My work explores invidual responses to collective experience. I work across a broad range of media.
My videos are studies of people and place. They are multi-layered rhythmic montages of sounds, voices, images and narratives, the product of wandering, chance encounters and observations, combined with a considered editing process.
I am interested in human interaction with the landscape. This leads me to record the experiences of people in an area. I seek to create a multi-dimensional and multi-sensory portrait of the landscape encompassing sight, sound, memory, time, history, human experience and space.
I also make paintings of outlying places and our collective experience of them.
In 'Words of Wisdom' I worked collaboratively with around 50 older people who shared their wise words to make a giant textile artwork for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018. I am currently collecting handwritten wishes for an installation which will be shown at the Crypt Gallery 16-21 May 2019 in a show called 'Contemporary Art + Ritual' which I am co-curating with artist Caro Williams.
CV & Education
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2019 'Beyond Landscape' two-person show with Alison Lumb at One Paved Court, Richmond
2019 curated and exhibited at Contemporary Art + Ritual, The Crypt Gallery, London NW1 2BA
2018 Second Floor Painting Open
2018 Words of Wisdom on show at St George's Hospital London
2018 ‘Land’s Edge’ screened at Video Strolls event on place and journeying
2018 'Words of Wisdom', collaborative textile artwork celebrating the elder made with 30 older people in Wandsworth London for Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018
2017 Flux, St Mary's Church Putney, High Street, London
2016 The Thames: the ARTery of London, Devon House London
2016 Shifting States, Espacio Gallery London
2013 In the Moment, Hertford Theatre Gallery
2013 New Unity, Newington Green screening of Land's Edge
2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2012 Group show at St Martin's in the Fields Gallery
2011 Inside Out, West Eleven Gallery, London W11
2010 Shortlisted for John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize
2010 NW3x8, Group Show, Burgh House, London
2010 BHVU Open, London
2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2009 The way we see it, Morley Gallery, London
2008 This is paint, Morley Gallery, London
2002 F1rst, Euroart, London
2000 Picnic, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans
2000 Installation at Apart, Portobello Road, London
1997 Back to the Future, National Gallery, London
2005-2009 Advanced painting workshop, Morley College
1996-1999 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College
1995-1996 Foundation course, Camberwell College of Arts
I write on art, textiles and photography for ‘Cover’ and ‘Eye’ magazines.