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Lawrence Cassidy.

Email: Lor_cd63@yahoo.com
Date of Birth: 3/11/63
Nationality: British

Education

1997 – 1998 The Manchester Metropolitan University
1992 – 1994 The University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland
1991 The University of Social and Political Science, Lisbon, Portugal
1991 1989 – 1992 The University of Central Lancashire, Preston
1992 1988 –1989 The Bolton Institute of Higher education
1993 1984 – 1987 Salford College of technology
1994 1980 – 1982 Pendleton Sixth Form college
1995 1975 – 1980 Broughton high school, Salford

Qualifications

1998 Post Graduate certificate of Education, Art and Design
1994 M.A Fine Art
1992 B.A.(Hons) Fine Art Degree
1989 Foundation Course in art and design
1996 B/TEC ONC in Computer Studies, year 1

Work History

Taught art in an International school in Mexico, to IGCSE and AICE level.
Traveled in various parts of the country and undertook photographic project documenting indigenous cultures.

Painted various murals in schools throughout Manchester during teaching practice and also a community mural in Belfast. Also continued to make and exhibit photo based installation work.

Community photographer, Belfast Exposed Community Photographers.
Here I curated exhibitions in gallery, helped with workshops and assisted other workers with photographic processes.

Manager, Magpie Art Studios, Belfast. Co-Founded Studios and managed all administration and publicity. Gained funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for four consecutive years. Organised and curated numerous group and one person exhibitions in
Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Germany, U.S.A, Ireland, Portugal, London, Manchester, e.t.c.

Managed all studio finances and tax returns and gained charitable status for studio in 1996. Continued to practice as an artist throughout this period, regularly exhibiting and producing photo based installations, paintings and sculptures.


Awards

North West Arts to make photo based installation
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Award
Aer Lingus Arts Flight Award
Aer Lingus Arts Flight Award to New York, U.S.A.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Award
Peter Moores Travel Bursary to New York, U.S.A.
Erasmus exchange schlarship to Lisbon, Portugal

Public Art Projects

1998 - Community Mural for Collyhurst District of Manchester, funded by Ground Work trust in Collyhurst District of Manchester, funded by Ground Work Trust in conjunction with an Arts Council Lottery Grant.

1998 - Murals Painted in The Church of England High School and Parrenthorn High School, Greater Manchester

1997 - Community Mural, Belfast, N. Ireland

1992 - Mural for dance club, Lancashire.

1991 - Mural for Cultural Festival, Lisbon, Portugal.