About

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As a former geologist with a PhD in palaeoclimatology, I spent many years researching past greenhouse climates as a potential analogue for future, anthropogenic climate change.  My remit then, was to study the subsurface milieu – the stratifications, organisms, processes and relationships – and now as an artist, I find myself doing exactly the same thing. 

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, such as the folding, fragmentation and manipulation of photographic prints.  I also incorporate elements of installation, sculpture, performance and moving image into my artworks as I investigate how they interact with natural elements; the trees, plants, rivers, rocks and waves of my local surroundings.

Ultimately, my practice creates 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

2007  PhD, Palaeoclimatology, University of Plymouth

2003  MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol

2002  BSc (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University

Selected group exhibitions

2022 Your Body Belongs to You, Festival Pil’Ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France

2021 F-Stop, Issue #109 Landscape, online exhibition

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 Winner of Photographic Resource Center Award, Shutter Hub Yearbook 2021

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

Selected publications and presentations

2022 Podcast, Photopocene, episode 27

2022 Commissioned essay Reclaiming analogue photography, Fabric of Photography

2021 Exhibition review Teresa Williams / Not many people here yet, Photomonitor

2020 Instagram takeover, Real Photography Company

Residencies

2019  Dartmoor Summer School of Photography