Artists Statement

My work is centred around and influenced by fluidity of life and our cultural landscape, ecology and how we experience them through the female gaze. Informed by a variety of cultural and critical issues around ecofeminism.

By exploring the relationships between materials, objects and people, I like to disrupt, deconstruct and reevaluate their potentials and stereotypes, progressing our ever changing nature through various mediums by expanding ideas on Sculpture, painting, photography and installation of the found object and the alchemy of materials to create narratives and environments that questions our understanding of these issues. 

Using research, the subject is explored via these relationships which I then translate into my work. I look at my practice as a curatorial archive through a dichotomy of objects, that involves more than just myself.

 Walter Benjamin wrote “For every image of the past that is not recognised by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably”. History and its fragments stand as memories within the human mind, it is only when we confront fragments that memory is awakened, creating a surreal moment of connection with artwork, object and audience.

 EDUCATION

Sept 2018      Masters of Letters (MLitt) Fine Art Practice / curation/drawing  Glasgow

Sept 2017         1:1  BA (Hon) Contemporary Fine Art, University for the creative arts Farnham

 June 2014.            AA*.   A level Fine Art.      Collyers collage Horsham

 June 1998.         NVQ 3 + D23/33 award, FE teacher training          Bispham Collage

 Selected Exhibitions

April 2019 . App art Easter exhibition “ under a Scottish sky” oil painting

Feb -April 2019 Hard hats hi heels and her , ( installation- sculpture and painting )Trowbridge Town hall arts (duo exhibition)

April 2019 . Environment Documenta, (photography) Loosen art gallery Rome

Dec 2018 Red line art works online exhibition (photography)

Sept 2018 GSA degree show

MAY 2018.                Delphian Art gallery London 

April 2018.            Collective fine arts group exhibition “Close By “ Glasgow International 

June 2017             Degree show Farnham UCA

March 2017           London Barge house (Oxo tower) ‘Iris Turns’

June 2016              Bath Arts fringe festival “utopia/dystopia”

May 2016               Fircroft fine art exhibition and art fair exhibited and assistant curator   

April 2016              ‘Hex Education” exhibition Linear Gallery Farnham

February 2016       Selected to show in the Gustav Metzger ‘Remember Nature’ exhibition

                              in collaboration with UCA, Goldsmiths and the Serpentine gallery London

July 2015               Created a Travelling exhibition that showed in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 

                               Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool – Cass Sculpture Park Surrey

May 2015               Hundred-year gallery London (organised by myself for a collective)

June 2014              Horsham town pop up exhibition (also part of curation team) 

 

Exhibitions curated/organised

Feb 2019 pop up photo exhibition in disused walled garden, Sussex

Nov 2018 “Walking the green” live forest performance and small exhibition of local artists, Scotland

April 2018             Organised and curated two pop up Collective arts group exhibition for GI , “Close by” and “ Limp structures”

http://www.mlitt18.moonfruit.com/home/4594272986 

March 2017           London Barge house OXO tower exhibition (part of a team) 

https://www.instagram.com/iris_turns/

Sept 2016      Homebase Kitchen heterotopia kitchen exhibition, organiser, curator.

Dec 2016               Fircroft fine art exhibition and art fair exhibited and assistant curator  

May 2016               Fircroft fine art exhibition and art fair exhibited and assistant curator  

April 2016              ‘Hex Education” exhibition Linear Gallery Farnham (curator)

July 2015              Created a Travelling exhibition that was performed in Yorkshire Sculpture Park,   Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool – Cass Sculpture Park Surrey (sole organiser of the   community involved exhibition )

May 2015              Hundred-year gallery London

June 2014             Horsham town pop up exhibition

Residencies/Prizes

MAY 2018.       Delphian Art open call selected from 8000 entries 

FEBRUARY  2018.     Dumfries House Royal drawing School  Residency , with work in their collection

AUGUST  2016    Shortlisted for the Blooom art award Germany

Publications/ collections

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/farnham-uni-project-highlights-broken-13073229

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56e00bf2e4b0dda7467488bf/1965551?CMP=EMA_GWitness_Contir_Approved

FEBRUARY  2018                   Prints held in the collection at Dumfries House Scotland

JULY  2016                       A painting commission for Hurtwood Country club Surrey

JUNE 2015                 Sculpture commission for St Cuthbert Mayne School Cranleigh, 

MAY 2014                     Private collection of ceramics in a Surrey Country house