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
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
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.
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, Afterall.org
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
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