Full CV

BIOGRAPHY

Angela studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (Byam Shaw) and graduated in 2010. She works mainly in sculpture and installation and commonly makes use of discarded and recycled materials. She lives and works in South East London. Drawing on her background in geology, hydrogeology and environmental consultancy Angela creates work that explores the traces and imprints of human consumption on the natural world, often within a geological time scale.

Prior to studying Fine Art, Angela worked for over ten years as a consultant in the environmental sector. She was a facilitator specialising in the design and delivery of stakeholder engagement and communication strategies. She also worked as a hydrogeologist in water resources, contaminated land and risk assessment and was subsequently involved in planning and land use, regeneration, community development, minerals and waste planning, sustainable development, CSR and environmental reporting.  Angela ran her own independent consultancy Angela McMahon Associates (AMA) for over two years.  She has worked for a diverse range of clients including government agencies, local authorities, businesses, community groups, development agencies and industry research bodies.

EXHIBITIONS

2014 Inorganic – Open submission group exhibition ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK
2013 Treecycle – Installation Hill Station, Kitto Road, London, UK
2013 Fabric of the Land – Open submission group show University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
2012 Group show Arch Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
2011 Group show Deptford X, Arch Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
2011 Traces of the Primark Effect – Solo exhibition Hill Station, Kitto Road, London, UK
2011 Open studio Telegraph Hill Festival, London, UK
2010 BA degree show CSM (Byam Shaw), London, UK
2010 Open studio Telegraph Hill Festival, London, UK
2009 Open studio Telegraph Hill Festival, London, UK
2007 Foundation degree show Camberwell College of Art, London, UK


FULL EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2010 Central Saint Martins (Byam Shaw), London, UK BA Fine Art Honours
2007 Camberwell College of Art, London, UK Foundation Art & Design
2003 London School of Public Relations, UK Diploma in Public Relations
1993 University of East Anglia, UK MSc Hydrogeology
1989 University of Leeds, UK PhD – Silesian Sedimentology and Palaeogeography of the UK Southern North Sea and Adjacent Onshore Areas
1985 University College Cardiff, UK BSc Geology Honours

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2005 /07 Greenstreet Berman Ltd, London, UK Principal Consultant
2003 /05 Angela McMahon Associates, London, UK Director
1999/2003 Entec UK Ltd, London, UK Senior Consultant
1997/99 Peter Brett Associates, Reading, UK Senior Hydrogeologist
1993/97 Arcadis Geraghty & Miller International, Cambridge, UK Hydrogeologist
1989/92 Intera, Henley-on-Thames, UK Exploration Geologist

TRAINING COURSES

2010 AIR Mini-residency 2 week art residency
2007 Create to Learn Community Arts Leader Award
2004 Youth at Risk Performance Coaching
2003 National Training Services Train the Trainer Course
2001 Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation Planning for Real
2000 Projects in Partnership Facilitation Skills and Participative Working
2000 Projects in Partnership Choosing and Using Consultation and Involvement Methods
1999 Environment Council Facilitating Stakeholder Dialogue