I am a visual artist, curator and researcher, specialising in the relationship between art and ethnography. To produce my work I use a range of media and techniques, including artist books, postcards, drawing, textiles, sculpture, and curating, often tailoring my approach to meet the requirements of the project or artwork.
My research and creative practice involve responding to ideas around collecting, taking inspiration from museums and heritage settings. This work often involves producing a collection or series of objects to be presented as an installation or immersive experience. Through my practice-based research, I also collaborate with other artists and participants to create co-produced installations, engaging with notions of authorship and usership.
My previous work has explored the use of folklore, myths and memes related to place within popular material culture, such as souvenirs and tourist arts. The aim of this work is to engage audiences to think more critically about these seemingly innocuous, everyday objects and to consider the narratives surrounding such objects.
Through producing work in conjunction with others, and exploring tactile methods of engagement in exhibitions, I have become more interested in socially engaged practice and co-creation. This has been supported by my experience in producing creative interpretation works with participants for galleries including Tate Britain, Graves Gallery, Sheffield, and Leeds City Art Gallery. I also have extensive experience of running workshops with a range of participants in formal and non-formal settings.