About

  • B. 1979

Plymouth UK

  • Education:

 Groningen Nederlands Frank Mohr institute MADTEC- Ongoing
 Bristol UWE B.A Fine Arts 2001-2004
Plymouth College of Arts 1996 – 2001

  • Awards:

PAC Alumni residency 2014/2015
AA2A Artist Plymouth University 2013/2014 and 2014/2015
Residency Back Lane West Redruth Cornwall 2013
Residency Lithuania KAUNAS INSANITUS FESTIVAL 2012
Short listed for Celeste art Prize 2007

  • Exhibitions:

AFTER EDEN, LATARKA, Budapest July 2016
OMG at SIGNGroningen  2016
TEST THE THING at NP3 MOBi  Groningen 2015
Plymouth art weekender 2015
Nowhere festival, Spain July 2015 – Supported by the arts council England
Bristol Biennial September 2014
Inland Art festival Redruth Cornwall September 2014
The Future of Plymouth at Plymouth City Council House March 2014
KARST Open Studios 2012/2013
Secret Garden Party 2012/2013
Supernormal 2013
End of the road festival 2013

Knee Deep Festival 2012/2013
U1 Art Collective Shows 2010/2011/2012
HEIST Exeter 2011
Art In Mind – Brick lane gallery – London 2010
South West Open Plymouth Museum 2007
Superlative 4 Plymouth Art 
centre 2004

My work is about testing and exploring the reaction of mechanical processes upon objects and materials. I like to consider the work as a quasi-scientific set of on-going experiments, where I continue to push the creative ‘reactional’ ideas of sound and physics. I work with all types of materials varying from found objects, recycled motor parts and otherwise interesting objects that may have previously had use as ‘active matter’.

My experiments are rooted in the principles and mechanisms of Kinetic art, where viewing the work depends on motion for its effect. This motion often involves combining dysfunctional objects and testing their physicality by implied stress or breaking points. It is the discovery and development of these processes that remains exciting about my practice and continues my commitment and enthusiasm to it. Research is also a key factor in the activation of the work and due to the nature of developing prototypes in their developmental phases, the work evokes discussion and suggestion, both by conceptual and technical means.

Outside the gallery environment my work is able to exist in the public sphere. Some works require audience participation and are generally interactive, enabling the audience to consider and explore artistic and technical possibilities. Interaction can vary by ways of pushing buttons, flicking switches or even shouting into the built mechanisms. Although I showcase my work in galleries, exhibition areas like festivals or large events often become a great place to observe the work and discuss it, whereby new audiences are able to offer the suggestion of new ideas in the development and production of the work.