My work and projects are assembled with a philosophy rooted in Brechtian theory and have a deliberately playful approach. They are an exploration societal expectation of how we occupy space and gives a means to ‘play’ in this arena. The work considers the notion of aspiration, exploring the status given to objects and the effect they can have on our outlooks and personas. There is a nod to the relationship between art & life, which make everyday materials and practices momentary icons. Many of the works are concerned with the connections between utopian living and domestic space as well as how we develop ways to coexist in communal spaces. I am interested in exploring the space where art is made, developed, seen and evaluated. Making in public collaboration environments proves to be an exciting and challenging exploration of contemporary art construction, who and what art is for and why artists insist on making it. I am interested in considering, and asking others to consider with me, the democratisation of art and what constitutes an artistic action or object. In my practice I like to construct situations or create props that function to bring into public view what is usually private or unacknowledged. In many of my previous projects I have worked in collaboration with other groups or individuals who operate outside of what is traditionally understood as art practice.
CV & Education
Icing room collaborations, Walthamstow and various locations across London
London Art Fair, represented by The Nunnery Gallery, Bow
Open Studios exhibition, The Barbican Arts Group, Walthamstow
i made a tool to measure space//i am surrounded by objects that define me. Double Bill exhibition and week long workshop. Artworks Project Space, Walthamstow, London.
ZAP Summer Exhibition. Zeitgeist Art Projects, New Cross, London
Sing me sweet songs of conviction. Group Traveling show. Second showing Label 201, Rome.
Sing me sweet songs of conviction. Group Traveling show. First showing Shau Fenster. Berlin.
Sluice Art Fair. Represented by ALISN gallery, South Molton Lane, London.
Parallax AF 1 La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.
Celeste Prize Finalists group show at The Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Awarded 2nd Place.
Ornamental. Group show at The Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London
Public/Private. Group Show. 320 Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
10 Contemporary Commandments. Group show at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
There is safety in numbers. Artist residency exhibition, Visual arts centre, FBS School, Essex.
Signature. Works on paper. Group show in Walthamstow, London and South Africa
Listen up, I've got something to say. Artist residency exhibition, Visual arts centre, FBS School, Essex.
Secret Lives. Group exhibition at The Rivington Gallery, Rivington Street, London
Change. Group exhibition at Wall/space in LaDanza Holloway Road, London
Embellished. Solo exhibition at the Changing room Gallery, Walthamstow, London
Collaborative site-specific installation, The Peoples Park, Cork City as part of CAUCUS Project, Cork European City of Culture
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Group Show, Siamsa tire Art Centre, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
2015-2016: Schools Direct Teacher Training, Institute of Education QTS
2006-07: BA Fine Art London Metropolitan University (year 3)
2004-06: Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland (years 1&2)
2016-present: Head of Art and Design, Normanhurst School, Chingford
2015-2016: Art teacher, Loxford Academy, Barking
2014-2015: Artist in Residence Bromley by Bow community centre
2014-2015: Artist in Residence, Cubitt Education and Highbury Grove school collaboration, Highbury
2011-2014: Gallery Education Coordinator & Curator, The Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford
2008-2014: Artist in residence, Frances Bardsley school for girls, Romford
2001-2003: Youth arts worker, KDYS, Tralee Co.Kerry, Ireland
1999-2001: Community Artist, Samhlaíocht Arts, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland