BIO / CV
I am an emerging digital visual artist working with moving image and installation. Having started in commercial filmmaking in 2011 I developed my career to incorporate the arts field, predominantly working in collaboration creating dance film, video design and arts documentary. I am a co-founder and associate director of UNIT who, between 2015 and 2017 were associate artists at Dance East. My portfolio includes commissions from DanceEast, Aldeburgh Music, Secondhand Dance, SouthEast Dance and Big Chill Festival. My dance film work has been screened throughout Europe, 'Waiting' (2016) was shortlisted and screened at The Eye, Amsterdam and in the same year ‘Coat Tales’ was screened at Sadlers Wells. In addition I taught part time for over 10 years in FE as a lecturer in media production and film theory.
Following the completion of my MA in Artist Film & Moving Image at Goldsmiths in 2021 I have made a step change towards becoming an independent artist working with digital technologies in an artistic context. In early 2022 I was awarded a DYCP grant to develop my independent practice over the year, this has in turn led to being accepted for a week-long residency with SPILL festival exploring digital exhibition modes. I have also recently received a commission from Colchester and Ipswich Museums as a digital artist to work within the community to create a work that will be installed as part of the Landscape Rebels exhibition.
2022 Landscape Rebels (Group) In Progress - to be presented at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
2022 SYN Room (collaboration) Presented at Brunel University in their 360 immersive dome
2021 Your World Wonders Me (Group) Presented at Goldsmiths Postgraduate Exhibition
2022 Arts Council England DYCP award
2021 Cap O’Rushes (UNIT) Screened at Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference
2017/18 20 Questions (UNIT) Regional performance tour funded by Arts Council England
2016 Waiting (UNIT) Screened at Cinedans, Amsterdam
2015 Youth (UNIT) Screened at U.Dance Plymouth and Belfast Big Screen
2014 Coat Tales (UNIT) Screened at Elixir Festival, Sadlers Wells
2022. SPILL Think Tank. Independent week long residency to explore exhibition modes
2019. Studio Wayne McGregor Research & Development as part of current UNIT project, Electric Light Moves
2015-17 DanceEast Associate Artist as part of UNIT
Visual Artist - Moving Image (2020 – Present)
Working across moving image, audio-visual design and installation with a focus on applying moving image for emotional connection with the audience and their environment. The aesthetics of movement, form and sound are key to my approach.
Associate Director (2014 - Present) UNIT
Filmmaker and video designer creating dance films, visuals for stage (including projection mapping) and promotional film work. Working with communities and professional dancers within the east of England.
Arts Filmmaker (2011 – Present) Freelance
Extensive work across the arts field creating arts films, documentaries and promos. I have worked with DanceEast, SPILL Festival, Aldeburgh Music, Big Chill Festival, South-East Dance, Secondhand Dance, IP-ART Festival and many independent artists.
Film & Video Production Lecturer (Oct 2007 – Aug 2021) Suffolk New College
Working with students across age ranges and abilities I coordinated and designed programme structure successfully. Competent teaching and assessment strategies working across a range of awarding bodies.
Director, Production Manager & Production Coordinator (2003-2007) mcm productions
Agency in London, working for brands such as L’Oreal, Gordon’s Gin, Turner Prize, Sky, 4Music, Runner's World, Adnams and Williams F1. Beginning as a production coordinator, then production manager and finally directing my own commercial promotional work.
• MA Artists Film & Moving Image, Goldsmiths College
• Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), University of Suffolk
• BA (Hons) Media Arts with Video Production, Thames Valley University