Gemma Patchett

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Hi, I grew up in Aberdeen, when I left school I studied Art/ Painting at Grays school of Art. I graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art in 2001.

In 2002 I volunteered to work at an International boarding school in Denmark. It was unlike most British boarding schools, I would describe it as an alternative style of education. It focussed on the arts, sports, social education and travelling. My duties included assisting in teaching English and Art classes, supporting young people through projects and daily tasks. It lead to paid employment and more responsibility each year but after three years I felt it was time to move on.

In 2005 I returned to Scotland and chose Glasgow as my home. Shortly after returning I got a job as an Outreach/ Youth worker in Govan where I worked in a drop in project for young people. My role included providing information and support for young people and the community on a wide range of subjects. Taking part in the running of two busy youth clubs, going into schools offering information surgeries and organising the costumes for the Govan Parade. In the two years I worked there I made the decision to apply to the Academy. I knew the direction I was heading in was not for me and felt that my best skills were not being used.

I have chosen to focus on set and costume design however I am seeking a creative career and want to gain as broad a range of experience as I can. I feel very privilege to be here and intend to make the most of it.

Other interests of mine include music, the arts, people, travelling, dressing up...you just cannae beat a bit of silliness from time to time :)


Productions

Herbal Remedies Arches Theatre Company 07

Water Babies Arches Theatre Company 07

Dialogue of the Carmelites 08

New Town Killers 08

Reimagining a Mother - New Works Festival 08

The Hall With it All - Peace Arts 08

Offshore - Birds of Paradise 08

Other Links

flickr

Projects

A sense of belonging