I make sculpture, structure, installation and painting informed by architectural forms and processes. I am interested in the way people form emotional attachments to construction (constructed) materials, the physicality of the built environment and the ways in which we perceive and respond to architectural space. Structure, shelter and permanence are themes that I return to in my work.
Building materials have a particular sensuality and form a relationship to their surroundings in a way unparalleled by traditional artists’ resources. My most recent work is informed by the dialogue between architectural and sculptural forms, using a series of materials collected from places and buildings with which I have a personal connection. I use these to explore ideas of shelter and habitat, my place in my family, and how objects can be vessels to capture memories.
Residencies & Awards
2013 TyssenKrupp Steelworks, Duisberg, Germany
A collaborative project between artists and architects, to propose a piece of public artwork as part of the Amsherkunst Arts Festival in Duisberg, Germany.
2012 Bartlett Travel Scholarship
Funded research trip to New York (USA) as part of an ongoing investigation into different processes we use to navigate / map
2012 Creating a Context, Bologna, Italy
Artist – Architect collaboration & cultural exchange project.
In association with Neon Gallery, Bologna
2013 Genius Loci (ii) Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
2013 Genius Loci (i), Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle
2012 Connecting Principles, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle
2012 Newcastle Cathedral Exhibition, Newcastle
2012 Room with a View, Long Gallery, Newcastle
2012 Milfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2011 My Family & Other Animals, Hexham, Northumberland
2010 Interim, Waygood Studios, Newcastle
2009 MFA Interim Show, Sculpture Studios, Newcastle University
2008 Pencil to Paper, Artworks galleries, Newcastle
2008 Monkeys with Car Keys, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton
2007 Bow Open ’07, Bow Arts Trust, London
2006 Bow Open ’06, Bow Arts Trust, London
2006 Nonagon, Tram Depot Gallery, London
2006 Lost in Space (Part i), Three Colts Gallery, London
2005 Not Quite Here, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London
2005 Untitled, African Embassy, London
2004 Annual Arts Centre Exhibition, London
2003 Things Which May Appear, The Empire Gallery, London
2002 Art:Ex; Googe Street Exhibition Space, London
2002 Hans Brinker Prize Exhibition, Kerkstraat 136, Amsterdam