About

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My artistic practice focuses on alternative photographic representations of the landscape; a theme that is strongly influenced by my background in geology and my interest in Anthropocene aesthetics. 

I will never be a passive observer of the landscape, because to me, the landscape represents a multisensory and embodied experience.  My artistic practice therefore combines studio-based construction with outdoor experimentation in order to create serendipitous and evocative imagery. 

Much of my work is characterised by tactile transformative processes, and while photography is the common thread running through all of my work, my practice is also strongly reactive.  My artworks blend digital photographic technologies with cameraless techniques, and incorporate elements of sculpture, installation, performance and moving image. 

Ultimately, my photographic works create a mechanism through which I can explore the landscape, respond to environmental issues and reflect on the inherent connections between humans, environment and natural processes.

Education

2012→  BA (Hons) Photography, Open College of the Arts

2007  PhD, University of Plymouth

2003  MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol

2002  BSc (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University

Group exhibitions

2021 Tāctus, 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, online exhibition

2021 Yearbook 2021, Shutter Hub, online exhibition

2021 Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Strange Fire Collective, virtual exhibition

2020  AOP Student Awards, virtual exhibition

2019  Spike Print Studio Learning Programme, Spike print studio, Bristol, UK

2019  Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK

2018  Osmosis, The Island, Bristol, UK

2018  Showcase, OXO gallery, London, UK

2018  Showcase, OCA online gallery

Awards

2021 Shortlisted for The Light of Day project, Artquest

2020  Gold winner AOP Student Awards, Places/Moving image

2019  Shortlisted for Bath Open Art Prize

Residencies

2019  Dartmoor Summer School of Photography