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The Curriculum Vitae of Debbie Bent. B.A(Hons)
December 2011, Saint Albans Christmas Exhibition and market, Town Hall
July 2011, Maynard Gallery, Welwyn
June 2011, Courtyard Tutors exhibition
May the 2nd to the 9th 2011; Courtyard Arts, Port vale Hertford
May the 6th 2011; Living Crafts, Hatfield House (demonstration)
June the 26th 2011; Potten End open gardens
April 15th to 18th: Craft in Focus at RHS Garden, Wisley in Surrey (selected)
April 24th-9th May: The Sculpture Show-Trull House, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8SQ (selected group of twenty sculptors)
May 46-16th: Craft and Design Experience at The Henley Show Grounds/Greenlands within the Hamblden Estate in Henley on Thames(selected)
September 11th-26th : the Sculpture Show: Marle Place, Brenchley, Nr Tonbridge, Kent TN12 7HS (selected)
January 2010 to April 2010: Waterside open 2010, Sale, nr Manchester
September 2009: Open Studios at Artshed, Westmill Farm, Ware
May 2009 to October 2009: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with Underground Art, selected.
September 5th/6th 2009: Willian Nurseries with Herts Visual Arts Forum
May 15th -17th 2009: Craft and Design Experience sculpture exhibition, Henley on Thames Selected
April 2009: Selected to exhibit at the Maynard Gallery in Welwyn Garden City. Selected
March 2009: Exhibition of sculpture at the LAC in Letchworth with Herts Visual Arts Forum
October 2008: Candid Arts to exhibit at the Islington Art and Design Fair Selected
September 2008: Open Studios with Herts Visual Arts Forum
July 2nd -6th 2008: New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre in Islington
June 2008: Final Degree Show at University of Hertfordshire.
Places where my work is permanently exhibited:
Smiles dental studio in Harpenden
Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City
Courtyard Arts, Hertford
Arts Award Advisor
Ongoing: Community Artist for Leisure Connection, working on local community projects.
Ongoing: Freelance community Artist for Outreach work at Courtyard Arts, currently working with Vale House, which is a centre dedicated to the rehabilitation of people with addiction issues.
Ongoing: Tutor at Courtyard Arts in Hertford, Ceramics (adults ), children's classes in sculpture, special needs classes (dyspraxia).
Ongoing: Home schooled groups, aged (mixed ages from five to eighteen) in their own homes.
Ongoing: Children's art teacher at the Maltings Art Club in St Albans, designing and running an art programme for three classes with pupils aged from five to fourteen and one toddler group.
October 2009 Community project, making and flying kites for Leisure connection in conjunction with the Butterwick Centre for adults with learning difficulties.
September 2008 to September 2009 Artshed, Ware. Ceramcic tutor to adults and working with teenagers that are homeschooled and some of their parents teaching ceramic history and skills.
July 2009: Community project called Larks in the parks, an all day workshop in London Colney park , designing a robots garden using recycled materials.
November 2008: Workshop with First Place Nursery in Radlett.
September 2007 to September 2008: Artskool, teaching art, after school, to primary aged children. These are children that love art so motivation is not usually a problem but making the lesson fun enough so that they want to return each term has to be balanced with keeping control.
August 2008: A three day community project, running a 'drop in' event for all age groups, set up by Royston schools for part of the summer holiday; devised and run by myself with photography, ceramics and paper.
July 2008: An assistant for Artscool which is run by the University of Hertfordshire as a weeklong art experience for young people. I worked all week with Toby who was in a wheelchair with limited use of his arms. I was the limbs he needed to exercise a very creative and imaginative brain.
June 2008: A recycling project for a school in Bengeo with myself and another member of Artshed, working with 56 children to use their recycled materials to create a 13ft Totem Pole. This was messy but really good fun.
July 2007 and July 2008: Two five week voluntary posts for Grove House Hospice in St Albans, providing workshops for hospice patients using ceramics. Although this work is with adults, those attending the workshops are very vulnerable and need lots of encouragement and support. My colleague and I received high praise for our work and found the whole experience very rewarding. We have been asked back for 2009.