Residency at Treliske Hospital, Cornwall
Public Art Commissions [selected]
2013-2012   Site specific installations for the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge, and Devizes Museum, Wiltshire
2011-2010   The New Bewbush Community Healthy Living Centre, Crawley [Crawley Borough Council] – 23 Exterior glass panels incorporating laminated photographic film and interior banners
2008   Consultant for community window project with Mencap and children excluded from schools – Falmouth Art Gallery, Museum & Library
2006   Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership – Layered/printed panels for new Dementia Unit, Western Super Mare
2005   Moving On: Layered & printed panels for new dementia unit, Weston Super Mare, & laminated glass panels and wall installation for a new Multi-Faith room, Fromeside, Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol [Commissioned through Willis Newson]
2005-2004   Leading The Way – Vinyl Flooring designs for The New Gloucester Royal Children’s Hospital [corridors, wards, waiting areas, A&E]
2003   The Moor Regeneration Project, Falmouth, Cornwall – Printed glass panels for 5 bus stop shelters [Carrick Council]
2002   Royal Exeter & Wonford Hospital – Printed and shaped glass screens for an entrance garden, Haematology Unit
Education & Social Engagement
Audience engagement projects and workshops over the last two years have included:
The Exchange Gallery, Penzance: Lightworks [Penwith Art Week]
Penlee House Museum & Art Gallery: Paper Mosaics & A Joyous Sense of Colour [Workshops with adults & children]
Trereife House, Cornwall: Workshops & temporary installations based on architecture & gardens
West Midlands Designer Makers: From Small to Big – Lecture & Presentation
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge: A 2 day residency linked to an installation for the CinBa project
August 2013 - participation in the programme for the first Penryn Arts Festival, Cornwall.
Current Projects & Research
I am one of 5 artists selected to take part in CinBA , a Europe wide project looking at creativity in the Bronze age, and the ways in which this might inform our practice today. Partners include the University of Southampton, Cambridge University and the Crafts Council. My visual research has focused on the National Museum of Denmark and the archaeology of the Salisbury Plain.
Continuing Professional Development [recent]
In the last 2 years I have continued to attend and contribute to conferences, symposiums and seminars, including:
Creativity: An Exploration Through the Bronze Age and Contemporary Responses to the Bronze Age, at Magdalene College, Cambridge
CAZ Seminars: Being In [landscape] Exchange Gallery, Penzance
CraftNet – Making Places, Bovey Tracey
Artistic Assessment Seminars, Arts Council England, London
Making Value: Portfolio Practise, Crafts Council, London
From January 2011 – January 2013 I was an Artistic Assessor for Arts Council England, which gave me an invaluable overview of contemporary visual practise.
Lecturing Experience
2000 – 2011   Part time lecturer, University College Falmouth 
Prior to 2000 I was a part time lecturer on Foundation at Bournemouth College of Art & Design, and a visiting lecturer at arts institutions throughout the UK & Japan.