Performance Artist: I make solo performance about the pathological, psychological and social challenges of life and death. My work is highly visual, inspired by images from the front covers of magazines and sunlight through a blind. It’s reminiscent of half forgotten pop culture, a heavily thumbed book you read at university and those dance moves at the end of the night that draw you closer to the edge of the world. Wrapped in a shroud sequined with humour, irreverence and compassion I work with topics that are uncomfortable, risky or taboo. I use autobiography to begin a dialogue with audiences uniting us in the time and space of the performance to share feelings of vulnerability. My work is collagic; begging, borrowing and stealing from performance art, fine art, theatre, stand up comedy, spoken word and cabaret. My work has been performed a variety of venues and spaces including, Bristol Old Vic, Camden People’s Theatre, Salisbury International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, Glastonbury Festival & VAULT.
Facilitator/ Director: I deliver drama workshops and direct performances with a variety of groups. I have worked with professional theatre companies, in schools, universities, youth groups but predominantly work with mental health charities.Activist: I am activist and work to reduce stigma, and barriers for people with additional mental health needs. In 2017 I co-founded Many Minds, we facilitate creative spaces and make performance with people managing their mental health. I work as a consultant advising organizations, buildings, employers and artists on how to reduce barriers and support mental wellbeing. I have chaired and appeared on panel discussions, at conferences, with healthcare professionals, charities and services, and on BBC2’s ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’.
I have been supported by Stepping Out, Corbett & Co, Bristol Old Vic, The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter Arts Council, Exeter University and I am a member of Bristol-based arts collective Interval.