Marrying the bright plastic colours of punk rock and the affinity with nature of the environmentalist, I re-purpose waste.
Transforming found materials by using platonic solids as my base forms I allow my subjects to emerge. I take the problem of capitalist consumption and turn it into something beautiful and sympathetic.
Ai Weiwei states that ‘Everything is art, everything is politics’. For me everything is art, politics and feminism. My work often comments on and is informed by my lived domestic and family life. I explore repetitive processes as a reflection of the domestic and what is traditionally seen as women’s work. Contextualising my own position and status as a woman in Western society cannot be separated from my concerns as a human and the destructive exploitation of our shared home and its finite resources.
Open college of the North
Lancaster University and The Open University
Preston College 1993/4
Stage B letter of credit
Drawing and Painting (62%)
Specialist Areas of study(textiles) (60%)
Art History (62%)
Life Drawing (62%)
Salford University-Visual Arts and Culture 1994-6
Diploma in Higher education.
I was studying as a mature student and had to leave due to personal circumstances.
Curated and Exhibited
Jan. 2020 "Discovery" Celf o Gwmpas Artists network 3rd Annual exhibition Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, Powys. Curated the exhibition and showed a developing project called "Unearthed" and documentation of process.
Sept. 2019 "Discovery" Celf o Gwmpas Artists network 3rd Annual exhibition at Centre Celf in Llandrindod Wells. Curated the exhibition and showed a developing project called "Unearthed" which invited the audience to contribute to the work by making impressions in clay which were then cast into plaster tiles.
Sept. 2018 "Growing Together" Curated Celf o Gwmpas 2nd annual Artist Network exhibition and exhibited 2 installations.
27th Oct.-1st Nov. 1995 “Art Displace” Public house, Golborne, Wigan.
Feb 2020 Guest exhibitor at the Tower gallery in Crickhowell. Powys, Wales.
Oct. 2019 Made in Roath open exhibition at G39 Cardiff. Tiles from the "Unearthed" project.
Sept. 2017 “The beginnings” 1st Celf o Gwmpas Artists Network exhibition at Centre Celf, Llandrindod wells. 1 Hanging sculpture and 4 collage poetry pieces.
Nov. 2016 “Boxing Shadows” at Centre Celf, Llandrindod wells. 4 pieces of sculpture, prints on paper and canvas hangings.
25-30 March 1996 “Elastic Frontiers” Sheffield. (exhibited Sculpture `Barricade`)
July 1995 Group exhibition at Saint Peters art centre, Preston. (exhibited sculpture “Peat head”)
Nov. 1994 “25 years from Scratch” SO.ACT 101 performing some of the 1001 Activities at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Jan. 2020 "Accumulation" solo exhibition of new work at Centre Celf in Llandrindod Wells, Powys.
May 2018 "Boneshakers Gallery" in Llandrindod Wells opening show. Prints and sculptures.
Feb 2020- Lead Artist facilitator of workshops for Oriel Davis Gallery, Newtown, as part of the Where The Severn Smiles Project. Recycled bird feeders.
July 2019- `Art is Power` trainee. In addition to my Artists Network development work for Celf o Gwmpas I began on the job training as Arts administrator for the `Art is Power` (Art and Health) training programme.
July 2019- Lead Artists facilitator for CARAD at Rhayader carnival. Mask making.
May 2019 -Lead Artist facilitator for a series of silk painting workshop with Young carers for Credu.
April 2019- Lead Artists facilitator for Elan Links Rhayader, Powys. Mythical creature creation.
Nov. 2018- Lead Artists facilitator for a series of Upcycling workshops for Mid Powys Mind.
Aug. 2018- Rubbish Garden I was asked to take over and develop a garden made from rubbish which was an established exhibit at Landed festival, Doldowlodd, Powys
July 2018- Artists Network Co-ordinator at Celf o Gwmpas. Began to develop Celf o Gwmpas artists network.
July 2018- Lead Artists facilitator for CARAD at Rhayader carnival. Badge making.
Sept. 2017- Lead Artists facilitator for a series of Print workshops at Mid Powys Mind.
April 2017- on going Lead Artist facilitating workshops for Celf o Gwmpas
May 1998:- “ Kollision Collective” float for Carabian carnival, Preston, Lancashire. ( Design and artistic co-ordinator)
Other Creative Activities
2014 - Established an upcycling clothes initiative called Tatty Buys which developed into an online business and a music festival shop by 2016.
1989-1991 Performed as lead singer with the band “Scatwailing”. Gigging all around the north of England and at Glastonbury festival.
1982-1984, 2013 - Performed as lead singer and produced merchandise for Anarka and Poppy, anarcho punk band. Including releasing a single on vinyl which had been lost for 30yrs.
Dec. 2019 Accepted as a member of Sculpture Cymru