Lured into a fetishistic play; materials beckon to be teased and manipulated, fluffed up and glossed. Swathes of organza lick cool steel, Egyptian cottons lay sodden, soft faux furs flirt with becoming sullied. Object becomes ornament. Painting becomes pattern. Fabric becomes framework.

Arrangement and precise placement activates the work, suggestive of a lustful touch.

Protruding. Straddling. Hanging. An aesthete’s eye undresses the scene, noting moments of intimacy between materials. Brushed cotton fibres. Corpulent folds. Glossy blonde ponytails.

A seasoned, tasteful awareness of colour palette, pattern and texture are inherent in creating a dialogue which is then performed through the components relationships and proximities to each other.

The work endeavours to stimulate and titillate the observer. Proposed, Poised, Precise.

~~ Current / Upcoming ~~

S.C.U.L.P.T. ongoing project

Education

Nottingham Trent University // 2009 – 2012

BA (Hons) Fine Art // Exemplary 1st Class Honours awarded (100%)

Exhibitions

2017

Ambiguous Implements: Touring venues: Roco (Sheffield), B&B Project Space (Folkestone), Vittoria Street Gallery,  The School of Jewellery (Birmingham City University).

The Thinking Business, The Royal Standard, Liverpool , 28th April 28th May

New Condition, solo presentation at Losers Gym, Nottingham, 2nd – 18th Mar

2016

Sunscreen is touring with Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf, New Art Exchange, Nottingham. 2nd April – 21st June 2016

Here we are now, entertain us, COLLAR, Manchester, 29th April – 15th May.

2015

In The Paravent, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. Curated by Niki Russell and Craig Fisher, 18th January – 7th February

Artworks Open 2015, Barbican Arts Group Trust, selected by Jonathan Baldock and Paul Johnson, 7th Nov – 6th Dec

Alien Radio, curated by Simon Raven, An installation commission in collaboration with Candice Jacobs, Nottingham Contemporary, 24th October

Sluice Art Fair, BLOC Projects, 16-18th October

Manchester Contemporary Art Fair, BLOC Projects, 24-27th September

Commissioned Text, Girls Girls Girls, for Lindsey Mendick and Rebecca Goulds exhibition, Girls, Oriel Wrecsam, September

MSB Exchange 2015, Extra Special People (Eastside Projects), Bloc Members (Bloc, Sheffield), Castlefield Associates (Castlefield Gallery), July – August

Trio show with Mark Riddington and Joshua Lockwood, One Thoresby Street, May

Sunscreen, online project commissioned by EM15, 56th Venice Biennale, May 2015 – 2017

No Grey Areas, HAHA Gallery, Southampton, February

2014

S1, £1 FISH, December

BLOC projects, Sheffield, TASSELS ’N’ THAT, Solo show, September

Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, Netherlands, duo show with Oliver Tirre, June

ATTIC, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, TAKE A BITE OF PEACH, April

Hand In Glove, Bristol Art Weekender, Bristol, SURFACING, May 2-4th May

2013

Primary, Nottingham, SEVEN, December

Nottingham Castle, Annual Open, October – November, selected by Emily Speed, Holly Slingsby and Roger Malbert

Exeter Phoenix, Open, September – November, selected by Matt Burrows, Day + Gluckman and Kevin Hunt

ATTIC, One Thoresby Street, GIRL ON GIRL, April- May

ATTIC, One Thoresby Street, GIRL ON GIRL, live performance, 2nd May

2012

1 Lace Market Square, PRE-FAB, October – November

Nottingham Castle, Annual Open, October, selected by Laura Sillars (Site Gallery), Simon Roberts and Clarissa Corfe (Castlefield Gallery)

Surface Gallery, SLIPPERY WHEN WET, February

Malt Cross, Room With A View, January

2011

Bonington Vitrine, Nottingham, Contemporary Sculpture: In Transit, November

Nottingham Trent Project Space, It feels like a Tuesday, April

2010

Wellington Circus, Nottingham, Opening Hours, MediumRare

Old Market Galley, Rotherham, A Small Cinema

Surface Gallery, Nottingham, Surface Shorts exhibition

Malt Cross, Nottingham, BON:BON:BON:, When To Stop, Sideshow

Lee Rosy’s, Nottingham, Memory Box Cinema, The Colour of Sound, film screening of I soften and

Break up, by soaking in a liquid, a collaboration with Faye Green

Nottingham Castle and Castle Pub, Nottingham, MediumRare, New Build: Reconstruction at Hatch: it’s About Time

Embrace Arts Centre, Leicester, MediumRare, New Build at Hatch: It’s About Time

Curatorial Projects

Public Programmer at One Thoresby Street, Jan 2015 – Dec 2016

Public Programmer of ATTIC gallery, One Thoresby Street, Jan 2014 – Dec 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Public Programme 2015, Various Venues in Nottingham throughout September and October 2015 (see newmidlandgroup.co.uk for more details)

All Consuming; Perfectly piled peaches awaiting pressing fingertips, The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, event with performances by Hannah Regel and Lauren Godfrey as part of the New Midland Group public programme for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 29th September 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries After Party, The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, 17th September 2015

Take A Bite Of Peach, ATTIC, Nottingham, April 2014

PRE-FAB, 1 Lace Market Square, 1-6th Nov 2012

SLIPPERY WHEN WET, co-curated with Brendan Curtis, Surface Gallery, 27th Feb -3rd March 2012

It Feels Like A Tuesday, 15th April 2012, Nottingham Trent University

When To Stop, curated with BON:BON:BON, 1st Dec 2012, Malt Cross, Nottingham

Talks / Publications / Press / Residencies

FEAST Journal, October 2016

MSB Exchange, BLOC, Sheffield, Stryx, Birmingham, July and August 2015

3 Workshops on Gendered Aesthetics, Guest Artist for Circuit, Nottingham Contemporary, May 2015

Strike A Pose at this Nottingham Vogue night, I-D online, 27 February 2015

BLOC projects, Sheffield, Residency and Solo show, September 2014

Hotel Maria Kapel, Netherlands, duo residency and show with Oliver Tirre, June 2014

Dazed digital, online review, GIRL ON GIRL, April 2014

Weheart, online review, Who Run The World?, 3rd May 2014

POWOWOW, One Thoresby Street, Artist talk alongside Samara Scott, February 2014

Pecha Kucha – Artist talks, The Collection, Lincoln, December 2013

Summer Lodge Residency, Nottingham Trent University, July 2013

Unit 7 micro residency, Glasgow, May 2013

EMVAN, Graduate to Watch, July 2012

Sideshow Catalogue, BON:BON:BON: When to Stop performance event featured, January 2010