JAMIE HOUSE BA (HONS) PGCE

WEBSITE: www.jamiehouse.co.uk
E-MAIL: 
info@jamiehouse.co.uk

PROFILE

With over 20 years of experience as an award-winning exhibiting  international Artist and over 15 years of experience as an educator, working in dedicated and non-dedicated learning environments up to degree level. Jamie specializes in community led Photography educational programmes .
Jamie encourages participants to experiment and encourages students to be confident creative individuals who can express and articulate themselves using a range of visual art forms.

EDUCATION

2010-PGCE in Post Compulsory Education at University of Plymouth

2009-Level 3 NCFE business studies for the creative arts at Plymouth College of Art
2004-BA (Hons) 2:1 Visual Communication: Photo-media University College of the Creative Arts Maidstone

2001 – Merit in RSA Advanced diploma in Foundation Photography and Audio Visual Studies 2000 - A in A-level Photographic Studies
1999 - Merit in BTEC National Diploma in Design
1998 - City and Guilds in Advanced Black and White Photography
1997 - NVQ Level 1 & 2 in Stonemasonry/Sculpture.  

PUBLICATIONS

To date Jamie's work has appeared in publications and blogs worldwide including: New Scientist magazine (UK), Daily Telegraph (UK),PHOTO ARTS book (USA), Peep Contemporary Art Magazine (UK) Ersatz Camera Work catalogue (CA),SuperMassiveBlackHole Journal (UK), BlotBook (UK),GUP Photography Journal (NL), Recycle Art Catalogue (BX), London Independant Photography Magazine (UK), Without Lenses (USA), Inscape Magazine (UK), Umter (DE),Excerpt Magazine (AU)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, TALKS AND RESIDENCIES

Guest Speaker Photographers Gallery London (UK),Artist in Residence The Departure Foundation Manchester, PHrame Brussels guest speaker alongside Simon Roberts (UK) and David Horvitz (CA), S1 Gallery Sheffield (UK)  Guest Speaker, Bend in the river Gainsborough (UK) Artist in Residence, Royal Academy of Arts (UK) ONE IN FOUR, Musrara Mix Festival Jerusalem, Brighton PhotoFringe (UK) Solo show, 365 Days of Print New York Artist in Residence, Aperture Foundation Gallery New York, Parallex Art Fair La Galleria Pall Mall London, Print & Design Now SW1 Gallery Bearspace and London Art Fair, For Japan Hotshoe Gallery London, Four Floors PHOTO IRELAND festival, Graphic Design Museum Boschstraat Holland, Atomino International Contemporary Art Festival Germany Solo Show


EMPLOYMENT
Photo Futures- (2020)I am director of this primarily online company whose ambition is to appeal to international audiences by providing access to relevant and critically engaged content, including showcase opportunities featured on our website. On a local scale our focus is on supporting a community of recent graduates and emerging practitioners to critically develop their practice.
Our goal is to promote Glocal interest in the South West arts community by making use of remote access technology to create a remotely accessed network led by industry-leading professionals.
Photo Art
Host and curator on Photo Art Programme is an online audience-engagement project championing photography as an artform. Featuring professional artists who work with the medium of photography, exploring photographic practice in relation to the contemporary issues which make up social discourse. The curatorial programme delivers interviews and live audience seminars to regional, national and international audiences, with additional community engagement projects. The aim is to provide insightful, educational and inspirational content to encourage and promote the work of emerging and established artists.
Professional Mentor-University of Plymouth (2018-current)
Working on the professional Mentoring programme that matches students with a Professional Mentor giving my time and knowledge to support students both undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Plymouth on the media arts and photography programmes.
Board of artist advisors-Plymouth Culture (2020-current)
Sat on the panel of artist advisors that fed into discussions about artist networks,cultural strategy in Plymouth in parallel with contemporary galleries such as KARST, the new £46m museum, gallery and archive, The Box, and the upcoming hosting of British Art Show 9.
Seymour International Language school Plymouth-Worked as a teacher to international students teaching English, writing lesson plans, preparing schemes of work, and innovative creative teaching resources. This role required me to operate within a dynamic and forward-thinking team that is focused on developing exciting and engaging learning experiences for students across the 11-19 age range. In this role, I was able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining a sense of humour and care for young people. At all times I showed high levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience, and professionalism (July 2019).
Personal Tutor-Worked as a personal tutor to A-Level Art and Photography students.This role I worked closely with the learners identifying there strengths and weaknesses. Targets and goals were identified and I facilitated a supportive, inspiring, and motivating environment to ensure students reach their highest potential (2018-ongoing).
Community Photographic studios CIC-Founding director working in collaboration with institutions, lead tutor teaching children and adults photography, drawing, animation, writing lesson plans, handling workshop bookings, and successful bid writing with awards for all. leading volunteer programme and community exhibitions workshops .Worked with BIPP,Royal Photographic society,Help for heroes,Mind,Age UK and many more delivering community lead projects .I mentored students and helped them structure their portfolios to get onto undergraduate photography and media programmes .Worked closely with south west based universities, running professional development sessions for 3rd year students (Sept 2017-20)
Mayflower Support Centre Devon-Working with young Autistic children delivering Photographic workshops (March 2012)
Falmouth Art Gallery Devon-Teaching sessions based around the exhibition on Surrealism which includes original works by Lee Miller and Man Ray (Feb 2012)
Penelee House Museum and Art gallery-Pinhole and Printmaking workshop and installation of an exhibition at the gallery of the work produced (Feb 2011)
Plymouth College of Art - Tutor on Saturday Arts Club teaching ages 7 to 17 years Photography and Fine Art workshops that will result in an exhibition at London for the Sorrel Foundation. Also Tutor on evening classes for adults. (Sept- 2010-2019)
Plymouth Arts Centre-Delivering Pinhole digital Photography workshop for learners aged 16-25 for their project in association with the Camper Camera Obscura. (Oct 2010)
Plymouth College of Art Summer Mix-Teaching young learners aged 14-17 photographic skills (Aug 2010)
FOTONOW-Lecturer for this photography organisation that helps young people appreciate their life and surroundings through photography. Worked on projects in partnership with architecture week. I worked with a local image bank where I assisted students to interpret and make a body of work that responds to their archive of images (Aug 2010-2019)
Plymouth College of Art-Part-time lecturer in TV media and film F.E. BTEC National Diploma in Photography, Films Arts FDA Yr 1.Foundation and Extended Degree in Art and Design.(2009-2010) Plymouth College of Art-Working as a supply teacher for BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design and the Evening classes in Photography. (2010-2019)
Plymouth College of Art,- Workshop with Justin Quinnell on pinhole photography, teaching adult learners historical approaches to pinhole photography. (Aug 2009)
University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone – Workshop Leader and Technician in the FE photography department. I conducted lessons on contemporary photographers and artists, taught alternative processes from liquid light to toning techniques, instructed students in the use of digital and analog SLR cameras, computer programmes, tape/slide machines, and medium and large format cameras (for BA students). I also managed the black and white darkroom and photography stores, and daily answered technical and theoretical questions. (Sept 2004 - 2008)
Ashborough house nursing home-I worked as a care assistant, helping people with frontal lobe dementia. Which involved undertaking personal care and verbal reassurance and communicating with family and friends also managers and care home owners and nurses.(2009-2010)
Freelance Artist- Exhibiting internationally, publishing my work in Journals and books. I worked with artist-led groups, set up peer mentoring groups, and taught art and photography workshops. In addition to this, I applied and secured funding for my practice. (2008-Ongoing)
Aim Higher – Taught seven art-specialist school teachers from Kent for a two-day workshop. I wrote the brief entitled “Instant Imaging” covering photomontage, photograms and cyanotype printing. I led participants in investigating these old techniques and contextualising them within contemporary photographic practice. (June 2007)
Making It - A West Kent Arts Partnership initiative funded by local authorities and Arts Council England. (Sept 2006- 07)
I taught a series of weekly experimental workshops to adults with no art-related background in four towns within West Kent. I covered macro photography, using microscopes to take photographs, underwater photography, pinhole photography, photogram’s, and cyanotypes. I also taught portfolio presentation, framing and mounting skills. In Maidstone, these workshops culminated in me selecting work and curating an exhibition for the students at Maidstone Museum.
Widening Participation - Teaching children from schools ages 15-17 photographic skills ranging from pinhole photography to liquid light as a taster day workshop. (Oct 2007)
Rochester School of Mathematics- I taught the theory and practice of pinhole photography to students aged 11-18 on a Gifted and Talented programme for two days. (Jun 2007)
Aim Higher - Taught photographic workshops for a one-week art summer school for vulnerable students with various disabilities and learning difficulties. (July 2006)
Paul Dixon Photography – Photographic Assistant. I took responsibility for setting up flash and tungsten lighting on location and in the studio. I used a variety of digital large and medium format cameras, processed the final image, and manipulated it in Photoshop. The work I assisted with varied from catalog shots to landscape gardens. (2004)
Freelance Artist- Exhibiting internationally, publishing my work in Journals and books. I worked with artist-led groups, set up peer mentoring groups, and taught art and photography workshops. In addition to this I applied and secured funding for my practice.
Clifton Pro-Lab - I played a major role in the daily running of a professional processing laboratory where my duties included colour and black and white processing and black and white and R-type prints to exhibition standards. I also copied flat artwork and performed slide duplication. (2000-2001)
Redland Photography - I assisted a photographer who specialised in industrial and architectural photography, helping to take images of scale models and producing architectural blueprints. (1999-2000)  



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