My practice as a visual artist co-exists in a symbiotic relationship with my practice as an educator, the two feeding and supporting each other.
As an artist I have a close relationship with materials. Materials and their embedded meanings often providing the starting point for my pieces. My process draws on textile and craft techniques in the manipulation of paper, metal, fabric, books and most recently money. My work is mainly sculptural or drawn and self-referential in exploring the nature of the creative process itself, the experience of making and the relationship between word and image.
As an educator I am concerned with the development of high quality, creative, education opportunities for young people. I specialize in learning through, in and about the arts, enquiry-based education, cross-curricular approaches to learning and curriculum development. I teach primary age students at Southbank International School in London, where I have developed a conceptually focused curriculum that simultaneously supports the progression of visual arts skills. I also work as a consultant, project manager and run training for teachers.
CV & Education
MA Art and Design in Education (distinction), Institute of Education, University of London, 2007
BA Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1999
Nunhead Arts Trail Group Show, Tenants Hall, London, 2015
Walters Way Art Collective, London, 2014
Nunhead Arts Trail Group Show, Old Schoolkeepers House, London, 2014
Big Deal, Bermondsey, London, 2012
Visual Arts Consultant – International Baccalaureate – 2013/2014
Creative Curriculum Consultant – Birchwood Primary School – 2012
Visual Arts Curriculum Developer – International Baccalaureate – 2008/2009
Trustee – London International Gallery of Children’s Art – 2005/2008
Artsmark Assessor – Arts Council England – 2011/2012
Lead Creative Agent for Hackney & Islington - A New Direction/Creative Partnerships – 2010/2011
Creative Agent – A New Direction/Creative Partnerships – 2009/2010
Conference Organiser – London International Schools Association - 2010
Teacher trainer – International Baccalaureate – 2009/ongoing
Visual Art teacher (p/t) – Southbank International school – 2004/ongoing