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The work I make is usually formed from research with a layered historical context, but I see it as storytelling. The written word inspires my practice greatly with themes centred around belonging, place and memory, especially in terms of the home and heritage.

 

As an artist I work with a variety of photographic methods, digital and analogue such as scanning,

photocopying and traditional dark room printing. 

2020 - 2021

MA PHOTOGRAPHY

University of Brighton 

2002 - present

FREELANCE ARTIST EDUCATOR 

The National Portrait Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Photoworks, Brighton, Victoria and Albert Museum London and independent organisations such as Farley Farm, home of photographer  Lee Miller. Also working on various programmes and projects with additional partners such a Culture Shift, Arts Award ,STEM Sussex, Devonshire Collective. I have experience working with schools, hospices,  communities, hospital schools, rough sleepers, special needs and elders 

2017 -19

FOTOFONTY

Fotofonty was a unique partnership formed with myself and graphic artist Maja Jones. With primary use of photography and typology we provided fun and educational based workshops with positive values such as 'Vote for Me' 'Reasons to be cheerful 123' and 'Glitch Your Selfie'   

2006 -2016 

MR AND MRS DOAK’S BUMPER BOOKSHOP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS  

Eastbourne and Hastings

While bringing up a young family I opened a successful and creative children's bookshop and tea room with my husband. Hosting author events, workshops and clubs we became a vital hub for the young families in the towns. Recommended by The Guardian as one of the top 50 independent bookshops in the country 'Blessed with one of the best names for any shop anywhere’ 

EXHIBITIONS 

2021

The Gilt and the Gingerbread 

In A Silent Way

Regency Town House Brighton 

MA show 

2020

The Visible Reminder 

The Iris Collective

Brighton Photo Fringe

Roses of Redoubt

Full Frontal Window Installation, Eastbourne 

2019  

Portrait Of A Girl With A Lovely Voice 

(Cerys Mathews)

The National Portrait Gallery,London.

on display in the 20th Century Galleries 

2018 

The Only Known Portrait of Christiana Edmunds

Cold Cases 

Old Police Cells Museum. Brighton Photo Fringe,

 

2017  

Everything is Visible (The Gaze of Mrs Jones)

Overhaul 

Safehouse 1 Peckham 24 (fringe of Photo London] 

Through The Curtain

Sussex Open  

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 

2016

'The Mantlepiece Pictures' 

Community Cornerstone project 

St Mary’s Church Kemp Town Brighton

Giddy (32 Portraits)

Brighton University. Brighton Festival