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)

Selected Exhibitions

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

                                 and CAMP

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

                                 Barton, Devon.

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

Board Memberships

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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