I am a Cardiff based artist exploring themes of isolation, loneliness and solitude, identity and place. I work in various media including video, sound, photography and printmaking processes producing work for gallery, installation and site-specific display. I create participatory projects inviting others (artists and the public) to collaborate to create shared experiences and artworks.

My work examines the psychological spaces of domestic and exterior place with themes including domestic abuse and isolation and attempt to communicate the silences of the space we exist, internally, within our mind and externally. The work often relates contrasting elements of light and dark, voice and voiceless, expression and suppression. Methods include documenting experience and psychogeography and make reference to the confines of the domestic space to visualise my autobiographical journey.

As an English born artist living in Wales and with Irish ancestry my research extends towards identity, of known and unknown, spoken and unspoken, interpretation and loss.

2018 – 2019 : Associate student, Arts Practice, Treforest, University of South Wales

2014 – 2016 : MA Arts Practice: Fine Art, Treforest, University of South Wales

2014 : PgCert (Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning), Cardiff University

1992 – 1995 : BA (Hons) Fine Art, Howard Gardens, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

1990 – 1991 : Foundation Art and Design, Bedford College of Higher Education

1997 – present : Senior Technical Demonstrator and Lecturer in Citizen Media – Digital Storytelling, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Jan – March 2017 : Assistant artist, Art & Artefacts project, Rhondda Heritage Park

2015 – 2016 : Museum and gallery volunteer, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

1996 – 1997 : Photography technician, Llandaff, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

Mar – Apr 2020 : 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Loughborough University (postponed)

Apr 2017 : Storytelling and Place Symposium, University of South Wales

Jan 2016 – present : Ystrad Stories community storytelling project, developed for the MA Arts Practice, Professional Practice module.

Aug – Sept 2020 : Here I Am, curated Open Exhibition, Art in the Attic, The Factory, Porth

Mar – May 2019 : Every time I see this bench I think of you, Solo Exhibition, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant

Feb – Mar 2021 : Shared Walk, Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Jul – Aug 2020 : Shared Walk, Redhouse, Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil (postponed)

Mar 2020 : International Women’s Day Open Exhibition, Women’s Arts Association group exhibition, Art Central, Barry

Feb  Mar 2020 : International Women’s Day Open Exhibition, Women’s Arts Association group exhibition, Oriel Canfas, Cardiff

Dec 2019 – Feb 2020 : The Art of Regeneration, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

Nov 2019 – Feb 2020 : International Print 2019, Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham

Oct – Nov 2019 : Journeys C to C – Shared Walk, Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Oct – Nov 2019 : We make Art too: An exhibition of works by members of CASW, Art Central, Barry

Oct – Nov 2019 : Film commission for The Periodic Table: A Sculptural Installation by Nigel Talbot, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

Sept – Nov 2019 : Habitat, Women’s Arts Association group exhibition, Art Central, Barry

May – Jun 2019 : Journeys A to C – Shared Walk, Cwtsh Community and Arts Centre, Newport

May 2019 : 1SSUE International, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

Mar – Jun 2019 : 1SSUE International, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

Mar – Apr 2019 : International Women’s Day Open Exhibition, Women’s Arts Association group exhibition, Art Central, Barry

Feb – Mar 2019 : Interior Monologues, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

Oct 2018 : madeinroath Open Exhibition, G39 art gallery, Cardiff

Oct 2018 : Out of the Box, Womenʼs Arts Association, Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff

Jun – Jul 2018 : A Shared Walk, Art in the Attic, The Factory, Porth

Mar – Apr 2018 : Women’s Arts Association, Art Central, Barry

Nov – Dec 2017 : The UnCredited Woman, Womenʼs Arts Association, Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff

Oct 2017 : A Shared Walk, The Old Laundry, Braeval Street, Made in Roath 2017

Mar 2017 : Women’s Arts Association, Art Central, Barry

Nov 2016 – Jan 2017 : Open Exhibition, Art Central Gallery, Barry

Sept 2016 : MA degree show, Treforest, University of South Wales

June 2016 : University of South Wales Creative Industries, Capitol Centre, Cardiff

June 2016 : Ystrad Stories, co-curated exhibition of community stories, Oriel y Bont, Treforest, University of South Wales

May 2016 : Emerge II, group exhibition, Art in the Attic, The Factory, Porth

May 2016 : MA interim show, Jacobs Gallery, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

2016 : Emerge, group exhibition, Little Man Coffee Company, Cardiff

2015 – 2018 : Journalism Production Day Studies, Bute Building, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

2015 : MA interim show, Treforest, University of South Wales

1995 : BA graduate show, Howard Gardens, University of Wales Institute Cardiff

 

2017 : Ystrad Stories – An anthology of short stories inspired by the paintings of Ernest Zobole, Apple iBooks