I hold a Masters in Site & Archive Intervention from the University of Central Lancashire and as a Fine Art graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University I specialised in sculpture. Having worked in the Higher Education sector nationally and internationally for more than 30 years my current role is Senior Professional Tutor in Fine Art.
My career as a professional artist also spans more than 30 years with my research and practice receiving multiple awards, including from the following: The Arts Council of England, The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, The Gulbenkian Foundation, The British Council, The Higher Education Innovation Fund, Foundation for Sport & The Arts, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, the NHS Trust and Liverpool Hope Research Committee, amongst others.
My previous lecturing posts include: Visiting Lecturer University of Liverpool School of Architecture, Visiting Lecturer Liverpool John Moores University M.A. Artist/Teacher Programme and Visiting Artist/Lecturer at The Western Australian School of Art & Design, Guest lecturer at Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi.
I have exhibited extensively within and beyond the UK, holding residencies and exhibitions in the following countries: Africa, America, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, India and Pakistan. A most recent residency was with Tate Liverpool’s Tate Exchange in August 2019. I founded Coast and Cyfuniad International Artists Workshops (part of a Triangle Arts Trust global network) and have hosted more than 75 artists from around the world at events held in the UK.
As part of a collaborative partnership working under the umbrella title SiteMaterialObject http://sitematerialobject.com/ together with artist Jane Poulton, I have made artworks for public places including hospitals, cathedrals and private homes. Most recently SiteMaterialObject were commissioned by the NHS Trust to produce a work for the main atrium space of the New Royal Liverpool University Hospital, titled Invisible Workers and in Autumn 2020 a moving image artwork for the new Cancer Research Centre, Liverpool.
Selected Recent Works:
Current Work in Progress – to be completed autumn 2020 - a moving image artwork commissioned by the NHS Trust for the new build Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool
Moving Objects: A residency in Tate Liverpool’s Tate Exchange A photographic archive grew over the duration of the residency and was exhibited in the gallery with more than 150 people from 32 countries taking part.
Informed by Shadows: a new body of two-dimensional work on paper made for the Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery, Ouachita, USA.
Invisible Workers: A commission by the NHS Trust for The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust for the main atrium of the new hospital.
Testing 1-2 1-2 Two-dimensional work for ASC Studio Gallery, London
Public View: A new work commissioned for the tri-centennial exhibition of Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
Tales from the New World: Tenth Havanna Biennale, Cuba