photo of the artist painting in her studio by Rick DaveyQualifications

MA Visual Performance, Dartington College of Arts (2003)

BA Hons Fine Art, Solihull, Coventry University (2001)

Media Studies (City & Guilds 770), Solihull College (1994)

PGCE, Institute of Education, London University (1986)

BA Hons History, Westfield College, London University (1985)



Selected Exhibitions, Commissions & Projects 

2021 publication of Theatre of the Self box set of documentation of the 2017 project and mental health diaries with support from Arts Council & Cultivator funding and

2020 Encased in a new Silence, painting on view as part of NSA Edge of Dark, Tremenheere Gallery, Cornwall

2020 paintings shortlisted for Mother Art Prize and Confinement Chronicles

2019 Small Promethean Acts, installation of sculpture, Artcore Gallery, Derby

2018 Domestopias painting at Clifton Fine Art, Bristol

2018 Paintings in group show with desperateartwives, Platform 1 Gallery, London

2017 Bear-heamian Rhapsody, performance Haphazard, Hab arts, Manchester

2017 Double Burden, performance, Leyden Gallery, London

2017 Metaphysical Positions, painting exhibition Acorn Theatre Gallery & Embodied paintings at Redwing Gallery

2017 Marginalia sculpture shown at Borders at Tremenheere Gallery

2016 Place Settings, collaborative sound performance Ca’Zanardi, Venice

2015 Life Sentences, film of performance work 2003, CAZ square Eyes, Dublin

2014 Liquid Selves painting show Helseltine Gallery, Truro

2013 RED HERRING! performance collaboration with Nigel Bispham at Suspended Sentences, Newlyn Film house

2013 Saw Sings (Sourcings), sound art performance with Nigel Bispham at CAZ RESOUND sound art festival, the Acorn Theatre

2013 Liquid Selves, bitumen paintings at Helston Museum Gallery

2013 Through, drawings at Drawing the Line, at Anima-Mundi Gallery, St Ives

2012 Lovers’ Letters, ceramic installation SITE-NON-SITE at Kestle Barton Gallery

2012  Liquid Selves, bitumen drawings at Marburae Gallery, Off the Shelf, Saltburn, the Art Lounge, Derby, Double Lives, Nottingham, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, Redearth gallery, Devon, and St Ives School of Art

2011 Vox Populi film commissioned for Electronic Village Galleries shown @ Penryn, Zennor, Liskeard

2010 Domestic Mottoes, bitumen paintings, HOME, Chapel Gallery, Omskirk

2010 Possessed Possessions, collaborative assemblage works and performance Newlyn Exchange gallery

2009 Object Readings, performance Insite, Cornwall Autonomous Zone, Penzance

2009 Objets-Textes, assemblage installation, RWA Bristol

2008 Vintage Cornfields painting at Drawing the line, Hilton Young Gallery

2008 Walking a tortoise (femme flaneur), video with Rebecca Weeks, Truro cathedral and the Vitreous Gallery, Truro, shown with painting Illuminating Hours – Folio (i) Green

2008 Handbag Readings, performance at Fete Encounter live art at TRUCK festival, Oxford

2007 Miss-Readings, site-specific performance commission at the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives, Tate St Ives ‘Cornwall Art Now’

2006 1,000 Kisses, site-specific performance commission at The Window Gallery, Birmingham

2005 Pleasure in Slowness, site-specific performance commission with Helen Battelley at Mailbox Intervention Festival, B’ham.

2005 Comfort Zones, digital photographs & video, Wolverhampton University Residency

2005 On The margin, performance video (7 minutes) shown at Tulca, Ireland, Body Parts Festival (SSA), Edinburgh, Performance in Nature, Serbia, The Phoenix, Exeter

2004 Something’s Fishy, performance, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

2004 Dos Palabras, performance and video for Stringing a Sentence Together, at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London.

2004 Dead Women Walking, performance at Dartington Hall. Part of Art, what is it good for? curated by Tracey Warr

2004 Tealady, performance commission for SEEN festival, Leicester

2003 Inte(xt)change, street performance commission at Exeter HEM festival.

2003 Singing Theory, performance commission for AAS,  We Are Relentless, the Custard Factory, B’ham

2002 M/Utter, performance commission for Crossing Time Festival, Devon

2002 To the Lighthouse (and Back), film, Newlyn Art Gallery, and at Wild Dog festival, London

2002 Man Created the Word, performance commission for VAIN Live Art Platform, Oxford

2001 Double-Void, performance, video and installation at Newlyn Art Gallery

2000 A Walk with Jane Austen, film and performance installation, Solihull Library Gallery


2019 Small Promethean Acts, HOME residency show at Artcore Gallery, Derby

2001 Written in Honey, site-specific installation and performance at Helmsley Castle, Yorkshire, English Heritage Residency

Publications & Presentations

2021 Theatre of the Self, performance documentation and mental health diaries

2019 INdialogue presentation at Mansions of the Future, Lincoln2017 Theatre of the Self, performative women and autobiography project Women In Art online 

2013  Objets-Textes, self-published book on the process and theory of assemblage works

2012  Lover’s Letters, self-published book on ceramic text installation at Kestle Barton

2011  Liquid Selves: The Fragmentary and Multiple Nature of Self, self-published book about the self and bitumen works

2010  Article on artist Sam Hall in Ceramics: Art & Perception, Issue 81, p.79

2008  Film in Revolver, ISBN 987-0-9505680-5-8

2007 Art Cornwall Now, Tate St Ives, ISBN 978-1-85437-751-7

2007 Women’s Work organiser and chair of BAIT seminar Salt Gallery, Hayle with Fran Cottell

2005 Seminar lead on site-specificity for BAIT, ALIAS funded

2004  Panel leader for discussion at Site/Sight Seminar, Exeter University

2003 A Body of Work, performance lecture, Coventry University

2001 Article on performance art, The Guardian


2012 Salon de Textes, curating text based art in a domestic setting, with CAZ, funded by ALIAS & the Arts Council

Co-director of Art Surgery with Andy Whall, artist-led curation of live art and site specific performance projects. Real Art (and a Sense of Place)1999, Arts Council funded Live Art Project programme Tract, (2007), Live Platform (2003), Videoteque (2002)