I am a contemporary artist living and working in the UK. I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design (2016) and a MA Fine Art with Distinction (2018).
My work is concerned with fragmentation, remaking and wholeness and the potential of materials to interact, transform or reconnect; my response to a world which feels increasingly fragmented and damaged.
My work is usually small scale which, together with using found or recycled objects and materials, keeps my carbon footprint as low as possible; an important part of my practice. Working small also encourages careful looking (and often holding) and the discovery of layers of time recorded in the work.
I generally work by hand using traditional tools and techniques, a process which, for me, links past present and future as the new work emerges via the old. I am currently understanding how traditional jewellery making materials, processes and forms can inform and influence my small sculptural works.
The slower process of hand working encourages a way of seeing and then re-seeing the materials and allows new ideas and forms to emerge in a reflective dialogue with the materials, which is a key part of my practice.
CV & Education
2013 to 2016 - First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art and Design
2016 to 2018 MA Fine Art with Distinction - Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)
Hylands Park (Chelmsford) Sculpture Trail – September 2011
Garden House Gallery, Cromer. Always Room Exhibition- August 2014
Anteros Gallery and Arts Trust, Norwich. Summer Show – August 2014
Coast Festival Short Film Competition – September 2014 – First prize
Cley 15 – July 2015
The Belfry Arts Centre, Lost Horizons – Solo Show – September 2015
A Letter in Mind – Oxo Tower London – October 2015
ON PHOTOcopy /Displacement – 44AD Art Space, Bath – October 2015
The Cranbrook Video Festival February 2016
Cley 16 – July 2016
Short film included in Gillian Wearing, A Room With Your Views, 2016, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton.
A Letter in Mind – Oxo Tower London – October 2016
Blip Blip Blip – Inventory of Behaviours – February 2017
Garden House Gallery, Cromer. Boats and Bits Exhibition- April 2017
Cley 17 – July 2017
Ballot -NUA with Cork Printmakers :-
Festival Survival, Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy September 2017
Nunn Yards Norwich October 2017
Contemporary Art Museum Casoria Naples
Belltable Arts Hub, Limerick 23rd May – 4th June 2018
Encuentro – IMPACT10 International Printmaking Conferenc, Santander, Spain, 1st – 9th September 2018
MA and Post Graduate Contemporary Art Exhibition 2018 – Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset
Wells Maltings Trust Connection : Open 2018 – June to September 2018
Shortlisted and exhibited Bishops Art Prize, The Hostry , Norwich – June 2018
Cley 18 – July 2018
MA Degree Show- Fairhurst Gallery Prize -September 2018
FBA Futures19 - Mall Galleries, London - January 2019
Norfolk By Design at Houghton Hall - May to September 2019
Woolf and Social Norwich for Fairhurst Gallery - Summer 2019
Holt Art Prize -short-listed and special mention - August 2019
A R T I S T S -Work by Artists living and working in Norfolk – and some from Suffolk -.Black Barn Cockley Cley -August 2019
Singular, Special and Strange - Lonely Arts Club at St Margaret's Church of Art, Norwich - October 2019
Art Fair East with Norfolk by Design November 2019
Fairhurst Gallery Christmas Shop - November 2019 to January 2020