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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 work that responds to a specific history of place; in London, Southwell and Derby, and alongside this I’ve continued an interest in drawing and text, and since 2016 I’ve been exploring bookworks and the artists book form.

I’ve created film and installation works about; Charles Dickens’s nightwalks through 1850s Clerkenwell in London for Film London; the lives of paupers living in the first custom-built workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, for New Expressions (New Opportunities Award); the flooding of the Welsh Elan Valley for Birmingham’s water supply for Channel 4 Wales; most recentley 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).

For the last two years I’ve 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 Summer 2018. I’ve kept a blog as part of the project, it can be viewed here.

I’ve recently been shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize 2018 (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize). I submitted my drawn artist’s book ‘Exercise Book’ (pictured above). I’m looking forward to the exhibition which opens on 24 September 2018.

Alongside my practice as an artist, I also teach graphic design at the University of Derby.

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