I am a multi-disciplinary artist, I completed a BA in Fine Art in Liverpool in the early 1980’s, then went onto a career as an Art Director in Film and TV Production Design. In 2019-2021 I completed an MA in Fine Art at UCA Farnham. My art practice incorporates sculpture, drawing, film and installation, the development of which is set within the concept of the home and its objects including the house as object.
The work explores the notion of objects evolving and aligned with human life, accumulated and gathered within a single lived interior experience.
The current sculptural work explores the nature of the objects contained within the house and the interplay between the sculptural form and the found or domestic object.
Drawing on these concepts the sculptures explore the role of cherished possessions, domestic objects and clutter. The use of materials, a combination of clay, plaster, paper-mache, newspaper and acrylic paint reflects these explorations i.e the piling up of stuff - particularly newspaper and junk-mail coupled with the use of ornamental or domestic objects and furniture. These works investigate the nature and function of objects by the conjoining of subject and object. The sculptures become mutations or or ‘crossings’ representing a form of ‘enchantment’, a hybridity which produces a strange combination of delight and disturbance. There is a physicality and absurdity inherent within each of the pieces as well as bodily references, these are devices to connect with and lure the viewer in order to capture that moment of desire and disturbance in equal measures.
The conjoining or hybrid nature of the sculptures gives rise to a new form or new thing, an uncanny hybridity which is not one thing or the other, not fixed, neither subject or object so therefore creating new possibilities for the work.
CV & Education
BA Hons Fine Art Liverpool Art College Liverpool Polytechnic
Post Graduate Diploma in film and TV Production Design Kingston University
MA Fine Art UCA Farnham 2021
May 2023 L'age D'or Event Crypt Gallery London
Nov 2022 Manchester Contemporary Art Fair
Nov 2021 Manchester Contemporary Art Fair
Sept 2021 Alt-terior Group Show Curated by
Surrey Galleries Farnham.
July 2021 Forgotten Thought Group Show at
Safehouse 1 London.
June 2021 Unsettled Focus Group Show at
Gallery 17 South Molton Street
March 2021 Beyond The Boundaries Group
Show Curated by Surrey Galleries Farnham.
July/August 2021 This Volatile State Curated
by Fragility of Self On-Line Show.
July 2021 Distanced Domestic at MK11
Gallery(The Old Dairy Hall) London E5
April 2021 The Expanded Line Curated by
Haus-a-Rest On-line Show
Feb 2021 The Sky Has No Surface Curated
by Artist/Curator Catherine McCaw-Aldworth
Nov 2020 Nothing New Work by Three Artists
At UCA Farnham Pop Up Show
Sept 2020 Out of Isolation Group Show
Curated by Surrey Galleries Farnham
March 2020 Unsettling Focus Group Show
Curated by Surrey Galleries Farnham On-
Dec 2019 Objections Group Show curated by
MA Art Students Linear Gallery Farnham
1985 New Art Rochdale Art Gallery
1986 Small Works Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool.
1983 Bluecoat Invitational 9 Artists on
Merseyside Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
1983 Women’s Work Hope Street Gallery
Liverpool Art College
1982 Northern Young Contemporaries
Whitworth Gallery Manchester
Artist Talk, filmed interview showing on Co. Curation’s website in conjunction with Distanced Domestic.
Member of Splynta Collective