Projects

OF BRISTOL

2020 , PROJECT A 6-week exhibition programme of projects and events from visual artists, projects, providers, programmers and community engagement initiatives at the former department store and historic site – Gardiner Haskins.

Materiality: Provisional States

Working from extensive site research, Trace is a study of Hestercombe’s tree stumps as sculptural enamelled elements. The work highlights variety within nature’s forms, absence, successive generations of intervention and design that shaped the gardens at Hestercombe, while referencing a 1997 ‘Dendroarchaeological Survey’ in its archive. A ‘hidden’ but key document in Hestercombe’s restoration.

Trace

2018 , COMMISSION/EXHIBITION Trace is a study of Hestercombe’s tree stumps as sculptural enamelled elements. The work highlights variety within nature’s forms, absence, successive generations of intervention and design that shaped the gardens at Hestercombe.

Being Here & Being There

2017-2018 Dialogues and Disclosures in (im)materiality: Hestercombe unfolds ‘But nothing is “common” in the sense of base or unworthy if it is rightly used’ Gertrude Jekyll, Colour in the Flower Garden , London, Country Life Ltd. and George Newnes Ltd, 1908. Gertrude Jekyll’s Colour in the Flower Garden was published the very same year as…

Out of Site

2018, STUDIO Spike Island Open Studios is a continuing exploration of studio and what it means. Its 1st iteration was a simple work of a peephole in the breeze-block wall of a closed studio, tested at Spike Island’s Open Studios in 2018.

Angles of Incidence

2014 , COMMISSION A collaboration with Singaporean architect Randy Chan, supported by the British Council. A site-responsive work designed to connect two very different tracts of land, the reclaimed, public and widely accessed Botanic Garden of Singapore & ancient, private land at Inner Temple, London.

Cloth & Memory {2}

2013, Salts Mill, Saltaire Twenty-three international artists, both emerging and established, respond to an exceptional space, with remarkable work… An international exhibition of textile art made in response to Salts Mill, curated by Professor Lesley Millar. As an artist concerned with issues of site, place and land, I am interested in the potential for cloth…

Waddesdon Manor

Carpet Bed 2012 Project/commission A work made for Waddeson Manor, (National Trust), Aylesbury 20,000 alpine plants grown at Kernock nurseries and 6 months later laid out in just one day. Working from the textile archive and closely with the then Curator of Textiles Rachel Boak I studied and fell for the collection of exquisite, impossibly…

Darning the Land

2011, COMMISSION Maurice Lea Park lies within the parish of Church Gresley in Swadlincote, and before its renovation in 1930 had served as common land. Here coal was publicly accessible to be picked during pit strikes in the late C19th. Before its recreation as a public park in 1930, it was deeply scarred. The work attempts to reference its history, and connect people to the past when the land supported people on a fundamental level, through the metaphor of darning.

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2011 , COMMISSION Meadow Arts Commission for Forestry Commission land at Mortimor Forest near Ludlow

Bound

2003-2009 Text coming soon

Sense in Place

2006 Project/exhibition Suspended 7.5k white gold gilded light bulbs, granite and amp wire, Videy, Iceland A commissioned site-responsive work for the International Artist led exchange and exhibition programme Sense in Place. The brief was to focus upon Iceland’s relationship to issues of energy, place and power. Its geothermic qualities. The experience of Videy, an island…