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2024

PUBLISHED WRITING

Wort Journal - Issue 2, Summer 2024.  In Collaboration with Woad: An Artist’s Year of Listening.  Article on working closely with woad in an eco-somatic art practice over the space of a year; historical, sociocultural and ecological researches and embodied explorations with/in the liminal terrain of the Fens.

 

​WORKSHOP FACILITATION

Stories from the Water-Body. A series of 3 workshops with women in North East Lincolnshire.  In collaboration with Hannah Green of Dance Free CIC.  April 27th, May 11th, May 18th - Cleethorpes.

When the Wind Blows the Downy Willow Seed Blows Away.  The Museum of Cambridge.  Movement, Handpan drum soundscape and willow charcoal drawing. In Collaboration with Rebecca Lindum-Greene. 13th June (3 hours).

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES ATTENDED

  • Considering Time.  Performance art intensive with Marilyn Arsem.  Stanley Arts, London.  17th to 21st June.
  • Abstractions Based on Circles: British Rock Art in a Global Context.  With archaeologist Dr Kate Sharpe.  Higham Hall, Cumbria.  4th to 7th June.
  • Thinking with your Hands. With Studio Amos. Lewes, East Sussex.  1st to 5th May.
  • March to May 2024: One-to-one in-person mentoring with Helen Poynor - teacher of the Walk of Life programme.  (12 hours).
  • Ecosomatic Practice for Living and Dying on a Damaged Earth.  Online workshop series run by Body Cartography Project for Movement Research. 8th to 12th January. (12 hours).



2023 

GRANTS

  • Arts Council England Develop Your Creative Practice Grant for Geographies of Inclusion: Mapping Ways to Integrate Sustainable Creative Practice, Indigenous Models, and Health. Covers 12 month period to July 2024.

POSITIONS

RESIDENCIES

  • Artist in Residence with Slumgothic at x-church, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. April to December 2023.
  • Micro research residency with Deveron Projects, exploring ways in which the community have been engaged in stories of place and belonging. Huntly, Aberdeenshire, November 6-12

WORKSHOP FACILITATION

  • Moving with Nature in collaboration with DanceFree. Funded by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund, managed by Lincolnshire Community Foundation. Sat 15th July.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Group Exhibition: Nature Positive, Project Space +. University of Lincoln. November 13-17.
  • Solo Exhibition: Moving with Rock, Decimal Place, Lincoln. August 2-31.
  • Group Exhibition: Nature's Way, Patience Gallery (online) Feb onwards. 

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • The Winter Sessions with The Dark Mountain Project: (4 weeks/6 hrs).  Land-based creative practice developing stories of place.  2nd to 30th Dec. 
  • Health and Wellbeing through Artmaking (10 weeks/25 hours).  University of the Arts, London (Central St. Martins). 3rd Oct to 5th Dec.
  • Creating Stories and Atmosphere from the Body.  With Cai Tomos at The Bhavan, London.  27th Nov.
  • Walk of Life movement workshops with Helen Poynor.  Devon/Dorset.  March 24th-26th, June 10th-11th and July 7th-9th.
  • The Dance of Being Lab, Retreat, Wild Conference. January 20th-22nd. Copperdot Studios, Norwich

2022 

  • Awarded Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity (NZQA Level 7 - equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts in the UK).  The Learning Connexion, Taita, New Zealand.  
  • Publication of art essay In Search of Isatica online by The Dark Mountain Project.
  • Selected as Featured Artist of the Month for October by Art.Earth
  • Wild Writing course, Lincoln with Dr. Ruth Charnock (15 hours) - Embodied Writing (Attended in-person).
  • Sentient Performativities: Thinking Alongside the Human.  June 26-30, Dartington, Devon.  Symposium investigating somatic (bodily) practices and their role in fostering ecological awareness and interspecies communication.  Curated by art.earth.  Attended in-person as participant.  
  • Relocated from New Zealand to the UK (April)

2021 

  • Volunteer Gallery Host: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington. 
  • Front of House Volunteer: Academy Galleries, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Full-time Art Student: Level 6 Diploma in Creativity. Feb 2021 to Dec 2021. The Learning Connexion, Taita, New Zealand. Recipient of partial scholarship towards fees.
  • Participated in 4 group exhibitions, Wellington, New Zealand at The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Mitchell Studios, and The Petone Depot.

2020 

  • Began making artworks full-time during the first lockdown
  • Participated in 3 group exhibitions, Wellington, New Zealand at The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and The Petone Depot.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A.(Hons) Geography, University of Hull, UK
  • Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity (NZQA Level 7 - equivalent to a B.A. in the UK), The Learning Connexion Art School, New Zealand.
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  • Diploma in Professional Interior Design, National Design Academy, UK.
  • Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy, Human Development and Training Institute of New Zealand. 
  • A Levels: English, Geography, Social Biology.