Inspiration for a multi-media practice comes from the contemporary world around us, including an abiding fascination for narrative, pseudo and future science. The juxtaposition of different materials and processes is a key component of this endeavor as concept moves from idea, to actual and expressive material form with its own sensuous or metaphysical presence.
The Museum of Space Exploration (MOSE) www.museumofspaceexploration.org provides space to display pieces of work each with their own narrative. Future archaeology, where 'stuff' has existed, or was created in the far future, and then discovered, is an inspiration, as alternative worlds can be imagined, with their own material cultures and artefacts. MOSE has also collected works from the present, reflecting contemporary issues.
Associate Member of the HATCH drawing group (part of the PLaCE International network based in UK at Dundee University).
Spike Island Associates.
2021 The Herbarium ..a A World Book Night collaboration. Artists from around the world collaborated in producing a number of small artworks alongside a chosen book concerning flowers.
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/wbn2021/ - (link to images of the works).
Postcards for Perec Postcard art event that has included postcards illustrated by artists from around the world ..exhibited at University of West of England Library It will be the 40th anniversary of Georges Perec's death next year, a timely reminder of how his works continue to fascinate and inspire. Georges Perec was a French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist.
A publication about the project is in progress and will be available this autumn/winter, featuring a limited selection of the postcards to be chosen by a guest curator. At the end of the project there will be a full digital catalogue which will be permanently archived online as a memento of the project.
This will be made available when the exhibition tours come to an end in 2023.
Fringe Arts Bath initially cancelled due to COVID-19 - but as part of virtual "happenings" ... The Box - a meditation on closing and opening. (In place of a "Happenings" performance piece).
Playing the system Tate Exchange, London Southbank. A collaborative show with artist group Spike Associates. For my contribution The public were invited to play DILEMMA, a board game designed to encourage discussion on the development of genetic engineering, and how it could affect the public in the 21st century.
Spike Island Open Studio - as Tate Exchange.
Art of Caring St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London
Lawn and Meadow Participate Contemporary Art Space, Shrewsbury https://youtu.be/3ROzR6afgR0
R U Woke to Choke Campaign video showed at workshops on the topic of air pollution https://youtu.be/ICbrhO3nlB0
Wellcome Trust, Dilemmas (work exhibited at SynBioExpo) chosen by University of Bristol as example of good practice in public
engagement with science (gene editing) for a sharing event
Synthetic, University of Bristol Synthetic Biology Conference
SynBioExpo, SPACE gallery, Bristol. Collaboration with researchers at the University of Bristol
Pay and Display, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
International Mini-print Biennial, Seacourt Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, NI.
A Letter in Mind, Gallery, OXO Tower, London
Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord, Berlin then Rome
DRAWN Imagined postcard project, RWA Bristol
Hide and Seek, Fringe Arts Bath
Table Top Museum, Art Workers' Guild, London
Recursive, No Format Gallery, London
A Letter in Mind, Gallery, OXO Tower, London
DRAWN, alldaybreakfast, Bristol
Very Small Literary Festival, alldaybreakfast, Bristol
Red Line Art Works, Fringe Arts Bath
Small Favors VIII. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing. Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
8th British International Miniprint Exhibition. continuing tour begun 2012
160th RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
8th British International Miniprint Exhibition. continuing tour begun in April to venues throughout UK
159th RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Ten by Ten Southbank Bristol Arts, Grainhouse, Bristol
158th RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Museum of Everything- permanent loan - Calling card
University of Bristol, Theatre Collection. Bradley Wiggins - Hero Cyclist
March 2014 Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall. One week artist's retreat.
Mar to Nov 2011 Artist in residence at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden This project was supported by a UWE Sustainability Bursary 2011-12 . Residency blog
February 2012 Magic, Power Presence: contemporary interpretations IRIS Book Collective. Image and text.
BA English Language and Literature. University of Manchester
MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking. University of West of England (Distinction)