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I am an artist, curator and educator with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, School for Art Praxis. Situated between writing, workshops, performance, video and exhibition making, my practice reflects upon events, creatures and ideas that refuse to be pinned down or categorized.


Through a process of both uncovering and layering ideas, herstories and conversations, my work attempts to create a space for generations of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns. I am drawn to thinking with and through the more-than-human-world and I am committed to intersectional feminist and

anti-colonial doings underpinning my practice and approach and I understand that this is an ongoing process.


Since 2015, I have developed a model of working that places workshops at the centre of projects, using workshops as a shared site of both production and reflection, to de-centre myself and create a space for many voices. Workshops often centre around principles of improvisation — considering improvisation as a non-hierarchal space of resistance & transgression, using sound, voice, movement, conversation, automatic writing & therapeutic exercises to map and think through ideas collectively.


My pronouns are she/her/hers





Master in Fine Art Praxis, Dutch Art Institute 2013-15

First Class Hons BA Fine Art Degree. University of East London, Docklands - 2003-2006

Foundation Diploma in Fine Art (Distinction) University College Falmouth, Cornwall - 2002-2003



2020: ACE Emergency Fund

2020: Gane Trust Emergency Fund

2019: Winner of RAMM south west artist commission

2019: Grant awarded from The Elephant Trust

2019: A-N Professional Development Bursary

2017: Arts Council England: Grants for the Arts Award 2017: FEAST Cornwall Award

2017: Peninsula Arts Film Award

2015: Gane Trust supported artist

2015: Schurman Schimmel van Outeren award

2013: Southwest Showcase, PCA: solo exhibition

2012: Incube8, Motorcade/FlashParade: solo exhibition

2011: Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium, Artist Associate for PCA 2009: Spacex Young Curator award.



2019: (Autumn) Hospitalfeld, Arbroath, Scotland

2017: Createaah, Carmarthenshire, Wales

2017: Glasshouse, New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham

2015: Molecular Revolutions, Casa de Povo (DAI), Sao Paulo, Brazil 2015: Tate Artist Programme

2014: Redefining Print, Double Elephant Print Workshop

2013: Curfew Tower, Cushendal, N.Ireland

2011: Glovebox, Bristol

2010: Escalator Retreat Wysing Art Centre (facilitating artist)

2010: Social Sculpture, Transition, The Exchange


Recent/Forthcoming Exhibitions:


Jerwood Solo Presentation, Jerwood Arts, London

Unctuous Between Fingers, ESTUARY Festival (Kent/Essex) programmed by Cement Fields



Unctuous Between Fingers screenings: The Holden Gallery (Manchester), Cinema Maison, BB15 (Linz) and Ocean Archive programme, TBA21 Academy (curated by Olga Koroleva)



Unctuous Between Fingers, Sea Garden, RAMM, (Exeter) (November)

Harmonic Anatomies/Wet Mouths, performance, Tyneside Cinema, (Newcastle)

Unctuous Between Fingers (screening) Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender Resistance (Act III), Arnolfini (Bristol) (7 December)

Slippery Bodies, (2 person show) FLATLAND Projects (Hastings) part of the public programme for Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender Resistance (Act II) De la warr, Pavillion (Bexhill on Sea)

Bau-bo-bad, performance, A Place that Fosters Us, De Pimlico Projects (London)

A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body (screening) SUPERNORMAL festival



Solo exhibitions:

A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body:

Peninsula Arts (Plymouth), BEEF (Bristol), Turf Projects (Croydon)

Group Exhibitions & screenings:

The Atlantic Project, Plymouth (pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art) Virginia Woolf, An Exhibition inspired by her writings, Tate St.Ives (touring to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge & Pallant House, Chichester)

Soundings, BB15, Linz, Austria

Wild Pop, Newbridge Projects, Newcastle

Edge Effects: Artists and Animals on the Margins, Art Licks Weekend, London

Jamboree, Dartington, Devon

Hypatia Trust, Cornwall



The Stones Talk to Me, Public commission, Fungus Press, TURF, London.

WORDCHORDS, Docmnt, New York


Molecular Revolutions, Casa de Pova, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

C~C, Tate St Ives.

Surface/ Contact, Exeter Phoenix.


To Make a Work, Upominki, Rotterdam.

An Eye, An Arch A Bridge, DAI, Arnhem, NL.

Waking Up a Shape, Woodside Press, Bristol Art Weekender.

When Two or More Come Together, SWG3, Glasgow.


In the Boom of the Tingling Strings, Solo, South West Showcase, Plymouth.

Bobby’s Recital, 2 person exhibition (w. Jenny Moore), Standpoint Gallery, London.


Curatorial Roles:

2019: Freelance assistant curator, Spike Island, Bristol

2018: Coordinator, Hatpins to Hashtags, Feminist Archive South

2017-present: Co-director, Perennial, Bristol

2015-16: Associate Curator, Arnolfini, Bristol

2013-14: Detroit, Bristol - Co-Director

2012-13: Arnolfini, Exhibitions Coordinator, Bristol

2011:  Come to Ours, Curator, Plymouth

2009-11: Project Space 11, Curator, Plymouth

2009-11: Plymouth Arts Centre, Programme Coordinator, Plymouth


Published texts and articles

2020/21: Poems & images, FIELD|GUIDE, Boston, USA

2019:  Interview w. Babette Mangolte (& Louis Hartnoll), MIRAJ Journal

2018:  Essay in Orlando Magazine issue, Beyond the Body

2016: An Exploration of Verbivocovisual Borders & Margins, Documnt, New York

2016: Disappearing into Land, Marie Yates: Works 1971-79, Richard Saltoun Gallery

2016: Interview with Simone Forti, Artists at Work,

2015: Disappearing into Land (part I), The Sun Went In, the Fire Went Out, Chelsea Space


Recent lectures, teaching and talks:

2019: Artist talk, UNITe, G39, Cardiff

2019/20: University of Gloucestershire, Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art

2019: UWE BA Fine Art, occasional lecturer

2019: Artist Facilitator, Hestercombe House, engagement project:

Leaves Rustling, Friends Chatting, Rain Falling with Year 9's, Taunton Academy

2018: Workshop facilitator, Feminist Archive South

2018: UWE BA Graphic Design, occasional lecturer: joint module leader

2018-19: Arnolfini - Artist Facilitator (workshops & learning projects w.young people inc. 6 week residency & commission, To See, To Speak, To Feel, To Dare with Year 9's, Bristol Metropolitan Academy 2018

2018: Visiting lecturer, Croydon College

2018: Occasional lecturer, Plymouth College of Art

2018: Jellyfish thinking, feeling, being: Writing workshops w.female/non-binary people taking place at the Hypatia Trust (Penzance), Newbridge Projects (Newcastle), The Art Institute (Plymouth), TURF projects (Croydon)

2018:  Virginia Woolf: Art & Ideas conference, Tate St.Ives, panelist & presenter

2017:  UWE BA Graphic Design, occasional lecturer: joint module leader

2017:  EBC-Night School, facilitating artist on artist-led peer learning programme

2016:  Exeter Phoenix, Redefining Print Conference

2015:  ALIAS, annual conference, invited panel member

2015:  Visiting Lecturer, Falmouth University

2013:  Occasional lecturer, Plymouth College of Art, BA Fine Art


Exhibitions continued:


2011-12: Last Orders, Solo Exhibition, Motorcade Flash Parade, Bristol

 What We Have Done,What We Are About To Do, CCA,Glasgow

 Last Orders..., A Circle, Come to Ours, Plymouth

 Welcome Drinks, performance SITUATIONS & PAC, Plymouth

 Risk Assessment, Viewtube Gallery, London

2007-10: Love Song to Fluxus!, Fluxus Now, The Exchange, Penzance,

 Free School. Lecture Hall, Five Years, London

 Keeping you end up, Autoitalia, London

 It’s a knock-out, Wharf Warehouse, Hackney Wick, East London