MISS HELEN BRADBURY – NEWLY APPOINTED TEACHER OF ART

Kensington School is proud to introduce Miss Helen Bradbury, the new Teacher of Art. Miss Bradbury joins Kensington School from the Harris Academy in London and had kindly detailed her professional background and areas of expertise and interest. We welcome her to the school community and wish her the very best in this new post.
I am intrigued by the role art has in society and I believe that art helps young people to actively engage with and question their rapidly changing world, empowering them to use their creativity to make sense of it. In my opinion, it is vital that students should be encouraged to develop through their learning experiences in art as articulate, informed and confident learners with a sense of responsibility.
I attended Newcastle University to study Fine Art BA(Hons) specialising in Fine Art painting and photography, graduating in 2007. Following this, I gained experience working on curatorial projects including exhibitions at Cube Gallery (Manchester) and the Biscuit Factory (Newcastle). I then became curatorial assistant to the creative director at Urbis Exhibition Centre, Manchester. I continued to assist the curating of exhibitions at a number of galleries including Exit Art Gallery (New York) and The Old Police Station Artist´s Studios (London).
I began teaching in 2010, working in a number of Inner London and Manchester High Schools. Before joining Kensington, I was Subject Leader for Art in an Inner London Academy leading GCSE and A-Level Art and Design.As a fine art graduate, I specialise in painting and photography, focusing on the urban environment, and have a firm grasp of a variety of other skills such as principles of design practice, printmaking, ceramics and three-dimensional studies, which embed in my teaching practice. I aim to maintain a meaningful engagement with art history and contemporary practice, I would like to share these experiences through cross-curricular projects, giving a whole school dimension to Art and Design.
Miss H. Bradbury
Teacher of Art.

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