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Keep out of sight–keep more out of sight–keep still more out of sight [top]
Blister [middle]
Exercise Book [bottom]

I am an artist who lives and works in Derby. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2002 I made animation and film work, but since 2011 I’ve focussed on work that is less reliant on the computer and which is more obviously grounded in making, materials and process.

I’ve made animation, film and site-specific installation work that responds to a history of place; the flooding of the Welsh Elan Valley for Birmingham’s water supply for Channel 4 Wales; Charles Dickens’s nightwalks through 1850s Clerkenwell in London for Film London; the lives of paupers in the first custom-built workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, for New Expressions 3;  and most recently I’ve explored the hidden history of 29 Queen Street, Derby, the home of the first prime meridian for D-LAB (Digtial Art in Derbyshire).

Alongside this I’ve continued an interest in drawing and text. Since 2016 I’ve been making artist’s books and exhibiting at artist book fairs, most recently at the first Malmö Artist’s Book Biennial MABB2018 in April 2018.

For the last two years I participated in Document – a  Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN East Midlands) project that documented the lives of six artists based in the East Midlands, the project draws to a close in Autumn 2018.

This Autumn my work can be seen in On Being An Artist an exhibition that draws together the work of the six Document artists, it opens on 15 November at Artcore in Derby. Exercise book, my drawn artist’s book can be seen in the Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition which is now touring around the UK and is next at the Arts University Gallery, Bournemouth, opening 22 November. And Blister my artist’s book for the Liverpool Book Arts Frankenstein 2018 exhibition and can currently be seen at the Kirkby Gallery in Knowsley until 26 January 2018.