I work psychodynamically as an Art Psychotherapist. I’ve worked with charities, schools, galleries, community groups, gardens and the NHS. Within that work, I also faciltate art groups and conduct workshops in community settings, exploring making together and fostering an artist identity.
Oxfordshire Youth & Blenheim Palace I worked with a range of incredible young people aged 8-to-25-years-old from across Oxfordshire to create a 12-metre high artwork combining drawing, digital imagery and text.
Resonate Arts - In the Joy Fantastic.
This artwork is a result of a partnership between Resonate Arts and The Wallace Collection, London.
I facilitated a series of workshops for people living with dementia, along with their friends, family and carers to co-create a piece of art that explores and celebrates the feeling of joy, spring time and celebrating being together. We started the process by viewing items from the Wallace Collection that sparked interest and then used unexpected and non-traditional art materials in the art making process to joyfully and playfully make new items and also work from memories. The individual artworks were then combined into co-created group pieces.
I also work in outdoor settings with art materials and make experiences to communicate ecological themes dealing with hybridity and complexity. I collaborated with a mix of scientists, activists, historains and sailors to present A Life in Plastic at ASCUS Labs in Edinburgh. We created an immersive Arts and Science experience combining sound, video and microscopic art in the lab thinking about the life span and uses for plastic in relation to geological time.