Maxine Allan is an enthusiastic self-motivated individual, dedicated to providing exceptional support and services to the arts through therapy and education, delivering public and personal exhibits in the UK, America and the Caribbean.
09-1997 Edinburgh University, Scotland: Post Graduate Degree in Art Therapy
06-1989 San Francisco Art Institute: BA, Fine Arts
06-1986 Sheffield Polytechnic: Fine Art (credits transferred)
04-1985 Kingston Polytechnic: Fine Art Foundation Course. Distinction
04-2004 – Present Founder and Art Teacher at ARTYFACTS.
Inspiring children through art delivering after School Art Classes to Primary Schools Brighton, Sussex.
04-2001 Art Therapist. “Make Your Mark” – Derry, Northern Ireland.
Working therapeutically using Art with children experiencing trauma, bereavement and special needs. Offering induction training and workshops to schools hospitals, hospices and social work services. Duties included workshop facilitation, training design and delivery, client liaison and report writing.
09-2000 Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow University Adult Education, Scotland. Introduction to Art Therapy
01-1998 Professor of Fine Arts. St. George’s University, School of Arts and Sciences, Grenada, West Indies.
Developed and taught a curriculum for the Fine Arts, including; Introduction to Fine Arts I and Fine Arts II, Mixed Media, Sculpture I and II, and Arts in the Caring Profession.
Special projects included four major student art exhibitions, the creation of murals in the Children’s ward of the General Hospital and St. George’s University campus, and seminars for police and nurses on the importance of creativity in helping children cope with trauma.
11-1997 Self-Employed Art Therapist, Grenada, West Indies.
Medical Supervisor: Beverly Nelson, M.D. F.A.A.P
04-1996 Preoperative Play Coordinator at Sick Children’s Hospital NHS Edinburgh Scotland.
06-1990 Curator of ‘Show and Tell’ Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2002 Grant for children experiencing trauma during the troubles in Northern Ireland
1996 Carnegie Grant, Tuition for Art Therapy Post Graduate Degree
1990 San Francisco New Langtons International Artists Award
1989 San Francisco Art Institute, CA. Annual Book Award
2016 – Lingwood Samuel Art, Godalming, Surrey, England (Group Show)
2015 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2014 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2013 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2012 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2009 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2007 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
2004 – Open House, Fringe Festival, Brighton, Sussex, England
1999 – Yellow Poi Gallery, Grenada West Indies
1996 – Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Solo show)
1993 – Di Rosa Museum, Napa, California. Permanent collection
1992 – Show and Tell Gallery, California. (Group show)
1990 – New Langtons Gallery, San Francisco. California USA