I am a UK based self-taught conceptual mannequin artist and my work is drawn upon narratives from the female perspective based on my own experiences of women’s rights and identity, domestic abuse, mental health disorder and invisible illness. My intention is to create subtle, relatable pieces which portray both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; expressing vulnerability and instability but also alluding to the fundamental core strength within. I enjoy responding to both reference and materials in unconventional ways, pushing their and my boundaries.

 

Mannequins are fibreglass/plastic embodiments of us - idealistic representations of human bodies and human faces, but which can be altered with a single manipulation. They have an element of anonymity and uniformity which enables me to tackle subjects such as domestic abuse on an impersonal level thereby, hopefully, opening up the topic to everyone - they’re a human face but they’re not a human face. My mannequins  are all secondhand, aged and broken, and have had a working history which intrigues me.  

My work has been shown throughout the UK and internationally, and in June/July 2019 I had my first solo show, Still Life, at The Jam Factory, Oxford. In October 2018 I co-curated an exhibition at Espacio Gallery, London which coincided with World Mental Health Day and brought together 43 international, emerging and accomplished artists who express life’s difficulties through artwork created as and for self-expression, communication and therapeutic release. 

 

Most of my work is for sale in the form of limited edition aluminium or acrylic prints (all sizes) or unique handmade 300gsm sealed paper prints (A6-A3); and sculpture and ball originals. If you are interested in purchasing or discussing anything please contact me.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

SOLO SHOWS

PREVIOUS GROUP SHOWS/EVENTS

8 February - 25 April 2020 (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

16 November 2019 - 16 January 2020

2019

'Peerfest 2019' by Mind, West Bromwich Albion FC, Birmingham

'Have a H'Art' by Sweet 'Art (fundraising event), The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

'From ArtCan with Love' by ArtCan (postcard fundraiser) , Fitzrovia Gallery, London

Twitter Art Exhibit (postcard fundraiser for Mind), Out of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

FLUX Exhibition, The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London

2018

'Beautiful & Damned' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

'Girl Child' by ArtCan, NW London Resource Centre, London

'(In)visible' by Atramental (curated by Jenni Bea and myself), Espacio Gallery, London

'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, Misc. Art Center, Timisoara, Romania

'44 Artworks' @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

'From ArtCan with Love' ArtCan Postcard Fundraiser Exhibition, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

'Ich Will' (Rammstein themed club night) by 8 Music Group, Nightclub Kolis, London

'Unspoken' by Sweet 'Art, The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, London

'Nostalgia' by Artnumber23, TOON, Amsterdam, Netherlands

'Square Peg' by ArtCan at Circle Gallery, Sheffield

An 'Illuminate Herstory' exhibition, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

'Pink' by Clouds Art Coffee, Suginami, Tokyo

'Intent' by Cultivate at BMST Space, London

44 Artworks @ 44 Hallam Street by ArtCan, Hallam Street Conference Centre, London

2017

'What is the Point?' by ArtCan, Camden Image Gallery, London

'Monochrome' by Merge-Arts, The Cafe Gallery, Islington Arts Factory, London

'TRIBE17' by Chrom-Art, The Bargehouse, Oxo Wharf Tower, London

'Appearance of...' by ArtCan, A&D Gallery, London

An Art Event by Nasty Women UK, Stour Space, London

'FemFest' by Sweet 'Art in partnership with Ugly Duck, London

Mental Health Charity Fundraising Auction by Chilli Studios at Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Menier Gallery, London

'State of Mind' by Lou Gilmore-George, Northallerton, North Yorks

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens

'Interact' by Cultivate at Coate, London

'Stimulus' by Artnumber23, Greenhouse, Berlin

'At This Point In Time' by WITP, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

2016

'T'ART' by Sweet Art, Pearl & Bones Gallery, London

'Gluttony' by Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans, Herts

East Kent Artists' Open House weekends, Margate, Kent

'Humans' by Made In.. Art Gallery, Venice, Italy

'The Nude' by Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London

'MEWS #2 Routes' by Jakbox, Camden, London

Blair Zaye Presents 'Exposed', Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich, London

'Breakfast in Beirut' by Artiki Eventi, Treviso, Italy

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