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About

Artist, Writer, Curator, and Educator

Obsessed about obsession and the act of looking over and over. Press repeat, nothing stays the same. 

My current obsessions concern mythology, rocks, Dartmoor, eons and epochs, immense time, and the fluid boundaries between the human and more than human. The place we call home. Fundamental and base, it’s the boulders and grit that hold it altogether.

 

Previous preoccupations include sinking into bodies of water, memory, misrememberance and spoken word - attractions that haven’t entirely gone away.

From 2010 - 2021, I led and directed The Arts Institute in Plymouth, curating and delivering a public arts and education programme, including developing national touring exhibitions, regional festivals, international residencies and exchanges, world-wide reaching online digital projects, and new commissions for gallery based and site specific work.

A few of the featured artists and luminaries include: John Akomfrah, Phyllida Barlow, David Batchelor, Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Edgar Cleijne, Angela Cockayne, Michael Craig-Martin, Mary Evans, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Anthony Gormley, Peter Greenaway, Philip Hoare, Nadav Kander, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Serena Korda, Tanya Kovats, Richard Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, Thurston Moore, Rosalind Nashashibi, Audrey Niffenegger, Ben Okri, Lucy and Jorge Orta, Tony Oursler, Peter Randall-Page, Will Self, Lemn Sissay, Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gavin Turk, Phoebe Unwin, Richard Wentworth, to name a few... 

My favourite highlights include: 
www.marinerbigread.com and www.mobydickbigread.com

 

Throughout my career I continued with my art practice, however, I could never find a way to integrate my creative work with my professional day job. So, in 2022, I decided to jump ship and focus my attention on developing my art practice whilst helping others to find their own unique creative voice.

 

I am an alumni of the Royal Drawing School, London, and have recently been awarded an artist residency at Dumfries House, Scotlan (February 2024), in partnership with the Royal Drawing School.

 

More locally, I  have founded dRAWing Space to widen access to drawing and creative studio practices.

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Fragments and fractals, and a splintered mirror. A billion possibilities, catching the light, refracted, shimmering, ever-changing, spinning momentarily in the here and now.

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