I grew up in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex and currently live in Brighton.
I studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths. After 10 years in the London squatting scene I rented a flat, trained as a propmaker and then worked in the TV and theatre industries for 20 years, eventually specialising in children’s game shows as a games and set designer.
I have now returned to my roots as a fine artist and I am passionate about exploring socio-political environmental issues through my work.
I have always worked behind the scenes but recently, through my desire to make art that might 'change the world', I have become a part of a forum theatre group, working in various roles.
I completed a Permaculture Design course in 2011 and am very interested in working in fields that combine care for the environment, community and education.
Outside In Parts 1 & 2, at Fringe Arts Bath
I showed two linked, site specific installations adapted from the Prairie Spirits show.
Tight Modern Gallery Site Manager for Creative Future
The Vagina Monologues for Speak Up! Act Out! at The Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
Set and costume designer.
Created a moblie/sculpture using driftwood, 'ghost netting' and photography.
Prairie Spirits, at the Sussex Prairies.
I curated this family art show, building a site specific installation using photography and found objects exploring the idea of a world reclaimed by nature.
Since 2014 I have volunteered with Mymarc who run art workshops for disabled people up to the age of 25 in Brighton and Hove. The workshops are an opportunity for disabled young people to express themselves creatively, experiment and explore a wide-range of media – printing, painting and sculpture as well as getting together and having some fun.
I co-founded Speak Up! Act Out! a forum theatre group. We run workshops and produce shows exploring issues within society (such as male sexual abuse, homelessness, young criminals, family law suits and homophobia) focusing on marginal groups..
I conceived and curated this group art show for which I built an outdoor site specific installation, using donated soft toys and photography, aimed at encouraging a dialogue on humanity’s impact on the world.
Picnic at the prairies, at the Sussex Prairies
The teddy bears had a summer holiday at the prairies.
In The Beginning Was the End. Dreamthinkspeak. Associate designer.
The Rest Is Silence. Dreamthinkspeak. Construction manager.
2002 – 2010
Raven. CBBC. Games and set designer. I worked from the original concept, on all aspects of design, with the producer to combine a children’s game show with a drama, creating an original format that won 2 BAFTAs. Completed 10 series and a spin off series.
During this period I worked as a production/set/games designer, art director, visual effects technician, model and prop maker for various companies (BBC, CBBC, Channel 4, Granada, Carlton, DHFX, Artem etc.).
Worked as a freelance artist, furniture maker, and interior designer.
International theatre workshop with The Freedom Theatre, Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine
Mymarc Volunteer Training Programme Supporting young people with learning disabilities/or autism to participate in art activities
Permaculture Design Course, Sector 39, Llanfyllin Workhouse
Diploma Propmaking, CSSD
BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College
Art Foundation, Sir John Cass School of Art