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I am an Associate Professor in Fine Art and member of the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston. I teach BA Fine Art and supervise PhD Fine Art by practice students. I studied Sculpture at Liverpool Polytechnic and Experimental Media at the Slade.
My research is through a socially-engaged Fine Art practice using objects, imagery and strategies from 80's feminism, working class culture, new age spirituality and Utopian Humanism to interrogate meanings embedded within locations and objects.
My drawing and exposé 'Ghost Flower 1 (for MM)' is published in the journal Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice: Drawing Pattern and Chaos by Intellect 2018.
'Net Curtain' (2014), a collaborative drawing made by 25 local women created trompe-l'oeil drapes throughout the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, engendering an investigation of working conditions for women. My essay 'Net Curtain' is published in 'Drawing Conversations: Collective and Collaborative Drawing Practice' by Cambridge Scholars in 2018.
'Contemporary Dance for Beginners' (2014) is a video commissioned for the Idea Store Whitechapel positioning the aspirational architecture at the centre of the learning experience.
'Beyond Pattern' (2010), a group exhibition and catalogue (ISBN 978 1 870797 55 8) by Oriel Davies Gallery; an exploration of pattern as social, cultural and political commentator.
'The Book of Elizabeth' (2007), a collective imagining of the forgotten mistress of Hospitalfield House, Arbroath. Working with the local spiritualist community (ISBN13 978-0-9541412-3-3) distributed by Printed Matter NY.