So it’s a new year and BOM is happily full of new faces. Along with welcoming all our new Fellows, we also said “hello” to our new intern Patricia and Karolina, Project Coordinator for our upcoming STEAM Autism Programme.
Patricia holds a History of Art degree from the University of Birmingham and comes to us as part of the Cultural Intern Scheme. She will be working with us for 6 months assisting our Head of Programme, Louise Latter, to deliver our social outreach programmes and in-house exhibitions. Patricia’s experience includes working with a range of arts organisations across Birmingham, as well as internships with museums in Australia, Romania and Sweden.
Karolina will be working on our STEAM Autism programme, in partnership with University of Birmingham’s Autism Centre for Education Research and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. We will be working in partnership with Baskerville school to develop a project that aims to test and prove that teaching Science with Art can improve outcomes for teachers and students.
Karolina is one of the directors of Stryx, an artist-led project and exhibition space in Digbeth, Birmingham. Born and brought up in Poland, Karolina graduated from BIAD (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design) with a degree in Fine Art. Since graduation Karolina has been developing an arts practice that explores human personality development and social interactions. She has managed a number of art projects in the Birmingham area and curated and exhibited in shows in Birmingham and Poland.
We also need to say hello to our current volunteer, Patrick. Patrick has been with us since December and spends one day a week helping out with a number of different tasks at BOM. Patrick is a composer and 4th year student at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
Our volunteers need to be flexible and ‘hands-on’ and can be found doing a variety of roles from online research to staffing the gallery or helping to set up spaces for events.
We are very much looking forward to working with Patricia, Karolina and Patrick as they help us take BOM forward with some exciting projects and exhibitions in the coming months.