My visual practice is centered around notions of endurance, duration, exhaustion and repetition. These ideas are explored through performance and action-based exercises and documented using basic recording equipment, or through note-taking and the accumulation of data.
The audience are rarely present whilst the action is taking place, instead they come to learn about the work through its re-presentation at a later date (perhaps combining text and photography, the presentation of written notes, or a verbal account). These working methods bring light to the frustrations of the performer (unable to document whilst performing) and the audience (whom are not present when the work is carried out) and aim to raise questions about re-telling or re-showing and the information required to do so effectively.
My work is informed by conceptual practices of the late 1960's and early 1970's, particularly European Land Art (Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Keith Arnatt, Jan Dibbets). My PhD research and visual practice considers how artists present documentation and information relating to artworks that have taken place at another time, or outside of the traditional gallery situation.
I also work in collaboration with Other / Other / Other - a Live Art Collective based in Norwich.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2015 - PhD by thesis and curated exhibition, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2008 - MA Textile Culture - distinction, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2007 - BA (Hons) Contemporary Textile Practices - first class honours, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich
2011 - To Camera, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
2010 - State of Readiness, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe
2008 - Kunstwerk Bazaar, OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich
2011 - Other / Other / Other - A Good Clean Run, Norwich Arts centre and the surrounding city, Norwich
2011 - Other / Other / Other present A Moving Experience, The Underbelly, Rumsey Wells PH, Norwich
2011 - Recalling a Journey in Search of Land Art, PERFO! Performance Night, Tampere, Finland
2010 - Other / Other / Other - LIVE / ART / EVENT, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
2010 - Other / Other / Other - Now that's what we call Live Art!, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
2010 - Other / Other / Other at the Late Shift, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
2009 - 1 Hour Line Drawing, Ars Hame 09, Riihimaki, Finland
2011 - Artist Talk, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
2011 - Presentation of work carried out during Arteles Residency, Gallery Rajatila , Tampere, Finland
2009 - AIR Open Dialogues, Artist Newsletter and Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2010 - Walking Interventions with Hamish Fulton, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich
2009 - "Urban Spaces" workshop led by Lisa Torell (4 days), Ars Hame 09, Riihimaki, Finland
2011 - Arteles Creative Residency, Finland
2011 - Print and Production Retreat, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
2011 - Nine Day Bicycle Journey from Colchester to Edinburgh, Escalator East to Edinburgh, Various Locations, UK
Competitions, prizes and awards
2007 - Commendation for Undergraduate Dissertation, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich
2007 - Research Preparation Masters Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council , (AHRC)
2007 - School Award for Contemporary Textile Practices, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich