For 2018-19 I was the Artist on the Supersmashers Programme at South London Gallery; an art and play project for looked-after children living in Southwark. Over the year we have used the body as a structural device to explore new processes, materials and concepts, reflecting on the way a body functions and feels.
I have begun working with ACAVA on their Flourish programme, a family provision for the North Kensington community directly and indirectly affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The early year workshops at Bow Arts explored Earth, Water, Wind and Fire through various processes such as performing, weaving, printing and throwing.
I co- curated a new podcast, Regurgitate, with artist, Maria de Lima. The podcast was played on Resonance FM and included contributions from, Alberta Whittle; Alice Martin; Jasleen Kaur; Josie Cockram; Katriona Beales; Rebecca Ackroyd; Rebecca Bellantoni and Susan Conte.
I am the current Artist on the Saturday Art Club Youth Programme at NMM. The club is for young people aged 13-18 and offers a free provision for exploring art outside of the school curriculum. Over the year we have used film, textiles and performance to explore themes of identity and belonging.
For 2018-19 I am Artist in Resident at Woolmore Primary in conjunction with Bow Arts. For this year I will be delivering a series of early years workshops as well as CPD sessions to staff.
In July 2018 I exhibited in collaboration with Ark All Saints Academy at the South London Gallery, as part of the 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 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.
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.