I think a lot about the future. Probably too much. Through my sculptures, I prod at our
relationships with technology, our hopes and fears for tomorrow and the role that food can play in society.
Previous work includes wood-carving robots, midge-subsisting nomadic tribes, an imagined museum of lab-grown meat and a tricycle based seed-library. I work in an interative manner and collaborate with both artists and non-artists to aid the research.
When considering the future, looking back at the past and charting the course fo time and behaviour can provide a helpful angle. As such, I foreground archaeological approaches in my work, and the objects I create are often framed as pseudo-artefacts or fragments.
CV & Education
1987 Born in Wolverhampton
2009 Graduated with BA(Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University
Lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Future ‘title TBC.’ - ARB Gallery, Cambridge. Feb 2019.
Current ‘Deep Adaptation’ - The Newbridge Project Gallery, Gateshead
2017 ‘The CleanMeat Revolution’ - We The Curious, in partnership with Watershed, Bristol.
2016 ‘Kaleidoscopic’ - MAC Trust, Sunderland.
2013 'Buying Time' – Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
‘Distraction and the Myth of Multi-tasking’ – Centre for Life, Newcastle.
Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects:
2018 ‘ a seat at the table,’ Gallery North, Newcastle
2017 ‘Moving on up, Moving on Out’, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle.
2016 ‘HOST’ - The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle
‘doremifasolasido’ - Florence Mine, Cumbria.
‘Deviation’ - Victorian Police cells, Gateshead Old Town Hall.
2012 'Futures 2,3 and 4. - The Midgecatchers House' Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland.
2011 'Response: A Rural/Urban Conversation ' VARC, Highgreen Manor and disused unit in Eldon Square.
2010 ‘Queerer than we can suppose’, Newbridge Project, Newcastle.
‘Lisser’s Practical Solutions Range,’ The Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle.
‘The Best of UK; Class of 2009’ Salon Contemporary, London.
Residencies: Meal Plans – Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, May -October 2017.
Investigating the future of food as if it were history. Working with technologists, futurists and archaeologists to create pseudo-artefacts and future relics.
Doremi Residency, Florence Mine, Cumbria August 2016.
A group residency bringing emerging artists from across the UK to work in a disused iron mine in Egremont, Cumbria.
Artist in Residence, MAC Trust, Sunderland, May - June 2016.
Part of the wider 10x10 Sunderland project, this residency placed me in a local business, investigating the ways art and business can work together.
‘Buying Time Residency’ - NGCA, Sunderland. 2013
I worked alongside an industrial robotics engineer for 4 months exploring the relationships of craft, skill and production line technology.
'Futures Residency' – Allenheads Contemporary Arts. July 2011 – February 2012
Working alongside the community in Allenheads to envisage various future scenarios for the village.