I combine my creativity and long-standing interests in social history and politics to make work that stimulates discussion about contemporary social issues. By looking back at what’s been, and forward at what might be, we can take a fresh look at where we’re going. From immersing myself in an issue, the best way to engage an audience emerges.
I care deeply about London where I’ve always lived and worked. In the last 20 years it’s become more vibrant and exciting and a global city. But whilst it’s improved for some, it’s become less affordable and more inhospitable for others. What do these changes mean for the future of the city and those of us who live and work here?
By virtue of my age and background I have comfortable accommodation and a secure income. I’m well aware of how privileged I am and that it’s not for me to use, or abuse, the experience of others. But I’m also convinced that a healthy society relies on mutual concern and not self-interest.
In “What’s London For?” I’ve used the seductive qualities of a show flat to draw people in to exploring the impact of the explosion of “luxury” flats in Central London. The redevelopment of Nine Elms created a massive opportunity to make a real difference. I’ve used video to explore how this opportunity has been used and how it reflects what is happening more widely. I plan to make further work about what London is for.
I’ve also included some of my earlier work in the gallery section of this website.
Masters Degree in Fine Art UAL: Chelsea College of Art ongoing
Graduate Diploma in Fine Art UAL: Chelsea College of Art 2017
Foundation Diploma in Fine Art: Hampstead School of Art 2016
Certificate in London Social History: London University Birkbeck College 2009
Diploma in Social Work: Birmingham University 1974
Honours Degree in Political Theory and Institutions: Liverpool University 1970
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
MA Final Show: Chelsea College of Art, London
& AnOther Angle: Maxilla Space, Ladbroke Grove, London
Interlocution: MAFA Gallery, Chelsea College, London
Interim MA Show: The Cookhouse, Chelsea College, London
Open Studios: Chelsea College of Art, London
If you want it fresh, buy it frozen: Chelsea College of Art, London
The Big Fridge: Safehouses 1 and 2, Peckham, London
Hot Dairy: The Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art, London