Tate Exchange 2019: Propositions for Change

I have had the privilege to show my work at Tate Modern alongside other artists in an exhibition entitled ‘Beyond Raising Awareness’, curated by activist artist Paula Meninato, as part of Tate Exchange instigated by Plymouth College of Art. It was an incredible day featuring inspirational talks and a panel discussion. Unfortunately there was no […]

Film Making

How do you reach a wider audience, have more influence, reach the people who don’t venture into art galleries or theatres? The answer is through film and the internet. So I am making a film about plastic pollution in collaboration with Tom Cass, other film and media studies students, photography and Fine Art students, and […]

My First Etching with Aquatint

Having dried the hard ground on the polished and de-greased copper plate, I drew into the surface with a fine pointed tool before etching the lines in the copper, hanging the plate in the etching bath for the prescribed time. I then applied ‘stop-out’ to areas of the plate that I wanted to remain light […]

PLASTICS and YOU

I want to make a difference: to connect with people’s emotions so that everyone feels the urgency of the environmental issues we face as a planet. I took the photograph for this poster using a Go-Pro in the tidal pool near Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Drake’s Island is seen in the background, reminding us […]

Creative Dissent at Tate Exchange 2019

Some of my work will be on show in Tate Modern on Friday 15th March 2019 as part of an exhibition, workshop and debate around Creative Dissent. This is part of a collaboration between Plymouth College of Art and Tate called Propositions for Change – perfect for my ideas. Other projects are running during the […]

‘Half Life’

Half Life is an interactive installation at Radiant Gallery, Plymouth continuing until 17th Nov 2018. I have been invigilating in this thought-provoking, evocative space. A museum at the end of time, the remains of our beautiful world. A carousel. A field of flowers. But the cruel wind blows. As you ride the carousel, haunting music […]

‘Fractured Water’

My practice revolves around environmental issues and plastic pollution, so when my collaborative partner for the Impact 10 conference told me that she was sending me a gift of a traditional terracotta water carrier I was very excited. It would contrast  beautifully with the plastic bottles that had been the focus of previous work. I […]