My art practice focuses on aspects of landscape consisting of photographs, moving image, installations, drawings, performance, painting and writing.
Working reflexively across different mediums has enabled a visual language to develop that articulates what otherwise may remain remains unseen and unheard.
My motivation is to exceed the material of the artwork to bring the work into an area of sensation felt in the body of the viewer- something beyond mere depiction that touches at the very heart of what it is to be human. By purposeful experimentation, uncovering visual findings and discoveries, questions emerging from practice are raised, and are examined experientially through practice.
Space, place and site are critically examined acknowledging that while the works experienced possess powerful imagery, their impact extends beyond purely aesthetic definitions. In this way, I consider the event of the artwork as a mode of being that occurs in the interval between the viewer and the observed subject. I use relevant theoretical approaches to consider my works, drawing on a broad base of literature, including: Edward Soja, Doris von Drathan, Irit Rogoff and Yi Fu Tuan in order to investigate the central concepts.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2011 - PhD- space place and site through moving image art practice: Entering Elsewhere, Bath Spa University, Bath 2004 - MFA Crossing the boundary, Bath Spa University, Bath Solo exhibitions 2010 - Hollow, Sionhill Gallery, Bath 2005 - Tautegorical, Prema Art Center, Uley, Gloucestershire Group exhibitions 2012 - Migrations, The American Museum, Bath 2012 - This is the way the world ends..., Fringe Arts Festival Bath., Bath 2011 - Beyond Boundaries, Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay 2011 - Immersive Worlds, Spanish Barn Torre Abbey, Torquay Artist talks 2012 - Affective Landscapes conference, Derby University, Derby 2010 - Entering elsewhere: ways in which performance may be used as found material in moving image installation art practice, Glasgow University, Glasgow Scotland 2010 - Mediating in Hollow Space Through Art Practice, Catholic University of Lisbon, Lisbon Portugal 2010 - Ways in which space may be delimited through performance used as material in video installation art practice llation, PSi -Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto 2009 - Making Images in Hollow Space, Image 2.0 University College Falmouth, Falmouth. U.K. 2009 - Space, Place, Site Through Moving Image Art Practice, Brighton University, Brighton, Sussex.U.K. Workshops 2011 - Expanded Images (1), Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Residencies 2012 - The Library of Babel, Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester 2011 - 'Realandimagined' Spaces, Oxbow- Aff Art Institute of Chicago, Saugertuck USA. 2012 'Migrations' American Museum in Bath. 2013 Quilos and the Windmill present 'The Prospector'. Oxbow Aff Art Institute of Chicago, Saugertuck USA. 2013 Quilos and the Windmill present 'Little elergy', Groningen University, Netherlands. 2014 Quilos and the Windmill present 'The Prospector' 44AD Bath. 2014 LOST (curatorial project) Salisbury Arts Centre.