I began my career in Bristol at the award winning public art producers Situations (2002-2018), where I was part of the small creative team who set out to challenge global perspectives on public art and deliver groundbreaking projects such as Nowhereisland, 2012 for the Cultural Olympiad.
During my time in Bristol I produced my own curatorial projects and was a member of the Spike Island Associates Scheme, playing a vital role in Bristol’s vibrant independent art community at a time when the cities visual arts scene was flourishing.
In 2013 I relocated to Southampton where I began Host Productions to continue my career independently and on a part time basis while I raised my children and continue to do so. Since moving to the south coast I have supported a range of arts organisations and artists providing project management, curatorial/ producer services and organisational development.
I have contributed to a number of research and advocacy projects connected with public art. I was part of the pilot phase for the European Network of Public Art Producers 2010-2011 (ENPAP), which culminated in the book Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now). I am acting chair of ‘ixia: Public Art Think Tank’ supporting the reshaping and diversification of the network.
I’m an active member of my local community Bitterne Park as a trustee for Riverside Pre-School and running BP Litter Pick to keep our green spaces environmentally clean so they can flourish.
I am currently focussing on reactivating my independent practice as a producer. From May 2021 I will be researching the possibilities of starting an independent pubic art commissioning programme in the Southampton suburb of Bitterne Park. This period of self-development is generously funded by Arts Council England via their Developing Your Creative Practice Grants.