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New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennale 

4 Oct - 24 Nov 2019

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Art Licks Weekend 

17 - 20 Oct 2019

Flimsies (small acts of care)collaboration with Emily Hawes, Sophie Huckfield & Larissa Shaw.

Studio holder at Eagleworks, Wolverhampton.

ljonions@gmail.com 

Education

MA Art and Education Practices (Distinction), Birmingham City University (2017); PGCE (M) Post Compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton (2016); BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1st Class, University of Wolverhampton (2013).

Current Employment

Lecturer Fine Art (2017-) University of Wolverhampton; Programme Assistant (2014-) Grand Union, Digbeth, Birmingham.

Exhibitions

Outpost (2019) Viner Gallery, Wolverhampton; Archiving the Feminist Experience, Feminist Library (2018) London; GU Women at Modern Clay (2018) Birmingham; States of Change (2018) MC Gallery, Wolverhampton; A seat in which to read (2018) Wolverhampton; Repeat, recite, restate (2017) Brixton Pound; Margaret (2017) MA Degree Show, Birmingham School of Art; PULPA III (2017) group show, RK Burt Gallery, London; Women In Art (2017) group show, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton; Staff Show (2016) Wolverhampton School of Art; Broken Spaces (2016) group show, Rye Attic, Nottingham; Insert Groovy Title Here (2015) group show, Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Insert Groovy Title Here (2015) group show, Eagle Works, Wolverhampton.

Research and Projects

Research Presentation (2019) Association for Art History Annual Conference, Brighton; Corresponding notes, artist in Residence (Feb - Apr 2019) Grand Union; Recommended Reading: GU Women, Art Licks Magazine; Book Chapter (2018) Being Maker-Centric: Making as Method for Self- organising & Achieving Craft Impact in Local Communities & Economies. Fiona Hackney, Deirdre Figueiredo, Laura Onions, Gavin Rogers and Jana Milovanovic; ​

Paper Presentation (2018) NAFAE, with Gavin Rogers. Paper Presentation (2017) New Modes of Art Writing, Manchester Metropolitan University; Artist/researcher (2017-18) Maker Centric, Co-making Communities, Wolverhampton; Paper Presentation (2017) Foundations of a Creative Curriculum, BALTIC, Newcastle; Paper Presentation (2017) International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE), University of Chester; Artist in Residence and Paper Presentation (2016) Art as Research in Learning and Teaching International Conference; Paper Presentation (2016) ‘Research Practice, Practice Research’ Conference. National Association for  

Fine Art Education (NAFAE); Co-Founder (2016) Temple Street Studios, Wolverhampton; Publication contribution (2016) Q-Arts 'Transitions out of Fine Art Education'; ‘Transitions out of Fine Art Education'; Researcher (2015) Successful Research Bid, Vice Chancellors Excellence Initiative.

Teaching, Talks and Workshops

'Weaving as Writing' (2018) Workshop, CSPACE Conference: Creativities in Educational Research, Birmingham City University; 'Care Notes' (2018) Talk and discussion facilitator, 'Who Cares?' Residency and symposium, Wolverhampton School of Art; Artist Talk (2017) ‘Accelerator’ event hosted by Engine, New Art West Midlands, Worcester Arts Workshop; Graduate Teaching Assistant (2014-16) University of Wolverhampton; Workshop (2015) Ikon Youth Programme, Ikon, Birmingham; Workshops (2015) Black Country University Technical College.

Bursary, Membership, Awards

Ultras (2018); Micro-Bursary (2017) award to visit DOCUMENTA 14, Engine Programme, New Art West Midlands; Shortlisted, Lecturer of the Year (2017) University of Wolverhampton Student Union; Fellow, (2017-) Higher Education Academy (HEA). Membership (2016-) National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE);  Membership (2015-) Extra Special People (ESP).