My work investigates the relationship between people and place and how we understand and are formed by our environment. I often use existing spaces and objects as a basis for transformation and intervention. Instead of creating autonomous art objects I am responding to what is already there.

In both my art and design work I explore the concept of interior space as either a protection from, or connection to the rest of the world. I am interested in the transition from the inside to the outside, from private to public, both literally as a physical journey, and conceptually as an inner journey, from a private sense of self to a lived experience of being in the world.

Nationality

British
lives and works in Hastings, England

Date of Birth

1966
Lusaka, Zambia

Education

2005
Chelsea School of Art ,Graduate Diploma Interior Design
1995
MA European Fine Art, Barcelona (Winchester School of Art)
1988
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Bristol Polytechnic

Work History

2002-
Co- founder and Co-Director 12 Claremont Arts Space, an artist run studio and gallery complex.
1997-
Projects Coordinator Art Works
2004
Lecturer in Sculpture, Hastings College of Arts and Technology
1999
Foundation Tutor, Hastings College of Arts and Technology
1997
Visiting Lecturer, Hastings College of Arts and Technology
1996
Co- founder of Art Works. An artist-led organisation developing art projects with young people with special needs.
1995
Visiting Lecturer, Byam Shaw School of Art
Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art

Commissions

2016
Artist Movement 1066 Commissioned by Craftivists Network and Culture Shift as part of Route 1066 International Arts Festival, The Stade. Hastings.
2006
Commission Entrance Gates Design. Hastings Furniture Service.
2004
Artist Consultant Marina Pavilion St Leonards on Sea. Neil Choudhury Architects
2002
Artist Drift -Coastal Art Project Cleveleys Lancashire Commissioned by Wyre Borough Council.
2001
Artist Box no.41 – Site Specific Installation for Coastal Currents Arts Festival Hastings. Commissioned by Hastings Borough Council.
1997
Artist The Turret – Streetfeats -Town Centre Art Installation, Hastings Commissioned by Hastings Borough Council.

Workshops and residencies (selected)

2008
Creative Practitioner Saxon Mount School Hastings. A Creative Partnership project to work with pupils and staff to design an outdoor learning environment.
2007
Lead Artist and Project Coordinator Art Works. Summer Workshop for children with profound disabilities, their families and carers.
2004
Lead Artist and Project Coordinator Art Works. Hazel Court FE Unit Project. Workshops with young people with complex needs to design a permanent art installation for their school corrclassor. Hazel Court FE Unit Eastbourne
2003
Lead Artist and Project Coordinator Art Works. Crawley Special Schools Art Programme. Workshops with young people with complex needs to design a two permanent integrated art works for their new school entrance hall and hydrotherapy pool.
2000-3
Artist in Residence Art Works. Project India. A three year art resclassency at a co located mainstream and SLD Secondary School. Hazel Court and The Causeway Schools Eastbourne.
2002
Lead Artist and Project Coordinator Art Works. Summer Workshop for children with profound disabilities, their families and carers. Glyne Gap School Hastings
2000-
Artist and Project Coordinator Project Craig. Art Works Millennium Festival project Funded by Millenium Commission. Resclassencies in three SLD Schools. (Downs View School Brighton, Ickburgh School Hackney and Hazel Court School Eastbourne) Films made during the resclassencies were shown at the Brighton Festival and Millennium Dome.

Exhibitions and Installations

2010
Wolkenbank Galerie Rostock Germany.
Start – London, Shed Installation. Rivington Street, London
Art In Romney Marsh 2010 St Georges Church, Ivychurch Romney Marsh.
Place – Installation in 3 parks Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill-on sea. Place Bexhill Museum.
2009
The Art of Survival Retail Vitality and Coastal Currents Project Queens Road Hastings
2008
Personal Growth The Pine Gallery, 12 Claremont Hastings 2005
2005
It’s a Long Way From Here to There, The Pine Gallery, 12 Claremont Hastings
2004
Basement Bash, The Pine Gallery, 12 Claremont Hastings
2003
Experimental Spaces 2003 – Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
2002
Household – The Pine Gallery, 12 Claremont Hastings
1999
Coastal Currents – Hastings Museum
x5 Nehru Centre Bombay
1998
Foreign Affairs – European Kunstakademie, Trier Galerie im Milchof, Berlin
Out of Place – Town Centre Art Installation, Bristol
1996
Lanterne, Schimmel, Mond und Sterne ,Galerie Wilfreclasse Maas. Berlin
1995
Byam Shaw School of Art, London Delfina Studios Gallery, London Winchester School of Art
Tallers Oberts – Palo Alto,Barcelona
Aliens – Gravino Centro De Arte, Huelva, Spain.