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. Objects partake in all our lives and often become the custodians of our memories and dreams and, as such, I find working with the found object both evocative and compelling.

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.


current / future exhibitions

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

2018 Editions Show, 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

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

AP49 IMPRESSION, International Contemporary Exchange Exhibition, Macao, China
International Printmaking Arts Research Centre

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

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

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; curator and artist
‘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

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

’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

‘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

‘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

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

‘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)


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


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


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


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’. 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; 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.