I am a visual artist based in Brighton, UK. I make work primarily with photography and moving image but also use audio, book making and installation. I was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Photography from the University of Brighton, with Distinction, in 2017.

My practise is concerned primarily with ideas of landscape, narrative and liminality, using them to explore the temporal space between transience and permanence.

The working process requires patient and repeated exploration of each location, an endeavour not immediately apparent and yet indelibly inscribed into the work. Human presence is implied but never depicted.

My most recent, intimately related, work Hogsmill Valley (1977) and It Happened Here investigate my concerns via obsession and repetition.

I am currently in the preliminary stages of making new work, with the preliminary title Like, Forever. It will explore our perception of different time scales related to a very particular type of human endeavour in the British landscape, and consider it in the context of the immediate present, historical, and geological time.

My work has been collected internationally and exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy of Art, Royal Scottish Academy, Towner Gallery and Somerset House.

 

Education

2017 MA Photography, with Distinction, University of Brighton, UK

2014 Visual Arts Associateship, Royal Photographic Society

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Upcoming: Snap To Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA, 14 Dec - 06 Jan 18.

2017  National Open Art Exhibition, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK.

2017 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 154th Open Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, UK.

2017  Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland, July – October 2017.

2017  Sussex Open 2017, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK, July – October 2017, (Jury: Richard Billingham, Rosie Cooper, Brian Cass.)

2017  Storying the Self, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

2016  Counter Memory, MA Degree Show, University of Brighton Galleries, Brighton, UK.

2016  Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK.

2015  Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition. (Jury: Richard Billingham, Simon Roberts, Louise Clements, Bridget Coaker, Dewi Lewis.)

  • Truman Brewery (London)
  • Royal Albert Hall (London)
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales)
  • The Hive (Worcester, UK)
  • Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (UK)
  • Municipal Gallery (Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
  • University of Derby (UK).

2015  Alamy Portraits, The Print Space, London, UK.

2014  Sony WPO Awards, "Commended" in Architecture category, Somerset House, London, UK.

2014  Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, Southampton, UK.

2014  Best Shots. Jury Chair: Joe Cornish Hon FRPS

  • Joe Cornish Gallery (Northallerton, UK )
  • The Station (Richmond)
  • Kellie Castle (St. Andrews)
  • Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw (Llanbedrog)
  • Michelham Priory (Hailsham)

2014  Blue, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA.

2013  Brighton Photo Fringe 13 – The Miniclick Response Group Show. The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK.

2013  Best Of Show: The Photo Review 29th Annual International Photography Competition. Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA. 

 

Publications

Average Art, Vol. 16, p.7-8, Nov. 2017

Wotisart, p.5-6, Oct. 2017

Darren Campion, Borrowed Words: The Language of Photographic Education, YET Magazine Vol. 10, p.84-91, 2016

Interview, The Fine Art Collective Vol. 2, Photowhoa, p.52-61, 2016