ABOUT

Bio

I'm a Norwich based artist and illustrator obsessed with detail, line work, and abstracting reality. Hands and the figure are common features in my work, intrigued by the impact of non-verbal communication and exploring allegorical themes. More recently, I have been finding ways to build a relationship between media.

I have exhibited locally and nationally in galleries, festivals and art cooperatives, as well as run community art initiatives since completing my BA Illustration in 2007. I completed my MA in Fine Art in 2019 and was also selected for the SLG REcreative Film School 2019. Since then, I have been focusing on commissions, personal projects, and developing my practice.

Education

2019 - 5wks: SLG REcreative Film School - South London Gallery

2017 - 2019: MA Fine Art - Norwich University of the Arts - Distinction

2009 - 2010: Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) - UEA - Norwich City College - Distinction

2004 - 2007: BA (Hons) Illustration - University of Central Lancashire - 2:1

Lecturing

2018: Private Tuition

2010 - 2016: Lecturer in Art and Design - Lowestoft College 

Experience

2021: Scenic Artist, Invisible Monsters, October Films

2018: Assistant sculptor to Polly Ionides, Burnham Market

2018: Assistant mould and cast maker to Nick Brooks, Great Yarmouth 

2014-2016: Mural Artist/Live Art, Symmetry Festival, Norfolk

2013-2016: Scenic Artist/Interactive Sculpture Installation, Boombap Festival, Mildenhall

2012 - 2014: Scenic ArtistBoomtown Fair, South Downs National Park, Winchester

2007 - 2015: Community Art Project Manager:

created, launched and managed annual community based interactive project: free drawing space, live art, live mural/installation, competition, exhibition of work in local libraries and  independent shops:

- 2012 - 2015: The Big Doodle, Magdalen Street Diversity Celebration, Norwich

- 2007,:The Big Free Draw, The Forum Amphitheatre, Norwich

2005 - present: Freelance Illustrator:

portraits - editorial (short stories/poems) - illustrations for clothing including own apparel - custom design for event tees - selected designs for local/independent retail stores: Working Title Clothing (Norwich) and Sika Clothing (Bristol) -

logo design - album artwork - flyers - posters - event listings - wedding invitations - live art - murals - outdoor event 3D installation - festival and advert set design/props

Talks / Symposiums

2019: Pecha Kucha Night, Cinema City, Norwich

2019: MA Podcast, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich

2019: New Masters, St Mary's Works Shoe Factory, Norwich

2019: Let's Talk Creative Practice, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich

2018: Inter-institutional  Fine Art Symposium, Cambridge School of Art,  Cambridge

Exhibitions

2020: Screening: How Do You Turn Lights On? South London Gallery, London

2020: Emanate, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich

2019: MA Degree Show, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich

2019: New Masters, St Mary's Works Shoe Factory, Norwich

2019: Site 2: Health, Studio 20, Norwich

2019: Lucid Exhibition, The Crypt, Bristol

2018: MA Interim Show, Norwich University of the Arts

2018: Consume, Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich

2018: But I Like Making Things, Cherry Lane Studios, Norwich

2018: Dialogue: An Open Evening, Norwich Art Shop, Norwich

2017:  Balance, The Undercroft, Norwich

2017:  Art of Revolution, The Undercroft, Norwich 

2016: 100 Mini Prints, Norwich Art Shop

2016: Art of Norwich #40, St Margret’s Church, Norwich

2016: RBA, Yoga tree, Norwich

2016: O Not Another Art Show, Undercroft, Norwich

2016: Norwich Art Shop Collective, Franks Bar, Norwich

2015: Norwich Art Shop Opening Exhibition, Norwich Art Shop, Norwich

2015: Christmas Collective, Moosey Art Gallery, Norwich

2015: CookPassBabtridge,, Moosey Art Gallery, Norwich

2015: Underground Gallery in association with Life in a Fine City and Moosey Art Gallery, St Stephen’s Underpass, Norwich

2013: Untitled, The Mustard Pot Gallery, Norwich

2012: I Believe In Freedom, The Man on the Moon, Cambridge

2010: Changing Spaces, Unit 30, The Grafton Centre, Cambridge 

2007: World Mental Health Day, Take 5 Upstairs Gallery, Norwich

2007: New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

 

Installations

2016: Symmetry Festival, Sennowe Park, Dereham - Mural 

2016: Boombap Festival, Mildenhall, Norfolk - Mural and interactive sculpture

2015: Symmetry Festival, Sennowe Park, Dereham - Mural 

2015: Boombap Festival, Mildenhall, Norfolk - Mural and interactive sculpture

Curatorial projects

2018: But I Like Making Things, Cherry Lane Studios, Norwich

2018: Dialogue: An Open Evening, Norwich Art Shop, Norwich

2016: 100 Mini Prints, Norwich Art Shop

2016: Norwich Art Shop Collective, Franks Bar, Norwich

 

Collections/Independent Retail:

2015 - present: Norwich Art Shop, Norwich

2016: Working Title Clothing, Norwich

2014 – 2015: The Mustard Pot Gallery, Norwich

2013: The Mustard Pot Gallery, Norwich

2013: True Sounds Collectors and Gallery, Norwich

 

Publications

2011: 30 Sketches for 30 Days, Brownstone Advertising Agency, (Online)