I investigate the palimpsest of place and how evidence of former use and occupation resonates through time. I'm drawn to places - fields, buildings, streets - curious about their histories, wondering what has happened there and how the evidence that remains influences current uses and understanding.
1987-1989 Royal College of Art, London: MA(RCA) Glass
1976-1979 Aberystwyth University: BA(Hons) Visual Art (Painting & Art History)
2019 THRESHOLDS, The Gathering, Goonhilly Village Green 2, Goonhilly Downs,
Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall
2018 Looe Street Detectives 3, Plymouth Arts centre, Plymouth
2014 Walk On, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
2013 Looe Street Detectives, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
2012 Feastival, Back Lane West, Redruth
Saturnalia, CMR, Redruth
Missorts, City of Bristol/Situations, Bristol
4 Weeks 33 Hours, CMR, Redruth
2010 Happidrome Four, Goonhilly Downs, Helston
2009 Happidrome Three, Goonhilly Downs, Helston
2007 Happidrome One, Goonhilly Downs, Helston
2006 Wheal Art Weekend, South Wheal Frances, Redruth
Waiting, Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
2005 Transition, 2,200 miles an auditory tour, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
2003 excavate:overlay, Nunnery Gallery, London
excavate:overlay, St Fergus Art Gallery, Wick
excavate:overlay, Swanson Gallery, Thurso
2020 Agile Structures, devised and delivered with Sovay Berriman, a four day, online
networking event for opractitioners in Cornwall and Devon supported by Cultivator
2019-2020 Goonhilly Village Green 2, Goonhilly Downs, Cornwall, a durational, multi-artist,
multi-sited exploration and response to Goonhilly Downs devised and delivered with
Elizabeth Masterton and Field Notes
2015 Goonhilly Village Green, a celebration of Goonhilly Downs, Cornwall, devised and delivered with Elizabeth Masterton
2010 Happidrome Four, presenting work of five artists at disused WW2 radar station, Goonhilly Downs, Cornwall
2009 Happidrome Three, co-curated with Elizabeth Masterton, presenting work of ten artists at disused WW2 radar station
2008 ‘offsite:inside’, Transition (Curator’s Edition), Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
2007 Initiated Happidrome One in collaboration with Natural England, presenting work of five artists at disused WW2 radar station
Awards & Grants
2020 Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund for Individuals
2018 Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Ernest Cook Trust for
Goonhilly Village Green 2
Cultivator Skills Development Grant: tailored sound recording course.
Cultivator Creative Investment Grant: upgraded audio recording equipment.
2017 Cornwall Council Feast Programme and Elmgrant Trust for Goonhilly Village Green 2
Heritage Lottery Fund, Sharing Heritage: Looe Street Detectives 3.
Cultivator Creative Investment Grant: professional development programme.
2015 Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts: R&D Goonhilly Village Green.
Exeter University, Environment & Sustainability Institute: Creative Fellowship.
2014 Visual Arts South West/Arvon Foundation bursary for Critical Writing for the Visual Arts residential course.
2013 Visual Arts South West/engage: Research Residency, Plymouth Arts Centre.
2012 University College Falmouth: Attendance Bursary, Blast Theory Workshop.
2012 Visual Arts South West: Attendance Bursary, Penzance Convention.
2010 Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts: Happidrome Four.
Cornwall Council, Feast Programme: Happidrome Four.
2009 Cultural Leadership Programme, METHOD Professional Development Bursary.
2003 Scottish Arts Council, Visual Arts grant to NLCG for ‘excavate:overlay’.
Residencies & Workshops
2020 Residency in a Shed organised and hosted by Georgia Gendall, Allotment Club,
Burnthouse Allotments, Penryn, Cornwall
2018 Murmuration#1 Participant, Glenshee, Cairngorms, Scotland.
Jamboree Participant, Dartington Trust, Devon.
DIY Twin Town Participant, Penryn, Cornwall.
Beyond the Fields Participant, End of the World Garden, Halvasso, Cornwall.
2017 Place Exploration Participant, Kestle Barton, Helford, Cornwall.
2014 Affiliate, Creative Exchange Programme, Environment & Sustainability Institute, Penryn
Campus, Exeter University.
2014 AHRC Connected Communities Project: Participation’s Others: a cartography of creative
listening practices, Lynton-Lynford, Devon.
2014 Visual Arts South West/Arvon Foundation: Critical Writing for the Visual Arts, Totleigh
2013 Research Artist in Residence, Looe Street Detectives, audience engagement project,
Plymouth Arts Centre supported by VASW/Engage.
2012 Artist in Residence, Feastival - exploration of mid winter food, BLW, Redruth.
2012 Artist in Residence, 4 Weeks 33 Hours, centenary celebration for John Cage curated by
Janet McEwan, CMR, Redruth.
2012 Participant in Missorts short story workshops devised by Writer in Residence, Tony White
for Bristol Legible City, Situations, Bristol.
2016 ‘Voices of the Other: the Spaces Between’, contribution to Listening with Non-Human
Others, eds Dr Julian Brigstocke & Dr Tehseen Noorani, ARN Press
2012 ‘everyone heard the scream’, narrative for Tony White’s immersive soundwork Missorts
mobile phone app, Bristol
2011 ‘Field Station: a vehicle for experimental art and geography’, paper for The Geographical
Imagination Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London
2010 ‘Happidrome: a site of production, consumption and influence’, paper for Creativity &
Place Conference, Exeter University
2009 ‘Palimpsest of the Past’, paper presented at: 31st Annual Conference of the Theoretical
Archaeology Group, Durham University
2008 Contextual essay for Mined exhibition catalogue published by the National Trust, Cornish
Mines & Engines, Redruth
2008 ‘Offsite:Inside Examined’ article with Paul Glinkowski for Post, Journal for Arts & Culture
Research, University College Falmouth
2007 ‘Just what is it about a disused mine that makes it so attractive, so appealing?’, article for
British Archaeology magazine May/June
2005 ‘Catching the Light’, article for British Archaeology magazine Sept/October
2003 ‘excavate:overlay: a multidisciplinary contemporary art project’, paper presented at the
Highlands & Islands Annual Archaeology Conference, Inverness
2012 Simon Bayliss “4 Weeks 33 Hours, CMR Gallery, Redruth”, Nom de Strip, October 2012.
Claire Besson “Archeologie et art contemporain: influences et creations autour de la fouille”, monumental, Monuments historiques et creation artistique, Semestrial 1, Juin, 2012, p102-105.
2008 Paul Glinkowski, ‘Offsite:Inside’ AXIS Dialogues, April 2008.
2006 Megan Wakefield “Wheal Art Weekend”, [a-n] Interface, August 2006.
2005-2011 University College Falmouth: Business Fellow in Visual Arts
1998-1999 Wolverhampton University: Research Associate, Shanghai Exhibition
Private collections in UK, Netherlands and Japan
2010-2011 Visual Arts South West (formerly TPSW): Steering Group.
2006-2013 Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange Penzance: Council of Management.
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