It’s about time we share with you the amazing team that has been helping me in these last few months with Cotton On MCR. These girls are an absolute dream, hard-working, creative, upbeat and a proper laugh!
So you all know about me, but here is the time to learn about those that help me weekly, behind the scenes.
Eve is our Volunteer Executive Assistant.
Hiya! I’m Eve, a second-year student at MMU studying Illustration with Animation. I create line-drawings, 2D and 3D animations, and cartoons that emotionally respond to whatever is happening in life on both a global and personal level. I’m interested in creating art that brings awareness to mental well-being, environmental and societal issues. I wanted to get involved with Cotton On MCR so that I could be part of an organisation within Manchester that strongly supports the local art scene and benefits the community through creative practises.
Clare is also one of our Volunteer Executive Assistant.
Since moving down to Manchester from Scotland for uni I’ve been in love with the ever changing art scene here in the city. I’m currently studying for my BA in Art History and Curation at MMU and plan to continue with lots of post grad work after (if everything goes well)! I have a keen interest in art surrounding women no matter the time period. I also love taking part in different art events and socials so hopefully I’ll be a great fit for Cotton On MCR!
Lois is our Volunteer Social Media and Marketing Coordinator.
Hey there. I’m Lois, a fashion design grad and former Ma fashion art direction student. My recent work explores themes surrounding what it means to be Women, taking references from philosophy, literature and surrealist art. I’m currently working on Body casting and Digital art applications to context the “ideal” female form. I’m hoping to work in creative digital marketing and eventually film (the biggest love of my life). I was drawn to working for Cotton on because of the work they do and the community aspect of the business. Manchester is my second home and I was really enthusiastic to get involved anyway I could to help the local art scene!
Sarah is one of our Workshop Assistants.
I’m Sarah, a designer, artist and PhD researcher looking at co-creative practices as a means to value and share different experiences. My main interest lies in the different forms of creative social action towards the natural environment and the intersections between everyday creatives and decision makers. Outside of my research, I spend my time painting, crafting, and upcycling. I wanted to get involved with Cotton On MCR to be part of a team that promotes local artists, develops networks and to work within a creative environment that directly engages with communities in fun and creative ways.
Lara is another of our Workshop Assistants.
I’ve had a love for all things art & craft from an early age – indeed some of my earliest memories involve my childhood self, meticulously spending hours producing (what I thought to be) masterpieces! That love of making has never disappeared, now it includes sewing, papercrafts, dressmaking, illustration… and any other forms of making I get to try my hand at! I followed that love of making through to University level where I studied Fashion Design and I am currently studying for my PGCE – In the hope of inspiring the next generation of creatives! I am over the moon to be joining the Cotton On MCR team as a workshop assistant and cannot wait to support the artists in delivering fabulous events!
So there you have it, the amazing girls that are currently helping me run Cotton On MCR. I am lucky to have these amazing ladies helping as we wouldn’t be able to offer you guys everything we do, without there help!
Thanks ladies, you lot are a dream!
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