I am fascinated with exploring our place in the world, the fragility of life and death and the precariousness of our existence. I am drawn to history and often use historical reference within my work. My work conceptually explores these themes.
As a textile artist I try to push the possibilities and boundaries of what textile art can be, often utilizing and combining materials not normally associated with textiles. I create sculptural forms, exploring materials that speak directly of the theme. I want my work to move the viewer into asking questions, of the work, of themselves, of their own place in the world.
CV & Education
Latent – Solo degree exhibition
13 – 14 January 2017
The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
Through An Artist's Eye
8 October – 29 October 2016
All Saints Church, Esher
Dis locate - Exhibition with Magdalen Road Artist Studios
27 May – 5 June 2016
Old VW Showroom, Iffley Road, Oxford
Uncovered - Group exhibition of Life Drawing
28 April 2016
17th International textile exhibition
1-24 July 2015
SVU Manes Diamond, Spalena 4, Prague1
International textile exhibition
June 2015 – 17th
SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK – 811 09 Bratislava
Covered, Exhibition of Life Drawing
Spotlight, Oxfords light festival
Organised by OVADA held in Oxford Town Hall
Inert is a commissioned work for collaborative project ‘Through an artists eye‘ funded by Arts Council England
Part time Studio Manager - Magdalen Road Artist studios
August 2015 – Present
The studios are home to 24 artists, I manage the running of the studios including the accounts and building upkeep. I have also actively sort other opportunities for the studios with a view to increasing the profile of the studios, including:
Project Management of group exhibition 'Dis locate' January – June 2016
The exhibition contained the work of 32 studio and associate artists from Magdalen Road Artist Studios. It required the negotiation of the use of the space from the owners Wadham College Oxford. The work included working to tight deadlines, installation and the production of a printed publication as well as bar hire and the recruitment of a curator.
Residencies held in our project space Filament 14
I sought funding via Crowdfunder for a series of residencies within our project space. Wolfson college funded an individual residency as part of this that included the opportunity to exhibit within Wolfson college itself. This Wolfson residency was awarded to Berlin based artist Bella Hope, who has now completed the residency. Her exhibition is expected to be held during April 2017. During the process I shortlisted the applications with one of the studio trustees and I was the point of contact during the residency. We are hoping to seek arts council funding to support the additional residencies.
Social Media for artists workshop
I have run a successful basics workshop, held at OVADA, to help artists understand the importance and benefit of social media marketing for their practice.
Voluntary web website support - OVADA
2014 – Present
I continue to support OVADA with their content managed website. This has included implementing a subscription element for their associate membership subscriptions as well as general maintenance.
Project admin and commissioned artwork – Through An Artist's Eye
June 16 – October 16
This was an Arts Council funded project by Artist Sonia Boue and poet Jenny Rivarola, exploring the work of Felicia Brown. Felicia Browne was a British artist who died fighting in the Spanish Civil War. I was employed to undertake administration of the project including managing the accounts. I was also commissioned to create a piece of work in response to the last known photograph of the artist that is held at Tate Britain.
Previous Work Experience
Prior to working as the Manager of Magdalen Road Studios I spent sixteen years working as a Web Designer both as a self employed freelancer and in several employed roles. These roles have grown to include skills such as social media marketing and search engine optimisation as well as building content managed websites. My previous work experience has given me many transferable and valuable business skills.