After graduating from Wimbledon School of Art, Jacqueline Gunn became Assistant Designer at The Royal Opera House and The RSC and then Associate Designer at Oldham Coliseum and Resident Designer at Contact Theatre, Manchester, where she designed several Theatre Productions. A selection of which are listed below.
As a freelance Designer, she has worked with Lloyd Newson, Extemporary Dance, Westbrook Theatre, Adzido, The Rambert Academy and East London Dance.
Theatre work includes: ‘The Dillen’ (co-design with Chris Dyer, RSC), ‘The Tempest’ (Kick Theatre), ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ (Bloomsbury Festival), ‘Twelfth Night’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘The Pocket Dream” (Nottingham Playhouse and Albury Theatre, London West End), ‘Blooding the Ocean’ (The Traverse Theatre), ‘Sea Urchins’, ‘Shining Souls’ (The Tron), ‘Kissing Angels’ (National Youth Theatre), ‘The Pool of Bethesda’, ‘Saved’ ‘the Crucible’, ‘London Cuckolds’, (Central School of Speech and Drama), ‘Paperchase’ (Unicorn Theatre), ‘My Girl 2’, (Old Red Lion), ‘Burning Bright’ (The Tramway), ‘Brave’ (Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow), ‘Kolbe’s Gift’ (Leicester Sqaure Theatre/Ten Ten Theatre).
Opera work includes: ‘The Rake’s Progress, ‘La Voix Humaine’ 9Bloomsbury Festival), ‘La Scala di Seta’,’ L’Occassiona Fa Il Ladro’ (Rossini, Opera in Wildbad, Festival, Germany), ‘Vaudeville’ (Warsaw Contemporary Music Festival), ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ (English National Opera), ‘Shockheaded Peter’ (VAT Theatre, Tallin, Estonia, Theatre Museum (Covent Garden, London),
Drawings exhibited at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London (foyer), Tabakov Studio, Moscow, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, Central Library Gallery, Tallin, Estonia, Faircharm Studios, Deptford, London, Art Hub, Deptford, London, ‘5 sited +’Group show (SE1 Gallery, London),
Aberdeen Studios (London N1), South London Business park, The Pentagon Centre (Glasgow), Akademi for Figurteater (Fredrikstadt, Norway), The Canons, (Mitcham), Hidden Gallery ( London N1).
5 sited +, a group show (The SE 1 Gallery, London), a group show( University of the Arts London, Wimbledon), The Pentagon Centre (Glasgow), oddatsea Gallery (SE4 London), various exhibitions at The Art House, (Emsworth, Hampshire).
Site specific Sculpture
Cricket Green Primary School (Mitcham), Akademi for Figurteater (Fredrikstadt, Norway), Royal Holloway University of London,
‘Ebb and Flow’ a solo show with various site specific work (on both The Regent’s Park Canal and The River Wandle, Carshalton). ‘oddatsea’ Gallery and Garden show, (London SE4, a variety of work shown). Several works (Cannizaro Park, London SW19), several works, ‘The Canons’, (Mitcham).
Education and Workshops
Jacqueline Gunn has run Courses and Workshops for emerging and established Arts Practitioners and has led Summer and Winter Courses and Schools Throughout the UK and various European Institutions.
In the UK she has worked as a Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art, London College of Fashion, Central St Martins, Central School of Speech and Drama, Croydon College/ University of Sussex, University of Central England (BIAD). She has worked as External Examiner at University of Central England, University of South Wales and currently at Birmingham City University.
She has worked with students, from Early Years, Pupil Referral unit, Special Needs, Foundation, BA, MA and PHD levels.
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Artist in Residence
Glamis Adventure Playground, Shadwell, London.
Work in progress with Marsha Roddy, Hong Kong.