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Education


MA Experimental Animation
Royal College of Art - Grad.2020 with First Class Honours
BA Performance Design and Practice
Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design - Grad.2014 with First Class Honours
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design - Grad.2011 with Distinction


Awards


The Sally Goldsworthy Bursary Award Winner
Awarded by Discover Children's Story Center 2016
Lowe and Partners NOVA Award Nomination 2014


Exhibitions


CETUS June 2022
Sculpture Garden, The Park, Glastonbury Festival
RCA 2020 June 2022
Swansula. Bargehouse, OXO Tower
THE PLASTIC AGE November 2021
The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland. A circle megalith monument made from waste plastic installed in Scotlands only sanctary gardens.
THE PLASTIC AGE October 2021
Trevisker Community Meadow, Padstow, Cornwall.
EMERGING DESIGNERS SHOWCASE London Design Festival September 2021
Short film about career journey and practice in response
to climate crisis and COP 26 Climate Conference
Victoria and Albert Museum
CETUS June 2021 Public Sculture installed at
St. Issey Primary School, Cornwall for G7 Summit
visit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson
CETUS June 2021 Public Sculture installed at
Crowdfunder HQ, Newquay, Cornwall
CETUS October 2020 - Current
Public Sculpture permenant exhibition at
Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow, Cornwall
SWANSULA, RCA 2020 July 2020
Royal College of Art - online Degree Show
NACRE, RED NACRE Aug-Sep 2019
solo showcase of drawing and ceramic.
Bloomsbury Design Gallery, London
RED LIST MOTHER June 2019
Public sculpture. Sound sculpture showcased at Glastonbury Music Festival, Somerset
NUCLEATIONS: LAID OF THE GRAVID May 2018
duo show with Rhiane Aurielle
Animation, Sculpture and 2D works
Art Hub Gallery, London
OVERVIEW Mar- Apr 2017
solo showcase of 2D work.
Bloomsbury Design Gallery, London
TALE OF PUPA 2014
short film screening curated by Gareth Evans
Whitechapel Gallery, London


Technical Skills


Software
Proficient in Dragonframe Stop-Motion Software and full Adobe Suite
Basic level TV Paint and Cinema 4D

Technical Making Courses

Induction to Screen Printing  2019
Royal College of Art

Puppets in Prague 2016
Certificate of completion for a two week intensive course in the fabrication of puppets for stop-motion animation.

The London Sculpture Workshop 2017-2018
Concrete and Plaster Casting
Introduction to Ceramics
Expanding Ceramic Skills
Metal Fabrication for Artists


Prop Making / Set Design
Art Department


DISNEY + THE BALLAD OF RENEGADE NELL 2022 - Current. Prop Maker
TV In Prodution. Designer - Anna Pritchard
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022. 
Fabric Dyeing / Set dressing / Scenic painting / Textile Patchwork
Designer - Misty Buckley
JOANNA GOODMAN Set Designer 2017 - Ongoing.
Prop making / Set building / Set Assistant
SITA BRAHMACHARI 2017  Prop Maker / Textile Artist
Textile commission for book bags to be used by author
in educational visits. Banners for book shop window display.
CHANNEL 4 / 8 OUT OF 10 CATS 2016. Prop Maker
Effigy Head 
POP UP FESTIVAL OF STORIES 2014. Designer / Textile Artist / Workshop Facilitator
In collaboration with author Sita Brahmachari and the Royal Opera House Learning
and Participation Program. Installation toured to Shropshire, Essex, London
DOWNTON ABBEY Series 2,3,4 2010 - 2015.
Prop Making / Model Making / Graphics / Assisting
Work Experience
SECRET CINEMA 2013. Installation Designer and Fabricator
The Troxy, London
THIS IS LIVING 2013. Designer / Fabricator
Stage Play Written/Directed by Liam Borrett
CSM Studio Theatre, London
GAMBIT 2011
Coen Brothers remake, Designer - Stuart Craig
Work Experience - Set Decoration
NOW IS GOOD 2011. Stand-by Prop Trainee / Art Department
Designer - Amanda McArthur
CENTURION 2010 Prop Making Assistant
Designer - Simon Bowles
DORIAN GREY 2009. Model Making / Graphics / Art Department Assistant
Work Experience
Designer - John Beard
THE CRUCIBLE and UNCLE VANYA 2010. Designer / Fabricator
Blackheath Youth Theatre
RADA Studios, London


Sculpture and Animation Workshops


THE PLASTIC AGE 2021
Terra Attune CIC sculpture workshops with waste plastic cleaned from local beaches. Facilitating sculpture workshops over two weeks with the local community, school groups, young people and volunteers. With Beach Guardian CIC in Padstow, Cornwall.
CETUS 2020, 2022
Eight meter long sculpture of a Humpback Whale woven with repurposed Ghost Gear, discarded plastic fishing equiptment.
Facilitating sculpture workshops over three weeks with the local community, school groups, young people and volunteers.
In collaboration with Beach Guardian CIC in Padstow, Cornwall.
TOGETHER 2012 / DISCOVER STORY CENTER / RICHARDS HOUSE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE 2018
A project funded by British Council Canada and Art Council England - 'The Art of Transatlantic Inclusion'
Art and Animation workshops with Georgia Akbar
DISCOVER STORY CENTER 2017
'Animation workshop with Grace Emily Manning' Stop-motion Animation Lead facilitator with Georgia Akbar
7 days, 40 hours. Close to 200 participants
MUSEUM OF FUTURES 2017
Stop-motion animation lead with Georgia Akbar
5 Hour workshop. 2D cut-out and collage.
THE HIVE - Outdoor missions for Children. 2017
Junior workshop facilitator / stop-motion animation instructor
IWD, SISTERHOOD FESTIVAL 2017
Stop-motion animation lead facilitator
2D cut-out and collage.


Animation and Moving Image


THE COMMUNITY BRAIN 2018
Heritage Lottery Funded Project. 'Wheels of Time - A history of cycling in the borough of Kingston' 2D stop-motion animation
Director - Georgia Akbar. Artwork / Craft - Grace Emily Manning
Written - Alex Beard / Sound - Tim Bennett Hart
BARRINGTON STOKE book publisher 2017
Book trailer 3D model stop-motion animation.
Dir / Animator / Artwork / Editor - Grace Emily Manning
POP UP PROJECTS 2017
Online reading and creative writing resource in collaboration with author Sita Brahmachari.
Live film and 2D 'cut-out' stop-motion animation
Director / Animator / Artwork / Editor / Sound - Grace Emily Manning
'DESTINY' AKIINE MUSIC VIDEO 2015
Director / Costume / Choreography - Grace Emily Manning
PRIMO 2014
Promo Short
Animator / Art Director - Grace Emily Manning
Director / Editor - Akio Fukushima
MACMILLAN PUBLISHER 2014
Book Trailer. Hand-drawn stop-motion animation
Director / Animator / Artwork / Editor - Grace Emily Manning
'SWANS' AKIINE MUSIC VIDEO 2014
Director / Costume / Editor - Grace Emily Manning


Production 


LAVISH DESIGN LTD Latitude Festival 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Production Assistant, Stage Manager, Artist Liaison  - Working in the office and across site for large scale performances with key Artist Liaison responsibilities ensuring welfare of crew and talent.
LAVISH DESIGN LTD Kingdom Festival 2018
Stage Manager and Artist Liaison for all talent at the venue.