I am a curator working in the unique context of the county of Cornwall.
Cornwall, in the far South West of England, has long been a centre for the visual arts. As well as a distinctive maritime landscape it therefore also has a distinctive artistic history.
Artwork made and shown in Cornwall do not always translate elsewhere, and, similarly, touring shows from London and further afield often fail to impress for similar reasons.
I believe the best art is sensitive to the environment in which it is shown and the audiences who see it.
I am against internationalism in visual art and seek to celebrate regional differences.
Art made in rural parts of the UK should not aspire to the condition of art made in London or other urban centres but should address issues of interest to people living in rural areas. These are likely to - at some level - feature the landscape, either in the foreground or as a backdrop to other issues.
CV & Education
2006 - Recent work, The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall
1995 - A Seat of Learning, Cornwall Museum and Galleries, Truro, Cornwall
2011 - Bridging the Gap, Hatchspace, Deptford, London
2011 - Frenchman's Creek, Kestle Barton Centre for Rural Art, Helford, Cornwall
2010 - Exquisite Trove, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
2010 - House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St Ives
2010 - New Living Art, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin
2010 - Nexus, Pheonix Gallery, Exeter
2009 - 4, Millennium, St Ives
2009 - Apocalypse Now, Red Wire, Liverpool
2009 - Supernature, View Gallery, Bristol
2009 - The Cornish Perspective, RWA , Bristol
2009 - The New Landscape, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
2008 - Christmas Show, FOLD, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
2008 - PSYCHO/GEOGRAPHY, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance
2008 - Streetlife, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2008 - The Drawing Show, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
2008 - The Garden Project, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
2007 - Art Now Cornwall? , Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance, Cornwall
2007 - Lineage, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
2007 - MOVE, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
2007 - Revolver, PZAG, Penzance, Cornwall
2007 - Second Nature, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
2007 - Tales of the Unexpected, part of MORE Cornwall, Cornwall
2007 - Unquiet Earth, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall
2005 - This then this then this, Morvah Schoolhouse, St Ives
2005 - Transition 6, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
2004 - Mixed show, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
2004 - Showdown, Hengrove Art Space, Bristol
2003 - Live Art Platform, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
1998 - S.T.A.R.T., New Millennium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
1996 - F.A.T public art project, Venice Biennale, Italy
1994 - Penwith Society, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
1990 - BP Expo Young Directors, Riverside Studios, London
Educational experience - tertiary
1998 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London
1985 - MB BS, University College, London
1984 - Art and Art History, British Institute, Florence