Work History

2024

International Black Speculative Fiction Festival, Poetry performance

Seahaven FM, guest speaker

2021-23

Sussex University, guest speaker on global studies

Little Green Pig Charity, WHYN workshop at Longhill school

Climate Spring, guest speaker

Windows of Wonder, performance alongside an exhibition of work made and curated.

Woman Up podcast, guest speaker.

Walk the Chalk Festival, curator and performer with WHYN poets.

Listening to the Land: Creative Climate Conversations, poetry workshop curator and host

Writing Our Legacy, Covert magazine introductory writer alongside other WHYN poets.

Charleston Festival of the Garden, Workshop curator

Footnotes: Walking and Writing Workshop, Workshop curator and host.

Brighton Book Festival, poetry performance

Late Junction BBC Radio Show, guest speaker.

Writers Mosaic, Guest editor.

Writing Our Legacy, Poetry Tour in Winchester, poetry performance.

Slack City, radio guest speaker, part of Brighton Fringe.

Writer-in-Residence, Seven Sisters Country Park  &  Sussex Heritage Coast, commissioned by South Downs National Park Authority since 2020. Lead writer, curator & producer on We See You Now, a diverse literature & landscape programme funded by Arts Council England.

Brighton Festival 2023, Performing We See You Now –Writing and Walking the Global Imaginary, Attenborough Centre for the Arts.

Commissioned artist, Places of Science /Royal Society/ Sussex Archeological Society, in development

Colour of Chalk podcast, host and producer. Hosted by South Downs National Park and across all podcast channels.

Artist Film poem, If You Can Imagine, commissioned by South Downs National Park Authority for Seaford Head Archeology Project.

2019-21

We See You Now, research & development project supported by Arts Council England Development support from New Writing South, Live Art Development Agency, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Writing Our Legacy.

Associate Research Fellow, Birkbeck University. Audio commission Carefree for Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality. on soundcloud.

Resident Artist and touring show, We Are Commoners (MAC and Craftspace, Birmingham), part of National AHRC project, Crafting the Commons.

2018-19

Artist in Residence, Our Place for Brighton People’s Theatre, at Brighton Festival

Commissioned artistShopkeepers of the World, for Quiet Down There / De La Warr Pavillion

Lead artist, Makers of Change and One Day programmes for Quiet Down There and A Woman’s Place across the South East. (Curated by Day + Gluckman).

2016-7

Lead artist, Revolutionary Makers installation for Women of the World Festival, Hull City of Culture

National artist-in-Residence, RISING global peace forum, Coventry, UK.

Appointed Associate Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London until 2019.

Tall Tales touring, group artist show curated by Helen and Elizabeth Wiewiora, London, Rochdale, Glasgow. Online Artist Bookshelf, Akerman and Daly.

Through a Wall, artist performer, supported by Arts Council England, Kings Cultural Institute, Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace

In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob as part Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Free.

 In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine  Checinska -Shaw.

Resident Artist Blast Theory, UK

Speaker, Theatre Conversation: approaching socially Engaged practice’,  Birkbeck University, London

2015

All About the Gift, curated performance event for Connect! Artist for Museums at Night, at Freud Museum, London.

Burning The Books, collaborative work touring and performing a Book of Debts across 9 cities over 2 years, Supported by Arts Council England and multiple partners.

The Beginnings of That Freedome, Banner artist, Westminster Hall, London for Parliament In the Making Historic Anniversaries Programme

 2013 – 14

Child’s Play,  installation, Imperial War Museum North for Asia Triennial Manchester

All is not Lost, installation, Museum of Picardy, Amiens / Festival of Art, Cities and Landscape.

Artist in residence,  Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

The Gifts (2010) shown at Hangzhou Triennial, Zhejiang Museum, China.

The Gifts of The Departed, solo show – sculptures, Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

New Players, New Roles: British-Iranian ArtGroup show100 Years Gallery, London.

Freedom Square, textile installation, Night of Festivals, touring

2010 – 2012 

Burning The Books, pilot one-off live intervention for Giving Into Gift, Bluecoat, Liverpool. 

Material Matters: memory and identity, Guest speaker, Goldsmiths University, London.

Chasing Mirrors: Portraits of the Unseencollaborative installation, The National Portrait Gallery/ supported by John Lyon’s charity.

The Gifts 1-999, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Large-scale installation commissioned through the shape of things national programme.

Dream On, book installation at QEH, South Bank Centre.

Arts Foundation Award Nominee, Textile Arts

2008 – 2009

The Bibliomancer’s Dreambook installation, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre.

Crafting Space, textile installation at Origin: The London Crafts Fair, Somerset House. Commissioned by Crafts Council. Both collaborations with sculptor Willow Winston.

Year of Artistic R+D supported by ACE/Goldsmiths (Mentor: Prof Janis Jefferies)

2005 – 7

Mother-to-Mother, artist residency and online artwork, Stream Arts, East Greenwich.

The Loom: From Text to Textile, interactive installation, The Basement, Brighton, ASF Weave and online. Supported by New Work Network / ACE. Exhibited 2007 at Goldsmiths University & archived there in the Library.

2003 – 4

1 + 1 = 3, short film, as director. Runner-up, ICA Best Short Film, HSF Festival. Screened internationally.

Artist residency, Turkish community, Queensbridge Trust/Immediate Theatre, Hackney

Abandon group show installation, Substation Project Space, Margate.

2001 – 2

Space within the Real, debut installation at artist’s home, Marine Parade, Brighton Festival Fringe (MA Final project, University of Westminster).

Labculture digital residency

Memodigital commission, PVA /Lighthouse (Hospital Festival), Brighton and Bridport Museum. Collaboration with writer Fredrik Lloyd.

EDUCATION

1999 – 2001: MA in Art and Media Practice, University of Westminster, London. Distinction.

1996 – 97: B-Tec in Electronic Media, Hoxton Bibliotech, London.

1995 – 96: Diploma in TV / Video production and Animation, Media Productions, London.

1988 – 94: Lived, taught and exhibited as a painter in Paris, France.

1986 – 87: Art Foundation course, Maidstone College of Art, UK.