Interested in notions of Becoming and Assemblage, my practice models new spatial possibilities through acts of archiving, intuitive drawing and structural composition, using these processes to explore and understand present-day urban and rural environments and the communities that inhabit them. In the past I have created installations from donated domestic objects, swapped railroad ballast for memories and objects from people's pockets, invited the public to a house-warming party and the morning-after breakfast in a gallery, made inflatable architecture in a memorial garden and handed out 500 kaleidoscopes in 2 days. I’ve had formal exhibitions of drawings and sculptural structures, worked collaboratively to devise performative sound machines and walked for miles to understand the different pathways between the towns along the East Kent coast.

As a champion of arts education, I am actively engaged in educational outreach and continue to facilitate workshops and events in schools and within the community, as well as holding a position as an Associate Lecturer of Design for Stage01 Architecture and Stage02+03 Interior Architecture & Design at the Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA. I am also a Lecturer of Design for Stage01 Environmental Design students at the Institute of Creativity and Innovation, Xiamen University, in China.


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2020, Urban Archive: Folkestone - Customs House, Folkestone
2017, The Light-Mass Correlator - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2016, The Same Space and Future Reflections or A Fourth Dimension TransitionThe Allotment, Margate
2013, Anomalies - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone


2020, WINDOW A / WINDOW B - The Room Projects, Paris + SAGOME, London
2018, From the Air 2 - Block 67, Folkestone
2017, From the Air - Guildhall Street Folkestone (part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2016, ATV_0.2//RESO - CAOS Art Gallery, Venice, Italy
2016, Knowing Me, Knowing You - Cheriton Light Festival, Cheriton
2015, Winter Illuminations - Watts Gallery, Surrey (Workshop)
2013, Spatial Exposure - "Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public" Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury
2012, Qualia - Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Ramsgate (part of the Ramsgate Art Festival) 


2019, The Festival of Looking - Folkestone
2019, Across the Tracks - The Folkestone Urban Room, Folkestone
2018, The Tomorrow People - Customs House, Folkestone
2016, The Spatialist - Plinth, Cliftonville/Margate (co-curated with Anna Maria Baranowska)
2014, Mapping - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2014, The Fold - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2013, A4C2 - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone
2013, Danna Project Founders Show - The Pie Factory, Margate
2013, A4C: A4 Art for Charity - Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone
2012, Urban Narrative - Limbo Substation, Margate
2012, BodyScape03 - University of Kent, Canterbury
2011, Bodyscape01 - Arlington House, Margate


2017, The Ambient Mass - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2016, After Melancholia - Godinton House, Ashford
2015, Satellite:1984 - Brewery Tap, Folkestone
2015, The Unprescribed House - Resort Studios, Margate
2014, All Things Vibrations - Brewery Tap, Folkestone (part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2013, Danna Project Founders Show 2 - The Parade Gallery, Margate


2019, Scaffolds of Nature - Participate Contemporary, Shrewsbury
2018, Urban Skanzen - Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
2017, Future Reflections - 21+27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone (as part of the Folkestone Triennial Fringe programme)
2017, Littoral Light 2 - Dumpton Gap beach, Ramsgate (as part of the Ramsgate Arts Festival)
2016, Littoral Light - Dumpton Gap beach, Ramsgate (as part of the Ramsgate Arts Festival)
2015, Graduate Show - University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
2014, Interlude - 64 Tontine Street, Folkestone
2012, Danna Project + Friends - New Vision Gallery, Canterbury
2012, Ebbs&Flows - Limbo Substation, Margate
2011, POP_UP CITY - The Pie Factory, Margate
2011, A1 Open - Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable
2011, Revealing the Woodland - The Art Room, Ashford
2011, We are Studio#Two - The Pie Factory, Margate
2009, Free Range: Interior Architecture - The Old Truman Brewery, London


01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019 // Artist in Residence for Folkestone Fringe (part of the Magic Carpets platform), Folkestone
13/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 // Artist in Residence for Prague Biennale (part of the Magic Carpets platform), Czech Republic.
01/09/2016 - 31/12/2016 // Artist in Residence for The Beaney Gallery and Museum, Canterbury


2019, Flash Art (Czech and Slovak edition), No.5 Vol. XIV-2019 - Special Issue: Magic Carpets
2018, Urban Artscapes: Essays on Political, Social and Cultural Contexts (McFarland & Co Inc)
2016, ATV_0.2//RESO, exhibition catalogue (Self-Published)

Academic Teaching

10/2020 - Present // Lecturer of Design, Institute of Creativity and Innovation, Xiamen University, China
03/2018 - 07/2019 // National Saturday Club Tutor, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester
09/2016 - Present // Associate Lecturer of Design for Stage01 Architecture, University for the Creative Arts
02/2016 - 03/2016 // Architecture Workshop Facilitator - National Saturday Club, University for the Creative Arts
09/2011 - 07/2012 // Sessional Design Tutor for Stage01 Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts
10/2009 - 12/2009 // Graduate Teaching Assistant for Stage00 Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts


2013 - 2015 // MA Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts
2006 - 2009 // BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, University for the Creative Arts


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