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Current and Past Exhibitions and Projects

January 2020

I am pleased to have contributed a chapter, written with friend and collaborator Jo Paul, to the recently published The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art edited by Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine.

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19th February 2019

Two of my videos, Nothing Gets Through and (S)mother, are showing at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh as part of Open Out.

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27th October 2018

I have work showing in Oh MotHER at Custom House Leith in Edinburgh from 27th October- 5th November 2018, curated by Lauren McLauglin at Spilt Milk Gallery.

Private View 26th October 6-8

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12th July 2018

My video Nothing Gets Through is screening at The Art of Surrender: Artists' Moving Image and the Maternal at The Stills Centre for Photography in Edinburgh curated by Lauren McLaughlin at Spilt Milk Gallery.

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7th May 2018

Axisweb New Art Highlights

Pleased to have my Digital Artist Residency selected by Axisweb for their New Art Highlights this week.

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3rd May 2018

The Art of Relation

I have a drawing in Art of Relation at Cambridge Artspace 3rd- 6th May 2018.

There is a talk 6-7pm  before the private view 7-9 on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

Tickets for the talk are free but need to be booked through Eventbrite:


1st May 2018

During May 2018 I will be artist in residence at Digital Artist Residency. Digital Artist Residency (DAR) is an online platform which provides a space for artists to develop ideas and display new artwork. The initiative aims to provide support for artwork created using digital processes, exploring the boundaries of art and technology. I will be making new work and experimenting with ideas about digital spaces in a project titled “Imaginary Excursions in Digital Borderspaces”.

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20th January 2018

Birth Rites Prize Screening

Nothing Gets Through is screening Thursday 25th January 6-8pm 2018 at Kings College London, Guy’s Campus as part of the

Birth Rites Collection shortlist.

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18th January 2018

Whitworth Gallery Screening

My video, Nothing Gets Through, is screening this Thursday at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester along with other shortlisted works for the Birth Rites Collection Competition 2018. 18th January 7pm All welcome …

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1st October 2018

Birth Rites Collection Shortlist

Pleased to announce that my video Nothing Gets Through has been shortlisted for the Birth Rites Collection Competition 2017.

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16th October 2017

Axisweb New Art Highlight

Lass Struggle is one of Axisweb’s New Art Highlights this week.

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16th October 2017

Lass Struggle at FiLiA 2017

We had a great weekend at FiLiA 2017.

Highlights for me were Natalie Fyfe’s Choreography of the Mouth (middle photo), Eirini Kartsaki’s Bad Shit, Amanda Holiday’s Art Poems and Jill Eastland’s understated but brilliant There is an Invisible Army. Thanks to Jane Hellings for all the hard work and fun.

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14-15th October 2017

Lass Struggle at FiLiA 2017

I am co- curating Lass Struggle with Jane Hellings at FiLiA 2017 this weekend at the Institute of Education, London. The exhibition will feature video screenings, performance and an exhibition examining the intersection of feminism and class.

Private view Sat 14th October 5.30-6.30

For more info about FiLiA see link below:

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7th October 2017


Delighted that my short video Nothing Gets Through is screening in Quickening at The Nightingale Cinema in Chicago on Saturday, October 7 at 6 PM alongside some really great animators.

The NIGHTINGALE is a rough and ready microcinema located in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. Programming strains include expanded cinema, new media, experimental narrative, documentary, and video art. 

The screening has been programmed by Extended Practice: an artist-led collaborative project by Sara Holwerda and Angela Lopez created to support and make visible the work and needs of artist mothers.


16th September 2017

Sketch Open Drawing Prize at Plymouth College of Arts

Here are some images from the Sketch Open Drawing Prize which is on show at Plymouth College of Arts until October 6th 2017. My sketchbook is the small red one you can see in the top photograph on the right. Looks like a great install at PCA.

(Photos credit: Rabley Drawing Centre)


26th September 2017

Nasty Women London

Here is (S)mother screening at Nasty Women London at the weekend. Thanks to Creative Debuts for the image.

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21st September 2017

Nasty Women London

My video (S)mother is screening this weekend in London at Nasty Women London at Creative Debuts, 74 Rivington St, Hackney, London EC2A 3AY.

21 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

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12th April 2017

Sketch Open Drawing Prize

Pleased to announce that my sketchbook has been selected for the Rabley Drawing Centre’s Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017.

The selected sketchbooks will be exhibited in a exhibition at the Rabley Drawing Centre and will then tour to the following locations:

21 May – 17 June 2017
                           Rabley Drawing Centre
                           Rabley Barn
                           Marlborough, SN8 2LW

22 July – 3 September 2017
                           Black Swan Arts, Frome
                           2 Bridge Street
                           Frome, BA11 1BB

9 September – 6 October 2017
                           Plymouth College of Art
                           Tavistock Place
                           Plymouth PL4 8AT

20 November – 15 December 2017
                           Peter Scott Gallery
                           Lancaster Arts
                           Great Hall Complex
                           Lancaster University LA1 4YW


See here for further details:


21st April 2017

Nasty Women Cambridge

I have a poster in Nasty Women Cambridge exhibition at Cambridge Artspace. Exhibition runs from 22nd- 30th April and all proceeds from sales go to Cambridge Women’s Aid, Cambridge Rape Crisis and Corona House.


16th March 2017

Axisweb Category of the Week

My postcard project Postcards from Cambridge has been selected for Axisweb’s Category of the Week which this week is Drawing.

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12th February 2017

Axisweb Contemporary Art Highlights

My video (S)mother has been selected as a contemporary art highlight this week at Axisweb.

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14th January 2017

Desperate Artwives: 5th Edition

Some images from the DAW private view last night. We had alot of fun. Thanks to Amy Dignam for all her hard work.

For more info:

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13th January 2017

Desperate Artwives Show

I have work included in the Desperate Artwives 5th Edition exhibition at Lower Marsh, London. Exhibition runs from 14th- 23rd January 2017. Private view on Friday 13th 6-9pm.

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27th September 2016

Brood Film Festival

Delighted that my video Punctures is included in the official selection for Brood Film Festival which will take place at the Exeter Phoenix on 27th September 2016.

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12th September 2016

Objectification and Gendered Violence Symposium

I gave a talk on this weekend on Art History and the Objectification of Women at the Objectification and Gendered Violence Symposium organised to coincide with the Object Object exhbition.

It was a really interesting day but the highlight for me was Eirini Kartsaki’s performance Tuck it in No More.

Jane Hellings’ fab convening was pretty good too.

There is more info on the symposium here:

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11th July 2016

Object Object

I am taking part in Object Object, at Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge.

The exhibition runs from 11th July- 25th September 2016.

For more information follow the link:

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30th Dec 2015

ProCreate Project Zines

Here are some images of the Procreate Project zines featuring the work of over 100 artists. (Photo credit: Lara Gonzalez and Procreate Project)

The archive will tour to Lace Gallery, Nottingham 23rs April 2016 and Manhattan College, MOM conference New York, 6th May 2016.

For more information about this project see the Procreate website:

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15th December 2015

ProCreate Project Launch

Women's Art Library

I have contributed a zine which will be included in the ProCreate Project launch event at the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College, London.

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3rd October 2015

Project Afterbirth

My video Punctures is to be included in Project Afterbirth at White Moose gallery in Devon. Project Afterbirth is an exhibition about birth, pregnancy and early parenthood. The exhbition runs from 3rd October- 13th November 2015.


3rd June 2015

Maternal Structures in Creative Work Conference

Jo and I were delighted to present our project One for Sorrow at the Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work which was organised by Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine.

We talked about our project- full title: One for Sorrow: Imaginary Children, Superstition and Re-imagined Futures. We were also pleased to screen the video of our installation after our talk.

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18th May 2015

One for Sorrow

I am currently AA2A Artist in Residence at North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin where I have been working on a collaborative project with my co- artist in residence Jo Paul. We are currently showing our installation One for Sorrow at the NHC Art Centre Gallery until the 30th May 2015. Open weekdays 9am-5pm.

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13th March 2015

Birth Rites Collection Screening

Some images from the the Birth Rites Collection screening on Friday at MediaCity, Salford.

(Top photo courtesy of Tracy Kay and the bottom photo courtesy of The Birth Rites Collection)

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10th March 2015

Birth Rites Collection Prize 2015

Delighted to have my video Punctures selected for the Birth Rites Collection Biannual Prize 2015.

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