• about

    My practice works around ideas concerning energy, entropy and matter; exploring the crossover between science and art.

    I completed an MA Fine art at Chelsea College of Art with Distinction and was awarded a research trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. This resulted in an installation exhibited there in 2016. I also authored a ‘Sci-Art’ booklet for CERN’s art@CMS education and outreach department. 

    In 2007 I was elected an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and was a Trustee from 2011 to 2014.  I have previously been selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize and in 2013 for the Visual Arts South-west Leadership Programme. I  currently live and work in London.

    Education

    2014-15                    MA Fine Art (Distinction) – UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

    1984-1987               BA(Hons) Ceramics, Bristol Polytechnic

     

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014                         ‘Once Burnt’ – Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucs.

    2009                         Carbon Based Forms II – Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucs.

    2007                         Carbon Based Forms – Cube Gallery, Bristol

    2004, 03                  Scribble and Smoke – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

    1994, 93, 92            Perth Potters Gallery, Perth Australia

     

    Selected Group Shows

    2016                          art@CMS, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    2016                          RE – CON – FIGURE, Maxilla Space, London

    2016                         ‘Shifting Territories’, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

    2016                          CONTEXT, New York, and Miami, USA

    2015                          ‘The Young Ladies Treasure Book’, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

    2015                          ‘It was a Pleasure to Burn’, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

    2015                          ‘Drawn In’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2015                          ART BUSAN, Busan, Korea.

    2014-02 inc.            Royal West of England Academy Autumn show, Bristol

    2014                          Art Hamptons, New York, USA

    2013                          CONTEXT, Art Miami, Florida, USA

    2013                          One Hundred Years One Hundred Works, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2013                          Abstract Contemporary, Cube Gallery, Bristol

    2013                          Art Southampton, NY, USA

    2013                          ‘Drawn’ Open, Royal West of England Academy

    2013                          Art Palm Beach, Florida, USA

    2013-04 inc.            Affordable Art Fairs; New York, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Los Angeles, Stockholm.

    2012                          Toronto International Art Fair, Canada.

    2013-02 inc.            Royal West of England Academy Autumn show, Bristol

    2011                          Art Chicago, Illinois, USA

    20010/09                London Art Fair, Islington, London

    2010                         Near and Far – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

    2010                         Smoke – Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset

    2009                        Drawing Room II’ – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    2008/07                 Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland

    2006                        Six Bristol Artists – Gallery 27, Cork Street, London

    2005                        The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, London and tour.

    2005                        Drawn – Plan 9, Bristol

                                      Art Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

    2003                        Cube Gallery, Bristol,

    Awards

    2015                           UAL  research trip art@cms award to CERN and Nansen Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

    2013                           Selected for Visual Arts South-West Leadership Programme.

    2008                          FDC Law Award, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset

    2007                           Elected Academician Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

    2003                          First Prize ‘Viewers’ Choice’ Royal West of England Academy   Autumn  Exhibition.

    1994                           Selected ‘New Designer’ Crafts Council of Western Australia.

     

    Selected professional experience: workshops/presentation/curatorial/writing

    2016                        Author – Potato Powered Cosmos, Sci-Art booklet, education and outreach, art@CMS, CERN, Geneva

    2016                        Selected artist – Utopia Works: Energy Hack, Derby Silk Mills , Derby

    2013                         Curator – ‘Pieces of Me’ Collaboration and Exhibition with Kids Company and  RWA

    2010                         Curator – Near and Far – Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy.

    2009                        Presenter – ‘Cutting Edge: Laser Cutting and Creativity’   symposium, Loughborough University, Leics.

    2009                        ‘Drawing with a difference’ workshop series – Prema Arts centre Gloucs

     

     

    Selected Commission

    2009                        Connaught Hotel, Mayfair, London. Fifteen works for contemporary wing.

     

    Public and private collections including

    The Royal Collection Trust and Royal West of England Academy.

     

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    Voluntary work at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

     

    2011– 2014            Trustee

     

    Roles included:

    • RWA Strategic Planning Group
    • Volunteers Representative on the Board.
    • Exhibition Advisory Group – Selection and planning of exhibition programme.
    • Academicians’ Council

     

    2012

    • Founded and leading RWA’s Bristol VAN (Volunteer Artists Network)
      • Building engagement between RWA and the wider community.
      • Art workshops that bring together RWA artists with children and young adults from socially disadvantaged areas of Bristol.
      • Instigated partnership between ‘Kids Company’ charity and RWA.

     

    • Academician and Artist member selection panels.
    • RWA Autumn Open exhibition – Selection, placing and hanging committee
    • Gallery tours, workshops, talks.