Art & Activism

 

 

Now more than ever we need to use our imaginations, to be critical and curious of the world around us. 

As a socially engaged artist I seek to create dynamic spaces where ideas can be shared and paths to the horizon explored together.

Art  offers an opportunity to turn research into delight.

 

 

 

 

 

Do contact me to discuss purchasing artworks, exhibitions, commissions or proposals for collaborative projects.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Biography

Download a full current CV or read an article presented by Theatre Bristol.

 

Art Exhibitions/ Presentations:    

2019     Exquisite Book Project, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE.

Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (selected but not hung).

A Colour Chart for Killing – the legacy of ‘the war to end all wars’ exhibition, Central Library, Bristol (National festival ‘Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience’).

‘A Pressing Matter Print Project’, Cato Press Community project & exhibition, Bristol Cathedral.  A short project film is available here.

Bristol Artists Books Exhibition, Arnolfini.

2018    MA Fine Art Graduates exhibition, University of West of England, Bristol

A Little Book of (Utter) Bastards published, Bristol.

2017      Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

Aargh! Artist-Activist Research Group, University of West of England, speaker & committee member.

Liberating Arts Conference lecture, University of Exeter.

Di: woman without a shadow Residency and collaborative exhibition with Wesley Storey, photographer, The Island, Bristol.

De|select group exhibition, Bath Artists Studios, Fringe Art Bath.

            Art in Activism/ Activism in Art Symposium Uni West England, co-founder and speaker.

2016    World Thumb Wrestling Championship, Festival de Marrionettes, le Poet Laval, France.

            Deep Inside I’m A Wrestler, solo exhibition and performance, SPACE/ The Island/ Trinity, Bristol.

            White & Black, Bath Arts Fringe, group exhibition.

2015    A Game of Consequences, The Exchange, Penzance, group exhibition.

2011    Looking for Love in Electric Times, solo exhibition, The Runcible Spoon, Bristol.

2008    Land from Sea, solo exhibition, Aberdour Festival, Fife, Scotland.

            Behind Closed Doors, joint exhibition, Leith Festival, Edinburgh.

2007    Images of Morocco, solo exhibition, Saraswati Centre, Edinburgh.

             Island & Fairy Tale Forest, site specific group exhibitions, Edinburgh.

2002    Banka/ Bank, group exhibition, Mostar International Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Art Residencies:

2017   The Island, Bristol.

2016  SPACE, Arts West side, Bristol.

2015    Red Earth/ 101 Outdoor Arts residential collaboration at Greenham Common.

2015   Ishuakara Taller Galleria, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2014    University of Aberdeen, Dept of Archaeology, Northern Picts Project, Scotland.

Design Commissions:

2015    Venue Frontage Design & Painting for Shambala Festival ‘Barrio Afrika’ Bristol.

2010    Logo Design, Puppet Lab, Edinburgh.

2009    Illustration Competition Winner, Big Man Walking show, Puppet Lab, Edinburgh.

1999    Illustrations ‘Kolaps’, Multi-ethnic Creative writing publication, Bosnia Herzegovina.

Education/ Training:

2019 – 2020 ABCD Assets Based Community Development

2015 – 18    MA Fine Art  University of West England (distinction), Bristol.

2006    Managing & Supervising People, SCVO, Glasgow.

2004    PG Diploma Art Therapy, QMUC, Edinburgh (distinction).

2003    Certification in CBT Techniques for management, education & counselling, Glasser Institute, Edinburgh.

2000    Citizens Advice Bureau Training, Edinburgh.

1998    BA Hons History of Art & English Literature, University of Leeds, (2:1).

1997    Community Mediation Skills, Leeds Community Mediation Service.

1994    BTEC Foundation in Art & Design, GLOSCAT, (merit).