Situated between writing, performance, video and exhibition making, my practice draws on the notion of ‘constant revision’ — states of being in which structures or ideas can be subverted, dissolved or questioned.
Often focusing on investigating marginalized Herstories and practices, my work reflects upon events, approaches and ideas that refuse to be pinned down or categorized. Through a process of both uncovering and layering influences, histories and conversations, my work attempts to create a space for genealogies of Feminist practice that are allusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns.
I have an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute - School for Art Praxis, held the role of Associate Curator at Arnolfini 2015-16 and was Associate Artist to Tate St.Ives in 2015.
Master in Fine Art Praxis. Dutch Art Institute 2013-15 (Distinction)
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
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.
2018: Hestercombe House, Somerset
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: Rede ning 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
A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body:
Peninsula Arts (Plymouth), BEEF (Bristol), Turf Projects (Croydon)
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
A cap, like water...(2018) has been screened at the following events:
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.
2017-18: Co-director, Perennial, Bristol
2015-16: Associate Curator, Arnolfini, Bristol UK
2013-14: Detroit, Bristol - Co-Director
2012-13: Arnolfini, Exhibitions Coordinator, Bristol UK
2011: Come to Ours, Curator, Plymouth UK
2009-11: Project Space 11, Curator, Plymouth UK
2009-11: Plymouth Arts Centre, Programme Coordinator, Plymouth UK
Published texts and articles
2018: Forthcoming essay in Orlando Magazine issue, Beyond the Body
2018: Forthcoming interview w. Babette Mangolte (& Louis Hartnoll), MIRAJ Journal
2015/16: An Exploration of Verbivocovisual Borders & Margins, Documnt, New York
Disappearing into Land, Marie Yates: Works 1971-79, Richard Saltoun Gallery
Interview with Simone Forti, Artists at Work, Afterall.org
Disappearing into Land (part I), The Sun Went In, the Fire Went Out, Chelsea Space
Recent lectures, teaching and talks:
2018 : Arnolfini - Artist Facilitator (workshops & learning projects w.young people
2018 Occasional lecturer, Plymouth College of Art
2018: Jellyfish thinking, feeling, being:Writing workshops w.female/non-binary people
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