about

artist statement

My work is a visual dialogue between the literal and the imaginative, in which I use found objects as a source of enquiry, often in connection with place and time. That ‘found’ implies ‘lost’ is both evocative and compelling: the materiality of the object carries hidden narratives, and the physical marks of time mirror our own vulnerability. Object becomes subject.

I use analogue and digital processes, including photography, collage, screenprinting, digital print and lasercutting, to transform objects, physically and aesthetically. Curiosity, interaction, intuition and combinatory play are at the heart of my working process, and in images, assemblages and installations, new possibilities and imagined narratives are suggested; there is often a multiplicity of views. Colour, space, repetition and layering are animating elements in these works.

My creative practice spans the personal, the collaborative and the participatory.

 

current / future exhibitions

2018 solo show with Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea

2018  artist and curator for a SoCo Artists Collect: collection based project and exhibition with Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

2017 Rye Winter Salon, Rye Creative Centre. curated by Paula MacArthur

2017 Miscellany 3, SoCo Artists, Hastings Arts Forum

2017 +33 Annual Open, CGP London

solo exhibitions

2013  ‘Losing Gravity’, Curwen Gallery, London

2012 ‘Luminous’, Dragon Bar, Hastings

2009  ‘underneath and in-between’, Curwen Gallery, London

2007  ‘here & there’, Curwen Gallery, London

recent exhibitions / projects

2017
CURIOUS 27, Rosebury’s Auction House, West Norwood, London – curated by Jane Millar
‘Masks: an experimental installation’ with SoCo Artists for Coastal Currents Arts Festival
‘Little Masters (Intended for Neuremberg)’, Intersession Gallery, Northampton; curated by Pauline Wood
winner of UAL instagram competition for photograph illustrating CURIOSITY
London Creative Network (LCN) Showcase, SPACE, Hackney, London
‘Hot Off The Press’, Curwen Gallery, London

2016-17
Small Print International’ touring exhibition: Leicester Print Workshop; Attenborough Arts, Leicester; The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne in partnership with Northern Print; Gallerytop, Derbyshire; West Yorkshire Print Workshop; London Print Studio, London; Alfred East Gallery, Kettering

2016
ARTSevilla Art Fair
‘Sea Crossing: an experimental installation’ with SoCo Artists, referencing ‘For those in Peril on the Sea’ (2011) by Hew Locke, at Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonard’s on Sea for the Root 1066 Cultural Festival, Hastings
‘The Hastings Rarities Tattoo Album’, shown as part of ‘The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects’, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
‘Skyline’ exhibition with Kath Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer and Charlotte Snook, Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonard’s on Sea
‘MA Show’, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
‘FOCUS’,  hARTslane Experimental Art Space, Peckham, London
‘Ink&Bind’ 1 and 2, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

2015
‘MA Interim’, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL
light projection for ‘Pop Up Fuck Off’, Broadway Studios, Tooting High Street, London

2014
’11 Minutes of Print’, Sassoon Gallery, Peckham
‘Glasshouse in the Garage’, Coastal Currents Festival, Hastings
‘The Walking Encyclopedia’, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke on Trent The Walking Encyclopedia blogspot

2013
‘Beach Shorts & Radio Days’, film and sound works,Rarities Productions, Coastal Currents Arts Festival
‘gush’: an experimental residency with light, refraction at underground, Hastings
‘Domestic Disturbance’ for International Womens Day, Creative School Centre, Rye

2012
‘Rarities Productions Presents….’ for Coastal Currents Arts Festival, East Sussex
‘Under the Tower of the Winds’, site specific installation for ‘Surface ll’, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
’25/30 Celebratory Exhibition’, Curwen & New Academy, London
guest artist with Aurum of London, Craft Central, London

2011
‘Rarities 2011’ collaboration with Alban Lowe, Hastings Pier
‘Surface I’, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
‘Telling Stories: Margate’, Marine Studios, Margate

2010
‘The Hastings Rarities Affair’, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery (funded by National Lottery through Arts Council England)

1995 ‘Tales from the Riverbank’ funded participatory project and installation at the CGP Gallery, London, with residents in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and the Bermondsey Artists Group (funded by Sir John Cass and Paul Hamlyn Foundations and Newcommen Collet Trust)

publicity

2016  Artlyst: Camberwell Degree Shows  Florence Goodhand-Tait, ‘Reports From The Inside’

2013  ‘Losing Gravity’, Wall Street Journal http://www.wsimagazine.com/uk/diaries/agenda/arts/sineid-codd-losing-gravity_20131014084036.html

2010  ‘The Lost Ledger’ The Hastings Rarities Affair, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

2009  work featured on a BBC slide show: Art’s Recuperative Power http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8014719.stm

1995  interview about the project and installation, ‘Tales from the Riverbank’, CGP Gallery, London, ‘Costing the Earth’ BBC Radio 4

1993  All Ladies Number One Brush Team interview by Ian Dury for ‘Arts Review’ LWT TV

1992  All Ladies Number One Brush Team interview, ‘Womens Hour’, BBC Radio 4

awards  

2017  winner of UAL competition with photograph illustrating CURIOSITY

2017  London Creative Network,  SPACE, London        

2011  National Lottery through Arts Council England for ‘Telling Stories: Margate’

2010  National Lottery through Arts Council England for ‘ The Hastings Rarities Affair’
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

2008  Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea for ‘Outside-In’,  Miranda Barry Centre

2002  Regional Arts Lottery Programme through London Arts for ‘Happening  Histories’
project and CD ROM, Grosvenor Estate, Southeast London

1995 Sir John Cass and Paul Hamlyn Foundations and Newcommen Collet Trust for
‘Tales from  the Riverbank’

arts in health commissions

2011  ‘Colourflow’: commission, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Trust

2009  ‘from my grandmothers piano’, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

2008  ‘Colourgym’ commission, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Trust

2008  ‘Outside-In’, Miranda Barry Centre

2005  ‘Sun and Moons’, Great Western Hospital Swindon

2004  ‘Framing a View’, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust

2001  works for the Paintings in Hospitals Collection, London

collections

National Maritime Museum; Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Homerton Hospital, London; Royal London Hospital; Paintings in Hospitals; Great Western Hospital, Swindon; Miranda Barry Centre, London; Brit; Morris Homes; Landmark PLC; private collectors UK, Vermont USA, France

education

MA Visual Arts Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, 2014-16
Post – grad Printmaking, Central School of Art & Design
BA Hons Fine Art, Winchester School of Art

working as an artist

I am an experienced artist and teacher with a socially engaged practice. I currently work with Project Artworks  the Design Museum and Parayhouse School. As a participatory arts professional I have devised, led and facilitated projects and workshops in schools, galleries, museums, community contexts and hospitals over several years, with learners of all abilities and ages. Other participatory projects can be viewed at Rarities Productions which
‘generates an eclectic range of projects through curiosity and interaction’. I am chair of the South Coast group, SoCo Artists.

Over several years I have devised and led freelance arts in education workshops for Tate Modern; Geffrye Museum; National Portrait Gallery; National Maritime Museum; British Museum; British Library; and the Chisenhale Gallery; Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

I have been commissioned to make artworks for hospitals and healthcare settings across London and Southern England.