Artist Biography: Jamie Summers b. Reading UK in the 1970s

As a kid I was making kaftans out of curtains, shoebox apartments with film case seating and painting murals on the bedroom walls.

My creative working life started in the early 90's in mental health occupational thearpy. I worked as Creative Activities Instructor while studying part time for an Art and Design foundation which I passed with distinction at Arden, Manchester in 1995.

I graduated with a first BA(Hons)Degree in Fashion and Textile Design at Liverpool Art school in 1998, collecting a BBC Vision Design Award and working film in London as a Costume Design Assistant for Working Title’s “What Rats Wont do”, “Hilary and Jackie” and “Beautiful People”.

After a Post Graduate Certificate in Multimedia at Liverpool University. I moved to Brighton, and in 1999, worked for 4 years as lead graphic designer for a multi-media e-learning company, along side producing pop promos with writer, Billy Cowan for a few local bands and the short film 'a_dress' based on my artwork of the same name. Videos are available on view on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/bionicjamie

I moved back to Manchester in 2003 to develop own artwork, still working at times with writer Cowan, I created the animation for the Short multimedia stage play ‘Daddy’ at the fierce festival in Birmingham in 2004 and the set design & build for the stage play 'Stigmata' at the Liverpool Unity and Drill Hall, London in 2006.

Getting involved in local issues I also offered leaflet and design work free for community campaign groups.

In the Bag - Exhibition 2008 - invited to submit work for an 'exploration of shopping' at Sale Waterside Arts Centre. / Press Link

Music for 'Care Takers' 2009 Truant Company Various theatres across the UK and Ireland, & music composed and recorded for 'The Right Ballerina' 2012 UK tour. Design work for 'Still Ill' 2014 UK tour.

More recently I have also added yoga and massage into the mix and having trained as a yoga teacher in India at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and continuing to study massage in Manchester. Details of my yoga and massage can be found at www.jyoga.uk

 



 

© Jamie Summers 2015