This is the space where I get to show a few personal artist projects. These are longer-term social documentary projects and are what I call my soul food, as they feed my creativity. Sometimes funded, sometimes not, either way they are projects and lifestyles that I’m drawn to and want to learn more about. It’s a chance to share something of these communities I’m lucky enough to have met and spent time with.
Newport Women’s Aid was a year long documentary photographic project that I approached with a view to show the empowerment in these women’s lives after they had walked away from abusive partners. I came to know some of the women and their children, through a series of poignant, yet at times fun, workshops we took part in, to support them on their journey.
Beneath The Surface was a commission to explore my own unsung hero within the nearby city of Newport. It highlighted a fortnight of events, exhibitions and performances where artists across different practices showcased various characters and industries across the City.
Home in Maindee is my most recent work. A series of photographs and interviews with people to find out why they’ve chosen to made their home there. The work has been exhibited in a mocked up Living Room as this is where most of our conversations took place.
I’m part of an artists’ collaborative called NIA (Newport International Airspace). Where we create and host events across communities in performance, mosaic and photography.