WRITING AND CURATING

Catalogue essays + publications

2018 ‘David Haughton in St Just’, publication text to accompany David Haughton exhibition at Penlee Museum & Art Gallery, Penzance. The text was presented in the form of a biographical narrative, the intention being to evoke a sense of Haughton’s life and artistic practice by drawing closely on his own words and those of his contemporaries.

2017 ‘The size of a brick’, Making Ground essay. I was writer and mentor for the Making Ground project which followed the creative collaboration between two Sussex based artists, Anne-Marie O’Sullivan and Elaine Bolt, over the course of a year-long residency.  My essay ‘The size of a brick’ reflected on the artists’ journey and was presented in the form of a chronology that mirrored the project’s evolution.

2011 ‘Transformation and Change’Don’t look back, I told you so! Chien-Wei Chang exhibition; Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

2010 ‘Touch’: a site specific installation by Lyndall Phelps at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

2010 Clare Wardman + Iain Richardson new work

2009 Overview: new work by glass and textile artist Susan Kinley (catalogue essay),

2008, June Artists’ profiles 2 www.a-n.co.uk/artists_profiles_2

2006 ‘Prickings’ new work by Catherine Bertola (catalogue introduction)

2003 ‘Jewellery is Life’, Mah Rana

Books, journals, case studies and biographies

2010 ed ‘Combe Down: the saving of a village’, published by Combe Down Stone Mines Project. ISBN 978-0-9563829-3-4

2007 – 2010 a -n magazine, applied arts contributor

2008, June Artists’ profiles 2 www.a-n.co.uk/artists_profiles_2

2008 Public Art and Artists Commissions in West Sussex

2007 Design Standards: Art within the Public Realm

2006 Art in Public Places: public art initiatives and artists’ commissions in East Sussex

Up in the Air, Mur Island, Electric Wharf and Young Vic case studies for Public Art On Line.http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/

(ed) Maker biographies + Study Collection, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham


CURATING

2002 ‘Jewellery is Life: new work by Mah Rana’ Fabrica, Brighton
Mah Rana uses precious materials and found objects to create unconventional items of jewellery often based around stories, songs or fairy tales. For Jewellery is Life Mah created a series of ‘mourning’ brooches, birthstones and zodiac pieces which examined the role of memory, history and experience in our lives. The exhibition explored our relationship with jewellery – how we use it in both our daily lives and to mark significant events and occasions such as births, weddings, anniversaries and bereavement.


2006 ‘Prickings: new work by Catherine Bertola’ Fabrica, Brighton
Toured to Bowes Museum and Nottingham Castle Museum
Prickings was a body of work produced as a result of Catherine Bertola’s fascination by lace as object and status symbol, its manufacture and associations with women’s social history. The artist explored lace in the context of the social, political and cultural histories of each gallery site. For Fabrica Catherine created work which responded to a found photographic archive of famous Victorian women of Brighton: individuals who transcended the perceived and accepted roles of women in society at that time. For Nottingham she showed additional works inspired by the Nottingham lace designer Amy Atkin and for Bowes newly commissioned works were shown alongside the Fine & Fashionable: lace from the Blackborne Collection exhibition. Working on vellum and paper Catherine created a series of ‘portraits’ using the pricking technique to mark out and suggest lace clothing and accessories that may have been worn by the women.

*A pricking is a vellum template used in the production of hand made bobbin lace.