I am working on a studio based project which involves exploring the variables within an expanding modular sculpture kit. By producing individual components, I am developing an alphabet of geometric forms which interact with each other. The results can be abstract, others are loosely based on the human form in which I walk the line between cartoon and abstract.
As a child during the '70s, I grew up in Harlow New Town, the blocky uniformity and newness of the housing estates and shopping centres gave the impression of a giant kit model, these memories, along with the continual changes since of demolition and rebuilding are an influence in my work. As with a lot of '70s kids, I spent many hours constructing airfix, meccano and lego kits, my work can be seen as a continuation of this explorative, light hearted play. Within this framework, additional themes include human dialogue, indecision, interaction, confrontation, chaos .. and humour.
The scale of the works vary from handheld to larger, externally sited.
I currently work in sculpture, photography, drawing and print.
CV & Education
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1987-91 B.A. Honours, Fine Art (Painting). Norwich School of Art, Norwich, Norfolk.
1984-87 B.Tech. National Diploma, General Art and Design. Harlow Technical College, Harlow, Essex.
2003 Fire Safety Certificate.
2002 MIG welding introduction. Harlow tech.
2002- C.R.B. Certificate (Criminal record check).
2001 Artists in Education. A course covering teaching methods and work planning. Essex County Council.
2000 Cabinet Making. A six week introduction. Norwich, Norfolk.
1996 Desktop Publishing. A four week course. Norwich, Norfolk.
1993-94 Photography. One year, full time. General studio and wet darkroom experience. Cromer, Norfolk.
2014- Self employed Art Technician, Gibberd Gallery. Harlow.
2003- Self Employed Artist.
2010- Caretaker for ACAVA Gatehouse Arts studios including exhibition co-ordination, installation and other aspects of Gallery work.
2014 Two mosaics celebrating Harlow’s 65th anniversary. Commissioned by Harlow Council, involved workshops at Abbotsweld Primary School and Water Lane Primary School, Harlow. Sited in public places.
2014 Constructed plinths and a table for The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2014 Exhibition installer for Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2013 Designed and constructed 7 plinths to hold spheres for Slough Libraries.
2012 Mosaic mural of Leaves for Harlow Council as park of Creative Space Artist Co-operative. Collaboration with OI Glass by using recycling glass (Cullet).
2012 Designed and Constructed 15 plinths for Essex County Council ‘Sparks Will Fly’ beads, part of cultural Olympiad.
2012 Public workshop, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
2012 Harlow Festival, drop-in workshop, constructing local birds for woodland scene in Harlow Harvey Centre.
2012 Re-installed Creative Space’s Harlow Woodland Scene in an empty shop unit in Harvey Centre.
2012 Installed exhibition at Braintree community hospital.
2012 A New Solar system. Casting and Mould making project Latton Green Primary School, Harlow.
2011 Harlow Robots, public drop-in construction workshop, Gatehouse Arts Gallery.
2011 Installation of Carve Up exhibition, Gatehouse Arts Gallery, Harlow.
2011 Soap carving workshops , Henry Moore Junior School, Harlow
2010-11 Co-ordinator ‘Window Into Art’ exhibitions at Gatehouse Arts Gallery, Acava.
2001-2012 Invigilator, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
2010 Art workshop at Epping Forest District Museum. Waltham Abbey.
2010 Public workshop ‘Day in the Marshes’ at May Mead Marshes Harlow for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife trust.
2010 Worked on two fibreglass sheep for Harlow’s ‘Sheep Trail’ to coinside with Henry Moore Sheep sketches exhibition.
2009 Created a plaque for Harlow Museum to celebrate Harlow through time.
2009 Fashion and Textile workshops at Occasio House. An accommodation centre for young adults, Harlow.
2009 Lottery funded project spanning one year consisting of constructing a 3D woodland scene in an empty retail unit and through public
workshops add seasonal details which change throughout the year.
2008 Series of workshops at Water lane School, Harlow, resulting in a fabric hanging on the theme of local rivers.
2008 Harlow ‘Dancing Figures’ mural. A series printing on wood and copper relief workshops with young housing residents
at Ocassio House, Harlow, resulting in a large mural. Funded by East Thames Housing Association.
2007-08 One, half day a week for a year teaching drawing at Peterswood Primary School, Harlow.
2007-08 Series of workshops on the theme of local architecture in Bishopsfield estate, Harlow, resulting in the creation of a set of blinds and
Copper Frieze for Bishopsfield common room. Funded by East Thames Housing Association.
2007 A series of workshops at Peterswood Infant School, Harlow, resulting in a large fabric ‘Nativity Play’
backdrop being produced. School funded.
2007 ‘Window Works’ Series of Fabric printing workshops to celebrate Harlow’s diamond anniversary, resulting in fabric hangings
Situated in an empty retail outlet. Funded by Harlow Council, Harlow Renaissance and The Harvey Centre Shopping Centre.
2007 ‘T’ shirt printing and copper relief youth project for Bishopsfield, ChartersCross and Gibson Court. Harlow. Funded by East Thames
2007 Space theme Mobile making stall. Harlow Town Show.
2006 Women’s Network Family Day, plaster casting. Harlow.
2006 ‘Gerta Rubinstein’ Drop-in workshop. Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2006 Public workshop resulting in construction and fixing of a 3d sign and anniversary plaque for Pets Corner. Harlow. Awards For All
2006-07 Workshops at The Downs Primary School resulting in a large free standing sculpture for school courtyard. Harlow. Awards For All
2006 Part of 'The Big Draw'. Drop-in workshop. Constructing robots using mixed medium. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2006 Part of 'The Big Draw'. Drop-in workshop. Constructing planets using mixed medium. The Study Centre, Harlow.
2006 Optical Illusion workshop stall at Harlow Town Show.
2006 Public workshops resulting in a portable screen commemorating the conclusion of the 'Wildspace' project and internal panels for a
hide at Parndon Wood Nature Reserve. English Nature and Harlow Council funded at Parndon Wood Nature Reserve. English
Nature and Harlow Council funded.
2006 Public drop-in 'Mask making' workshop in conjuction with Africa Week. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2006 Public drop-in 3d workshop in conjunction with an exhibition by 'Gerda Rubinstein'. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2005 Series of workshops for Harlow Fields School, a special needs school. Based on the theme of 'Local Nature', concluded with the
construction of 3d panels which are on permanent display around the schools library.
2005 Homework Club. After school, workshops. Printmaking, plaster relief and hanging mobile making at a selection of Harlow primary
schools : Church Langley Primary, Churchgate street primary, Paringdon Junior, Pear Tree Mead Primary, Peterswood Infants,
Potter Street Primary, Purford Green Infants, Tanys Dell Primary, The Downs Primary.
2005 Series of Workshops at Paringdon Junior School, resulting in a large permanent, external wall relief made from wood and cement
situated in the schools courtyard.
2005 Series of workshops for Wessex Club, a multi-cultural, children’s club.
2004 Series of workshops for Sportcentre Homework Club. Based on the theme of 'Sport', concluded with the construction of 3d wall
relief situated in the Harlow Sportcentre. Government funded.
2004 Series of workshops for Tye Green Homework Club. Based on the theme of ' Learning', concluded with the construction of a 3d wall
relief situated in staple Tye Library, Harlow. Government funded.
2004 Series of workshops for Central Library Homework Club. Based on the theme of 'Homework', concluded with the construction of a
3d wall relief situated in Harlows’ Central Library. Government funded.
2004 Series of workshops for Harlow Study Centre Homework Club. Based on the theme of 'Seed Pods', concluded with the construction
of a large hanging mobile situated in the Study Centre, Harlow. Government funded.
2004 Series of workshops for Markhall Homework Club. Based on the theme of 'Past and Present', concluding with the construction of a
3d wall relief situated in Markhall Library, Harlow. Government funded.
2004 'Bird in a bag', Decorating and construction workshop at Harlow Town Show.
2004 Part of 'The Big Draw'. Charcoal drawing workshop at Parndon Wood Nature Reserve. Harlow.
2004 Public painting and drawing workshop at Rivers Nursery Orchard, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
2004 Series of workshops at Epping Infants School. Based on the theme of ‘ The Sea’, concluded with a 3d wall mural celebrating the
schools 50th anniversary.
2015 Freshairsculpture 2015. Bi-annual sculpture exhibition. Exhibiting an outdoor sculpture. Quenington, Cirencester.
2014 Eastern Approaches. Open exhibition for the Eastern Counties. Exhibiting a mixed media work. U.H. St Albans.
2014 KIT - A Modular Exploration. Solo exhibition of sculptures, photographs and drawings. Gatehouse Arts, Eastgate Gallery and
Gibberd Gallery Window, Harlow.
2014 Eastern Open. Exhibited a photograph. Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
2013 RECENT WORKS. Solo exhibition of drawings, collages and sculptures. Courtyard Arts, Hertford.
2012 3D THOUGHTS. Solo exhibition of 41 drawings, collages and sculptures. Gatehouse Arts Gallery, Harlow.
2012 Gibberd Open. Exhibited two drawings
2012 Seen. A collaborative exhibition between Gatehouse Arts and Hive Artist group, Exhibited one painting.
2012 Photographers Eye. Photographic open exhibition at Gatehouse Arts, Coordinated and exhibited one photograph.
2011 Drawn From Essex. Gatehouse Arts Joint show at the Gibberd Gallery, exhibited 5 works on paper.
2010 Show One. Gatehouse Arts first ‘group’ show. Exhibited a painting and prints.
2010 Harlow Open. Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2009 Eastern Open 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Exhibited a drawing. Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
2006 Harlow Open. Exhibited a painting. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2005 Harlow Open. Exhibited three drawings. image used to promote exhibition. The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
2003 Pastels Today. Exhibited drawing in national open drawing competition. The Mall Galleries, London.
2003 Playhouse Wall Gallery. One man show of drawings. Harlow Playhouse.
2002 Harlow Sportcentre. Sculpture on public display.
2002 Library of Unpublished Books. Exhibited two handmade books. Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London.
2002 Artists in Essex. Bi-annual art exhibition. Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey.
2002 Pastels Today. Exhibited drawings in national open drawing competition. The Mall Galleries, London.
2001 Day Of The Unread. Contributed a book of drawing to a collection of unpublished books. Waterstones bookshop, Tottenham Court
2000 Mobile Library Art Project. Contributed Australia photojournal book to a collection of unpublished travel books. Tour of Lambeth
2000 Saunders and Seniors Solicitors. Two man show. Drawings. Norwich, Norfolk.
1994-2000 Participated in numerous Open Studios and group exhibitions as a member of S.E.A.S. (See studios). Norwich.
1994-1999 Norfolk and Norwich Visual Arts Festival. Exhibited and actively involved in annual regional event. Norwich.
1996 Crow. Interactive, Kinetic sculpture. Merchants Court, Norwich, Norfolk.
1996 Headlights. One man show of experimental photographs Midland Bank, Norwich, Norfolk.
1995 Baltic Seas. Group show with S.E.A.S. and contemporary artists from Lithuania. Norwich, Norfolk.
1994-95 Norwich Castle Art Show. Exhibition of work from selective art groups. Norwich, Norfolk.
1994 Eastern Open. Regional, Bi-annual art show. Kings Lynn. Norfolk.
1993 Larns Loke. Three man show. Landscape Paintings. Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth, Suffolk.
1991 B.A. Degree Show. Paintings and drawings. Norwich School of Art.
2000-02 Westcliffe Gallery. Drawings. Sheringham,Norfolk.
1996 Millhouse Gallery. Drawings. Norwich.
1991-95 Brandler Galleries. Drawings and Paintings. Brentwood, Essex.
2010- Active member of ACAVA Gatehouse Arts, Harlow. Present working studio and currently caretaker for premises.
2001- Active member of Creative Space Studios. A co-operative of artists based in Harlow.
1994-2001 Active member of S.E.A.S. A group of contemporary artists based in Norwich.
Art handler/ hanger at Gibberd Gallery, Harlow.
Gatehouse Arts, numerous voluntary activities including co-ordinating, curating, installing, invigilating, poster designing
Secretary for Creative Space Artist Co-operative, treasurer for Creative Space Artist Co-operative, exhibition invigilator, exhibition installation, artwork documentation, exhibition selection panel member, frame making. General gallery/ exhibition experience.
NON ART BASED JOBS
Groundsman for private estate, Cabinet maker, Plastering trade.