Constrained landscapes - mainly interested in the nature of land use and spatial confinement. Using 'popular arts' to give attention to place and its layers. Work at the extremes of scale, indoors and out. Although the medium varies, it is always chosen in the context of its properties, the site or project. Drawing, building, planting, concrete, print, stitch, workshops. Specialism: collaborative projects in the built environment
CV & Education
Projects & Commissions
2015 Currently collaborating on a book of needlepoints, punk & prisons with Exitstencil Press & Regi Alsin
2015 Participant in ‘MEMORY FACTORY’ performance for Spatial Re-enactments, Hackney Wick
2015 FLEET SCHOOL, Camden, London. Participatory textile commission in progress
2014 ABERSOCH LIMEKILN, Wales, Commissioned to design & produce artwork panels for the town.
2013-2014 PORTH Y SWNT, NATIONAL TRUST, Aberdaron, Commissioned to create 6 panel textile work using poetry and maps to explore landscape. Also further works, found object poem and 3 window panels with illustrations.
2010-2012 PARKVIEW SCHOOL, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Three separate projects over 18 months with primary school students. Creative Partnerships commissions to design external shelters and other indoor art projects.
2010 BOHUNT SCHOOL, Hampshire. Creative Partnerships scheme, interior space with a focus on the Maths curriculum.
2009 Splash Arts, community arts centre, London. Developed art workshops with special educational needs secondary school students, at the centre and at Phoenix School, Tower Hamlets,
2005-2006 11 MINUTEs for Brunel 200, with NOVA, Bristol. A series of installations around the Cumberland Basin. My contribution was the 11 Minute floral clock sculpture and strategic input into the project as a whole.
2004-05 Sensing the Land, for Somerset County Council Public Arts. Commission to design footbridge improvements in Langport, with poetry work by disabled groups. Included apprenticeship to Richard LaTrobe-Bateman
2004 the honiton diamonds, commission for the Honiton Festival 2004. External installation. Funded by East Devon District Council, Arts Council South West
2004 carnesky’s Ghost Train, with Marisa Carnesky Co., live art touring Ghost Train. Visual art consultant.
2000 pools in a golden carpet, participant for/with Shelagh Wakely, Barking
Working with Architect Huw Owen as ‘V&O’ 2003-2015
2014-15 MAINDEE UNLIMITED, Newport, Contributing to £365k 3 yr ACW programme of community arts led regeneration.
2011-14 PORTH Y SWNT, NATIONAL TRUST, Aberdaron, Commissioned to design & produce interpretation strategy and scheme for a new coastal visitor centre. Arranged and managed commissions by multiple artists.
2010 BISHOP OF WINCHESTER SCHOOL, Bournemouth, Commissioned to design and build a flexible outdoor learning, social and performance environment. Under the Creative Partnerships scheme.
2007-09 CANOLFAN CYWAIN / RURAL LIFE CENTRE, Bala, Wales. Landscape, exhibition design, signage, & artworks
2004-06 CWELLYN / LLYBWR JANUS for Snowdonia National Park Authority, Wales. Commissioned to create a boardwalk route with disabled access as a sculptural landscape work with false perspective jetty, installations and multiple-choice portals.
2006 Rhyl Museum, for Denbighshire County Council. Design for facade & new displays / experience.
2005 SNOWDON SHERPA, for the Snowdonia Green Key Initiative. Collaboration to design a series of timber and copper-roofed site-specific bus shelters in and around Snowdonia National Park.
2015 upcoming CREEKSIDE OPEN, selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery, London
2013 ZAP Members Show, ASC, London
2013 Summer Salon, Islington Art Factory, London
2011 EXITSTENCIL w/ Penny Rimbaud, Dominic Thackray & Gee Vaucher, at Underground Gallery, London
2010 Small Tales Big City, with KeelerTornero, Lemon Monkey, London
2007 MOVE 15: THESE BAGELS ARE GNARLY, curated by Rich Jacobs, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2006 Heartfelt, curated group exhibition, 96 Gillespie Gallery, London
2005 A Haunting, curated group exhibition, University of Salford, Manchester
2004 PROSPECTOR, solo exhibition, 96 Gillespie Gallery, London
2002 Surface Tourist, co-curated with Lesley Davy (group) Crouch End, London
2001 The Art Auction, Group exhibition for Dial House. Horse Hospital Gallery, London
2000 Re-Fuel With Lesley Davy, external print installation & exhibition Q Arts Gallery, Derby
1999 Live Project / A13 Artscape, group exhibition The Gallery, Barking
1995 New Paintings, solo exhibition Birdland Cabaret Gallery, Halifax, Canada
1995 Free Donuts, solo exhibition. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia
1995 The Drawing Show, curated group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia
1994 holes, curated by Onno Boekhoudt, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia
1991 Diplome D’etudes Collegiale, Creative Arts, Dawson College, Montreal
1995 BFA Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), Canada
1994 incl. 1 year Joint Honours: Painting/Metalwork, Camberwell College of Art & Design
2000 MA Art In Architecture, University of East London
2005 MA Landscape architecture, University of Greenwich
2013 CERTIFICATE IN PERMACULTURE DESIGN, London