Biography

 

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2018- present Joined St James’ Piccadilly Ecochurch team, ‘Going for Gold’…

2017-present Making pots, enjoying Life Drawing, drawing in the landscape and making collage..

2017-present Director of Incredible Edible Lambeth, working on mapping the 300 or so food projects in Lambeth, supporting schools to grow food.

2017-present One day a week volunteering at The Platform, community cafe.

2016-2017, Biodiversity project for UWCSEA – a Foundation-funded project – recording biodiversity on the school site, implementing a biodiversity treasure hunt for Junior School and creating display boards for the heart of the school.

2016-2017, established Incredible Edible UWCSEA – ran student programme of Service, tending three vegetable and fruit gardens on campus.

2016 Organiser of ‘Forward Fashion’, a sustainable fashion evening, at UWCSEA

2016 ‘Structure’ – a joint show with a fellow artist/photographer at Kent Vale, Singapore

2015-2017 Sustainability Co-ordinator for the Parents’ Association at United World College SEA

2015 Solo show ‘Pots and Paintings’, Kent Vale, Singapore

2014-2017, taught Visual Art at UWCSEA as supply teacher and ran after-school Middle School Art Enrichment programme

2014-2015 FoodMatters – co-wrote and ran a series of workshops on Food and how our choices impact the environment and our health, offered to parents and teachers at UWCSEA, Singapore

2014 Solo show ‘A year in Singapore’, Kent Vale, Singapore

2013 Solo show ’20 Years’, Al Qasimi, Durham University, Retrospective and Farewell to Durham

2013 Durham Friends of Green Belt campaign – worked to prevent the ruination of Durham City by Durham County Council.

2012 Worked with Year 5 children at Chorister School making storybooks

2011-2012 made pots, undertook paint and mixed media commissions (private), and lobbied to retain a Green Belt around Durham City.

2010-2011 sabbatical year living in Vietnam and Australia;  a huge privilege to experience other ways of living. I painted (and potted) and worked part-time for the National Trust (picture research) and ‘Green Skills’, a not-for-profit organisation not unlike Climate Durham

2010  Solo show ‘Flight’, Al Qasimi, Durham University. The theme was displaced people (See Archive for images)

2008 Established social enterprise company – Climate Durham – to inspire and enable people locally to live lower carbon lifestyles

2008 Solo show ‘Windows on the World’, Al Qasimi, Durham University

2008 Completed raising money for Fenwick Lawson’s The Journey, which is now situated in Millennium Place, Durham

2008  Worked with all year groups in Ludworth School on the theme of the environment and climate change

2007  Project with University Hospital North Durham to design signage for a Woodland  Walk, worked in  several primary schools to generate artwork

2007  Arts Week, St Margaret’s Primary School Durham

2006  Commission for St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham, UK

2006  Commission for University Hospital North Durham, Arts for Health programme

2006  Project with St Oswald’s primary school, Durham City on the theme of ‘food’

2006  Jointly established a charity to raise money for a piece of sculpture The Journey,  to be  placed in Durham City

2005  Supplied Bridge End Surgery, Chester-le-Street with 20 works for their surgery

2005  Projects with Durham High School Juniors and Infants

1998-2001 Set up Travelmole.com, under the umbrella of Sift; now the leading website for the travel industry

1997  Solo show, Pall Mall Deposit, London

1996  Solo show, Collingwood College,  Durham

1990-2002 Wrote guidebooks to Southeast Asia for Footprint

1986-1993 Taught in Fine Art department, Sir John Cass Art College (now Guildhall University)