Molly Cawthorn

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23

Tel: 07766404642       Email: Moc15@aber.ac.uk

I am an ambitious, creative and dependable student. I have recently completed the final year of my undergraduate degree in Fine Art and English Literature at Aberystwyth University.  Following my undergraduate degree, I am pursuing a Masters in Fine Art. I am consistently enthusiastic about my work and like to challenge myself mentally as well as physically. Being a keen runner, this May I ran the Race For Life 10K and raised over £200 pounds for Cancer Research. I always strive to be an efficient, friendly and knowledgable team-player in order to achieve success.

In my most recent works, I have been analyzing and studying Cozens, Hokusai and Rachel Rossin in an attempt to refine and master the art of creating a landscape. Currently I am working with only greyscale colours conscientiously in order to manipulate multiple mediums to portray a specific atmosphere – ruthless or fragile – namely in the subject of trees, hills and mountains.

In my written and practical work, I am interested in the interplay of contradicting themes, more particularly the paradoxical concepts of the metaphysical and the virtual. The lingering ghostly presence of many things in contemporary culture and society fascinates me.

As well as exploring theory in my leisure and MA studies, I also have gained valuable experience in my employment and volunteer work.
From staying overtime, to working in other departments with low staff, I am a motivational team-player who is consistently motivated to get tasks completed to the best of my ability.

Experience:
Recent Employment and work

June 2019 – Dec 2019 M&S Admin / Warehouse Operative & Customer Assistant

  • Promoted from original role of customer assistant and warehouse operative
  • Cash Balancing
  • Stock management
  • Keyholder
  • Stock Indenting
  • Effective communication between Operations department and Admin office
  • Friendly and approachable attitude towards other staff who need assistance
  • Friendly customer service
  • Manual handling training, heavy lifting
  • Warehouse picker
  • Assembling and disassembling shop floor equipment
  • Emergency Team Member; fire safety, evacuation team, alerting authorities
  • Employee of the Month “Spotlight Award”; December 2018
  • Visual merchandising illustrations for displays and events on the shop floor
  • Till count

2017-present A Blog by a painter, reader and nature lover

  • Website admin
  • Photographer
  • Writing
Other Experience

2015 NCS & Mind, the mental health charity, Volunteer

  • Effectively planned a 12hr charity event in Crewe, Cheshire in two weeks
  • Raised over 200 pounds through inventive and engaging ways to raise awareness for mental health
  • Lead and patiently supported a team of 12
  • Successfully organised bag-packing in Morrisons, Crewe, to raise awareness about mental health in a positive way as well as providing excellent customer service

2015-2016 Volunteered as a Teaching Assistant for PASS Scheme

  • Committed to over 60 hours of enjoyable Volunteering in Key stage 4 classes.
  • Assisted my A-level teachers for my three specialised subjects; Fine Art, English and Design Technology, demonstrating my ability to provide knowledge and learn from others in a learning environment.
  • Organisational skills
  • Preparation for classes

2018 May-July Oxfam Books Volunteer

  • Greeting and serving customers in an approachable, helpful and attentive manner.
  • Sorting, pricing and shelving books
  • Cash-in-hand experience

July 2nd 2018 -June 10th 2019 M&S Warehouse Operative / Customer Assistant 

  • Friendly customer service
  • Manual handling training, heavy lifting
  • Warehouse picker
  • Assembling and disassembling shop floor equipment
  • Emergency Team Member; fire safety, evacuation team, alerting authorities
  • Employee of the Week “Spotlight Award”; December 2018
  • Visual merchandising illustrations for displays and events on the shop floor
  • Cash in hand experience

2019 May 18th-30th Graduate Exhibition 

  • Built the exhibition walls with fellow students
  • Painted, sanded and refined my exhibition space
  • Presented my exhibition space successfully on opening day
  • Created business cards, captions, and hung my work to the School of Art Offical Gallery quality
  • Conversed with many visitors interested in my work and other fabulous artists’ work
Education and Qualifications:

2016-2019  Aberystwyth University
BA (Hons) English Literature and Fine Art (Scholarship)

2019-2020 Aberystwyth University, School of Art
MA Fine Art (present)

2009-2016   Congleton High School & Congleton High School Sixth Form
A Levels: Art (A), Product Design – Advanced Subsidiary Level (A), English Literature (B)
and English Language (B)
GCSEs: 11 at A*-C (including Maths, English and Science)

Referees:

References will be available upon request.

 

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