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Education and Qualifications

PGCert in Creative Education HE, UCA 2019
MA Drawing, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2013
BA (Hons.) (First Class) Fine Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, 2002
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Coventry University, 1993

Awards and Membership

Nominated for Drawing Room Bursary Award (2017) - by Joanne Bushnell
Nominated for Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2016) - by Alison Wilding
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 - First Prize
Member of Drawing Connections

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

Silver Spoon, groving, Bury St Edmunds, August 2020
Murmuration, Drawing Connections Collaboration exhibiting at Art Licks Weekend and Deptford X, October/November 2019
Sounds from a Shallow Sea Installation, Unearthing Landscapes Symposium, UCA Farnham, October 2019
Acts of Resistance, groving, Bury St Edmunds, August 2019
Under a Canopy, Leith Hill Place, National Trust, Surrey, July 2019
Speaking for the Community, Fratton Festival of Light, Portsmouth December 2018
The Calling, Boxhill, Surrey September 2018
Surrey Unearthed, Leith Hill Place, Surrey July 2018
Sounds from a Shallow Sea, Audio Walk, Surrey Unearthed 2018-9
m2@15 Group Show, APT Gallery, London May 2018
A Many Sided Thing, Wimbledon Space, UAL October 2017
Spiky Black, Netpark, Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea June 2017-present
35 & counting, Aspex, Portsmouth 2 February - 12 March 2017
Pitch, (solo show) m2 Gallery, Peckham 2016
Emergency, Aspex, Portsmouth 2015
We All Draw: thinking drawings, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London 2015
Art Language Location, Cambridge 2015 (performance)
The JHB Archive 23/1961 or 28/1961, Birmingham Open Media, 2015
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, 2015
Hardwick Gallery (solo show) University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, 2014
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, Southwark, 2014 (then touring)
Final Show, Wimbledon Space, 2013
Contemporary Life Drawing, Pop Up Show, 2013
Drawing Show, National Gallery, 2013
Stuff on Walls, Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2011
Streets Alive, Bristol, 2002
James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, 2002

Residencies & Residentials

Residential Workshop with David Toop, Wysing Arts Centre, December 2016
Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist in Residence 2016 at Aspex, Portsmouth
grove, Bury St Edmunds, June 2015
Drawn on Site, Pop Up Residency, Dorking, 2013

Collaborations, Broadcasts, Interviews, Talks, Tutoring and Public Events

2020 Interview with Janet McKenzie Spens for Studio International
2019 Screening of The Calling film at Hidden in Plain Sight, Artists Film Event, Dorking
2019 Tutor at Surrey Adult Learning, teaching Drawing for Beginners and Life Drawing
2019 Sounds from a Shallow Sea broadcast on Resonance FM
2019 Collaborating with Lottie Child for Creative Studio Collective at Wooden House
2018 Interview with Sian Hutchings for Dominant Eye Podcast Series
2018 Borealis Radio Space, Bergen, Norway
2017 Pop Up Drawing Event and Talk at Dorking Radical Film Festival's screening of The Seasons in Quincy - Four Portraits of John Berger
2017 Spiky Black broadcast on Resonance FM
2017 Spiky Black Talk with Amanda Loomes at Chalkwell Park
2016 Visiting Tutor at Bournemouth Arts University
2016/7 Collaboration with Amanda Loomes on Spiky Black: A digital audio work hosted by Metal Southend
2016/17 Visiting Tutor for MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Arts
2015 Presented the 'Trailblazer Awards' at Big Draw Awards Ceremony, London
2014 Discussion Event with Jack Southern, Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
2014 BA Drawing (UAL) Students Talk with Anne-Marie Creamer, Jerwood Space
2014 MA Drawing (UAL) Students Talk with Tania Kovats, Jerwood Space
2014 Gallery Floor Talk with Paul Morris, Jerwood Drawing Prize
2014 Lottie Child on What can drawing be?
2014, Mary Branson-Clark on Houses of Parliament Residency.
2014, Ackroyd and Harvey on Lens on Life
2013-4, Conducted Drawing Attitude Interviews with Professor Stephen Farthing (Chair of Drawing UAL), Kelly Chorpening, Anne Brodie, Jordan Baseman, Angela Kingston, Michael Ginsborg, Amanda Loomes, Ackroyd and Harvey, Alison Wilding and Cornelia Parker.

Initiatives

2016 - present Workshops with Dyscover, Surrey
2015/16/17 Drawing Workshop with Sight for Surrey
2014- 2020 Stimulating Visual Arts Course at The Wellbeing Centre, Ewell
2014 Drawing Workshop at HMP Send
2010-current Contemporary Life Drawing, Dorking
2004 Artist in Residence, Primary and Secondary Schools, Mole Valley