In May 2016 I took part in the residency programme at Santa Fe Art Institute. While there I explored the in-between spaces in the city and rode the number 2 bus every day, filming and interviewing bus drivers. This period of research and development was supported by Creative Scotland through their Open Project Fund.
I was invited to be a visiting artist for KIN, an artists’ collective of young people with experience of familial imprisonment. Artist Susanne Lund Pangrazio and myself facilitated sessions where they used photography, writing, collage and printmaking to make a zine entitled The Thing, reflecting on their experiences.
Work made in collaboration with children at Ashington Children’s Centre, using collage, projection and shadow play to investigate their relationship to their surroundings. Made as part of the B&b Residency with BALTIC and bait and exhibited as part of the exhibition Common Ground at the Woodhorn Museum and BALTIC.
Work made in collaboration with parents at Ashington Children’s Centre, using photography and writing to explore their experience of living in Ashington. Made as part of the B&b Residency with BALTIC and bait and exhibited as part of the exhibition Common Ground at the Woodhorn Museum and BALTIC. The work was also showcased in shop … Read more
Work resulting from a CPD course I facilitated for teachers from South East Northumberland, exploring the potential of instructions and play in making space for creativity. We combined poetic, playful imagery with excerpts of bureaucratic texts, wrote impossible instructions for each other and created an alternative learning resource in the form of a zine. Made … Read more
This project brought my work into dialogue with work by Aida Silvestri and Nikolas Ventourakis in an exhibition around borders and migration, located on the border of the United Kingdom. The exhibition was accompanied by a series of workshops and discussion events. The project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts … Read more
Project working with residents of Brighton to reflect on their experiences of migration and displacement. The resulting work was exhibited at the Regency Town House as part of HOUSE festival.
During this three month residency I collaborated with the Royal Engineers Archive, the Rochester Bridge Trust and Kaymac Marine Engineering to produce a piece that brought together varied material to reflect on Rochester Bridge as a symbol of connection and separation in the history of the place. The piece was exhibited at the Zandra Rhodes … Read more
Collaboration with a multidisciplinary cohort of artists, locals and vets around a re-staging of a traditional drove, following an old drovers road. The results were shown at the Dalmellington Museum and Gracefield Arts, Dumfries. More information: thedrovingproject.org
Ta an Spear Anuas ar an Talamh This work was made in the area surrounding the Sruth Fada Conn estuary, Co. Mayo, Ireland, between 2009 and 2012. Since 2002 there has been strong resistance to the installation of a raw gas pipeline underneath the estuary. The people I spoke to and the places I visited … Read more