I am an artist and a photographer. My work explores the meanings of place from a social, environmental and personal perspective, often with an ethnographic emphasis: from the liminal spaces of the city to the meanings of industrial complexes.
In late 2017 I returned from an art residency in the Atacama Desert in Chile, supported by Wales Arts International, The work produced explored the relationship between the indigenous Atacameño communities and Lithium extraction by large companies.
With a background in Graphic Communication, my interest in ethnography and the meaning of things comes from research in Design History and Theory which I have a Masters degree in, as well as a Masters in Photography (both with Distinction).
I am a trained Photovoice facilitator and have facilitated workshops with asylum seekers and refugees here in Cardiff. Using photography to develop a voice, participants have exhibited photographs widely across south Wales and in doing so, grown in confidence and self-esteem. For those viewing the photographs, they have got present to the extraordinariness of those seeking asylum.
In addition to this, I am a keen runner and have produced a video ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’ which is an auto-ethnographic exploration of running, and was exhibited at the Run! Run! Run! Biennale 2016, of which I was an organizing member.
Languages: English, Welsh, and Spanish.
2018 ‘A is for Absorbed Dose Rate’, Women over Fifty Film Festival 2018. Highly Commended – experimental category. Currently on UK tour 2019
2018 ‘Wild Encounters’, a group exhibition at Guest Projects, London
2018 The Gate, Roath. Co-curated exhibition of photographs taken by asylum seekers in Cardiff during photography workshops based at Oasis and Trinity Centre, Cardiff
2017 Residency with La Wayaka, Atacama Desert, Chile
2017 National Eisteddfod, Abergavenny
2017 Power in the Land, BayArt, Cardiff, Wales
2016 Run! Run! Run! Biennale, Leeds, London and Cardiff: 3 discreet events around running and art
2016 ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’, Run! Run! Run! Biennale, London and Cardiff.
2016 Power in the Land, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, Wales
Power in the Land, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
2016 ‘Lleisiau o’r Tir’ (3 videos) selected for Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod, Abergavenny.
2016 ‘Voices from the Land/Lleisiau o’r Tir’, Power in the Land, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, Wales.
. Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales.
. BayArt, Cardiff, Wales.
2016 Facilitating participatory photography courses with asylum seekers, and exhibiting locally:
. University of South Wales, community centers, churches.
2015 Presentation of work in progress at Oxford Film Festival. Working title: Nuclear Voices as part of Power in the Land
2015 Presentation of work in progress at Oxford Film Festival. Working title: Nuclear Voices as part of Power in the Land.
2014 ‘Breath, Mind, Muscle’, MA Photography show, Ffotogallery, Cardiff.
2011 ‘If Truth be Told’, group show as part of Lightbox2, Look13, Liverpool International Photography Festival.