I am a multi-disciplinary artist living on a narrowboat on the frequently flooding Bristol Avon based at Spike Island, Bristol. Previously I lived for many years in the far west of Cornwall facing on to the Atlantic.
Constantly surrounded by water, I am drawn to places and materials that are constantly changing, in which different forms of life and histories rub often uncomfortably up against each other: along the margins of tidal mudflats, city harbour detritus, floating carcasses, rusty paint-pitted boats… I am interested in the way that lived experiences feel echoed in the wounds and fragilities contained in these places and the material porosity of marginalised, hidden forms of life and living. I make work that is deliberately layered and storied to reflect this and provide different points of entry with a broad audience in mind; elements of humour and lightness are important. I work with a shifting mix of media (including performance, installation, living and found materials, and writing) and through curation and collaborative, discursive practice to choreograph a fleshy, layered, porous interaction between material process, space, objects and audience.
An installation of my work was included the exhibition 'Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City', curated by Lubaina Himid, Royal West of England Academy (2023). Other recent projects include curating a group collaboration ECO|CON (2023); co-producing ‘Isn’t Bite Also Touch? an event on contagion and desire (with artist-writer Jack Young, Spike Island, 2022); and BRISopoly, a large-scale site-specific installation for Centre of Gravity, Old Soap Factory (Bristol, 2020).​​​​​​​
Recent support (2022/3) includes Arts Council DYCP, Ideas Exchange funding from The Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol and a West of England Visual Arts Alliance R&D bursary.
Back to Top