Jane Higginbottom works with several organizations on community arts projects. For example with Art in the Park, Inspire Walworth, The Geffrye museum, and artists at 330 Studios where she works. This work ties into her own art practice and uses themes such as the environment and sculpture.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Stockport
Foundation Course, Mid – Cheshire College, Northwich
Camberwell college of Art, B.A. Hons. Degree (painting)

Lived, painted and taught English in Milan, Italy

Lowick House printmaking residency, Cumbria – sponsored by Robert Horne paper company Ltd
City and Guilds College – part time architectural stone carving

Princes Trust, Superstart and recharge – stone carving and theatrical arts workshops tutor

Scottish Sculpture Workshop – project making site specific granite Carvings
Arts Express – helped to set up and run this new project running arts workshops

Kids Company – art worker and primary school project artist

2000 – 01
Various projects for Arts Express, including Downham woodland walk, bench design project
Skyros – sculptor in residence, Greece

Set up Contact Arts
Alvey estate community garden, London – made community mosaic
Lorrimore Square Gardens – woodcarving project, making oak totem-poles of zoo animals – assisted and carved for Tim Norris
Skyros – sculptor in residence

Alvey estate – S. London, carved an oak community bench. Designed and carved with the community
Sandhurst Primary school, Catford – Meridian mosaic project
Bellenden Renewal Scheme, Peckham – Komodo pebble mosaic
The Monkey Park, St. Peters Church Southwark – Bench, designed by the Young Peoples project
Sure Start Bournemouth – Octopus mosaic
Art in the Park, Heart Garden – Project Co-ordinator ( 5 years ongoing – 2010)
Topps Tiles Award – for achievement in mosaic teaching
Vauxhall City Farm – worked as mosaic artist on Portuguese pavement project
Artybird Artist in residence course – awarded free place at Morley college – completed city and guilds level 1 and 2
Tate Modern community garden, labyrinth mosaic
Kinglake mosaic project, Kinglake estate, Southwark
Inspire, Walworth – course leader of reminiscence project (2 years)
Lighthouse West, Ladbroke Grove – young peoples’ garden mosaic project

MK arts – Sculpture project working with Radcliffe Secondary School to make a sculpture for Milton Keynes Hospital – Creative Partnerships project
Great Bradfords Infant and Nursery School – designed and made mosaics and benches for the school playground – working with foundation and year 1 and 2 primary

Art in the Park and Hexagon Housing – designed with local youth club, Rotherhithe, large circular floor mosaic for local community garden
Community Space Challenge – designed and made welcome mosaic for local community garden, Camberwell – with local youth club and visiting adults

Gosfield Community Primary school, Essex – designed with the children and made wooden, carved owl storytelling bench
Art in the Park and Aylesbury, Kaleidoscope project – designed and made floor and wall mosaics for local allotment gardens – with a newly formed group from the Aylesbury estate

Art in the Park – summer university one week mosaic project with local young people
New Cangle CP School, Haverhill, Suffolk – designed and made a mosaic tree, working with all the children in the school as part of artsweek
Inspire, Gateway Estate, Camberwell – designed and made mosaic paving slabs to decorate the entrance to their tenant and resident assocation space
Art in the Park and Southwark pensioner centre – started painting class – now 4 corners – with SE17 and Aylesbury over 50’s

Topps Tiles Award – for achievement in mosaic teaching
Inspire Walworth – All women’s group and Festival 51 project Festival Hall
MA – fine art Camberwell – started studying

Community Space Challenge and Oxford and Bermondsey Youth club – bench designing and making project for local park
Geffrye Museum – working as artist leading and assisting with sessions for the Evergreen Gardening project
Inspire Walworth – running gardening and art projects in the area

Continued to work with Art in Park, Inspire and the Geffrye museum.

Working with Roots and Shoots, Art in the Park and Inspire.