I work in the field of audio visual arts mixed in with craft and the body. My work navigates human interaction with landscape through intervention and installations with large scale photographic prints, or intimate video works. I create elaborate embroidered audio gloves and quilts banners and flags. I create abstract videos that experiment with materials , light and body. I run a number of audio projects including 'Noizechoir' and a live looping voice and electronics solo project 'Pinnel'. I have incorporated a nomadic element to my work, developing a traveling practice with my family, making make work that responds to location and community, engages with local culture and historical research to produce work with a wry humour and dark- edged reflection of modern life. My process reflects an improvised practice which runs through both my audio and visual works, which I use and a research tool to investigate subject and place.
2018 Looking for Absolute : Matthew Gallery Edinburgh
2017 Materiality Residency and Exhibition Lindisfarne Northumberland
2016 ‘Tongue’ for Pester and Rossi Baltic 39 with Noizechoir
‘Noizechoir’ Supernormal Festival
‘Nuclear Family Project’. Book, Exhibition, of video and Audio works Newbridge Studios PH Gallery
Sleeping with Guns Val Stoddart Textile Residency Hexham Queens Hall
2015 Performing "The Word for it Now” award nominated work with Glasgow Improv Orchestra at CCA Glasgow
The Endevour for Mikhail Karikis with Noizechoir
‘Nuclear Family’ Nomadic Tour of Uk Nuclear Facilities
‘We travel Where Possible as a family IV’
2014 ‘Au’ part of Superdream Artist exchange between Newcastle Gateshead and Johannesburg.
2013 ‘Burn O Vat’ Atomic Doric Aberdeenshire
‘We travel Where Possible as a family III’ Nomadic Village
Cuge-le-Pin Marseille City Of Culture 2013
‘Sampler’ The Brunei Gallery London
Audio and Embroidery
‘Sodium Orange Red Shift’ Whitley Bay Film Fest.
2012 Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery Gateshead
2011 Tyneside Cinema Performance of BASIC FM Commission
Borderline Wunderbar Festival
‘Surrender’ Nairobi National Museum.
2010 'Is this as far as we can go', (productofboy collective ) Manchester.
2009 'River Crossing', Projection work Nomadic Village, Bulgaria.
2008 'Breath of a House', video installation at the Arts Council North East Building.
2017-18 Extending the Glass Chain- One Hundred Years On
with Cath Keay at Edinburgh University
Immersive Landscapes Northumberland (MAH Helix arts)
2015-16 Val Stoddart Textile Fellowship Northumberland National Park,
Nuclear Family Project (ACE Funded)
2014-15 Video Artist Dikkadooey
2014 Wunderbar Neon Newcastle Photographic Commission
2012 Visual Arts in Rural Communities Residency/commission
2011 Pixel Palace audio piece for Basic_FM
2010 - 2011 Green TV
Video and site specific installation at the RSPB Saltholme Reserve.
Working with Teesvalley arts, RSPB Saltholme, Yarm &Thornaby Primary Schools .
2009 Battle hill Photography Commission, Battle Hill Library, North Tyneside.
2008 Environment Agency Photography Commission. Northumberland.
2007 'Realms of the Empire’, NGCA ,Sunderland.
Photographic Commission with for the Empire Theatre and Sunderland City Council.
Inspire. Wansbeck District Council. Photographic commission. Northumberland.
2005 South Durham Gymnastics Club, Portrait commission. Sedgefield Borough council, Durham.
2003 'Luire', mini DV 6.3mins with Live piano/ bassoon, AV festival, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2002 'Uniform', Commissions North Catalogue. Tyne & Wear.
2018 Creative fuse , Noise reduction choir.
Sunderland Newcastle Northumbria Universities with Noizechoir and Pro-software
Building Star and Shadow Cinema
2017-18 Woodhorn Museums community engagement and staff training
2016-17 ISIS arts Corners project Blyth and Chat Trust
2014-2015 Associate Artist Northern Architecture
Video and animation work in Durham and Frankland HMP with Dilly Arts
2013 Working with NEPAC across Durham HMP with Artichoke for Durham Lumiere .
2012 Burnley Art in the Park ( evaluation and consultation project)
Gourdon Community Artist Aberdeenshire Council (consultation and evaluation project)
2011 Noize Choir (on going)
2016 Site Supervisor training
Three day first Aid in the workplace
2012 PTLLS Teaching certificate (Newcastle City Learning)
2005 MA Photography Sunderland University
1998 BA Photography Video and Digital Imaging Sunderland University
1995 Btec Photography South Nottingham College
Star and Shadow Cinema , projectionist/Policy/Safe Guarding/ Facilitation and Mediation/ Management and Stewardship, training, event management.