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My interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, mark making, and digital media, with a socially engaged focus. I collaborate with people from all walks of life and proactively address a wide range of access needs to enhance inclusion. My practice asks how art can call in better futures and higher quality relationships.
In conversation with learning disabled artists, I am currently researching what makes someone an artist via a practice-led PhD supported by a VC Scholarship at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I also lecture on the Fine Art programme. From my studio at Assembly House in Leeds, I have recently been drawing links between the material/aesthetic strategies in my practice – such as layering, erasure, and duplication – and the collaborative aspects of my work, funded by an Arts Council DYCP grant. I am also a member of Proximity, a collective of six artists based across the North of England who explore the social and spacial dimensions of practice-as-research.
I live just up the road and am a big advocate for the Armley area, so when the time came for me to get a studio it felt natural to tap into the great community of artists at Assembly House!