Research

Publications

  • Righting On Social Practice – Journal Article in Social Works?: Open Vol.1 Issue 1 Axisweb, Wakefield (2018)
  • Defining Praxis in Social Engagement – Journal paper in the Journal of Arts and Communities, Vol. 8 Issue 2. Intellect Books, Bristol (2017)
  • Applied Live Art: Co-authorship in socially engaged site-responsive performance practice – Published book (primary author) Lambert Academic Publishing (2013)
  • End of Life Care: A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists – Published book (co-author) Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013
  • The Art of Dying: Aesthetics and Palliative Care , Article in Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Intellect Journal Volume 2, Issue 2, August (2011)
  • The Problem of Application: Aesthetics in Creativity and Health Published article in Healthcare Analysis SpringerLink Journal Volume 17, Number 4, December (2009)

 

Presentations

  • The Power of Collectivity in the Arts. Social Art Summit, Key Presentation –  Site Gallery (2018)
  • Do you want to come outside and play? Outdoor Arts Festival Seminar – Freedom Festival, XTRAX and Creative ENRG
    (2018
  • When Art Sparks – Presentation at Migration Lab: Art On The Front Line, Art/Migration/Refugees. Counterpoint Arts, Dublin, Ireland (2016)
  • Shared voices in Collaborative Practice – Presentation for Being Seen Being Heard 2011, Chelsea Theatre Sacred Festival
  • Co-authorship & Applied Live Art – Paper presentation for Authoring Theatre 2011, Central School for Speech and Drama
  • When Place Haunts Space – Paper presentation Theatre and Ghosts Conference, University of York (2011)
  • The Capital of Time: Heidegger and Dogen on presence – Keynote Speech for Journeys Across Media Time Conference, Reading University (2011)
  • Naples Flayed, Revealing the Layers in Performance and Community, Paper presentation Contemporary Italian Theatre Conference, Italian Institute of Culture, University of Central London (2009)
  • Aesthetics and Applied Live Art, Paper presentation Theatre and Performance Research Association, Leeds University (2008)
  • Assumed Identities, Invented History. Invented Histories, Assumed Identity. Workshop Presentation Objects of Engagement Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London (2008)

 

Awards and Grants

  • Arts Council Englang, Project Grant Scrolled Life Stories (2020)
  • Festival of Creative Ageing Award (2019)
  • HOME – Slough, Artist Residency (2019)
  • Elan Links – Wales, Artist Residency (2018)
  • Arts Council England, Project Grant Social Art Summit (2018)
  • Freedom Festival Hull & In-Situ Outdoor Arts, Atelier Commission (2018)
  • Marketplace, Public Art Commission (2017)
  • Perry Barr Arts Forum, Public Art Commission (2016)
  • Young Foundation, Communities Can grant (2016)
  • People United, Courage Commission (2015)
  • Creative Barking and Dagenham, Neighbourhood Commission (2015)
  • Artangel Artist Commission, Collaborative Projects (2014 & 2015)
  • Research & Development Grant, Barbican ArtWorks London (2012)
  • Hoxton Select – Rebirth Season Award, Arts Council Hoxton Hall (2011)
  • Grant for the Arts, British Council Middle East (2009)
  • President’s Emergency Fund for Aids Relief, Ghana, West Africa, (2008)
  • Grant for the Arts, British Council Italy (2007)
  • Laboratory Bursary for Artist as Nomad workshop led by Geoff Hendricks, Sommerakademie Bildende Kunst (2006)
  • Lord Mayor’s New Years’ Parade, City of Westminster Float (2006) Lewisham Borough Council float (2017)
  • NYC Innovative Theatre Award for Best Production, Vital Theatre, Scenic Design: Shakin Mess Outta Misery (2005)
  • La Mama’s Summer Dance Showcase, Scenic and video design: Moodswings, Journey of a Hair (2005)
  • OOBR Award for Best Production, Vital Theatre, Scenic Design: Idiot’s Delight (2004)