Name: David Allistone

Websites: www.artsthread.com/p/darkbutplayful   www.darkbutplayful.com   www.exploringsenses.co.uk  

Email: daveliteyear@live.com  

Phone: 00447825371559

 

Objectives

I aim to continue researching and developing my artwork, which involves a combination of material processes and construction, visual communication, digital media and combined arts. I am also interested in working with young people, exploring art direction, brand strategy, and exhibition curatorship.

 

Skills

Drawing, Painting, Photoshop, Illustrator, Logic Audio, Final Cut Pro, Arduino, Processing, Microsoft Office Networks.

 

Materials and Workshops Experience

Ceramics: Studio practice, hand building, lathe turning, mould making, slip casting. glazing, electric kiln firing.

Wood: Using heavy machinery and hand tools.

 

Employment

April 2011-Present - Exploring Senses - Creative Director

Hannah Coxeter and myself are the founder artists of Exploring Senses creative group.

July 2011-Present - Brighton Youth Center - Arts Team Youth Worker

Exploring Senses is developing and coordinating new arts program for young people at BYC.

July 2011 - Patcham High School - Students Associates (SAS) - Teacher Training

Within the Design and Technology department.

June 2011 - Wish You Were Here - Exploring Senses - Workshop Provider

Coordinated and facilitated, creative drawing workshop at Brighton & Hove Peoples day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/exploringsenses/sets/72157627134208086/ 

May 2011 - AIM Higher - The Banana Splits - Puppet Show

Performed original puppet show at Coldean Primary School.

April 2011 - Food Automata - Exploring Senses - Workshop Provider

Coordinated and delivered a playful workshop to young people at Bevendean.

http://www.exploringsenses.co.uk

January 2011 - AIM Higher - Will Nash - Workshop Assistant

Aided to delivery young persons creative workshop.

August 2010 - MU Gallery / Stephen Smith (Neasden Control Centre) - Intern

Installation assistant. http://www.mu.nl/exhibitions/past/more-with-less/

May 2009-August 2009 - Kay Aplin - Ceramic Assistant

Press molding of ceramic tiles. http://kayaplin.wordpress.com/

2004-2011 Paxton Access Ltd - Technical Support and Sales Advisor

Helping customers problem solve technical issues via phone, email or in person. Multitasking in a very busy office environment. 

2003-2008 Kai and Sunny (Call of the Wild / Sticks 'n' Stones) - Production and Sales Coordinator

Trend forecasting and assisting in product design, development, sales and brand collaboration.

http://www.kaiandsunny.com/fashion_music/fashion.php

2000-2003 One 40 Five Store - Men and Women's wear Buyer and Sales Manager

Sourcing new and interesting independent labels. Developing relationships with customers and providing in-store merchandising and window displays. 

1997-2011 - Children of the Space Age - Dave Liteyear - Music Events - Promoting and DJing

Organised and hosted parties, with international DJ's and live acts. Clients included fashion brand Topshop.

1989-1997 Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm - Avionics Engineer

Fault finding, repairing radio and navigation systems. Helicopter servicing and pre/post flight maintenance. Working as a team to help people survive.

 

Exhibitions

July 2011 - New Designers London Part 1 - Exhibitor

Dark But Playful - Fine Art ceramic and wooden objects, and print installation.

http://www.artsthread.com/p/darkbutplayful

June 2011 - University of Brighton Degree Show - Exhibitor

Coin-ceptual Art - Fine Art ceramic and wooden objects, painting, print and digital media installation.

June 2010 - Talking Hands - Exhibitor

Grand Illusion of Hope - Fine Art ceramic objects installation. http://darkbutplayful.com/page2.htm

 

Education

2011 Trinity College London, Arts Award Bronze, Silver and Gold.

2008-2011 University of Brighton, 3D Materials Practice Ba (Hons).

2007-2008 University of Brighton, Product Design BSc.

1996-1997 City of Westminster, City and Guilds Sound Engineering Parts 1, 2.

1989-1990 Royal Naval School of Engineering City and Guilds Part 1.

1984-1989 Felpham Comprehensive School, 11 G.C.S.E's.

 

References - Available on request: daveliteyear@live.com