Only in memories (detail), 2011
As an artist, arts facilitator and teacher of art, I am interested in exploring the collaborative and participatory processes of art-making and their social function outside as well as inside the gallery space. Employing a combination of photography, film, mixed media and installation, I continue to seek and investigate multiple ways to involve wider, more diverse audiences and communities in the production, products and interpretation of meaningful and valuable art works and projects.
My work primarily deals with an exploration of personal narratives, memories or experiences and how these individual starting points can extend outwards connecting to the wider social, cultural and historical context of our lives.
My Masters research project is an example of how I aim to establish mutual working relationships with the people with whom I work so that they become equal collaborators rather than subjects, enabling their voices to surface with my own.