Date of birth 27/11/73
2012 – 2018
Currently in the post-viva correction stages of a PhD at UCA Canterbury, approaching architecture as an artist, researching DIY, customisation and the social life of buildings.
Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Art, Design and Communication, University of the Arts London
MA in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art
BA in Fine Art 1st Class, The Slade School of Fine Art
Barbaresi & Round
I have worked (not exclusively) with Rachel Barbaresi since 2004. The collaboration formed out of our shared interest in making work in response to architecture and places.
Viva Exhibition at The Brewery Tap in Folkestone. I constructed an archive of my practice-based research in the form of a fictional house inside the gallery.
The Generation Exchange, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts. This project involved working with Stage 2 BA Fine Art, Painting students alongside members of Merton Age UK, developing an exhibition out of shared research around the river Wandle.
Swimming in the Cathedral was a residency in Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, culminating in a performance and discussion at as part of Act-Reacts 2.
Where clouds are made, at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, was a commissioned project by RWE npower and South Oxfordshire District Council to make work about the life of Didcot Power Station to mark the end of its working life in March 2013. The project explored the different relationships that a range of employees and residents had to the power station. For more information see http://wherecloudsaremade.blogspot.co.uk
Research Students Exhibition, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham
Artists and Architecture, Bedlam Gallery, Brunel University.
OVADA, Oxford and Lagalerie, Paris. Oxford/Paris correspondence was based on a dialogue about these two cities whilst I lived in Paris and Barbaresi lived in Oxford, recorded in our blog http://barbaresiandround.blogspot.com. This exhibition on two sites developed from parallel explorations of the edges of the cities. We collaborated with the brother and sister performance artists Charlie and Phillippa Jefferies, to link the two sites with a performance by webcam. The Ovada show was reviewed in ‘Art and Music’ the publication of the Saatchi Gallery. The project was funded by the Arts Council and Oxford City Council
Besame Mucho Mas, performance and installation event, Chats Palace, LondonParticipating artists included Spartacus Chetwynd, Brian Dawn Chalkley and Marcia Farquar
E8, the Heart of Hackney a group show at Transition Gallery, London. Participating artists include Tom Hunter, Walk walk walk, Emily Cole and Laura Oldfield-Ford and Hillary Jack. Barbaresi & Round contributed a chapter to the accompanying publication, which includes texts by Iain Sinclair and Ruth Jarvis
Sprawl/what gets carried by the river, solo show Slade School of Art, UCL
Celeste Art Prize finalists show, London
New for Old, OVADA, Oxford, our accompanying publication Thamesmead Project 05 was discussed by Owen Hatherley in his book, Militant Modernism.
Oxford 2015, Modern Art Oxford, we exhibited The Twinning of Oxford and Thamesmead.
RAS project (research, achieve, succeed) This was a research project for University of the Arts London, which explored the support that students receive in developing their concerns as artists in relation to issues of culture and creativity, within Fine Art courses at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. The scope of the project particularly focused on the transition from Foundation to 1styear BA.
The London Conference of Critical Thought, at Goldsmiths University of London, my paper was titled, ‘Satellite dishes are wonderful’ reflecting on the value and status of residents’ additions to their homes.
‘But how will we know when we are nearly home?’ reflecting on changing notions of place around the closure of Didcot power station, at the UCA Conference
‘And where do we go from here?’ the UCA Research Conference, I was part of the steering group organising the conference, this involved selecting papers, and inviting the key note speaker, Jane Rendell.
‘Towards a Progressive Arts Education’ at The British Library. For this conference I presented a summery of my findings from the RAS project.
The UCA staff conference, CUSTOMISE! my paper explored the Neue Kreuzberger Zentrum housing development in Berlin.
The UCA student conference, my paper was titled, ‘The Post-Completion Life of Buildings’
06/17 – present
Associate Lecturer, BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts
01/15 – 06/17
Acting Stage 2 Coordinator, BA Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts
09/11 – present
Associate Lecturer, Painting, CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) Foundation Art and Design
09/09 – 06/11
Acting Senior Lecturer 0.6 Painting, Foundation Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts
2002 – 2009
Camberwell College of Arts, Associate Lecturer, Foundation Art and Design
2004 – 2009
Thames Valley University, 0.6 Lecturer, I ran the Fine Art on Foundation Art and Design, taught contextual studies and gave lectures for the BA Community Arts programme.
2003 – 2007
Young at Art, University of the Arts London – running week long summer courses for 14-18yr olds as part of the widening participation programme for University of the Arts London
Painting Tutor – The Slade School of Fine Art, Summer School.
IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Creative Scholarship Competition, Chicago, 2006
The Boise Scholarship, a travel bursary which enabled 3 months of travel in Italy looking at the medieval city state, 1997
The Coldstream prize, The Slade School of Fine Art, a purchase prize for UCL’s collection, 1996