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Research Associate

July 2019

 

Excited to announce I will be working with Manchester Metropolitan University as a Research Associate. The role is based within the Manchester School of Art and utilises my experience in practice-based research, supporting the school as they work towards their submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

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LeftCoast 'Real Estate' Residency

July 2018 - July 2019

 

I completed a one-year live/work artist residency, commissioned by LeftCoast for their 'Real Estate' programme. This culminated in a publication entitled Hawes Side Stories which was distributed to local residents and Blackpool Coastal Housing Association staff. You can find out more about Real Estate here and my work for the residency here.

Many Hands

June 2018

 

As part of the Young Curator's Fellowship with Invisible dust I am developing a new project in collaboration with Layla Hendow entitled Many Hands. The project combines environmental pledges with hand portrait photography by Yasmine Akim. We first ran the project at Under Her Eye summit in London and will next be bringing it to Whitby in July. More information can be found here.

Invisible Dust - Young Curator's Fellowship Award

March 2018

 

Really pleased to have been selected as one of Invisible Dust's Young Curator's for 2018/2019. First event will be working towards a contribution at Under Her Eye, an international summit exploring and celebrating the role of women taking action on climate change.

New Screenings of Estate

November 2017

 

Short film from Estate, was shown twice this month: 3rd November at Sense of Place conference in Luton and 12th November at Prestwich Community Cinema.

MIF (Manchester International Festival) Competition

July 2017

 

Short film (3 mins) that featured in performance, Estate, won a recent open film competition as part of MIF. The competition ran alongside HOME 1947, an installation by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. My film, and more information can be found here.

IFTR 2017 - Unstable Geographies: Multiple Theatricalities

July 2017

 

I am heading to Sao Paulo to present my paper Autobiography & Social Housing: Performance-Making on the Thornton Estate as part of IFTR 2017 conference. I discuss my most recent work, Parachuting, and the use of auto-ethnographic methodology in regards to the politics of representation.

Transition Festival

November 2016

 

Pleased to announce I'll be creating and modelling a piece for Thank Art It's Friday! live drawing event @ Bury Art Museum as part of Transition Festival. 18th November! 

Parachuting

May 2016

 

Really excited to announce my new work, Parachuting, will be shown for the first time on 26th May in Hull at the University. There is a further Hull date on 11th July at Thornton Estate and I will be taking the work to Liverpool and Manchester in the next year. 

More information here

Thornton Urban Gardeners

January 2016

 

For the past 6 months, as part of my time spent on the Thornton Estate in Hull, I have been volunteering with the Thorton Urban Gardeners project. They do really great work

 

You can find out more about the project here or follow them on Facebook

Poor Theatres Symposium

November 2015

 

In November I attended a great symposium, Making Theatre in the Midst of Austerity, organised as part of the research project Poor Theatres: Theatre, Poverty, Performance. 

 

You can find out more about the research project here

Estate - Feedback 

January 2015

 

Did you come to see a performance of Estate in the Autumn?  If so, thank you!

 

Want to discuss any of the themes raised in the show or just give some extra comments? There is now a feedback form available to fill in and any responses would be much appreciated for my research. 

 

The form can be found here.

Book Review Publication 

November 2014

 

I am really pleased that a book review I wrote of Fair Play: art, performance and neoliberalism, by Jen Harvie has been published in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (Volume 19 Issue 4).

 

The article can be found here.

Estate - Autumn Tour 

October/November 2014

 

Tickets now available for Estate shows in Manchester, Liverpool and Hull.

 

More information here.

TaPRA Annual Conference 

September 2014

 

Back from the TaPRA annual conference held at Royal Holloway. I presented my paper Performing Home - Creating new representations of social housing through performance, as part of the Performance, Identity, Community working group under their theme; Stuart Hall and Performance.  

At Home project launch

September 2014

 

The At Home project on Hillock Estate in Whitefield, Manchester gets up and running on Monday 1st September and workshops run weekly on Tuesdays through September and early October on the following dates:

 

9th September, 16th September, 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October

 

More information here.

FIRT-IFTR World Congress 

July 2014

 

Back from the IFTR World Congress, held at The University of Warwick; a great week of talks, performance and events. I presented my paper Process and Product - Participatory arts practice and social housing as part of the New Scholars' Forum. I also performed a work-in-progress showing of Estate as part of the conference open mic session. Take a look at the photos here.

 

 

 
TaPRA Conference 2014 - Stuart Hall and Performance

May 2014

 

In September this year I will be presenting a paper as part of the Performance, Identity, Community Working Group at the annual TaPRA conference held at Royal Holloway University in London. The theme within the working group is Stuart Hall and Performance. My paper will discuss how our social housing provision and its residents are (re)presented in the media and how performance may participate in forming new representations.

 

 

 
 
Home - Photo Project

March 2014

 

What is HOME? If you could capture it in a photograph and show us - what would we see?

The HOME project is a gathering of photographs, a collection of images that illustrate and explore what home is and what it means to us. 

 

Get involved here.

 
 
FIRT-IFTR World Congress - Theatre and Stratification

March 2014

 

In July/August this year I will be presenting a short paper at the FIRT - IFTR World Congress at The University of Warwick as part of their New Scholars' Forum. The theme of this year's conference is Theatre and Stratification. My paper will explore and critique the role of the artist within participatory, socially engaged arts practice based in the field of social housing and neighbourhood regeneration.

 

 

 
ArtWorks - Developing Practice in Participatory Settings

Oct/Nov 2013

 

I have recently been involved in a series of workshops, organised by The University of Hull as part of a special initiative from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The scheme was both a sharing and learning experience between the staff of the university and local artists working in participatory settings. As an associate artist on the project it was an opportunity to share elements and ideas from my own practice as well as gain new knowledge and understanding by interacting with the work of others.