I am an older LGBTQ+ white working-class artist who manages their mental health with daily walks, meditation, addiction recovery fellowship, and spiritual practice.
While much of my multidisciplinary artworks are generated from my extensive experience of grief and loss, my work focusses on the compassion, humour, and beauty that can be drawn out of the difficulties we all face in life, exploring commonalities and humanity.
still on this journey
from the Margate Pride x Crate Christmas 2022 residency
music and film made as part of an Arts Council England-funded Space and Time residency
I didn’t know that that was what people did
SECRETS: The Last Five Days of Sandra
Produced by Britten Pears Arts at a Snape residency, supported by PRS Foundation. The SECRETS performance installation was a collaboration with Andrea Edwards, Kelly O'Brien and Gerry McNee (Itchy Ear).
take me with your AIDS gun
pierce me and deflate me
A LOVE DIVINE
Part of the queer trauma comedy SHAMES: looking never hurt, this popartfilm was commissioned for Supernormal festival 2022 by QUEEF Experimental and is part of the British Music Collection thanks to the support of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group with Sound and Music.
Selected residencies, commissions, projects, and performances
Margate Pride x Crate 14-30 Dec SECRETS+SHAMES=SELFS residency
Cafe Oto 7 Dec The Haunting @ Naviar Records night
Exploding Cinema 19 Nov SHAMES: looking never hurt London film premiere
Frieze Art Fair 16 Oct The Last Five Days of Sandra @ Abbas Zahedi’s Open Call
Tethered Publics 7 Oct New Cross in Digitally Specific exhibition app
Emergency 22 @ Contact, Manchester 1 Oct Peter x 30
Woodbridge Ambient Music Festival 24 Sep The Haunting
Supernormal Festival 14 Aug SHAMES: looking never hurt @ QUEEF Qult
Wandsworth Arts Fringe 11-25 Aug Nan Kids workshops
NI Mental Health Arts Fest 9-16 May Days of Future Past
Live Arts Club 1 May The Last Five Days of Sandra @ VSSL Studio, Deptford
Incite 20 Apr The Last Five Days of Sandra
SET Lewisham Gallery 11-13 Mar Recovery: Shadows and Light exhibition
Snape Maltings 7-12 Feb SECRETS residency produced by Britten Pears Arts
Grove Park Library 28 Jan The Mayor’s Borough of Culture 2022 artist-in-residence
Disability Arts Online Covid Commission – Nan Kids at SPILL International Festival of Performance and Deptford X – The Avant Garden Drop-In Centre at Round Chapel, Hackney – CCA Glasgow’s Radiophrenia Festival – Kaamos (Finland) / Datscha (Berlin) Radio – Days of Future Past in Transmission Gallery / Queer Contemporaries / Queer Art Projects / Squish.Rotterdam
Buy the download EP
SHAMES: looking never hurt
three teenage trauma tracks written in the time of the AIDS crisis