Jill Powell BA(Hons)
Creative, hardworking and enthusiastic art practise graduate with laboratory experience in scientific environments, also design and management skills in creative art projects. Able to work on own or part of a team. Flexible, motivated and interested in all forms of expressive and humorous art who loves to share her love of creativity and sense of humour with like-minded people.
Creative work experience
July 2nd 2022
Solidarity of Hope Collective live show at Unity Festival, Llanelli
First Solo Exhibition at Cwtsh Arts and Community Centre Newport
Art Lab Project with Cardiff University on AMR with Exhibition at Chapter Arts House in Cardiff.
October 2020-November 2021
Attended Royal Drawing School online zoom courses on Graphic Novels and Graphic storylines
Mentored Ian Faulkener on Illustrating Poetry Book
Mentored Doug Spellacy on illustrating Poetry Book
Took part in nhs portraits for heroes instigated by Tom Croft. Created portrait of Grace and Chasqi
October 2017-present day
Illustrator Co-collaboration on “Power Play” Illustrated poetry book
Volunteer at Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre
Volunteer for the Alzheimer and Dementia Class
January 2016-June Art Tutor at Scope.
Art Tutor at the local Scope Day Centre.
June-Sept 2013 Art Helper at CMIG Mental Health Drop in Centre
Art volunteer at local mental health drop in centre. Encouraging and supporting vulnerable adults to create art in a relaxing and supportive environment.
2008 Co-Creator with Pontypool Textile Artists
Managed and helped produce a rag rug project with local textile group for a political installation.
2006 Web designer, Author and Manager
Created and ran a Science Fiction website on Webster, Torfaen’s online Community Portal. This involved chairing the Community Users group, developing a Science Fiction website, conveying up to date information from the world of science fiction and writing amusing stories and questionnaires.
2005-2006 Self Employed Portrait Painter
Involved with Newport Indoor Market’s Enterprising Art scheme to become a portrait painter. This involved producing pen and ink caricatures of local people at craft fairs, market research, and promotion through cards and leaflets, website development and pricing work.
1998-2001 Set Designer and Painter
Designed, painted and created scenery and costumes for local Chapel and Youth Group’s Theatre productions for Cinderella
1997 Mural Designer and Painter
Designed and painted murals for a local nursery. This involved research into paint toxicity and pre-school imagery.
2009-2015 BA Hons, Art Practice, University of South Wales
Modules included: Art History, Life Drawing, and Photoshop
Printmaking, Woodwork and Metalwork, Oil Painting, Photography and Animation
Final Year Contextual Study on
The Artist’s Joke: How have artists used humour as a response
to human tragedy and suffering
2007-2009 National Diploma in Graphic Design, Gwent Tertiary College,
1976-1979 HNC Biomedical Sciences, Bristol Polytechnic
1974-1976 3 “A” Levels in Zoology, Chemistry and Botany
And 9 “O” Levels including English and Mathematics to Level2
Other Work Experience
1976-1996 Biomedical Scientist in Scientific Laboratories this included Medical and Chemical processes.
General and Transferable skills
I.T. Passed the European Driving License and conversant with website design and Adobe Photoshop
Skills Website Administrator
Managed staff in laboratories, Chairwoman of Webster’s Community Group
2007 Developed website for The Congress Theatre in Cwmbran.
References on Request
Jill Powell BA(Hons)Exhibitions
2022 Art on The Hill, Newport St Marks Church, Gold Tops, Newport
2022 Solidarity of Hope virtual performance, Llanelli
2022 Artlab AMR Exhibition at Chapter, Cardiff
2021 Oxford University Hospitals Portraits for Heroes Exhibition
2021 Barry Central Arts in Isolation Exhibition
2020 Google Arts and Culture NHS Heroes
2019 Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama “What’s Next” event
2019 VJ Gallery, Cardiff University (March 21st)
2019 WAA IWD open exhibition: LLANOVER HALL, CARDIFF
2019 Power Play Barnabas Arts House, Poetry and Illustrations.
Joint Exhibition of my artwork and Mair de Gare Pitts poetry
2018 WAA Winter Exhibition, OUT OF THE BOX.
2018-19 The Gate Gallery, Cardiff Winter Show, The Sea.
2018 The Gate Gallery, Cardiff, Summer Show, Woman.
2018 DAC Summer Exhibition, On The Edge, Celf O Gwmpas Llandridnod
2018 Taboo, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT
2017 Woodland Summer Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT
2016 Alone In The Universe Winter Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT
2016 BIG small ART Nation Summer Show, The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, RCT
2015 Final Year Degree Show, USW
2013 Second Year Degree Show, USW
2009 National Diploma in Graphic Design Exhibition,
2006 Oct Winner of Community Art Competition,
2005-2006 Taste of Enterprise Exhibition, Newport Market, Newport South Wales