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Gwen Turner

Gwen Turner

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2003 - 2011 Murals
Other
Various occasional murals...
Muracles: Company set up in 2005 along with a colleague who is now based in Sweden.
For the home, community or business.
2001 - 2011 Cactus Lanterns
Event
R.N.T. Connections Youth Theatre Festival and Design shows
Education: National Theatre
Various, hosted by The National Theatre, and art shows
2006 - 2009 Visiting Artist/Teacher in schools
Theatre
Theatre arts skills for varied projects including Science
Creative Partnerships
2001 - 2006 Freelance Designer for various youth theatre productions for R.N.T. Connections Festival.
Theatre
R.N.T. Connections Festival
R.N.T. Education
Various, hosted by The National Theatre
2006 Designer/ Puppet Creator
Theatre
The Miracle
Watford Palace Youth Theatre
Watford Palace
2003 Costume Designer
Theatre
Punchkin Enchanter by Farhana Sheikh
London Bubble Theatre Company
Touring London's Parks
1997 - 1998 Scenic Art Apprentice
Theatre
Beauty and the Beast
A Disney production
The Dominion Theatre, West End

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2009
    Camberwell, Illustration M.A.
    University of The Arts
  • 2005
    P.G.C.E. Teaching Qualification
    Greenwich University, Ravensbourne College of Communication, Wimbledon School of Art and Design
  • 1998
    B.A. Theatre Design
  • 1996
    BTEC Art and Design

About me

Gwen has had extensive experience within the creative industries since 1997 when she undertook a scenic art apprenticeship. Early on, she worked mainly as a freelance theatre designer for The Royal National Theatre's Connections Festival of Youth Theatre. More recently she undertook teaching work for related experimental projects funded by a government organisation called Creative Partnerships.

Additional Skills

Gwen holds a B.A. in theatre design, and a P.G.C.E. teaching qualification. Most recently, she graduated with an M.A. illustration (university of the arts, with distinction) on which she undertook a personal project, creating the groundwork for her own graphic novel series. Since, she has been focussing on illustration work and on her own writing and painting. "I love puppet animation, and I am keen to develop this area...at some stage!" See the credits section of this site for a selective Biography. Please visit Gwen's current website and blog, which includes up to date news: www.gwenturner.co.uk

Additional Information

website: www.gwenturner.co.uk


News blog: www.gwenturner.blogspot.com

Skills

Primary Job Title Set Designer
Secondary Job Title Scenic Artist
Job Titles Administrator, Box Office Assistant, Costume Designer, Prop Maker, Puppet Builder, Puppeteer, Scenic Artist, Set Builder, Set Designer, Writer
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Educational Theatre, Exhibitions, Regional Theatre
Languages Spoken English
Experienced in Community, Dance, Devised, Exhibitions, Experimental, Fringe, Musicals, New Writing, Outdoor Events, Shakespeare, Showcase
Interested in Cruises, European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked Yes