A B O U T

My work is about the landscape and how we fit within it. I use various mediums, whether time-based and non-permanent, or tangible and lasting. I am interested in ideas around wilderness and the self, the continuous shifts that occur between the physical and conceptual world. In our post-modern globalised societies there are new estrangements and affinities between the human and nonhuman. To make Landscape relevant today I want to move away from seeing my environment as a simply delineated and romanticised Place and more towards it being a complex structure for experience: a cognitive landscape; a sensuous and animate world.

 

" As the crickets' soft hum  /  is to us  /  so are we to the trees  /  as are they  /  to the rocks and the hills. "

- Gary Snyder

 

 

 

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This Year

Spending a month this coming winter in Iceland on the SÍM Artist Residency.

 

Exhibiting a solo show, "Open Out / Open In", from Nov 2019 - Jan 2020 at The Sugar Store, The Brewery Art Centre as the main exhibitor for this year's the Kendal Mountain Festival.

 

Currently holding a studio at Womp Space, Sheffield, and exhibiting locally.

 

Engagement Artist for Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 - a collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

 

Collaborating with performer and writer Andy Owen Cook and Pit Sense.  

 

Received a Yorkshire & Humber Visula Arts Network 2019 grant for practice development.

 

2017-18

Residency stone carving in Tout Quarry Sculpture Park & Nature Reserve, Portland, Dorset

 

Studio space at Alscot Park Stables, Warwickshire, and exhibited locally.

 

2014-17

Lived and worked on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland.

 

2013-14

Studio space at The Newbridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

Artist Residency and member of the creative initiative: The Wild Project in the Czech Republic.

 

2010-14

Apprentice to Master Printer, Lee Turner, at Hole Editions, Specialist in Stone Lithography in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

2009-13

Studied Fine Art BA Honours Degree, Newcastle University.

 

b. 1991

Grew up in the small vilage of Preston-on-Stour in Warwickshire.

 

 

 

C V & Artist Statement - pdf

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