I am a research-led curator and PhD candidate in my third year of research. My practice is centred on the interconnections between artistic, curatorial and academic fields. I have worked with a number of cultural institutions, in gallery and curatorial roles. These include: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds Arts University, The British Library and the National Science and Media Museum.
My practice is situated in the space between curatorial and artistic fields. Working as a freelancer, I have curated several exhibitions including, Under Digitial Rain, 2016 at the Bowery, Leeds and operating under a collective carried out interventional works in London, Espacio Gallery, Left Bank Leeds and the Leeds Art Gallery. I am co-founder of the artist-led collective, The Retro Bar at the End of The Universe and I co-founded the Artist-led Research Group [ARG] with fellow PhD candidate Kerry Harker. I am currently in receipt of The Frank Parkinson Scholarship.
Projects: Research Assistant (co- curator) Murals, Mosaics, Street and Public Art, map and walking tour (2009) as part of the restoration project of the Chilean Mural funded by The Leeds University Union and the Heritage Lottery Fund. I am an active member of the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage and I am engaged in conversation with several local and regional organisations including, Skippko and Yorkshire Visual Arts Network (YVAN) .
- Artist-led Research
- Curatorial Practice
- Collectivism within modern and contemporary art
- Relational Dialectics
Conferences: Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums - March 2017 @ University of Leeds.
Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Conference- Un-histories: art and the unconcluded- March 2018 @ OCAD University Toronto.
Ecologies and Economies of the Artist-led: Place, Space, Future- October 2018 @ MAAP Charity, Mabgate and FAHACS.
Artist-led Researcher Roundtable @ Exhibition Research Lab, John Moores University- Feb 2019.
Artist-led Research Group blog: https://artistledresearchgroup.wordpress.com/
The Retro Bar at The End of The Universe blog: https://retrobarattheendofuniverse.wordpress.com/
Medium.com profile: https://medium.com/@fh13jdw
- Master of Arts in Art Gallery and Museum Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with Hons
- Foundation Degree in Art and Design