My socially engaged art practice creates events and encounters to explore the everyday, especially for those who may not step into the art gallery.
I give people the opportunity to look afresh at their own space, to consider and reflect on their everyday experiences, stories and moments in life and the chance to look, read, digest unfamiliar material in a familiar way.
These temporary relationships exist in the local and leave behind shared experiences of art as research, art as education in its broadest sense. Zines offer an alternative space to process these shared actions.
Collaborating with other artists gives me longer-term relationships in which to explore these concepts and work towards increasing the visibility of socially engaged art so we have a voice at national debates.
COVID 19 is challenging me to engage critically in socially distanced and digital ways.
CV & Education
Socially engaged/Live art/Performance
2020 Just In Case Zine Library national
2020 Co-zines national
2020 100ZIP England/Italy: each producing 100 zines in 6 months @lemsford
2020 Pockets of Time Sheffield/Dorset
2020 Lying is the new Truth SEAFAIR, Bridport
2019 OFTON FESTIVAL Derbyshire
2019 Pop-up Fringe SEAFAIR, Bridport
2019 Dare to be Different Bridport
2019 Usherette Social Works Live? Manchester
2018 SEAFAIR Dorset/Devon/Somerset
2018 EQUALITea Derbyshire
2017 There's a Place J28 Maisies Way
2016 Glasses, glasses, what do you see? BraveART, Chesterfield
2016 Recipe for Art Ofton Festival, Alfreton
2015 Flaming Skirt Festival NW Leicestershire and Amber Valley, Derbyshire
2015 Running Commentary Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
2014 Flaming Skirt Festival Amber Valley Derbyshire
2014 Pigs of a Time Gnarl Fest, Lincoln
2014 Roll'N'Rock Spare Parts Festival, Fleetwod
2014 cicatrix macula (restituo) Leicester
2013 What's the Point? AA2A residency, Chesterfield College
2013 cicatrix macula (paratus) Bristol
2013 PEN&CIL Wirksworth Festival
2012 Can you spare me a minute of time please? Nottingham
2012 Voices from the past Leicester Riverside Festival
2012 Flaming Skirt Festival Amber Valley Derbyshire
2011 Respect3 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath
2011 Everyone's a Winner Stoke-on-Trent
2011 Artists' Voice: Stand Up, Speak Up Leicester