I am a socially engaged artist practitioner based in Oxfordshire, UK.
Using constructed and everyday objects and actions, I create intimate collaborative and participative events that often celebrate and create private and collective contemporary folklore.
These experiences employ conversation, coincidence and chance encounters to explore private and public relational space within local and on-line landscapes.
Often working with happenstance audiences, my practice encourages contingency, spontaneity and playfulness.
I document events using photography, video, sound recordings, drawing, painting and autoethnographic narrative.
I have ethnographic experience and oral history training, a professional background in commercial botanical science research and development.
I have worked in community arts since 2011 and previously lectured, tutored and facilitated workshops in a range of biological science and health related contexts.
- advocacy, agency and authorship of participants and collaborators are encouraged in all projects,
- aim to form trusting, safe professional relationships with local communities.