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STUDIO PRACTICE

Short- term projects, instant and mini works, together with a series of works in long term development.

Two areas of interest:  an umbrella title of ‘There’s a Lot of Light and Dark Around at the Moment’ and documenting the emotions and routines of our lives, both every-day and more overarching narratives. Work contains autobiographical elements, while reflecting on contemporary societal issues.

Drawings, Mixed Media, Constructions, Objects, Artists Books, Installations, Performance, Participatory and Socially Engaged Practice

RECENT PROJECTS AND EVENTS

2019 Drawing on Dorset exhibition at the Lighthouse Gallery, Poole
2019 Drawing on Dorset exhibition at Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle, Swanage
2019 Selected for Drawing on Dorset with Dorset Visual Arts. Touring Exhibition and Publication with foreword by Professor Anita Taylor.
2019 CVAN East Midlands Re-Meet the Artist
2019 Artists in Residence at C2C Social Action, Northampton. Working with vulnerable women, teaching art skills, bolstering confidence and exhibiting alongside them.
2019 Lead Artist at Work in Progress, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
2018 Nominated and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts 
2017 – 2018  AA2A Artists in Residence Scheme, De Montfort University, to develop ‘You Can’t Shake Hands With a Clenched Fist’
2017 ‘You Can’t Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist 1’. Participatory Installation, Project Space, NN Contemporary Art
2017 Live Drawing a Pit Firing Workshop at Wild Projects, NN Contemporary Art
2017 Awarded Arts Council Funding for ‘Living Lines’ Big Draw Event, in association with Geddington Brickyard Garden
2017 Twice shortlisted for the Creative Climate Change Leadership Course, held in Wales and facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle (UK) and Pina (Slovenia)
2016 ‘Swarm Sculptures’: Participant in Lucy Suggate’s piece exploring durational movement. NN Contemporary Art (with Dance4)
2016 ‘Light Kills Darkness, Here I Come’: Performance Art/ Live Art/ Theatre. Rehearsal performance at ‘Launchpad’, The Core, Corby
2015 ‘Light Kills Darkness, Here I Come’: Performance Art/Live Art/ Theatre. Research and development, plus sharing event at Project Space, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton

PREVIOUS PROJECTS AND EVENTS

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2015 ‘Guitar Story’ – Animation in Collaboration with Bafta Nominated Film Maker Paul Balmer
2014 ‘Drawing the Space Between’ – Collaborative Performance and Workshop, Part of ‘Fun Palaces’ at Royal and Derngate
DEVISER AND LEAD ARTIST FOR MULTI ART THEATRE PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE
2014 ‘Magdalene: Part One’; Devised, Wrote, Produced, Stage Set Design, Costume Design and Film Direction
Performed as part of the ‘Local Artists Showcase’, The Core at Corby Cube
LIVE ART
2017 Live Drawing of Pit Firing Workshop with Nita Nathwani, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2013 ‘Walking and Drawing’, Designing and Constructing a Sketchbook Sculpture, ‘Wild Networking, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Sudborough Green Lodge Cottages, Brigstock
PERFORMANCE
2015 ‘As Yet Untitled’: Performance Art. Research and development at ‘Wild Projects’ Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Sudborough Green Lodge, Brigstock
2015 ‘Sky Watching’: Performance Art/ Workshop/ Participatory Art. Research and development at ‘Wild Projects’ Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Sudborough Green Lodge, Brigstock
PERFORMANCE PRESENTATIONS
2015 ‘Assessing Great Moments’ – AGM, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2013 ‘Performing Drawing, Walking Drawing’ – Petcha Kucha, NN Contemporary Art
COMMISSIONS
2015 ‘Find the Inflatables’: Collaborative Commission with artist Louise Clarke; Theatre Fascia Designs for Full House Theatre, Bedford
2013, 2014, 2015 Live and Participatory Art, Installation: Production of art works in the public forum portraying experiences of young actors in National Theatres Connections Festival. Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton
2012 Stage Set for a Youth Theatre Production at Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton

RESIDENCIES
2019 Artists in Residence at C2C Social Action, Northampton. Working with vulnerable women, teaching art skills, bolstering confidence and exhibiting alongside them.
2011 – 2014 Kettering Symphony Orchestra

SOLO SHOWS
2014 Exhibition and Live Art – ‘Drawing from the Connections’ Project Space, NN Contemporary Art
2005 ‘Search and Accept, Try then Be’ Self Portraits, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
2006 Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales
2004 ‘I Drape or Fling my Emotions at the Land in the Hope that it Reaches out to Heal but Sometimes, it Flings them Back’ Landscapes, Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales 2003; Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
GROUP SHOWS
2006 ‘Invisible Threads’ Sudborough Cottages, Fermyn Woods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire 2010; ‘The Postcard Show’
Surface Gallery, Nottingham
1994 ‘Print and Unfunctional Ceramics’, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

OPEN SUBMISSION – Regional, National and International
2019 Drawn to Dorset, Dorset Visual Arts. Exhibition and Publication
2006 Open 7, Alfred East Gallery, 2007; Wrexham Open, Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales
1994, 2005 City Gallery Open, Leicester
2002 Laing Landscape and Seascape Art Competition, Mall Galleries, London
1995 ‘Small Objects of Desire’ City Gallery, Leicester
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS
2016 A-N Professional Development Bursary; 2009 Creative Northants Mentoring Scheme; 1998 Rootstein Hopkins Foundation
Award
COLLECTIONS
Private Collections; 2005-2006 Leicester University Temporary Collections Scheme

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
Print:
2019 ‘Drawn to Dorset’, 2019
2019 ‘Twenty’, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 1998-2018.

Catalogue:
2018 ‘Five Years’, NN Contemporary Art
2002 Laing Landscape and Seascape Open, The Mall Galleries, Exhibition Catalogue
1995 Small Objects of Desire, City Gallery, Leicester, Exhibition Catalogue
Online:
2019 Re-Meet The Artist – East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network
2017 Meet The Artist – East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network; Access Art: 2013 – 2014 Diary of a Sculptural Sketchbook’; ‘Sketchbooks and
Performance’ ‘Layers in the Landscape’

NETWORKS AND MEMBERSHIPS 

RSA, A-N and AIR; Drawing Research Network Forum;
Contemporary Visual Arts Network;

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND EDUCATION

CURRENT KEY ROLES

Education Curator at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
Associate Educator at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
Chair of Free Exchange (Art +….), Fermynwoods Contemporary Art 2018, 2019
Educator at NN Contemporary Art

SELECTED EDUCATOR PROJECTS

2019 Homage to Stranger Things, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2018 Cold War Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2017 Diorama Workshops with The Voice that Makes a Difference, Northampton
2017 ‘City of Dreams’ Family Workshop, NN Contemporary Art
2017 360 Degrees Drawing, Education Project, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2017 Cardboard Constructions, Education Project, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2016 Dwellings, Education Project, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2014 Workshops and Permanent Art Works with Full House Theatre for World War One Project
2014 Installations with Royal and Derngate and Kings Meadow Primary School, Moulton. Whole School Project
2014 ‘Enchanted Forest’ Theatre Set Design and Construction with Royal and Derngate Theatre Half Term Workshop Programme, working with ages 7yrs to 14yrs, in conjunction with Looking Glass Theatre
2014 and 2013 Creative Evaluation, working with young people as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival, with Royal and Derngate Theatre
2013 – Present.
2013 Story Exchange Project, working with young people who are have either asylum seeker/ immigrant or refugee status with Royal and Derngate Theatre and Northampton College
TRAINING 
2016 Set Design for Performance, One Week Intensive Course, Central St Martin’s, London. Tutor: Gary Thorne
2016 Mentoring with Morag Ballantyne, Consultant, Mentor and Chair of The Core Theatre, Corby
2016 ‘Sound Territories’, Sound Art Workshop with Shirley Pegna, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2016 ‘Unstable Places’, Performance Art Weekender with Vlatka Horvat, Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios, London
2016 Artists’ Bursary Surgery Scheme, Arts Admin, Toynbee Studios, London

PREVIOUS ROLES and EXPERIENCE
2010 – 2011 Creative Partnership Projects in schools with The Mighty Creatives,
2008 Coordinator: Open Studios Northamptonshire
1996 to 2001 Youth Worker and Youth Counsellor in Kettering and Corby
PREVIOUS QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
2000 Basic Skills Person Centred Counselling NCC;
1998 – 2000 Various Training Courses around issues surrounding young people;
1999 Part Time Youth Work Qualification
1995 City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Adults South Fields College, Leicester
1993 2:1 BA Visual Arts Degree, De Montfort University