Curriculum Vitae

      Andrew Graves-Johnston.

   Summary of Experience & Skills

  • Artist: Exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010, Won the David Bowker Prize WAES, in 2008, and was Highly Commended in 2010 ; my work has featured in 30 exhibitions over the last 20 years in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
  • Extensive art studies: BTEC Level 3 at WAES in Kiln Fired Glass; Foundation Art and Design & many other related topics, but still eager for new challenges and new knowledge.
  • Experienced manager & team player in art world: Organising and funding of exhibitions & installations; have hung my own and others' work.
  • Good technical knowledge & experience: Of casting Glass and bronze, of video, sound & lighting for art installations, theatre and music gigs.
  • Wide design & craft experience: - art director, set designer, scenic carpenter & props maker for independent film and theatre companies; a competent metal worker, able to use many different power tools including large factory floor machines.
  • Highly IT literate: Administrator and Editor of multimedia site. Built own computers; installed Windows & Linux and can diagnose and fix most computer problems. Competent in digital manipulation of audio, video and pictures with programs such as Audacity, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
  • Performance: Actor, fire performer, writer, band member, stilt walker, model, radio presenter and DJ at festivals & venues in UK and abroad.
  • For complete CV see Read more

       Exhibitions
    2016 OpenTalks South London Gallery
    2016 Homeward Bound Safehouse 1 London.
    2015 Another Night at the Bath House Hotel Elephant London.
    2015 LAT[E]WI @ Safehouse Safehouse 1 London.
    2015 Process of Perception Number3London.
    2015 Unit Dilston Grove London.
    2013 GLASS Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery Sheffield.
    2012 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London.
    2011 Melt. Mould making for Glass Book launch. London Glassblowing Gallery.
    2010 Illumini. Secret Subterranean London. - Shoreditch Town Hall Gallery, London.
    2010 Inspired By - Victoria and Albert Museum, London. (Glass sculpture and video).
    2010 Surface Pattern - Contemporary Glass Society, Online exhibition.
    2010 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London.
    2010 Caged Bird Sings - Crypt Gallery, London.
    2009 Ghost II - St. Johns Church , London.
    2009 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London.
    2009 Glass Echoes - Crypt Gallery, London.
    2008 Christmas Review - Koukan Gallery, London.
    2008 Unarted - The Black Gardenia, Soho, London.
    2008 WAES Summer Exhibition - SW1 Gallery, London.
    2007 Climate for Change - Londonart sponsored group exhibition.
    2001 Triscal Arts Center, Cork Art Trail, Cork, Ireland Invited Artist.
    2000 Cork Opera House, Cork Art Trail. Cork, Ireland.
    2000 Cambria Arms, Camberwell Arts Week, London.
    1999 Cork Artists Collective, Cork Art Trail, Ireland Invited Artist.
    1998 Sun & Doves Show, Camberwell Arts Week, London
    1997 Incarceration, Multimedia Installation Exhibition. Hoxton, London
    1996 Now '96 - Nottingham Arts, Nottingham UK.
    1995 Health Sex and Education - Cooltan Arts, London.
    1994 Liberation - Cooltan Arts, London.
    1994 End of Year exhibition - Morley College, London.
    1992 Christmas Show - International Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
    1992 Glastonbury Festival, Cooltan installation and performance field.
    1991 Factory Love - Cooltan Arts, London.
    1990 Doodle and Gomi Soup - Oval House, London 2 man show.

       Education
    2013 Camberwell College of Art Sculpture BA hons (ongoing)
    2012 WAES Jewelry BTEC Level1.
    2011 WAES Advanced glass techniques.
    2006-10 WAES Kiln Formed Glass BTEC L2 and BTEC L3 with Angela Thwaites and Gabby Kienle, including lectures from John Walter and Matt Durran.
    2006-12 Bild-Werk International Summer Academy, Frauenau, Germany: Glass & Bronze Casting with Stephen Paul Day and Niko Wahl
    1993-94 Morley College, London - Foundation Art & Design.
    2003 - 1984 A variety of part and full time courses covering IT, photography, video editing & production, screen printing, welding, specialist paint finishes and carpentry at Adult & FE colleges & universities in London. For a full list see last entry below.

       Articles Published
    2011 Contributor to Mould making for Glass Book by Angela Thwaites. Photos for the Slumping and Fusing chapter and text and photos for the Other Techniques Chapter. Published by A and C Black, July '11.
    2009 Glass News, CGS Newsletter article entitled 'Glass making in Bavaria: The Bild-Werk Summer Academy'. (accepted for publication)
      Zines
    2011 Story for Every Reason.
    1994-'95 Art critic for The Prisoner.

       Work & photographs featured / published
    2008 Glashaus International Magazine for Studio Glass – ‘Studio Glass in the U.K.’
    2005 Open (Dutch art & politics journal) (Photographs) for 'Reclaiming Virtual and Physical Spaces Indymedia at the Halloween Critical Mass' by Marion Hamm.
    2004/03 Vrij Nederland: Photographs for 'duikt op...40' Jaar Ben Sherman' & for duikt op...in Brixton' both articles by Natasha Gerson.
    1998 The Face, Dazed & Confused, The Independent, Evening Standard - Reviews of the installation ‘Incarceration’ included my photographs.

       Awards
    2010 Commendation Award for excellence in the Kiln-formed Glass medium, WAES for the glass peice 'The Ghosts of Pete Townshends Guitars'.
    2008 Winner of the David Bowker Prize, awarded by the Art & Design Department, WAES for the glass piece 'Crash'.

       Talks & Lectures given
    2010 De Montfort University, School of Fine & Applied Art. ‘The use and properties of Zircar, ceramic shell mold mix for glass and bronze.’
    2010 British Glass Biennale: Contemporary Glass Society, Pechakucha event.
    2010 WAES. 'Using Zircar' Talk and demonstration.
    2006 Goldsmith College: Strategies of (In)visibility. A conference on art, activism and other clandestine practices. Presentation: ‘Invisible in the Glasshouse? (In)visibility of communication in the Indymedia network.’
    2005 Birkbeck College, London: ‘Media and Business Applications’ Multimedia Presentation: ‘Indymedia as Counter Information.’
    2004 Club Zatopek, Tubingen, Germany ‘Activism and Street Art in the Digital Revolution.’
    2004 Goldsmiths, University of London: ‘Indymedia and open publishing, a global multimedia phenomenon.’
    2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona: Collaboration ‘Picture-politics in resistance; inventing the revolution. Visualising the Invisible: Public Space Representation of the Sans Papiers Campaign.’
    2002/03 City University London: MA International Journalism ‘Indymedia History and Practice.’

       Creative Working Experiences: Design
    2006-01 Administrator of Interactive multimedia website, Indymedia. Part of team editing, producing and archiving of multimedia content. Worldwide.
    2001 - 1992 Art director, set designer, scenic carpenter & props maker for independent film & theatre companies including Albany Theatre, Bad Dog Films, Cork Opera House, Oval House Theatre, Ra Ra Zoo, Set to Set, Stein Films, Southwark Playhouse,Terence Dixon Associates and Cork Opera House.
    1999 Production & Tour Manager, Graffiti Theatre, Cork, Ireland. A theatre in Education company putting on shows in schools.
    1992-88 Senior Partner, Corporate Colours, London, a design and interior decoration company.
    1991- 90 Props & puppet maker, stilt performer for Black Hole Productions and Handspan Theatre, Melbourne; Loose Change and Idiom Inc., Sydney, Australia.
    1989-88 Costume designer and set designer, Oval House Theatre for Notting Hill Carnival. Puppet maker Urban Free Festival.
    1985 Ran own silkscreen clothes printing company, outlets in Camden & Portobello markets.

       Creative Working Experiences: Performance, music & radio
    DJ for WirelessFM.net, online radio station.
    Presenter & Editor of weekly radio show for ResonanceFM.net, FM and online radio station.
    Performer / Actor / Fire Performer/ Stilt Walker at various festivals & venues including Glastonbury, Hackney Fields Festivals and Room 16 Cabaret, Brixton, London.
    Lead singer, Chainsaw Days, punk band. Video & bass guitar, industrial noise band, Headbutt.

       Travel
    1976 3 month trip to West Africa.
    1977 Moved to Dublin, Ireland. (Also worked in Ireland for a year in 1999.)
    1980 Lived and worked in Den Bosch, The Netherlands for year.
    1982 Re-located to London, main domicile since then.
    1984 Lived in Japan for 3 months.
    1990 Worked and traveled in Australia & New Zealand for a year.
    1980-now Travelled extensively in Europe, UK & Ireland.

       Other Education 2003 – 1984
    2003 Lambeth College, London - Linux operating systems.
    2001 Community Technology, London - Digital Picture and Film manipulation.
    2000 Community Technology, London - Website building.
    1995 Guildhall University, - Mig, arc and gas welding.
    1991 Goldsmiths College, London - Video Editing and Production.
    1990 Vauxhall College, London - Decorative and Specialist Paint Finishes.
    1988 Southwalk College, London - Photography and Darkroom practices.
    1987 City College, London - Carpentry and Joinery.
    1984 Morley College, London - Screen Printing and Batik.