My practise is rooted in social practise, exploring the media delivery of information that the digital age allows and testing the fluidity of material to exploit the inherent resonance of objects and artefacts. My source material is people, history and place. Information absorbed is filtered through classical elements and then carefully constructed using a museological language to present a new entity. I am currently exploring the role of artist as activist or “insister” in working towards social change.
Last year I was awarded Arts Council England funding to support the realisation of a major project, In Service, in which I spent time in residence at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. This project aimed to interpret the way we commemorate the First World War and concluded with the production of 226 plates, which were placed into service in the museum cafe. In 2017 I was also selected as artist in residence at Darwen Terracotta for the first National Festival of Making in Blackburn (part of the Art in Manufacturing programme).My work has been short-listed for the John Moores Painting prize (2012) and more recently long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize (2016).