Susan Stockwell Mentoring
Susan Stockwell offers professional mentoring to aspiring and practising contemporary visual artists.
Sessions are in person or on-line, one-to-one and/or in small groups. Each session is tailor-made to your learning interests and needs. Susan offers an initial consultation to agree structure and approach for £50 which is refundable against future sessions. Rates are on a sliding scale by the hour.
Susan has been a practicing artist for 30+ years and has extensive experience and knowledge in studio, professional and teaching practice. She has exhibited in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the world, taken part in collaborative & social practice projects, residencies and received awards, grants and commissions. She has taught in the UK and USA from graduate through to postgraduate and PhD levels at art schools in the UK and abroad. Her experience includes leading a sculpture department, running workshops, modules, seminars, delivering lectures, conference papers and tutorial’s. With specialisms in sculpture installation, drawing and collage she has also taught fine-art film making, painting, printmaking, performance and photography. She has been mentoring artists on a one-to-one basis and through studio internships since 2010.
Susan’s professional practice experience covers many areas including; exhibiting, residencies, commissions, grant and funding applications, budgeting, obtaining sponsorship, working with industry and in non-art institutions including museums, heritage spaces and with groups of people who do not normally engage in art practice. Successful strategies she’s employed include placing work into the public domain, approaching commercial and public gallery spaces and museums to developing artist led shows, social media engagement, promoting events in the press, open studios and funded projects. Susan can also help with practical issues from sourcing the right materials to work with through to framing, making artists’ prints, documenting your work, motivation, developing support systems, networks and workshops.
Susan enjoys sharing and passing on her knowledge and experience as well as the creative interaction and problem-solving processes involved in learning and mentoring. She can help you find ways to creatively support and develop your practice, increasing your profile and prospects.
Susan’s own work is currently focused upon sculptural installations, construction, fabrication, textiles, sewing, and working with recycled materials and with political content. She’s current developing new ways of working, including the introduction of more performance and film elements in order to make her practice more resilient, transportable and adaptable to current contexts, including less availability of traditional gallery opportunities.