I am an artist and curator. Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism, recording a rhythm ‘n’ blues album about tax avoidance, or proposing art schools be built over golf courses, my work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions.
In 2012 I founded English Disco Lovers (EDL), a protest group that looked to reclaim the 'EDL' acronym of the English Defence League. The project involved; online occupations, street-level protests, club nights, talks and exhibitions. Other projects include Under the Shade I Flourish (2015-16), in which a 1960s rhythm 'n' blues band became a vehicle to discuss the interconnected nature of Britain's colonial history, tax avoidance and soft power. In 2017 I curated You're Surrounded by Me at Turf Projects, Croydon, a group exhibition which commented “on the political importance of love, humour, non-violence, collaboration and speculative futures.” (Hatty Nestor, Studio International, Sept 2017)
I was a participant in Syllabus III, an alternative, peer-led, learning programme (2017-18). Exhibitions & commissions include; Survey, Jerwood Space, London (2018) g39, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool; & BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (all 2019); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool John Moore University (2018) & South London Gallery (2018-19); The Billboard, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff (2018); Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire (2017); You're Surrounded by Me, Turf Projects, Croydon (2017); Under the Shade I Flourish, xero, kline & coma, London (2016); and Outdancing Formations, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg (2015).
Awards, bursaries and publications include; Fenton Arts Trust Bursary 2017; A.P.T Graduate Studio Award 2016; Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists 2015; Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 2015; Catlin Guide 2015; and Collyer Bristow Graduate Award 2014.