I am a collaborative, visual artist with a particular interest in transformative, experiential learning and making space for people to access creative play in their everyday. I have worked both inside and outside institutions and am committed to producing culture with others in affirmative, experimental ways; enacting knowledge exchange and mutual understanding across disciplines, experiences and sectors
Cooperation: embracing the goals of others, generosity, reciprocity and interdependence, positive rapport, effective teamwork, empathetic consideration of context or conditions.
Orchestration: design and delivery of systems and processes to aid production and organisation, communication, preparing for future needs, persistence, encouraging solidarities.
Creativity: nimble engagement with diverse content or ideas, exploring divergent perspectives, imagination, experimentation, questioning in pursuit of insight and invention.
Enterprise: study and engagement with thinking and doing beyond orthodoxy, proactive opportunity seeking, reflection, positive attitude and constructive approach to challenge.
Ethics: practicing values that contribute to change, compromise, perspective taking, embracing accountability, critical evaluation and considered response to negotiating risk.
Adaptability: responsive to challenge, alive to patterns or blocks, observant listening, problem solving through speculation, tenacity, resilience, relinquishing power and holding complexity.
Community Engagement Officer, Vic Park Community Centre, Perth, Western Australia, 2022 - ongoing
Program design, fundraising, partnership creation, project management, marketing, facilitation, evaluations and reporting
Associate researcher, REBEL: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, remote working, 2018 - ongoing
Workshop design and facilitation, developmental work on resources, tools, website, units and curriculum
Evaluation lead, Creative Shift: University of the Arts London, 2020 - ongoing
Designing tools to evidence Theory of Change, report writing, focus groups, staff training and strategic development
Commissioned artist, An Ode to Beeston: Jon Orlek x East Street Arts, due end of 2021
Collaborative project design and coordination, admin, sound production and edit
Facilitator, Training the Trainers: REBEL staff workshops, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2021/ongoing
Design and facilitation of context specific introduction and training for teams and project groups
Focus group lead, Not Just A Shop, University of the Arts London, online, November 2021
Design, facilitation, research and report writing
Workshop lead, Low-fi Sci-fi, Middlesex University, BA Fine Art online, Oct 2021
Design and facilitation
REBEL film coordinator, London Design Festival x University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, August 2021
Set dressing, workshop facilitation, script design and film coordination
REBEL lead, Technological University Dublin, online, April 2021 and March 2022
Design and facilitation of bespoke online workshops
Programme leader, Foundation in Art and Design, Craven College, Skipton, Feb-June 2021
Final major project tutor, assessment, feedback, exhibition install and curation
Visiting tutor, The Other MA, Southend, online, 2020-2021
Associate artist tutor, 1:1 tutorials
Co-project design and facilitation, The Walk of Life, Life Experience x WYFI, online, Jan-March 2021
Project management, design, facilitation, liaise with support workers, final film edit
Workshop design, shoot, edit
Design and facilitation
Co-workshop lead, Improv with Strangers, 12o Collective, online, April 2020
Design and facilitation
Co-project design and facilitation, Making the Journey, Life Experience xWYFI x The Basement Project, Huddersfield, Feb-March 2020
Project management, design, facilitation, final film edit
REBEL workshops, University of the Arts London, Student Union, London, Feb 2020
Employability practitioner, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2017-2019
Design and delivery employability teaching across colleges and disciplines: cv, job hunting, career planning etc.
Co-project design and facilitation, Free Movement of Culture, Lewisham Arthouse, London 2017
Two day international artist exchange: format design, project management, coordination, hosting and facilitation.
Practice and engagement officer, Middlesex University, London 2014-2017
Local partnerships, knowledge exchange, student engagement and extracurricular project management.
Module lead, PROUD: LGBTIQ+ Politics, Middlesex University, London 2016
Interdisciplinary, extracurricular module with Suzanne van Rossenberg, Winter Pride and many partners.
Project manager, Loraine Leeson: Lambeth Floating Marsh Launch, London, 2015
Planning, production, marketing and administration for the launch event.
Visiting lecturer: Royal College of Art, Middlesex, Birkbeck and Goldsmiths Universities.
Workshop lead: East Street Arts, Leeds Inspired, Ebor Studios, a-n Assembly, GRAFT Lancaster, The Saturday Club, 12ø Collective, Tate Exchange, UP Projects, Charlton Gallery, Jamboree, Antiuniversity and more...
Interview featured in, 'REBEL: Evaluating and Producing Publics through Playful Interaction' paper by Marsha Bradfield and Fred Meller, Public Art Dialogue, Public Art and Play: A Serious Piece of Nonsense issue, published Spring 2022
Contributor, Conference: ‘What is Knowledge Transfer?’ University of the Arts London, July 2018
Contributor, Conference: ‘Austerity, Adversity, Art?’ National Association of Fine Art Educators, March 2018
Co-organiser, LGBTIQ+ interdisciplinary study day: Goldsmiths University (Women’s Art Library x Winter Pride UK), October 2017
Speaker, Student-led project: The Feminist Internet, University of the Arts London, September 2017
Board member, Craven Arts/Craven Arts House, 2021
Mentor, University of the Arts London Professional Mentoring Scheme, 2019-2021
Volunteer, Collective North, 2018
Fellow, Higher Education Association, 2018-current
Member, National Association of Fine Art Educators, 2014-current
Studio holder and member (education working group), artist-led cooperative/charity, Lewisham Arthouse, 2016-18
I have had a collaborative creative practice with Sophie Chapman since 2016, see full CV here for details on exhibitions, project work, awards, commissions and publishing.
a-n mentoring bursary a-n, 2019/2020
National Lottery Project Grant Artist House 45, Arts Council England, 2019
Shortlisted Collaborate! Jerwood, nominated by UK wide curators, 2019
PEER FORUM Artquest x Peckham Platform, 2018/2019
Developing your Creative Practice Arts Council England, 2018/2019
Artists Bursary Scheme Artsadmin, 2018/2019
Graduate Studio Award Lewisham Arthouse, 2017
Private Insurrections to Loosen Public Ground +self published, edition of 50, 1) Aug 2018 2) Aug 2021
Role Play: Having a Larp +by Sarah Jury, Art Monthly, Oct 2019
Text Hates Poetry +edited by Harn und Drang, publication, June 2019
Feminist acts of resistance and withdrawal in London +by Helena Reckett, Burlington Contemporary, Mar 2019
I HATE IT BUT IT’S FREE molejoy EP review +by Beats to the Bar, Mar 2019
DIY • DIWO • DIA +by Louise Ashcroft, Art Monthly, Mar 2019
For artists to survive we must ‘build alliances and advocate for each other’ +by Trevor H. Smith, a-n, Nov 2018
Desire Lines and Disorientation +by Theo Hall, a-n, Aug 2018
500 words artists shouldn’t use this week… +with Rosalie Schweiker, a-n, Oct 2017
teaching for people who prefer not to teach +edited by Mirjam Bayerdoerfer and Rosalie Schweiker, AND Publishing, 2017
A Punk Manual +self published, Nov 2016
The idea is that knowledge is created and shared by people written +by Lydia Ashman, a-n, May 2016
NAWKI online review 2K16 +The White Pube, Feb 2016
We've Been Thinking about Alternatives +by Elena Colman, Artlicks, issue 18, Feb 2016
Artist House 45 East Street Arts, Leeds, May - Sept 2019
Summer Residency Programme Scottish Sculpture Workshop Lumsden, Aug 2018
The Palace Nysa, Poland, July 2017
Learning Plays: A School of Schools with Chto Delat What is Socialist Art Today? Impulse Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany, Summer 2016
Whittingdale Residency CaW London and surrounds, Summer 2015
Decompression Gathering Summer Camp 'Bread Kneads Hands' with Amy Fransceschini, Radical Intention, Florence, Italy, Summer 2014
Current Enhanced DBS check, 2021
ACRO police clearance, 2021
Prevent training, 2021
Safeguarding training, 2021
Disability awareness training, University of the Arts London 2018
Full UK driving licence
Public liability insurance
Adobe proficient: premiere pro, illustrator, photoshop, indesign
Distinction, Postgraduate Certificate: Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication, University of the Arts London, 2019
First Class, BA (Hons) Fine Art (with exit award in social practice), Middlesex University, London, 2011/2014
Distinction, Foundation in Fine Art, Byam Shaw, London, 2011