I am an experienced educator working in both formal & informal learning environments. working on projects in galleries & museums and with exhibitions and national & regional arts collections including Tate, RIBA, Bow Arts Trust and The Chisenhale Gallery in London and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The Word (The National Centre for the Written Word), Bowes Museum and the Laing Hatton and Shipley Art Galleries in the North East.
Projects have explored the role of arts to bring people together, how we can use shared experiences to forge closer relationships, how the arts can offer a platform to give people a voice within local, national & global communities and the idea of artists as leaders and activists for change, raising awareness around social issues.
I believe that shifts in our cultural practices can only be achieved when our audiences and
communities can identify and find relevance and resonance with their physicality or themes. I approach my practice with energy and curiosity, which in turn feeds the knowledge and understanding I am able to bring to engagement and delivery.
I like working with people of all ages who are excited, noisy, curious… I most enjoy when people are willing to ask questions about what they are seeing or doing – no questions are too small or too big, or too silly.
Making, looking at and talking about art is part of what makes us human and is a way to explore and understand the world we live in. My aim as an educator is to facilitate an environment where people feel safe and confident to do that.