Mary Chapman
Mixed Media Artist, 
Designer and Workshop Leader

Education and Qualifications
1984 - 1987                                                   

1983 - 1984         
1982 - 1983     

1981 - 1982          
1977 - 1978                                                            

Further Training


1979 - 1980      

1978 - 1979      


1991 - 1993       


Professional Experience

I have taught both privately and within art centres and design colleges. 

These include Amersham College of Further Education (General Art and Design Btec); Parsons School of Design, Paris (Textile Design); Hastings College of Art and Technology (Fashion and Graphic Design departments); Evolution Arts and Health Centre, Brighton (Collage and Print techniques); All Saints Centre, Lewes; Northbrook College, Worthing; Connaught Centre, Hove; Africart, Brighton; Art at the Village, Portslade (Emmaus); plus Brixton Prison, London. 

Many private classes in Collage and Print techniques - small groups and one-to-one.  Studio assistant to Julie Arkell, papier mache artist. Textile designs for Sports and Beachwear, Promostyl Paris. Display panels of fabrics and photos for Premiere Vision, created at the studio of trend consultant, Li Edelkoort, Paris. 

Administrative work at Evolution Arts Centre, Brighton; Hardware Gallery, London. 

TEFL teaching - in Paris & England, working with young students and business people in companies.


2003                 Group exhibition, Brighton Festival Open House, Fiveways Trail

2000                 Group exhibition, Brighton Designers and Makers Gallery, Brighton

2000                 Group exhibition, Blue Gallery, Brighton

1998                 Group exhibition, Africart, Brighton. 

1997                 Group exhibition, "Lavish", Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

1997                 Solo exhibition, Africart, Brighton

1996                 Group exhibition, Star Gallery, Lewes. Mixed Media Summer Show

1996                 Solo exhibition, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton 

1995                 Group exhibition, First Light Photography Gallery, Brighton

1995                 Solo exhibition, Horsham Arts Centre, Sussex 

1995                 Solo exhibition, Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton

1994                 Group exhibition, "Distant Bells", Rye Art Gallery, Sussex

1994                 Group exhibition, Art Index, Brighton Marina

1994                 Group exhibition, Hastings Museum. Summer Exhibition

1993                 Group exhibition, Rye Society of Arts Summer Exhibition

1992                 Group exhibition, Parsons School of Design, Paris. Faculty Show

1992                 Group exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York

1992                 Solo exhibition, Parsons School of Design, Paris

1992                 Group exhibition, La Malandrine Gallery, Paris

1992                 Solo exhibition, Chez Mary Beth Open House, Paris XVI

1990                 Group exhibition, Hardware Gallery, Islington, London

1989                 Solo exhibition, ZZZ's Cafe, Grays Inn Road, London

1989                 Group exhibition, Candid '89, Business Design Centre, London

1988-89           Group exhibitions, Sue Williams Gallery, Portobello Road, London

1988                 Solo exhibition, Cafe Casbar, Covent Garden, London

1985-87           Textile Trade Fairs at:     

Portraits of individuals & couples, mixed media collages using items collected that are personal to the people • mosaic tables, pots and shelves • textiles for t-shirt companies • painted plates • banners and mask displays for shop window displays.

Voluntary Work
Red Earth ‘Geograph and Trace’ environmental art project, Burling Gap, Sussex, UK
Same Sky (giant willow model of Brighton Pavilion) constructed with Charlie Morrissey and other artists
Stage design for London drama group “Chicken Shed”. Collaborated on backdrops for performances of Anansi held at Royal Albert Hall and Sadlers Wells, London


Curriculum Vitae

BA [Hons] Printed Textile Design

General Vocational Design

Art and Textile Design

Fashion Design

Art Foundation

Winchester School of Art


Croydon College of Art

L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Appliques

et des Metiers d'Art, Paris

L'Ecole de Stylisme Fleuri Delaporte, Paris

Brighton Polytechnic

Fluent in written and spoken French:

La Sorbonne, Paris. Advanced level French

L'Alliance Francaise, Paris. Intermediate level

International House RSA Preparatory certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Personal development training through seminars and workshops in Paris, including Rebirthing training,

Landmark Forum, A Course in Miracles and Technologies for Creating.

South East Arts seminars in Presentation Skills, Business Skills for Artists, Essential Writing Skills

Indigo, Lille, France

Interstoff, Frankfurt

Paritex, Paris

Surtex, New York

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