2020 , EXHIBITION Open-Up: Hestercombe Gallery unveils a series of lockdown-inspired outdoor artworks. Hestercombe Gallery is proud to unveil a brand new series of outdoor artworks commissioned in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
2019 , PROJECT 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.
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.
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.
2013 , EXHIBITION 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.
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 expensive lace fragments from the history of lace making.
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.
2003-2009 , PROJECT Bound: started as a site-specific work, for the group exhibition ‘Explorations’, 2003 at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and in its first iteration was a lightening-blasted dead oak bound in white cloth.
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.