CV

EDUCATION
2019- 2020 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich 
2018 Level 3 in Education in Training
2016 Arts Award training - Bronze and Silver, experience in Gold.
2010-2013 The Art Academy, London – Diploma in Fine Art, Sculpture and Painting (First)
1989-1993 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics SRD
1980-1983 Goldsmiths College of Art, London - Degree Course
1979-1980 Camberwell College of Art, London - Foundation Art Course
 
TEACHING AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCE 
Oct '21-present   Art tutor Hampshire Cultural Trust
Apr '21 - June 21 Create to Connect, Nottingham City Arts - Series of Online workshops to prevent Covid Loneliness        
                              Arts Medicine Lab grant, collaboration with Luke Brown Dance Company
Jan '21-present   Founder and Creative Facilitator Arts Medicine Lab
Oct '20- present Visiting Lecturer, Hertford Regional College
Oct '20-Jan '21    Founder, creator and teacher - Life Drawing Re-Imagined - Online art class
Nov 2020             Facilitator/workshop Leader - Tell Me a Story - Art as Transformation
2019-2020           Lecturer in Art and Design, Course Leader, Level 3, New City College, Epping Forest Campus,
                              Teaching Levels 1-3 and Foundation
2013-2020           Tutor at the Art Academy and Creative Team Development Manager - Teaching core skills in drawing,                                        painting, mixed media and sculpture, developing and running a range of Unlocking Creativity courses,                                      Exploring Movement through Mixed Media, skill development courses for young artists, facilitating                                            and Managing Creative Team Building events.

Feb 2019             Workshop for Young Carers, 'Hear Us Shout,' Oaklands College, St Albans 

Mar 2019             Workshop for Health and Social Care Students: 'Health and well-being through the Arts', Epping Forest                                      College​

Dec 2018             Tutor for life drawing course, St Francis' Hospice, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Jun 2018              Awesome Elements – day workshop for STEAM day at Aureus School, Didcot
Apr 2018              Celebrating the Life Force through colour, form and Texture – Workshop for Association of Biodynamic                                    Massage Therapists, Royal Society of Medicine
Mar 2018             Light in the Tunnel – Shining a Light on Didcot’s high tech past and future – facilitating interactive art                                        project at Global Citizenship Day, workshops and final installation for Aureus school, Didcot.
Nov 2017              Arts and Mental Health Training Day, Langley Academy Workshop Workshop and presentation on                                              Unlocking Creativity.  Uniting Head, Heart and Hands, Happiness Matters Conference 
2016                      Developing and running art-science workshops for children of all ages at Langley Academy (Arts                                                Council Award and Residency)
2016 onwards     Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award training for all ages
2015-2016           Creative team development manager, the Art Academy: running and developing creative team                                                    building for the corporate world and social and charitable groups
2016 -2019          Mentoring Xtra.Art, Young Artist collective (ages 17-21), Slough
2015                     Creative Royston, Lantern making workshops for all ages of 350 young people to create Tree of Light
2015                     Wac Arts - Developing and facilitating creative workshops for different groups of young people with                                          learning difficulties (Arts Council Award and Residency)
Prior to this many years experience of workshop and training programme development and facilitation for health professionals and clients of all ages and backgrounds.

SHOWS, COMMISSIONS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

SOLO SHOWS/PERFORMATIVE LIGHT ART

Jan-present 21          Moved by Beauty, Arts Medicine Lab collaboration with Drawing Bodies in Motion - series of

                                    natural element inspired performative light art sculptures performed by Luke Brown Dance

August 2020              Unlocking Lockdown - Online exhibition

Sept 2018                   Deep Time Evolving & Transforming from Stardust - films showing and workshop,                                                                           Transition in Kings, Kings Langley
Jun 2018                     Deep Time Trilogy - films showing and workshop, Drumalis Retreat and Conference Center,                                                         Larne, Ireland
Mar 2018                    Light Up Your Life Installation, Opening of Aureus School, Didcot
Dec 2016                    Transforming from Stardust, The Curve Cultural Centre, Slough
Oct 2016                     Transforming from Stardust, Above Slough Aspire Centre, Slough Trading Estate
Oct 2016                     Transforming from Stardust, Langley Primary School Slough
Sept 2016                   Transforming from Stardust, The Langley Academy, Slough
Jan 2015                      Light-Life IGNITE, Wac Arts, London
July 2014                     Large kinetic stage installation, WOMAD, Charlton Park
May 2014                    Soul Ignition and tribute for Sun Ra centenary concert, The Barbican, London
 
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Sept 2020                     At Home, Morley College showcase Augusts Creative Challenge
Sept 2020                     Recycling Stardust - Online exhibition - Installation with New City College students. 
Set 2019                       Rose Nebula, Hospice of St Francis - Exhibition at Open Afternoon - 40th Birthday                                                                           celebration
Dec 2018                      Monoprints, Open Door Berkhamsted, Herts
                                       Our Universal Sea, Love it or Lose it?   As part of The Universal Sea tour exhibition:
22 Apr- 10 Jun 2018     The Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko

5-6 Jun 2018                 Aalto University Design Factory in Espoo/ Helsinki

9-10 Jun 2018               DOKU.TECH, Termokiss, Prishtina, Kosovo                       

21-22 Jun 2018             WE MAKETHE.CITY, Main Public Library, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam,                                                                                        Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam

4 Aug 2018                   DOKU.TECH, Prizren, Kosovo

6-10th Oct 2018           Hybridart Space, 1052 Budapest, Galamb Street 6, Hungary

Mar 2018                       Unboxing Deep Time, The Art Academy, London

Nov 2017                       Exploring Deep Time, The Art Academy, London
November 2017           Drawing between Matter and Movement - Spontaneous choreography collaboration,                                                                   Camden Arts Centre          
February 2017             Workshop and holographic projection of installation, Kinetica, Ugly Duck, Bermondsey
January 2017               Transforming from Stardust, Ugly Duck, Poplar
January 2017               Transforming from Stardust, Canary wharf, Winter Lights, London
Oct-Dec 2015              Golden and Violet Nebula, 'Gravity,' Kinetica Residency at the Hospital Club, Covent Garden
Sept 2015                    International Conference Poster Presentation, Shree PK Chaudhari Mahila Arts College,                                                                International Year of Light
Sept 2015                    Tree of Light, produced through workshops with 350 Children in Royston, Creative Royston                                                          Illumination Festival
March 2015                 Light-Life IGNITED, Wac Arts, London
February 2015            e-Luminate Festival, Cambridge
Feb-April 2013            Light Jewels, KPMG, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
Nov-Dec 2013             Reflections, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampsted
Dec 2013                      Advent Fair, Rudolph Steiner School Kings Langley
Sept '13 –Mar 2014    Art showcase, Nesta, UK’s Innovation charity, helping people and organisations bring great                                                          ideas to life
July 2013 & 2014        Art In Action, Oxford
July 2013                      Diploma Graduation Show, The Art Academy, London
2012                             One Sky, Light installation, KPMG, London
2010                             From Darkness to Light, The Shunt, London
 
SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2019 Peace Hospice, Watford, Purple for Peace Light sculpture
2019 Peace Hospice, Watford, Starburst Light sculpture
2018 Aureus School, Light up your Life, large scale mobile/chandelier
2016 Langley Academy, Transforming from Stardust
2015 Wac Arts, London, Light-Life Ignited, large kinetic interactive installation
2014 Hospice of St Francis, Berkhampsted – wall mounted light installation
2013 Nesta, London – ceiling light installation
2013 FutureFest - Shaping Things to Come, Shoreditch Town Hall, London – Light Journey installation
2013 Trinity United Reformed Church, St Albans – ‘Community Support and Outreach’ ceramic
2012 KPMG, London – ’One Sky’ Installation for exhibition
PRESS
Oxfordshire Guardian, April 2018 - see blog
BBC Radio Berkshire Interview 25th October 2016
SLOUGH OBSERVER 27th October 2016
 
COLLECTIONS
Uk, Ireland, Balearic Islands, USA 
 
ART PRIZES/AWARDS
2017 Shortlisted for Darc Awards
2016 Arts Council Award for Residency at the Langley Academy, London
2015 Arts Council Grant for Residency at Wac Arts, London
2013 Award from Tom O'Neill, Art Advisor to KPMG for research and innovation into light sculptures.
 
RESIDENCIES
2016 Arts Council Grant awarded for 6 month residency at Langley Academy, Slough for project on the Universe and us.
2015 Arts Council Grant awarded for a residency at Wac Arts, London, enabled two shows (one solo and one in collaboration with the young people) and facilitation of eight workshops for disabled young people.  We developed an innovative approach to workshop delivery involving an interactive dialoguing process between different art disciplines including sound, music, dance and movement with a range of different art materials and processes.

all things.