Fine Artist and Creative Agent for Lead Creative Schools, Wales


07977 059074


Solo exhibitions

2009 Slough Museum - Archifest

2007 OVADA Oxford – In the Wild Wood

2006 National Trust, Osterley Park – Bring Me Sunshine

2005 Small Mansion Arts Centre, Gunnersbury Park - PARKsTALK

2004 Hopkins Architects – Degrees of Stillness

Group exhibitions

2017 Wrexham Open

2013 The Workhouse, Llanfyllin, Powys

2013 Sanctuary – Outside Inside, Fringe Arts Bath

2010 MK Fringe Catalogue Show

2008 Poole Drawing Open – Lighthouse Gallery

2005 RCA SECRETS, Royal College of Art, London - every year – ongoing,

2005 Lens Based Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2005 Weather is Fine Wish you were Great, Small Mansion Art Centre, London

2005 Recent Graduates Show, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham/Riverhouse Gallery

2004 Fine Art Awards, Pfizer Head Office, Surrey2004

2004 Degrees of Stillness – Degree Show, Hockey Gallery, Surrey


2008 Poole Drawing open

2001 British Journal of Photography – VIVID - short listed

1999 Corus Inspirations Installation Design- shortlisted

Residencies & other projects

2015 Dalston Carnival Peace Mural - assistant on restoration

2011 Cable Street Mural – assistant on restoration

2011 Langley Academy – Responding to the Collection art Installation

2010 Brixton Mural – assistant on restoration

2010 Langley Academy – Museum Week

2008-9 Slough Museum – Archifest & Sure Start Kitchen Stories

2007-8 Institute for the Future of the Mind, Oxford Where Two worlds collide

2006 National Trust – Osterley Park – Bring Me Sunshine

2005 Small Mansion Arts Centre, Gunnersbury Park- ParkSTalk

2003 Hopkins Architects– Unseasonable Behaviour


2017 Economia Magazine - ICAEW - Valuing time over money

2008 Creative Control Free their minds – Susan Ogier, Art& Design Magazine

2008 Innovation, Central St Martins

2007 Collage Conversations REFLECT Lab – Sage Gateshead /Creative Partnerships

Practitioner in School & Community Projects

2011 Bethnal Green Academy & Allen & Overy – Float for Lord Mayors Show

2011 Barratt Homes & Beechwood Academy – Bower Haus

2010 Bethnal Green Technology College and Allen & Overy Justice, Art, People

2010 The Frances Bardsley School for Girls -The Arty Place – environment as art

2010 Slough Museum and Langley Academy – Herschel Park , Mansion of Happiness

2010 Brentford Toy Library – National Playday - Our place installation

2010 Crane Park Primary, enquiry school– Enchanted forest chess

2010 Swipe Music - Slough Digital Imaging – Sound Practices

2009 Westplay Brentford – National Play Day – Future spaces

2009 Folkestone Academy – SEGRO Young Artists - Future work

2009 Wheately Park – Change school - Apocalypse

2009 Three Oxfordshire Primary enquiry schools – Making spaces

2009 Hazeley Secondary enquiry school, Milton Keynes – Where two worlds collide

2008 Intertrash Milton Keynes – Rave Space

2008 St Lukes Primary, Kingston – The Living Room (recycling and Waste)

2007 Severn Vale Secondary Advanced Skills – Inventiveness and imagination

2007 Parlaunt Park Primary School, Slough – Pied Piper

2005 Putney Primary School and De Morgan Gallery, Wandsworth Kaboom!!!!!!!!!!

2004 Cranford Primary School, Hounslow – Urban Camouflage

2003 Leytonstone School, London – Into the Woods


1999 -2004 BA (hons) Fine Art (1st) Surrey Institute of Art and Design

1997-1998 BTEC Photography and Digital Imaging Westminster Adult Education

1996-1997 Art and Design Modular City Lit

1995 -1995 City and Guilds Photographing Buildings Westminster

1986 -1990 ICAEW Chartered Accountant KPMG

1985 -1986 Accountancy Foundation Polytechnic Central London

1983 -1985 BTEC Business and Finance (distinction) Bedford College

1981 -1983 BEC National Diploma Business Studies Bletchley College of FE

Other education experience

2011 Arts Award Trainer Arts Award

2010 Philosophy for children Sapere

2009 Mentor, Developing Young Leaders OYAP, Bicester

2009 REFLECT LAB co-mentoring Sage Gateshead

2009 Global Citizenship practitioner Reading solidarity Centre

2009 Certificate in Business sustainability ICAEW

2009 Certificate Making spaces. Making places Homes and Communities Association

2008 Arts Development Leadership Big Foot Arts

2008 Co- Mentoring - REFLECT Creative Partnerships

2008 Coach Mentor Training Eric Parsloe

2007-2008 Mentor Create to Learn

2004 Artist Development Mentoring University for the Creative Arts

2004-2006 Charity Management/education Small Mansion Arts Centre

2000 Developing Creativity Mentoring Hounslow Borough Council

1999-2002 Creative Coach/Appreciative Enquiry Building Community Through Arts

1992-1995 Mentor Princes Youth Business Trust

Work history

1999-present Visual Fine Artist

Practicing Fine Artist creating works from found materials and developing opportunities for participatory art practice that explore spaces, places and our impact on the environment

1999-2011 Drawing at Work

Assisting in the delivery of colour and drawing workshops to architects (Arup/Richard Rogers/Hopkins/Make)

2011 - present Oriel Brooks - owner/artist

Restored an old school house in Wales. Artist led business for workshops and exhibition space for contemporary art, international exchange and creative development programmes for artists, business people and young entrepreneurs

1999 - present EDUCE – drawing out potential / T.E.A Projects– Owner/consultant

Using arts and business skills to inspire and develop creativity in business and education, often working in partnership with other organisations. Coach mentoring, delivering workshops and acting as an agent for change for Lead Creative Schools - Arts Council Wales

2007-2011 Creative Junction & Creative Partnerships Change & Enquiry Schools

Creative Agent working with head teachers, senior leadership teams to introduce Creative Learning practices and processes. Working with teachers and young people to engage and reflect on creative practice and introduce new ways of working. Recruiting artists and guiding on project initiation and development, management of budgets and reporting on progress and project impacts. 2011-2015 Associate Creative Junction - Art and Enterprise

2007-2008 REFLECT Sage Gateshead & Creative Partnerships National Co-Mentoring - participant working with Primary School Teacher in Birmingham to explore creative practice through reflective practices - ‘Collage Conversations’. Delivered workshop at Sage Gateshead for concluding conference.

1997-2007 Origin Consulting /Associate Partners for Change/ Freelance Consultant

Senior business transformation consultant, leading mixed teams of accountants, client staff, programmers to implement accounting systems and new business processes for large international companies, across a number of countries.

1986 -1997 KPMG Management Consulting

Qualified as a chartered accountant working in audit running small teams and taking responsibility for a diverse range of clients from small family run businesses to blue chip companies. Transferred to KPMG Management Consulting defining, selecting and implementing accounting systems for large companies progressing onto business process redesign and business transformation/change management consulting.

1983 -1986 Rainbow Publicity, accounts assistant. William Bayliss & Co Trainee Accountant.


2015 - present Treasurer - Montgomeryshire Outdoor Learning Wales

2013 – 2015 Trustee - Arts Connection, Powys

2009-2012 Treasurer - Brentford Commuity Council

2007-2011 Community participation - OCTINK, Brentford

2004-2006 Charity Treasurer/business development - Small Mansion Arts Centre

1999 – 2002 Artist mentor/business consultant - Building Community Through Arts 1998-2000 Treasurer - MK Voluntary Organisation