CV

I’m a London based photographer and Artistic Director specialising in complex emotional experiences and wellbeing. I’m captivated by the human condition and my work often focuses on our feelings and how we process events in our lives. The thread of intimacy and the desire to connect with both others and myself weaves its way throughout my practice.

Education

MA Photography, London College of Communication, 2013
BA Photography, University of Brighton, 2006

Additional Training

Photovoice: designing, running and facilitating participatory community photography projects
Maytree Suicide Respite: befriending & listening skills for those in suicidal crisis (volunteering since April 2015)

Free Space Project

Alongside my freelance practice I am also the Artistic Director of the Free Space Project, an arts & wellbeing charity providing a number of arts activities and therapies across two NHS sites in north London, serving over 27,000 patients. Based at the James Wigg Practice within Kentish Town Health Centre, the charity provides projects such as drawing classes for people with aphasia, dance for people with Parkinsons, therapeutic photographic projects, a well-being garden, an artist in residency scheme, a gallery space and much more. I manage these and more:

  • Commissioning workshops and managing a broad spectrum of freelance artists
  • Managing both offline and online marketing of workshops, events & exhibitions
  • Overall financial budgeting for the charity
  • Securing of funding through bid writing
  • Building of new and the development of existing relationships with partner organisations in the arts and health field
  • Co-coordinating and mentoring artists that take part in the residency scheme
  • Commissioning exhibitions
  • Curating and installing exhibitions

Selected Clients

Workshops

I have a wealth of experience in devising and facilitating both singular and longer programmes of workshops. I have worked with a multitude of vulnerable groups such as those with mental health difficulties, people experiencing homelessness, suicide survivors, young people on the autism spectrum and the elderly.

Discovery, Free Space Project, London (8 weeks), November 2018
I Want to Live, Free Space Project, London (5 weeks), September 2018
In Someone Else’s Shoes, Free Space Project, London, April 2018
Virtual reality workshop, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, March 2018
Mindful Photography Walk, Bethlem Gallery, London, August 2017
Focus on Feelings, Kentish Town Health Centre, London (8 weeks), May 2017
Photography and the Space Between for medical students, Queen Mary University London, May 2017
Workshops for those with experience of homelessness & mental health, Crisis, London, April — June 2017
Photography and the Space Between for medical students, Queen Mary University London, February 2017
Safe space workshop for adolescents on the autism spectrum, Derby, February 2017
Safe space workshop for people 50+, Derby, February 2017
Safe space workshop for people with personality disorder, Derby, December 2016
National Citizens Service, London (8 weeks), July 2016
Focus on Feelings, Free Space Project, London (6 weeks), April 2016
Freedom to Create, Bethlem Hospital, London, December 2015
Emotions in Photography, Free Space Project, London (4 weeks), July 2015
Empathy Workshops, Free Space Project, London, June 2015
Exploring the Protagonist through Image and Text workshops in conjunction with World Book Day, Brighton Library, Brighton, April 2015
Photography: Keeping visual diaries, recording experiences and expressing emotions, Kentish Town Health Centre, London (4 weeks), September 2014
Evolving in Conversation project. Facilitation with a group of young people through Photoworks & Brighton Library, Brighton, August — Sept 2014

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
I Want to Live, Exposure Gallery, London, 2018
I Want to Live, Free Space Project, London, 2018
Be Here, Now (with Antonia Attwood), Riverlights for FORMAT Festival, Derby, 2017
Alopecia Uncovered, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, 2016
Fragmentary, Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, 2015
Bald & Bold, Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, 2014
The Alopecia Project, World Congress for Hair Research, Edinburgh 2013
Crowning Glory, Strathclyde University, Glasgow 2013
Headism, NL Gallery, London, May 2011

Group Exhibitions:
HOOKED! Science Gallery, London, 2018
Our Future Likes, Bethlem Gallery, London, 2018
IN/DI/VISIBLE, Bethlem Gallery, London, 2018
More Than an Image, WEX Photo Video, London, 2017
Visualising the Home, Carlisle Photo Festival, Carlisle, 2017
XX, Bethlem Gallery, London, 2017
Traces, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, 2017
Journeys, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, 2016
Offprint Photobook Festival, Tate Modern, London, 2016
Dark Side of Light Night, Liverpool Light Night festival, Liverpool, 2016
Letting In The Light, Stratford (public lightbox installation), London, 2016
Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind, The Depot (for Photomonth), London, 2015
Offprint Photobook Festival, Tate Modern, London, 2015
Summer Exhibition, Highgate Mental Health Centre, London, 2015
Evidence of Being, Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2014
Evolving in Conversation, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, 2014
Escape, Young Photographers’ Association, New York, 2014
MAP13 Graduate Show, London College of Communication, London, 2013
Photographic Images Changing Society, Box Park & Rich Mix, London, 2013
Uncovered, Frameless Gallery, London, 2012
Material Matters, Courtauld Institute Somerset House, London 2012-2013

Talks

LIFE. DEATH. WHATEVER, Linden House, London, 2018
I Want to Live, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London, 2018
I Want to Live, Free Space Project, London, 2018
PhotoForum, theprintspace, London, 2018
Rooted in the Landscape Symposium, Paintings in Hospitals, London, 2018
In Conversation: Diversity and the Archive, Bethlem Gallery, London, 2018
Creativity & Mental Health, Ravensbourne University, London, 2018
Looking for Peace Symposium, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, 2018
Art and Mental Health Forum, University of the Arts, London, 2017
InPractice, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017
Be Here, Now, FORMAT Photography Festival, Derby, March 2017
Alopecia Uncovered, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, June 2016
Critical Voices conference (keynote speaker), Tunbridge Wells, June 2016
Fragmentary (solo artist talk), The Artworks, London, May 2016
Lenses of Croydon (solo artist talk), CVA Resource Centre, London, May 2016
Metamorphosis, Hotel Elephant, London, February 2016
Fragmentary Presents: Artist Talks, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, June 2015
Creative Symposium, University of the Arts CSM, London, March 2015
Alopecia Uncovered: The Power of the Portrait, Alopecia UK, London, February 2015
PhotoForum, Calumet, London, September 2014
Control of the Frame: Power, Representation & Identity in Photography, London Art Fair, January 2014

Grants & Awards

Grant: Social Works? Get-Together funding from Axisweb, 2018
Grant: Artist Grant from Create Recovery, 2018
Grant: Big Lottery Fund for I Want to Live project, 2017-18
Grant: Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England for Inside/Be Here, Now commission, 2016-2017
Award: Therapeutic Photography: Honorable Mention, Perugia Social Photo Festival, Italy, 2018
Award: Building Better Healthcare Awards: Patient’s Choice Award for Fragmentary project, 2016
Award: Building Better Healthcare Awards: Best Collaborative Arts Project (highly commended) for Fragmentary project, 2016
Award: The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and PhotoVoice’s winning award for a professional photographer, 2016

Residencies

INSIDE Artist Commission for DASH Arts & QUAD Gallery (exhibited at FORMAT festival 2017), Derby, June 2016 — March 2017
Artist in residence at Kentish Town Health Centre, London, August 2014 – Jan 2015
Artist in residence community project, Oviñana, Asturias, Spain, April 2014 – Sept 2014

Radio Appearances

A Small Voice with Ben Roberts
Monocle Radio
The Two of Us with Naomi Woddis