“In terms of practice, there is no art without craft; the idea for a painting is not a painting.”
– Richard Sennet
“…art comes about only when there is a transfiguration of the artist’s thought by its successful incorporation in one of the art forms: there has to be this confrontation of idea and medium. Without these two poles – the idea, implacable, thorny, remote, and the medium, fleshy, lecherous and lurid – and without the battle between them and the final sinking of each sovereignty in a common wholeness, there can be no art.”
– Rodger Hilton
I make objects with fabric and stitch.
Practicing the traditional technique of Blackwork embroidery, I draw inspiration from the historical aesthetic of stylised natural forms and the geometry of pattern.
My work examines the physicality of the materials, the gesture of stitching and the labour involved in the creation of hand-made objects.
Since completing my MA in 2014 I have been working on long term projects, research and collaborations. Details of my current work can been seen on my Studio Blog page.
2016: Crafting Sound (I), AlgoMech – Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2014: MA Show 2014, Hallam University, Sheffield
2014: Process, Cuploa Contempoary Art, Sheffield
2013: Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
2013: Fear of Fa!ling @ Creative Sparks 2013, Hallam University, Sheffield
2013: You Are Here: A Sheffield Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2012: Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Art Wankers , Creative Arts Development Space, Sheffield
2011: Occupation: Armed with Needles, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Residencies, Projects and Performances
2016: AlgoMech – Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement Residency, Access Space, Sheffield (http://algomech.com/2016/)
2015: SONIC PATTERN GROUP RESIDENCY, Access Space, Sheffield (https://inhabitingthehack.github.io/2015/11/18/sonic-pattern-residency/)
2015: Digital Media Labs, Barrow-in-Furness (http://www.digitalmedialabs.org/)
Why you so cold? – Music Video of the Year 2012, ArtRocker Magazine