Full Time Professional Tutor and Programme Leader for BA Design - Specialism Printed Textiles Design.
Level C Programme Coordinator; Disability Officer.
Concept: Environment, where familiar spaces and routines are made unfamiliar through the use of fragmentation, displacement a sense of the ‘uncanny.’
Documentation is central to this enquiry, assessing, capturing a sense of what came before and what remains.
Current research focuses on narratives and fragments of imagery, collage and print from textile based outputs through to pedagogical development and interdisciplinary projects.
Process: translating drawing and collage methods using various traditional and none conventional textile print techniques.
Image manipulation, repeat structures, pattern and scale being pertinent to practice.
Ongoing technical and visual research of textile print process incorporating hand rendered works and that of digital print have formed the basis of a series of works alongside a textile print manual that has been the foundation of my research. This print manual in turn has fed directly into the development of the textile area within the BA Design course here at Liverpool Hope and this technical yet investigative logging of process is always an ongoing and changing enquiry.
Outcomes: From fashion and furnishing fabrics to site specific projects with collaborative and community based practice – work in context, site specific, viewer participation.
Pedagogical research through collaborative projects incorporating visual artists, students, staff and other subjects have recently become central to my working process which in turn enhances my research informed teaching.
Visual practitioner, 1998 to current.
1998 - 2002 JAG Contemporary Limited, London, textiles agent.
1999 - 2006 Part time Lecturer, Stockport College, Foundation Studies.
2000 - Current, Liverpool Hope University, BA Design.
2004 - 2014 Visiting lecturer, Salford City College.
2009 - 2010 Part time Lecturer, Manchester College, Foundation Studies.
2009 - 2014 Part time Lecturer, Salford University, Visual Culture (Graphics & Fashion)