I am an artist and a farmer.
As an artist I try to make sense of the world through drawing. I take drawing to be more than a technique – rather a disposition that reveals our connections with the world of materials and each other. A drawing from, with and together.
In places, over extended periods, I consider how we improvise and imagine in response to our immediate problems. Be it in villages, refuges, caravan parks, lockdown… I build deep connections with people in the celebration and support of site-specific responses, DIY architectures and community actions. I use process-led principles and advocate for strength based co-production approaches – often working in collaboration with organisations, researchers and curators.
I am an experienced mentor and educator who challenges and disrupts thinking, supporting people to reflect on or activate change.
Commissions and exhibitions include: Nothing, will the last forever (2022) Shining Cliff. Derbyshire; Homelands (2021/2): Metal; Whose Culture? (2021): Peterborough Cultural Strategy Group; Encyclopaedia of Us (2019 – ongoing) Three Ways East; Made by Hands (2020) Rotterdam; The John Ruskin Prize (2019); Who Cares? (2018/19) Lakeland Arts; Leap of Faith (2018) Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Manchester Met University; Museum of Contemporary Farming (2018) Museum of English Rural Life and Exchange (2017) The Turner Prize and Ferens Art Gallery.
I showcase international artists work in a notice board and on a flag pole in my front garden @noticeboardunited
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