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​Curriclum Vitae

Stephanie Jo Ann Smart BA (Hons), MA

The Waitrose Gallery, Brighton


2006 - 2009 University of Kent - MA The Cultural Study of Cosmology

1994 - 1997 Nottingham Trent University - BA (Hons) Decorative Arts (inc. History of Decorative Arts)

1993 - 1994 Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication - BTEC Foundation in Art & Design

1993 Sevenoaks School - Art (inc. history of Art), English, Business Studies A-Levels


2021-2022: The Royal Pavilion, Brighton 2018-2020: The Regency Town House, Brighton & Hove 2016-2017: Danny House, Sussex - blog:; 2013 The Muse Gallery, London - blog:


prior to 2011: Sir William Perkins’ School, Surrey; Ellington High School for Girls, with Creative Partnerships, Kent - project written & delivered as part of a larger C.P.K project on the theme of immigration; Kings School, Canterbury; Stour Valley Arts, Kingswood, Ashford, in collaboration with Creative Partnerships Kent & The University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury


2010 - 2017 (inc.):

Solo shows: Danny House, Sussex - Maison de Papier; The Muse Gallery, London - She wears her Spirit as a Dress

Collaborative Shows: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea; Orleans House Gallery, London - Lace; The Fairfax Gallery - Summer exhibition; Orleans House Gallery, London - The New Georgians; The Muse Gallery, London - a.i.r exhibition; The Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks - The Meeting Room, a Space for Minds to Meet


- 2010 (inc.):

Collaborative shows: The Outfitters Gallery, Margate; Thebes Gallery, Lewes; Lewes Contemporary Art, Lewes; Meon Gallery, Fareham; Chichester Centre of Arts, Chichester; The Lewes Gallery, Lewes; Star Gallery 2, Lewes, The Narthex Gallery & Broughton House Library, Canterbury; The Brighton Festival, Brighton - Summer open houses exhibitions & open houses at Christmas (x 5 years); Turner’s Hill Arts Festival, Sussex; Canterbury Arts Festival, Canterbury; St. Peter’s Church, Brighton - Icons in stained glass; Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery - Art in the Garden; Bury Art Gallery & Museum, Bury - A work of Art in itself; Gallery 100, DMH Brighton; Hampton Court Palace Flower show, London (with Vivid Space design); The Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester; Cusp Gallery, Burghley House, Stamford; The Old Bakehouse Gallery, Fishbourne; The Contact Gallery, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton; The Gibbs Gallery, Canterbury;  Ashridge Management College, Berkhamsted - Young Artists exhibition

Solo shows: Sir William Perkins’s School, Surrey - Human Confetti & the Land of the Gods; The Arundel Festival, Arundel - installation (x 2 years); Changing room gallery, Lloyd/Aveling Park, London; Brighton Unitarian Church, Brighton; The Green Man Gallery, Eastbourne; Michelham Priory & Gardens, Hailsham; Bridges Community Centre, Edenbridge - East Sussex Open Studios; The Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham - Degree show; The Business Design Centre, Islington - New Designers; Candid Arts Trust, London


Project Artist positions (inc.):

- 2009: Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate - part of team of four (2 artists, 2 teachers) creating primary & secondary school educational resources; West Sussex Country Council & the, projects written & delivered for three sites in the Heritage sector: Chichester Cathedral, Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, South water Country Park + members of the public, a special needs school & a primary school respectively


Public Commissions (inc. project management)

- 2009: Hillingdon Hospital Trust, Mount Vernon Hospital Treatment Centre, Middlesex - Public Art commission; Private barrister’s offices, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London - public art memorial commission/ competition winner; Sir William Perkins’s School  Surrey - public art commission/window; The Citizen’s Advice Bureau Parliamentarian of the Year awards presented at the House of Commons, London - commission to make glass award (x 4 years); Radar The Disability Network Disabled Person of the Year awards presented at The House of Commons, London - commission to make glass awards (x 7 years); Soho Short Film Festival, Curzon Cinema, London - commission to make glass awards (x 14 years); BBC Birmingham Film & TV Festival, Birmingham - commission to make glass awards (x 3 years); Chelsea Flower show, commission to research, design & model stained-glass pyramid for show garden; British Film Council, London - free-standing stained-glass sculpture commissioned as internal presentation piece; Rock bands: Gamma Ray & The Black Crowes - pieces commissioned for Album cover shoots


Private Commissions: Nationally - please see:


Arts Management

2000s: Curator/Manager of a monthly programme of visuals art exhibitions at The Waitrose Gallery, an exhibition space est. through a Brighton & Hove Percent For Art collaboration with Waitrose supermarket (x 7 years); Advisor regarding the establishment of a programme of ongoing monthly art exhibitions throughout the building at The Old Market Theatre, Brighton; Curator of group exhibitions as part of the exhibition programme of Sussex based artist’s group Continuum


Ongoing: Curator/Manager of solo/group exhibitions of my work nationally


Outlets (inc.)

Liberty’s, London; Debenhams, Manchester; Camelot Castle, Cornwall


Voluntary employment

- 2009: River Ocean Research & Education, Sussex - Art & Education representative;

Ashdown Forest Centre Development Working Party, Sussex - Art & Education representative;

The Princes Trust, Sussex - Arts Administrator/Advisor



2018 - '20: Professional Developmet Award - The Textile Society; 2000's  (x3) + 2016 - '17 & 2018 - '20 Grants for the Arts - Arts Council England; 2000 - '09 Kent Institute of Art & Design, Creative Partnerships, Kent & Arts Council England grant; Annual scholarship - Canterbury Arts Council; Arts investment Fund for ‘Open Studio Event’ - Kent Country Council; Grant, loan & mentoring - The Princes Trust; Grant & technical access for ‘glass pyramid’ project - AA2A + Central St Martins College of Art


Sponsorships (Material/Financial/Support-in-kind)

2000 - 2020: Orchard Framing, Horam; Great Art; Seawhite of Brighton; The Dagett Gallery, London; House of Fraser, Embankment; Tree News Magazine; Designer Ironsmiths, Arundel; Vektra printing, Littlehampton; River Ocean Research & Education, Brighton; Travis Perkins, Brighton



2002 - 2012: Worth School, Sussex - art & design technician/glass tutor (x 2 years); Turner Contemporary Gallery - INSET training sessions taught to teachers in Schools in Kent - researcher/tutor; King’s School, Canterbury - & glass tutor (1 year contract) ; Sir William Perkins’s School, Surrey - a.i.r & glass/ceramics tutor (2 year contract); West Sussex District Council - art workshops taught as part of the Able Pupils Programme, to classes of key stages 1 & 2 students (x 8 years) - researcher/tutor; Student teacher observation state & Steiner schools - teaching in primary schools re. PGCE in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College, Canterbury; Evolution Arts Centre - adult education glass tutor (x 5 years)


Continuing Professional development (inc.)

2003 - 2019: Fashion illustration masterclass with Bil Donovan (artist-in-residence at Christian Dior) organised by GrayMCA and The Courthauld Gallery; Free-machine Embroidery with Wendy Dolan Brighton (24 weeks); The Princes School of Traditional Arts Flemish Technique, the Mixed Media Method of Tempera & Oil Paint (5 weeks); Creative glass, Rochester + The Contemporary Glass Society, International Combined Flame-work & Kiln-work Glass Course with  Shane Fero & Silvia Levenson, attendance by selection (1 week); Sussex University further education course Art & the Environment with Red Earth land & performance artists, accreditation received (10 weeks); ETA seminar, Engaging with the Contemporary Art market; The Campaign for Drawing & Tate Modern Practitioner Training (1 day); Wakehurst Place, West Sussex County Council + The Campaign for Drawing (1 day) Practitioner Training; Creative Partnerships Kent (1 day) Emotional Literacy Symposium + (3 day) Languages of Creativity Conference + (2 day) Creativity in Practice Training; Michael Hall Steiner School (6 day) Easter Conference; UK Online (1 day) seminar Sales & Marketing over the web; Art Council (1 day) seminar, Successful Funding Applications; Arts & Business (1 day) seminar Public & Private Arts Sponsorship Applications; The Princes Trust, Sussex, ongoing training & support; Great Weald Enterprises, Kent, business training; Science Medical Network (2 day) conference, The Subtle Body; Bruce Frantzis (1 day) course, Daoism & The Chi of Emotions; Kent University, Canterbury (1 day & 2 day) International Cosmology Conference



Art, Alchemy & the Imagination - The Topography of the Landscape of the Spirit, University of Kent MA Dissertation; The Platonic Spherical Soul & our understanding of the Nature of Being, University of Kent; A Juxtaposition of Platonic & Daoist Poetic Reality, University of Kent; Land Art & Labyrinths, adult education seminar; The Artist’s Spiritual Shadow-self - the Role & Responsibilities of the Public Artist, Sussex University Seminar; Creating Spirituality & Eternal Truths - Ceramics, Stained-glass & the Crossing of the East/West Divide, Nottingham Trent University BA Dissertation



Unpublished: novel, work in progress

Published: Poem ISBN 184436335X; 1st solo collection of poems ISBN 9781900051194; Educational resource for the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Teach - Learn ISBN 0955236304 9780955236303

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