I'm an artist and designer from the North East, now based in London.
My practice is centred around scenography, thinking about space as both the vehicle for performance and as performative in itself. I am interested in the intersection of scenographic and fine art practices with emphasis on experimental processes and collaborative methodologies. My work is concerned with the role of the designer as dramaturgical, allowing design to function as more than responsive to text and developing a voice as text in its own right.
I am interested in collaborations which allow for inter-disciplinary and nontraditional explorations of place, aesthetic and theatricality. Site-specific, post-dramatic and design-led work are areas of particular interest.
Thinking of theatrical space as a place where anything can be possible, my work is often influenced by the idea of the spectacle and the visually mythic.
Past projects include work at The Barbican, The Gate Theatre, Red Ladder Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Wilton's Music Hall, Fuel Theatre, The Place, Theatre503, King's Place, Greenwich Dance, Arcola Theatre, Middlesex University, Central Saint Martins, Opera Up Close, The Vaults, Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Gordon Craig Theatre, The King's Head Theatre, Royal Air Force Museum and Shotgun Gallery as well as extensive site-specific and immersive projects, national and internationally touring work, and projects with young people at NYT of GB and Youth Music Theatre:UK.
My work as an art director, scenic artist and buyer spans television and film (ITV Studios, BBC), large scale immersive work (Variant 31) and commercial retail (URBN Group).