about

artist statement

There is always a sense of sadness about the found object, which, after all, has been lost or discarded. It mirrors our own vulnerability, the traces of its history of use over time displayed in its materiality. I find working with the found object both evocative and compelling because objects partake in all our lives and often become the custodians of our memories and dreams.

I am drawn to combining image and object, such as a digital collage in which a baroque brooch setting encircles the moon. In my recent series of ‘glimpse’ photographs I use a found object as a lens. Though my use of media and materials is diverse, my interest in colour, texture and layering is always evident. Space and the illusion of space are animating elements, which invite the viewer to look closer or to look through.

New work can begin with either a find, such as a worn out gasket lying on the road, or, with a visit to a derelict building. When I feel an affinity with an object or place, my curiosity is piqued. I contemplate its possible history, and begin to transform object to subject through intuition and experimentation, using photography and drawing. My work becomes a dialogue between the literal and the imaginative. Some works are a response to stimuli, echoing form in vibrant cut out layers; others combine materials with the actual thing. In installations I present a multiplicity of views, inviting the viewer to be curious, and to navigate space as place.

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

 

solo exhibitions

2019 Peer & Glimpse (working title) solo show with Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea
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

exhibitions / projects

2018
Editions Show, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards on Sea
Genesis Light Magic, with co-members of @Peersocial, at St John’s Church, Bethnal Green;
part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays
SoCo Artists Collect: artist and curator of the collections based project involving fourteen artists exhibiting at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
AP49 IMPRESSION, International Contemporary Exchange Exhibition, Macao, China
International Printmaking Arts Research Centre

2017
Rye Winter Salon, Rye Creative Centre. curated by Paula MacArthur. Shortlisted for prize
+33 Annual Open, CGP London
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
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 artist and curator working 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
Pop Up Fuck Off light projection for closure of 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
Aurum of London: guest artist, 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  

2018  Artquest’s PEER FORUM award with CUBBIT along with co-members of @peersocial
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
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, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
2005  Sun and Moons, Great Western Hospital Swindon
2004  Framing a View, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust
2001  works purchased 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 De La Warr Pavilion 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’.

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; Chisenhale Gallery; the Design Museum and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

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