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.

 

 

 

Education:

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

 

Awards:

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.

 

Residencies:

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

 

Recent Exhibitions:

2017-18:

Solo exhibitions:

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

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

Group Exhibitions:

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

 

Screenings:

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

 

2016:

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

WORDCHORDS, Docmnt, New York

2015:

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

C~C, Tate St Ives.

Surface/ Contact, Exeter Phoenix.

2014:

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.

2013:

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:

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

 

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