My work focuses on an amalgamation of art and anthropology, stemming from my time living and working in Kenya. This experience has been the main influence on my life and work, for art practice, research and lecturing.
My work is very much process led, reflecting themes of mortality through fragility, construction and deconstruction. I studied at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College in London, and have subsequently carried out a practice-based PhD in Sculpture. I have exhibited nationally and internationally and gained awards from the Arts Council (ACE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.Contact Me View CV View Video
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I am pleased to offer freelance/visiting lecturing in educational work/workshops/lectures
2009-2011 Course Co-ordinator FDA/BA Applied Art & Design (work-based) validated by Bath Spa University at Weston College (80%)
2006-2009 Associate Lecturer: HND Fine Art/FDA Applied Art & Design – teaching and writing the FDA document for Weston College/BSU 40%
2006-2007 Associate Lecturer: BA (Hons) Fine Art course, Bath Spa University (20%)
2005-2006 Associate Lecturer: HND Fine Art /1 Year Foundation, Weston College/BSU (60%)
2001-2005 Associate Lecturer: BA Fine Art Course Co-ordinator (for Bath Spa University College) and HND Fine Art, Weston College (60%)
1993-2001 Associate Lecturer: Dip HE Integrating Art and Design,and HND Fine Art, Weston College (60%)
2000 - P/T De Montfort University, Leicester/University InstitutTeknologi.Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia. MA Art/Design Education
1998/9 Visiting Lecturer University of the West of England (UWE), Bower Ashton Campus Foundation/BA Sculpture Course
1998 - P/T De Montfort University, Leicester/University InstitutTeknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia. MA Art/Design Education
1996 - P/T De Montfort University, Leicester/University InstitutTeknologi Mara (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia. MA Art/Design Education
1991-93 - P/T Lecturer Art and Design, South Bristol College & Weston College
1989-91 - F/T Head of Art and Design, Tigoni Academy, Limuru, Kenya, Africa
1983-89 - F/T Lecturer Art and Design (Sculpture)/Course tutor, South Bristol College
1980-83 Various teaching in Bristol Schools
2018 Spike Island Gallery, Bristol. 'I am making art' casting workshop based on the exhibition 'Thebes' by Benoit Maire (November)
2014 Artist Talk: Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation (RSF), Kyemihoko, Uganda, East Africa Workshop 'Objects of Value and the Bakonjo', Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation (RSF), Kyemihoko, Uganda, East Africa. Artist Talk and Research in Uganda at the art centre ‘32 Degrees East’, Kampala in collaboration with Makerere Univercity.
2012 Artist Talk: Wiltshire College, Trowbridge
2011 RWA, Bristol. Public Lecture: 'East/West'
2008 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. Visiting Lecturer: 'Shared Perspectives'. National Art Gallery/ Cyprian Ekwensi Arts and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria. Public Lecture: 'Shared Perspectives'.
2005 Phoenix Art Gallery, Brighton/ University of Brighton. Public Lecture: 'Presence/Absence'.
University of East London, Research Seminars in Anthropology. Visiting lecturer: 'Crossing Boundaries: a practice -based exploration of art, context, and cultural transformation with reference to the Giriama Vigango of Kenya'.
University of Gloucestershire, Research Colloquium. Doctoral research 'Crossing Boundaries: Context and Cultural transformation with reference to the Giriama Vigango of Kenya'.
Spike Island Studios, Open Lecture 'Concealed/revealed'.
2003 RWA Open Sculpture exhibition, workshop
HTV West Featured in 'ln the Making Series' on the use of recycling in art work
Spike Island Open - Artists' Talks (May)
Lecture Kuona Arts Trust at the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi entitled 'Crossing Boundaries - Art and Anthropology'.
Lecture Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa entitled 'Crossing Boundaries: Art, Context and Cultural Transformation'.
Lecture National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi entitled 'Crossing Boundaries: Art, Context and Cultural Transformation’ sponsored by the British Institute in Eastern Africa and the French Cultural Centre, Nairobi.
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE: transferred from MPhil to PhD status in January.
2000 Spike Island Studios, Bristol. Public Lecture 'Crossing Boundaries' (October)
Workshops accompanying the International 'Lines of Desire' drawing exhibition, Newlyn Orien Gallery, Cornwall (March)
Pool School, Redruth, Cornwall, drawing and 3D workshop
Research Colloquium, De Montfort University, Leicester (May) on PhD research in my own art practice
Lecture on my sculptural work 'A Cross-Cultural Approach to Sculptural Form' at the National Museum and Art Gallery, Nairobi and at Fort Jesus, Mombasa Museum.
'The Spirit Within', Creative Centre, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March/April) Workshop
Visiting Lecturer by invitation of the National Art Gallery, KL to Johor Bahru, Malaysia to lecture to artists, art educators and students of art at the Makrab Pergurnan Mohd.Khalid College
Access to art work can be obtained from the AXIS Database: www.axisartists.org
1997 Arnolfini Gallery: Practical workshop on Gender issues in Contemporary Art Practice’ series re-Dominque Blain exhibition (March) Te Atinga: Whareiwe Project - Workshop for the Bath Festival Trust, Hotbath Gallery (May)
Research Colloquium, De Montfort University, Leicester
Guest Speaker: 'A Comparative Study of FE Staff's Attitudes to Multicultural and Anti-Racist Reforms in Art and Design Education'
Portland Sculpture Trust Symposium: Guest speaker: ‘A Personal Journey’