My connective practices engenders possibility: my scientific, artistic and teaching practices integrate through embodied articulations of co-becomings with(in) the world. I have a keen interest in the seen and unseen and the interconnectedness of all things. I seek to open opportunities to deepen respect for the inherent potential and dignity within all life and how this can be fostered through a stewardship-witnessing of self and other. I weave both the human and non-human, embracing the mix of stone and air and trees that form intricate aspects of self, identity, memory, movement and place.
Roehampton University (2017-2018). Dance and Movement Psychotherapy Foundation.
Arts Award Trained Facilitator in: Discover and Explore (2016), Bronze and Silver (2017)
Roehampton University (2012-2015). Psychology (Bsc), 1st class honours degree.
The Open University (2008-2011). Oceanography (Level 1 pass); Exploring Science (Level 1 distinction); Certificate in Natural Sciences (2009); Mathematics (Level 1 Merit); Child Development (Level 2 distinction).
The Slade School of Fine Art (2003-2004) – BA Fine Art (uncompleted)
The Byam Shaw (2002-2003) – Fine Art Foundation
Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory (2019) Group show
Meet the artists – Orleans House Gallery (2016)
MU – kinaesthetic empathy – collaborative art-photography-dance project – Roehampton University (2014)
Solo show – National Theatre Green Room (2006)
The Byam Shaw (UAL) Exhibition (2003)
The Slade Summer School Exhibition (2002)
From the Inside Out – Orleans House Gallery – with artist Josie Dick (2016)
Autism awareness week – Orleans House Gallery – with artist Josie Dick (2016)
MU – kinaesthetic empathy – at Roehampton University- with Dance artist Marina Rova PhD (2014)
Light and materiality – (2016-current)
Being Hurd (2017) – Explorative Dance research project led by Dance artist Mike Turner Lee, I participated through the research phase and a cumulative dance research performance.
Self and Other Entanglements: A Material-Discursive Exploration.Sinton-Hewitt, M. (2015). (unpublished). Martin Glachan Prize for Best Undergraduate Project. My arts-research investigates how identities and memories form through various aspects of opportunities and potential for self and how this is performatively enlivened in the space between self and other and form intricate rhythmic subjectivities that instantiate our knowing or unknowing. I integrated three analytical forms: Discursive Analysis, Phenomenology and Embodied, Feminist Driffractive folding in my work, pioneering new methodology in the field of Psychology..
MU (2014) – I was invited to create artistic responses through the different phases of research on kinaesthetic empathy (through Phenomenology, Dance movement Psychotherapy and Cognitive Neuroscience) with Dance Artist and Choreographer Marina Rova in ‘moving dialogue’ which resulted in a performance-exhibition at Roehampton University.
Dragon stories (current) – working as an illustrator for a children’s book.
United Response (2018-19) – Transitions 2. I supported the charity in the initial phase of establishing the SEND Art group.
Woking Allotment Charity (2018) – Working with a local SEND school and a group of adults, some with mental health issues, to create a large-scale mosaic piece for the allotment.
Fulmer Close (2017) – supporting local residents to come together and make art, a mosaic for the community allotment. Working with a local community and a Housing Association.
From the Outside In ( 2016) – Wellcome Trust and Orleans House Gallery – art-science investigation which explores the heart, neuroscience, memory and movement through the body with two SEND groups.
I have been working with Orleans House Gallery, facilitating projects/group work since 2013.
One-to-one, private arts mentoring and community work eg: thread, sticks and time in woodland space. Since 2010.
Artist (since 2005). Embodied, experiential and transformative; I work with the simultaneity and of past, present and future.. In my lived, felt-sensed experience, all phenomena have co-creative force. The human being with(in) the land. Increasingly, I hold the question – how can my own inner transformation change the world?
Artist Educator/ Mentorship (2013-current). Private, Gallery Education setting and Community based Arts Education mentorship, supporting young people with mental health issues or who cannot be in standard education due to health reasons; to explore, learn and grow through making art. I am an Arts Award facilitator to Silver level.
Research Assistant (2014) – Roehampton University. Supporting PhD students undertaking research included quickly assimilating and communicating appropriately with different audiences; conscientiously welcoming and ensuring the comfort of participating members of the public.
Youth Club Leader (2012-2013) and Siblings Art Group Leader (2009-2010) – 21 and co. In addition to supporting children, planning, delivering events, I led training on Downs Syndrome and Safeguarding. I established, led and supervised a team of 10 staff, promoting excellent communication and cohesion within the team. I facilitated safe spaces for children with Downs Syndrome and their siblings to explore and express through art and other activities.
Activity worker (2010-2014) – Crofters Club (LBRuT). Community support worker (2012-2015) – Short Breaks Care Team (LBRuT). Befriender (2008-2015) – Ruils and Three Wings Trust
Working autonomously and within a team, I took the initiative to develop trusting, safe and empowering relationships which sensitively and attentively support and empower each individual to flourish. I supported children with various and complex needs in different environments, from group activities, outdoor residential holidays, to 1:1’s which have included supporting a child to overcome a fear of having a hair cut on the local high street, empowering children with complex disabilities to overcome challenging situations through which we find ways to grow and develop as people.
- I am a perceptive communicator within both verbal/non-verbal communication, using PECS/MAKATON.
- Organised and supported individuals’ transitions from 1:1 basis into social groups.
- Efficient team-work overview, supporting colleagues and clients as a whole.
Children’s Centre Coordinator (Jan 2010- Sept 2012) – Norman Jackson and Tangley Park Family Centre(s) in Hampton
Highly organised, conscientious, openly welcoming and caring, I have a solid foundation and excellent track record in planning, organisational and support skills. As part of a small team responsible for establishing and running two local children’s centres, I flexibly strove for efficiency in the office (record keeping, budgeting, commissioning services and programming events), personable professionalism with my colleagues, including all our multi-agency partners (local charities, NHS and local authority) and adaptively and openly welcomed, supported and nourished every child, mother, father and guardian genuine care and consideration.
- High impact team, first in the borough to receive an Ofsted ‘Good’ in 2011 for our sensitive, consistent and effective approach to frontline work engaging and supporting vulnerable families.
- I pioneered better ways of recording and interpreting data collected in the centres.
- I received an honorarium in 2011 which extended my responsibilities to Outreach work. I successfully held a small referral case load, allowing me to develop targeted support work skills with families, adults and children.
- Awarded managerial responsibilities in – Safeguarding – Multi-agency work with charity and NHS partners – Commissioning and Programming activities – Service delivery – Budgeting – Training and supporting volunteers.
Waitress – The Green Café (2002-2005). A small unified team with high standards in customer service skills to ensure the efficient daily running of the café. My responsibilities included menu planning, ordering stock and record keeping, serving customers.
- Global Citizenship in Education and actioning the UN’s SDG’s (in a supporting capacity – May 2018) – Centre for Applied Buddhism in partnership with Soka Gakkai International
- Psychology Undergraduate Student Conference (Undergraduate research presentation – March 2015) – Roehampton University
- STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (Undergraduate research presentation – April 2014) – Edinburgh University