I am a Northern Irish artist currently living on the South coast, in Kent.
Throughout my career I have worked with many artists in diverse contexts: touring theatre companies, university departments, in EU projects, as a director in the Arts Council of England which was especially inspiring during Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Since 2009I have been developing my own artistic practice, exhibiting and creating site-responsive installations, completing an MA in Fine Art at UCA in Canterbury in 2015. In 2016 I won the Ashurst Emerging Sculptor Award with ‘Stains’. In 2018 I spent a month in Johnson, Vermont on a sculpture residency and in 2019 set up my own live-workspace, Bouverie Studio.
Using found objects and recycled materials, I usually work in response to specific sites, both indoors and out. Reclaimed materials often retain the traces or scars of their former use but can be given a new energy charge when re-placed, re-worked, redeemed.
I sometimes combine these with materials held to have more value or impact, such as stained glass, light and more recently, sound and music.
Unravelling the stories we are told about our place in the world, the stories we tell ourselves and making sense of the fragments.