I am a Bristol based creative producer, curator, events organiser and occasional artist. I have around ten years experience working on independent and collaborative creative projects and events, freelance and within arts institutions Arnolfini and Spike Island, Bristol, and have a BA in Fine Art Photography and an MA in Curating.
As co-director of multi-arts organisation Supernormal, I have been key to the development of the organisation since 2010. I have overseen the development of the annual festival as it has expanded from a small artistic programme and audience of 200 to what it is today; 150 individual projects, performances and activities each year across multiple forms of art and music, attracting and engaging diverse audiences of 1500 which has positively impacted the organisations growth, success and national acclaim.
Actively involved in DIY and artist-led cultures, I am interested in collaborative methods of exploring, uniting and connecting the politics of division that can exist between art forms - particularly across experimental music, sound, performance and their overlap with visual art forms. Artistic development, experimentation of practice, participation, equality, gender representation and community building are central to my approach
alongside responding creatively to contexts, working collectively, and bringing artists and audiences together, to explore and reveal creativity and artistry in it's many forms.
I am a member of Braziers Park School of Social Integrative Research (BPSSIR), a Rising Arts Agency mentor supporting 16-25 year-olds with creative ambitions, have guest lectured on the BA Arts and Festival Management at School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University and participated in British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) 'A Festival Career' event for students.
I am currently working on Outlands; a new experimental music network supported by ACE Strategic Touring Fund for 2018-2019.