MA Fine Art
I am an artist with an interest in listening as a practice and the object as a stimulus. Research takes a predominantly ethnographic and auto-ethnographic approach, based on the personal experiences and lived reality of myself and others. My work demonstrates an understanding of the idiosyncratic and challenging aspects of the everyday by disrupting the familiar with a sense of uncertainty and the uncanny, often alluding to the playful or amusing. I create sculptural installations to visually demonstrate and articulate ideas, experimenting with multiple materials, processes and techniques. This MA has enabled me to expand conceptual and critical thinking in partnership with my creative practice; developing confidence and capabilities as the course has progressed.
I also create large diagrammatic abstract paintings to visualise my creative process and thinking. This has supported my sculptural work by creating a conduit for chaotic, erratic and often confusing ideas. During the MA, I have completed a number of paid commissions of this type of artwork – an area I am keen to exhibit and develop in more depth in the future.
In addition to my work as a practising artist, I work for Norfolk and Norwich Festival, managing and producing arts projects with other artists, children and young people. This work allows me to support the development of arts and culture across the region, develop a greater insight into the lives and creative practices of a wide variety of people, but also provides a platform for further research and development of my own practice as an artist.