ABOUT

I am an interdisciplinary practitioner exploring the role of art and artists in society. I use artistic thinking and processes to open up dialogues, often working collaboratively in a practice that sits at the intersection of art, society and wellbeing. 

Central to my practice is the theme of care and within this, a connection to the idea of place - considering the social, physical and emotional landscapes we inhabit.

My work includes artistic commissions, facilitation/education and project/programme curation.

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CV

Education & Professional Development

University of Derby Nature Connection Course : December 2021

Constellations (By Flat Time House & UP Projects London) : July 2020 - September 2021

Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Diploma : May 2021

Children and Young People Safety Online : May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Training : August 2018

Dementia Friend : September 2016

Autism Awareness Training : February 2015

Art Award Advisor, Bronze, Silver, Gold : May 2013

Manchester College Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Distinction) : July 2011

Sheffield Hallam University, BA Media & Film (Class 2.1) : July 2003


Socially Engaged Projects / Commissions

Fellfoot Forward, North Pennines AONB (forthcoming July 2022)

Modern Nature, Human Libraries & Rule of Threes : April 2022 - ongoing

The People’s Park, University of Salford : March 2022 - ongoing

Towards Rest & Resilience, Human Libraries & Rule of Threes : Nov 2021 - March 2022

Forest Play Lab (self-initiated), Peak District : June 2021 - ongoing

Drift (Activations Programme), The Turnpike, Manchester : March 2020 - August 2021

Open Doors (Autism Friendly workshops), Manchester Museum : January - September 2019

Art in Stroke Recovery, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester : October 2013 - June 2017

Re-Make The Museum, Silk Mill, Derby : November 2015 - June 2016

Paper Dens, St Helens Library Service : April 2014


Residencies

Real Estate, LeftCoast, Blackpool : October - November 2021

Grizedale Arts, Cumbria : July 2018

Do Re Mi, Coniston Institute, Cumbria : August 2017

Matadero Madrid, Spain : April - May 2017

Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey Arts Commission : May - June 2014

501 Art Space, Chongqing, China : August - September 2013

National Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia : June 2013

Olivia Newton John Cancer Care & Wellness Centre, Melbourne : October 2012 - May 2013

Arts Project Osaka, Japan : September 2012

Lime Arts, Manchester, UK : August 2011 - August 2012


Exhibitions

Ride Your Pony, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool : November 2021

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (Online) : August 2020

Tracing Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester : August 2018

Full Scale, Gallery II, Bradford University, : October 2017

Do Re Mi, Coniston Institute, Cumbria : August 2017

Inventores del Futuro, Matadero Madrid, Spain : May 2017

Radical Vulnerabilities, Caustic Coastal, Salford : July 2016


Programme Curation / Production

Young Person’s Programme Curator, Manchester Art Gallery : August 2019 - July 2020

YouthLab Lead Artist, CFCCA, Manchester : February 2017 - March 2020

Tania Bruguera’s School of Integration, Manchester International Festival : March 2019 - July 2019

Arts and Wellbeing Curator, Manchester Art Gallery : October 2018 - October 2019

Creative Agents Producer, The Horsfall, Manchester : April 2016 - April 2018

Young Person’s Programme Curator, Site Gallery, Sheffield : March 2015 - March 2016


Teaching / Talks

Module Leader MA Socially Engaged Practice, University of Salford : January 2019 - ongoing

Making of Us Programme, Facilitator, Turnpike Gallery : March 2021 - September 2021

Alternative Art School Symposium, Manchester International Festival : July 2017

Performing Care Symposium, London School of Speech & Drama : April 2016

Taking Art to The People, Radio 4 Documentary : November 2015

How Do You See Me? Performance Lecture, The Royal Academy : July 2015

Staffordshire University, Guest Lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice : July 2014

Arts in Health, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery : June 2014

Women as Placemakers Lecturer, Manchester Museum : March 2014

Arts in Health, Gallery of New South Wales, Australia : June 2013

Kyoto University of Art & Design, Guest Lecturer : September 2012


Awards

Revive Award : University of Salford : February 2022

Arts Council Award : June 2020

Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust : December 2018

Engaging Communities Award, University of Manchester : September 2016

Arts Council Award : February 2015

AA2A Award, Staffordshire University : September 2014

Arts Council Award : September 2012