In July I will be exhibiting in collaboration with Ark All Saints Academy at the South London Gallery, as a result of the Jack Petchey Start programme. Here I designed a series of gallery and school based workshops focused on ideas of turning the body inside out- revealing our inner feelings to the world through performative objects.
I have begun working on the Art and Us programme at MK Gallery, which offers 1:1 sessions for children with complex needs and their family. The programme will run 2018-2020.
In May I delivered a series of Sunday Spot workshops at the South London Gallery, where each week we explored a new sense to experience the world through. The sessions were aimed at intergenerational groups and used collage, projection, animation and sound.
I participated last year in a project at MK Gallery that worked with early years and outdoor learning. Here I was mentored by 5x5x5=creativity, an independent arts-based action research organization, who aim to develop innovative and participatory approaches to practice through a Reggio Emilia model. For this project we reproduced a body to the size of a football pitch and spent the day running around inside it.
To accompany my solo exhibition at Space In Between, I organised a community workshop where I invited people to re imagine their local high street by re-locating the feeling and memory of these spaces to specific areas on their body. I was keen to explore how the spaces we live in leave an impression or lasting memory on the bodies we live with.
I displayed the work from a dementia focused workshop at this exhibition with London Brain Project.
In January 2017 I was Family Artist in Resident at the Camden Arts Centre. Responding to the work of Joachim Koester and my own practice, I explored themes of body, movement, gesture and rhythm through a series of ’Studio Takeovers’.
Working with Cinema 6, we devised a workshop as part of Intergeneration at Flat Time House, which was aimed at families who want to tell stories to, and with, each other. The workshop bought together special effects from very early cinema to state-of-the-art 3D cinema to help young people tell stories about their own past and possible futures.
In 2014-15 I was an Artist on the Artists in Residence Workshop Program at Tate; here I worked in collaboration with Schools and Teachers to devise an activity as part of the resources. My activity, M is for Moving Through, Moving You, sought to use performance as a way of navigating exhibition space through feelings.
I helped to conceive and initiate the artist run project space, LOCOMOTION, which held its inaugural Artist Moving Image Festival. For this we co-curated a 3-day program of international artists film and video work that was screened alongside a series of talks.
I participated in Thinking Currency, alongside Alice Martin and Maria Dada as part of the [Again] conversation series.