My practice focusses on the Currency of Care. The transactional nature of care between people and their environment. I am interested in the systems we have constructed to care for and protect people and the planet.
My work is research-based. I work with sculpture, photography, text, video and sound. I usually start by researching the social, political, environmental and historical elements of the subjects and sites that I choose to use. I like to physically walk the site and to listen to and feel a place. As I walk, I make observations and collect objects, sounds, photographs and ideas. I organise and write about these as a way of making sense of what I see and deciding what I want to create.
Underpinning my practice is a desire to find ways that the institutions and systems which govern our lives can build on the affirmative actions of individuals. Audiences frequently take part, at some point in my practice, creating collective encounters that focus on memories or the overlooked. My work seeks to investigate what nourishes us, as well as the behaviours that hold us back.
Selected group shows - A3x2, Nunnery Gallery 2021. Time Capsule, online 2020. Distorted World, online 2020. About the Work, Islington Arts Factory 2020. In Air and Fire, RAF Hendon 2020. Crypt Gallery, St John’s, Bethnal Green, 2019
Solo shows - 7-day Instagram takeover #MDX_Fine_Art, Presentation of Solitaire 2021. Walworth Sound Walk, Balcony Project Space 2020
Commissions – Sound Walk for Walworth Community Garden Network as part of the Chelsea Fringe 2019
Curation - ‘Good Work’, a project initiated with development charity Practical Action, artists included Ceal Floyer, Darrell Viner and Chris Wainwright; works were presented at Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham and London premises. Arts Council funded.
Education - BA Fine Art, Middlesex University 2019 - present.