Education and Experience

I am studying for an MA in visual communications at University of Gloucestershire. Graduation expected 2018/19.

2016/15 projects

Taking part in Art Shape’s Art Bridge 2 programme. Details can be found at http://www.artshape.co.uk – this is a national programme for emerging artists who face disabling challenges. 

Recently showed as part of the linked ‘Odessey’ exhibition.

Recently published in the October edition of Average Arts magazine – http://www.averageart.co.uk – an industry focussed magazine for emerging visual artists.

Published by Fair Acre Press as a contributing poet in their 2016 Stinging Nettles poetry book. Found at http://fairacrepress.co.uk/shop/poetry-on-stinging-nettles-ebook/

Out of the Archive – as part of the 2016 Bath Art Fringe Festival. Details of the show and my piece, Stakeholder Analysis, are at http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/outofthearchive/

Cheap. New. Technology – Hardwick Gallery May 2015 – interim MA Fine Art degree show – please see https://sophiestarkey.com/portfolio/cheap-new-technology/ – mixed media.

 I have never been a professional artist although that is my goal now. I was tax development manager at Hazlewoods in Cheltenham (2012 to 2014) and prior to that I was a senior manager at KPMG in a national role developing new businesses in the UK and global tax firm and latterly in risk management (1995 to 2012). I also worked with Ernst & Young and prior to that Arthur Andersen in Birmingham and London respectively 

The paperwork 

  • Postgraduate certificate in Fine Art 2015/16 from the University of Gloucestershire 
  • ICAEW and ACA professional qualifications to become a chartered tax advisor and a chartered
    accountant (1991 to 1996) 
  • BSc (Hons) ARCS in Physics from Imperial College, London – graduated 1991
  • A levels from New Hall School, Boreham Chelmsford (1988)
  • Olevels from Munich International School (1986
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