Bio / CV

Updated 13 Dec 2017


I work across media, exploring the use of time-rich perspectives in addressing a changeable landscape. Through academic and socially-engaged collaboration I ground my practice in a range of different approaches and seek to integrate it within varied spheres of lived experience. My work uses found materials and borrowed languages to elicit layered histories of place through drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. I currently entwine a lively contemporary art practice with doctoral studies in human geography at the University of Bristol.


2015-2019               PhD Human Geography, University of Bristol (current)

2014-2015               MSc Human Geography: Society and Space, University of Bristol – Distinction

2003- 2006              BA(hons) Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art – Distinction in Historical and Critical Studies

01-05 2005              Erasmus student exchange program, Hungarian National Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

1999-2002               Israel Arts and Science Academy, Jerusalem

Exhibitions and Events

2017               Crane cultures – Hula Valley Research Centre, Israel-Palestine

2016               Weather Station II – B-Side Festival, Portland, Dorset

2016               Imagined Landscapes – RWA, Bristol

2015               The Water Knows All My Secrets – Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

2015               Somerset Art Week / Big Draw– Bow Wharf, Langport, Somerset

2015               Weather Station – OSR Projects, West Coker, Somerset

2015               Paper Makers – NERC-funded Art-Science collaboration project, University of Glasgow

2014               PaThOu – Dutch-English flood knowledge exchange, Wells Cathedral Museum (AquaDelta)

2014               LitterARTi – Sculpture trail, Bristol-Bath Cycle Path (Arts Council England and Pierrian Foundation)

2014               Speculative Ground: Proposals on Paper – University of Edinburgh

2014               The Power of the Sea – RWA, Bristol

2013               Unruly Waters – Parlour Showrooms, Bristol

2013               Wunderkammión / Museum of Food Sovereignty – Create Centre, Bristol

2013               Bristol Harbour Festival 2013 (Bristol Food Network)

2012               Everything and More – The Old School Room, West Coker (Arts Council England)

2012               Cultivate 2: A Gift For Somerset – The Brewhouse, Taunton (Arts Council England)

2012               The Kammióneers (with Kilter Theatre – – Bath Fringe Theatre Festival (Bath Fringe)

2012               Wunderkammión – Langport Town Festival (Somerset Art Works)

2011               FutureMuseum Open Studio, Bristol

2010               Museum of Catalysm – Emporium Gallery, Bristol

2010               Bristol Harbour Festival 2010 (Bristol City Council)

2009               SWLA Annual Exhibition – The Mall Gallery, London (SWLA)

2009               View/Hide – Growing Our Future, Okehampton College, Devon (Arts Council England)

2007               Out of Time – Hunterian Zoological Museum, Glasgow

2006               Kingfisher project – Kelvin River Walkway, Glasgow

Workshops and conference papers

2017               Thinking Ecologies: drawing cross-disciplinary encounters in contested wetland landscapes – RGS-IBS 2017, London

2017               Picnic: an intervention – TRiP research cluster, Bath Spa University Postgraduate Conference, Corsham

2016               Beyond interdisciplinarity: Situating practice in the art-geography nexus – themed day session co-coordinated with Prof Owain Jones, Dr J D Dewsbury and Dr Merle Patchett at the Royal Geographical Society annual conference, London

2016               The Crucible – B-Side Festival, Portland, Dorset

2015               An Exercise in Deliberate Anthropomorphism – ‘Invisible Landscapes’ seminar, OSR Projects, Somerset

2015               Uncertain Shores – ‘Landscaping Change: Water’ seminar, Arnolfini, Bristol

2014               Riding the Tide II – ‘Of the Earth’ conference, Walk On, University of Plymouth

2014               Riding the Tide I – ‘Resilience: Just do it?!’ conference, University of Groningen

2014               Modelling to meaning: Communicating uncertainty in flood risk science – Centre for Flooding, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England

2014               Drawing closer: skilled methodologies for more-than-human geography – Royal Geographical Society annual conference, London

2014               Drawing in the Round – Postphenomenological Research Group, University of the West of England

2014               Crafting – Politics and Matter Research Group, University of Bristol

2013               Unruly Waters at “Walking the City: Mapping Borders” – Parlour Showrooms, Bristol

2013               Collaborative Mapping workshop at “TEEC project – International Network for Arts and Culture”, The Island, Bristol

2012               Future Recall: the fluid tense as a creative strategy at PLaCE speakers Series, UWE, Bristol

2011               FutureMuseum at “Learning to Live: Floods and Futures”, AHRC Living Flood Histories network, Guildhall Arts Centre, Gloucester

Residencies and Awards

2017               University of Bristol Alumni Association Travel Award, New Orleans, USA, 2018

2017               AHRC Student Development Fund, International placement, Huleh Research Centre, Israel-Palestine.

2016               AHRC Student Development Fund, International field work and immersive language study trip.

2016               Outstanding Academic Performance Prize, MSC Society and Space, University of Bristol, 2014-15

2015-2018    AHRC Doctoral Studentship award, University of Bristol / SWW DTP

2014-2015    Some:when, Parrett Floodplain, Somerset – grant awarded by Somerset Community Foundation for a collaborative socially-engaged art project

2008-2009    Growing our Future, Okehampton College, Devon

2008               Capmark Europe / SWLA Bursary

2006               W O Hutcheson Drawing Prize, GSA


2018               “Riding the Tide: Socially-engaged art and resilience in an uncertain future” (with Seila Fernandez-Arconada) in Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places (ed. E.M. Trell, B. Restemeyer, M. Bakeman, B. van Hoven), Taylor and Francis.

2017               “Situating skill: contemporary observational drawing as a spatial method in geographical research” in Cultural Geographies (online first DOI: 10.1177/147447)

2014               “Succession” in Dark Mountain, vol. 6

2014               The Power of the Sea, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2013               “Archiving memories of changing flood risk: Interdisciplinary explorations around knowledge for resilience” (with Lindsey McEwen et al) in Journal of Arts and Communities, Vol. 4, 1&2, McEwen, Robertson and Wilson (ed), Intellect Press, 2013

2006               Ruth Barker and Niall Macdonald, Interview: in Placed Upon the Horizon – A Permanent Public Artwork, South Lanarkshire Council, East Kilbride

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