I have been a practicing photographer for the past 30 years and worked on projects with local and national arts organisations, with work being exhibited widely in the UK.

 

My work is socially engaged and participation and collaboration is the foundation of my practice.

In 2018 I was commissioned by IKON Gallery Birmingham to complete a summer residency on The Slow Boat to create a photographic installation along the Birmingham Canal, Soho Loop.

 

My most recent self-initiated project, which concluded in Nov 2018, was TAG a series of photographic studio portraits of LGBTQ+ women in Birmingham that reflects on how they self identify and the impact of labels on their every day lives. It was exhibited as part of Shout Arts Festival touring to four different venues during the 2 weeks of the festival. In May 2019 it was exhibitied during Birmingham Pride weekend.

 

Recent significant projects include:

 

BEING HERE 2014. An Arts into Health Project at St Giles Hospice. Delivered in partnership with Walsall CDT.  I documented the project and made portraits of the participants for inclusion the final publication;

IMAGINING MUSHROOMS. 2015-2016. Winterbourne Gardens. I produced photographic images of fungi and portraits of mycologists from Warwickshire Fungal Survey. Final exhibition and talk with artist in residence Ann Parouty as part of University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival.

 

VEGETABLE HEROES. 2016. Working at Kingstanding Food Community creating portraits of their users for a final exhibition on site in the projects café.

SELFIE SUFFICIENT, 2017 a year-long photographic project with Arts Council funding, exploring growers of produce in Birmingham’s urban environment.  Photographs and collected interviews created an online blog/website with a photographic diary of my own growing year shared on Instagram. Culminating in an exhibition at A3 Project space.