CV

Education:

2016 – 2018 – MA in Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art

2011 – 2016 – Fine Art, BA (Hons), De Montfort University, School of Arts

2010 – 2011 – Foundation Studies in Art and Design, De Montfort University

Awards:

2016 – MFA Studentship – Birmingham School of Art

2016 – Clephan Scholarship, De Montfort University Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities

2014 – Leicester Lo-Fi Photography Award (Poison and Remedy Exhibition)

Selected Group Shows:

2018 – BCU 175, Selected group show, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham

2018 – Turn Out, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham

2017 – Margret, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham

2017 – What the Butler Saw, Curve, Leicester

2016 – Summer Art Trail, StudionAme, Leicester

2016 – Points of Departure, SVA Members Show, Queen Of Bradgate, Leicester

2016 – The Nature of Change, Attenborough Arts, Leicester, UK

2015 – Summer Art Trail, Queen Of Bradgate, Leicester

2014 – Poison Remedy, WTS Gallery, Leicester

2014 – Summer Art Trail, WTS Gallery, Leicester

2014 – No Working Title (1 day pop up exhibition), Tate Modern, London

2013 – Ambition, Newark House Museum, Leicester

Residencies:

2015 – Summer Art Trail Residency, Site Specific, Queen of Bradgate, Leicester

Commissions: 

2018 – Stop Look Make, A 10 week exploration into sensory entanglement, Attenborough Arts, as part of De Stress Fest

2018 – Sonic Adventure, Canal and River Trust Hinterlands Project (East Midlands)

Work Experience, Projects and Collaborations:

2017 – Gallery Associate, De Montfort University (Postgraduate paid internship)

2016 – Artist Residency Co-ordinator, Summer Art Trail 2016, DMU Graduate Champion (Paid internship)

2016 – Keeper of Studies (Paid internship) De Montfort University School of Fine Art

2015 – Digital Arts Research Assistant (Paid internship) De Montfort University Institute of Creative Technology

2014 – Class Room Assistant (Volunteer) Attenborough Arts1-1 and Group WorkerLearning for The Fourth Age (Volunteer)

2014 – Founder, member of  Silver Vine Arts, Artist Collective, Volunteer and Residency Co-ordinator, Co-curator (2015 Summer Art Trail)

Other work experience: 

Current – Community Support Officer, Sustrans 

1993 – 2014 – Operations Director – Network for Change, Community Housing/Resource Centre, Mental Health Recovery Project 

1988 – 1993 – Health Care Assistant, Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Other Qualifications: 

2011 – Foundation Degree in Managing Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations (Leicester University) 

2007 – Diploma in Health and Social Care, (Open University)

Additional training and Professional Development: 

During my mental health career I undertook a number of training in a wide range of subjects including; Recovery Approaches to working with Voices, Working With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Drug and Alcohol Counselling, Counselling Skills, Diploma in Psychology, Dementia Awareness, Crisis Resolution, Partnership Working and many leadership courses…  

I have a keen interest in alternative and critical approaches to mental wellbeing and recovery.