I am professional artist and studied a Bachelors Degree at Camberwell University of the Arts London (2008-2011) and hold a Masters Honours Degree in Fine Art (2013-2015) from Chelsea, University of the Arts London. Since graduating, I set up a life drawing and performance project about sexual health to address the issues facing LGBTQ communities around HIV and intimacy. The project has been curated within educational events at National Art venues including Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Barbican Centre and also at Research events at the AHRC Commons in 2016, Arts and Medical Humanities (2017/2018), and University College London, where I lead a joint research project with Prof Ben Campkin to present two workshop performance events at the Bloomsbury Theatre (in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies, Urban labs, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and Dr Angela Hodgson-Teal). During 2016 and 2017 I was invited by the Head of Critical Practice at Chelsea UAL to joint lead a Seminar for MA Fine Art students about the Performance Artist, Anne Bean and was invited by students to do tutorials.
I take an individual approach to tutoring in a similar way to the tutorials I experienced at Art School. Fine Art is a complex subject and artists practice and interests vary. Some students are interested in participatory performance practices, whilst others are interested in 2D media and studio practice. I find that the best approach is to ask students to show their latest work and then to discuss the contexts and motivations for it. This may indicate if skills need to be developed to improve the execution of the work or to understand through further experimentation with materials. I am able to offer workshop skills in Painting with Oils, acrylic, charcoal, woodwork, and other resistant materials.
I’m interested in synchronised swimming and trains two times a week with Out To Swim synchronised swimming team and he is responsible as the competitions' secretary for organising group competitions. This month the team will perform at the London Aquatic Centre in Stratford.