Artist - writer - curator
Born Darlington, 1966, Lives & works in London.
MA Fine Art, City & Guilds London Art School (2017-2019)
AdvancedDip Fine Art Film & Video, Central St. Martins (1991-92)
BA Fine Art (Environmental Art) Glasgow School of Art (1985-89)
She worked in production, exhibition and distribution of film and new media before returning to her own practice in 2012. Her early work took the form of public interventions and expanded cinema with a distinctly queer feminist agenda. More recently her cross-disciplinary practice explores thresholds of the perceptible world and our changing relationship to knowledge and certainty through paint.
“I am interested in collective actions past and present. In ideas around curation, archiving and preservation and on whose terms. The implications of traditions and continuities; in the breaks, gaps, failures of ideas and how things are reevaluated or repositioned”.
I have had the great fortune to have been taught or mentored by some wonderful people including: Sam Ainsley, Mona Hatoum, John Latham, Louise Crawford, Tina Keane, Bev Zalcock and Annabel Nicolson.
Professional background:Curator (specialising in lens-based work and political multi-media) Project Management and Arts Development. Co-director HerTake International Women’s Film Festival Glasgow (1989-90). Founding member of Exploding Cinema Collective (1991). Cinema programmer London Filmmakers Co-op (1992-1996). Development manager Cinenova Feminist Film Distribution (1997-2000). Project Manager ArtsOnline: Arts Council England (2001-2003), Mas du Diable Organic Farm (2004-2011), Producer FluxIT (2004..2012)
Articles pdf Promiscuous 8
Activities: practice-based research, studio practice, critical writing, curating, cinematography.
Joya:AiR, Spain 2017
Print Fellow, Plymouth College of Art 2015
1988 LUX, Film installation / Expanded Cinema Super 8
1988 Alter, Slide installation
1988 Indicia, film installation / Expanded Cinema, Super 8
1989 Glass, Super 8 single screen film 3min
1989 Virgin, Super 8 film installation
1989 Alice Doesn’t, film & slide installation
1990 DoP The Haunted House - The Womanhouse Castlemilk, video.
1991 Monti Cantsin Super8/Video, 8min single screen film
1992 Home Run Double8 / 16mm, 3min double screen film
1991 Skinless 8mm / 16mm (unfinished)
1992 As with Dreams / Road M 16mm (unfinished)
1994 DoP Sex, Lies, Religion Dir Annette Kennerley, single screen 7min 8mm>16mm