projects

Boundaries is an ongoing investigation into understanding what boundaries are and experiencing their impact. 

Hovering between here and there. On the Edge exhibiting as rogue and unofficial artwork for Coastal Currents Festival 2022. 

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The Wood People Connective  present, ‘Wilding’; a free, off-grid, forest arts festival in Church Wood, Hastings 2021.

Six local artists created site-specific art installations using foraged timber and natural materials.

 

Artists include myself, Luke Funnell (Project Rewild), Beccy Mccray, and the 2021 Turner Prize-nominated Project Artworks.

 

My nest installation references ideas of home, shelter, wildness, and wilderness. 

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UP Straw 2019/20 

Groundworks South East and Hastings Borough Council in partnership with Coastal Currents Festival commissioned me to make an artwork which would draw attention to the new straw bale build visitor centre for Hastings Country Park  

The piece is 1.5m x 2m and can be viewed in Hastings Country Park visitor centre.

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Discovery 2019

An artwork made in response to my location reflecting elements of local history and my own psychological development.

I learned basketry techniques for two years at City Lit College. This piece is made using the hexagonal weave with 3 - 4m long x 4mm oak strips that were left from a previous project. 

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Revolution and Resonance 2017

This piece was made as a response to the environment after a residency in Ashburnham Place, Battle. 

A floating sculpture woven onsite, secured to a raft and tethered to an anchor was left to the mercy of the elements for 6 months and then burned on the water. 

 

2m x 2m oak strips 6m x 4mm

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Backbone 

This temporary and collaborative public artwork was made in the empty shell of t he Hastings Observer building during a Drink and Draw event.

Participants explored various ways of drawing and interweaving lines using their own bodies, light,  chalk, string, and tape.

Digital film and still images. 

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