2013 Masters Degree in Fine Art with distinction, Sheffield Hallam University.
2002–2004 Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Fine Art Painting & Printmaking.
2000 - 2001 Art Access, Peoples College, Nottingham,
1994 –1996 A-Level Drama, Art & Design & GNVQ Media Studies Melton Mowbray College.
Further Training (CPD)
2021 Diploma in Dream Psychology
2020 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training - certified trainer and facilitator
2013 Adobe Illustrator, Fashion Textile and Tile Design, London.
2011 Philosophy For Children, Beckton, London.
2009 ONC level 1 and 2 in Furniture Making, Sheffield College,
2008 Final Cut Pro (video Editing) Forkbeard Fantasy Studios.
2008 Multi-Media Theatre, Puppetry & Animation, Forkbeard Studios.
2007 Mask Making and Performance, The Mask Academy.
2007 Spontaneous Story Telling, Emerson College.
2007 Child-Led learning, Mallaguzzi Centre Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2006 Mask-Making, Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico, Italy.
2006 Approaches in Documentation, ACE, Reggio Emilia.
2006 Improvisation, The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
2021 Arts Council England - DYCP (develop your creative practice)
2018 Making Ways, Research and Development.
2014 Arts Council Award, Nottingham residency & solo show.
2014 Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted Artist 2014.
2012 Margaret Tite Bursary Award.
2011 Arts Council England, New Work Development Grant.
2007 Young Entrepreneur of the year Award. Enterprise Award.
2006 Arts Council England, Professional Development Grant.
2005 Princess Trust Award. Business Award.
2004 Inspiral, Creativity Award.
Solo Shows & Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 ‘‘A Vast Plain’ Painting, Prosaic Projects Gallery within Bloc Studios.
2018 ‘This Class Works’ - Selected group show exhibiting new net lace fabric design as installation piece. 14th - 29th July 92 Burton Road, Sheffield.
2018 ‘Utopia - Dystopia’ exhibition 19th - 28th September at Millennium Galleries Sheffield.
2018 ‘Labyrinths’ Installation 26th -28th September at Western Park.
2017 'Butterfly and the Bird' - Animation screening, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
2016 'Futurecade' - Animated Wallpaper at The Millenium Galleries.
2016 'All we saw...' Animated archive images, Group show, Bloc Gallery.
2014 'Haunted' - Installation. The Lace Market Gallery, Solo Show, Nottingham.
2014 'Oak' - Print, APG Works: Newly commission prints for In Circulation.
2014 'Net' - York Art Gallery: Aesthetica Art Prize. Video.
2013 'Snippet' - Hanover Project Video Festival. Video.
2013 Net - Sculpture, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2013 'Soixante-neuf' - Wallpaper Installation, Nastupiste, Topoľčany, Slovakia.
2013 'Delicate' - Window Drawing, Wirksworth Arts Festival, Wirksworth.
2013 'Where Is the Work?' - MA Final Show, S1 Basement, Sheffield.
2013 'Outside In' - Fringe Art Bath, Wallpaper Installation, Bath.
2013 'Harry' - Animation, 12x12x12 Group Show at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2012 Pass MA Book - Intervention, collaboration between MA students at The Sculpture Hall, Edinburgh School of Art, Edinburg
2012 The North - Bloc Assembly Group show. ‘Untitled’ mixed media. Bloc Gallery, Sheffield.
2011 The Public Are Not Invited - Group show. Barbedwire wallpaper ‘Boarders’. The Workshop, Nottingham.
2010 'Barbedwire' Abaracadabara - Mardin Biennale International Art Festival, Turkey.
2009 'The Rose Garden' - A collaborative show. Exhibition of animations and sculpture. Bradford Playhouse Theatre. Bradford.
2007 'Untitled' - BLOC Assembly. Mirror and light sculpture installation. A Group show at Sylvester Space, Sheffield.
2014 Aesthetica Magazine, Art Prize Anthology: 100 Contemporary artists.
2013 Something-to-be-done: Blurb Publication.
2013 Haunted: An Unexpected Revelation: Blurb Publication.
2007 Learning Together: Child Teacher and Artist. Funded by ACE.
2006 The Mirror Project, DVD. Funded by Arts Council England.
Research & Artist-In-Residence
2021 Hepworth Gallery - Artist in residence for the Burberry Inspire Project.
2020 Observing the Dreamer - Research project and online seminars exploring impacts on creativity and dreaming during lockdown.
2019 Beck Primary School - Animating the times tables child-led learning project.
2018 Festival Of The Mind and The University of Sheffield - Alfred Denny Museum focusing on research on Iridescence in the Heliconious Butterfly.
2018 Festival of the Mind - Project in collaboration with Mental Health department building Labarinths in public park spavces across the city.
2018 Endevour - Litter sculpture project inspired by NYC artist Mark Jenkins working with NEET pupils to create art works addressing the litter probelems in the Page Hall area of the city.
2017 Matin House Children’s Hospice, Artist residency designing and creating publicity artwork with children and families across North Yorkshire.
2016 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Lead Artist for Ignite, educational reseacrch project.
2013 Adams Building in the Nottingham Lace Market, 1 year research residency.
2013 Nastupiste 1-12 Topolcany, Slovakia. 1 week residency.
2013 Locality C Project, raising attainment through the arts working in three schools across Sheffield focusing on film making and story telling.
2011 Emmaus Primary School. Sillouhette film animation & story-telling project,Y3.
2011 Darnall Community Nursery. Sensory Installation & Outdoor Learning, NI
06-11 Creative Partnerships - Lead Artist working across various schools delivering CPD, INSET days and creative projects focusing on design and technology, mathematics and art and Interior Design, Model making & Outdoor learning with a focus on the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach to delivery.
Commissions & Collaborations
2022 Worsbrough Mill - Illustrating & developing storytelling trails & wildlife maps.
2021 Cannon Hall - Illustrating & developing learning resources for schools literacy visits.
2020 Illustration for Waverley Wildlife Trail community engagement SYHA.
2019 Album cover - Rowan Rhenigan folk singer and musican new solo album tour.
2018 Alfred Denny Museum - Lenticular Butterfly and moth design for entrance hall.
2017 FutureCade - Animated wallpaper design for The Millenium Galleries.
2016 Hand printed artist designed wall-art, New York City for private client.
2014 Animated Installation for The National fairground Archive and the Festival of the Mind.
2013 Arts Council Funded Film Installation in collaboration with world renouned circus performer.
2012 Shangri-La Installation at Glastonbury Arts and Music Festival.
2008 BLOC Billboard, hand printed wallpaper pattern. Sheffield.
2008 Illumin, A collaboration with Dance duet Rebecca Hayter, Sam
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Professional Development , Workshops & Work History
2021 Leeds Arts University - Visiting lecturer for Visual Communication degree.
2020 Koestler Arts - Curating exhibition at Millennium galleries with SYJS (Sheffield youth justice service), curating an exhibition of art created in prisons.
2019 V&A design Lab Nation - Creative Design and technology project working with secondary schools in Sheffield and in London.
2019 Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust - Working with the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition creating various workshop activities for the public schools and dementia groups.
2019 Cannon Hall - Developing interactive story telling educational activities to help visitors to engage with the history of the park grounds and gardens.
2019 Barnsley Museums Trust - Working community to develop new creative learning centre and developing school curriculum activities.
2019 Worsbrough Mill - Family learning creating storytelling map for visitors.
2018 Hype Dance - Art Director for Dali’s Guest. Insatllation for show dealing with the effects of cancer on the body.
2018 Muriel Design Ltd. Artist/Designer/Founder. Creating bespoke handmade and innovative wallpapers, fabrics and animated pictures and prints.
2017- Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Artist educator, running workshops and tours.
2016 Guest Speaker at Yorkshire Art Space with Timourous Beasties.
2015 Sculptor Assistant for Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cake Man/Cake Boy.
2015 -16 Art Department Manager and Coordinator, Shangri-La Glastonbury Festival. managing large scale immersive theatre/visual arts installation.
2014 New College Nottingham: teaching BA Design, Fine Art, Fashion and Textile design students repeat pattern design and printing.
2013 IntoLACE exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, creating an archive of oral histories relating to local womens work histories.
2012 Promotional Film making and documentation. Filming and editing for various creative arts events festivals and circus.
2010 Sheffield Hallam University, Specialist visiting lecturer delivering a seminar on creative learning. Focusing on artists adopting a child-led approach to changing environments within the school. For second year primary education students.
2008 Yorkshire Art Space. Delivering presentation on own work and the artists role working in partnership with teachers and children and documentation in schools.
06-11 Creative Partnership. Freelance Artist ’Creative Partner’ working I collaboration with schools developing projects to enhance learning through creativity delivering CPD and inset day trainings sessions.
2007 Sheffield Arts Education. Delivering presentations at CPD sessions.