My work looks at human interaction with the environment, especially issues around journey, elements, water and memory. My practice is multimedia and multidisciplinary, using drawing, paint, photography, sculpture, installation, walking, performance and sound to investigate the world.
Trade/Exchange commission with University of Exeter, Devon and Exeter Institution, Exeter City Council, Exeter Culture – site specific installation
Commissioned exhibition St Nicholas Priory, Exeter, ‘Reading Water’
UNESCO Exeter City of Literature commission ‘Reading Water’ – a walking art/ artist book about the River Exe and literature
The Box, Plymouth ‘State of Emergency’ Contemporary Art Micro commission
Hothouse/Coolhouse ‘Tasting the Change’ residency with CCANW, Science Walden, and artdotearth.
University of Plymouth Sustainable Earth Institute Creative Associate Grant
Artist in residence with ExeterMarine, University of Exeter and Galapagos Conservation Trust
‘Plymouth Futures’ as part of Plymouth Art Weekender and The Atlantic Project
Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence: ‘ice report‘ with the University of Sheffield Department of Geography, University of Norway in Svalbard, researching the cryosphere with Professor Andy Hodson.
‘Swift’, Princesshay Exeter 10th Anniversary Sculpture, with The Crown Estate.
A-n The Artist Information Company Travel Bursary
Expedition artist, Tasmania with Professor Jenny Pickerill, University of Sheffield.
‘Makers of the Multiverse’ Spacex Gallery/Juneau Projects/Preston Street Union (PSU)
‘Random Art Machine’ with PSU
‘Five Bridges and a Waffle’ walk with interventions in time and space, with PSU
Preston Street Union (PSU), collaborative project, Spacex Gallery with Trevor Pitt, Cathy Wade, Emily Warner, Juneau Projects, and Clare Thornton
VASW mentoring award with Preston Street Union (PSU)
‘Bookmarks’ with PSU and Libraries Unlimited
Arctic Expedition artist on s/v Ezra to East Greenland in the High Arctic (UK to Greenland via Faroes and Iceland)
‘Drawing breath’, improvisational multi-media performance with Al Swainger, musician
Arts Council England Grant funding for R&D of One Small Peace – large-scale public-participation project for Exeter, with Exeter Cathedral
‘The Driftwood Cross’ permanent collection of Exeter Cathedral
‘All About Migration’, in collaboration with Professor Stuart Bearhop, University of Exeter.
Exeter City Council Lead artist on design of street furniture. Commissioned by Exeter City Council
‘Copper Copse’ site specific sculpture for Yarner Wood, Dartmoor with Natural England
‘Art of Australia’, with Professor Jenny Pickerill, University of Sheffield and Professor Sam Smiles, University of Exeter
Expedition artist on expedition to the Kimberley, remote NW Australia, with Professor Jenny Pickerill
Artist in residence – Parks Canada and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery – Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland, Canada, including shadowing and working with Park Rangers and scientists
Public Speaking and Media
Into Everywhere Festival, Bodmin: artist talk and workshop
British Science Week, ‘Art meets science: journeys to the ends of the earth’ with Dr Anne Le Brocq, Senior lecturer in glaciology, University of Exeter
‘Evolving the Forest’ symposium, Dartington: performative talk
RGS-IBG ‘Explore Southwest’ Communicating your Research panellist
Royal Geographical Society London, ‘Ice Alive’
‘Frozen Pint of Science’, Sheffield
‘Explore’ RGS-IBG, London – Communicating your research panellist
BBC Paul Hudson Weather Show
Films and interviews for ‘Swift’ including BBC and ITV
Exeter Phoenix/Exeter School of Art Artists’ Talks
Publications and Collections
‘Evolving the Forest’, published by art.earth, in collaboration with Timber Strategies, CCANW, Science Walden, Korea.
‘Culture, Community and Climate: conversations and emergent praxis’, published by art.earth
RGS-IBG Annual Conference Poster ‘The art of politics: representing sustainability challenges in the UK’s overseas territories’, with Dr Nichola Harmer
‘POST SOUP’ with PSU, Topos, limited edition artist book
‘A Passion for Glass’ – The Dan Klein and Alan J. Poole private collection of modern glass, Edited by Rose Watban, published by National Museums, Scotland.
National Museum of Scotland permanent collection – ‘Memory of D’, sandcast glass bowl, Dan Klein and Alan J Poole collection
1998 – 2002
BA Art and Design – 1st class Honours, University of Sunderland, UK
1990 – 1994
BA Modern Languages – 2:1 Honours (French and German), University of Durham, UK