I am a freelance art writer and editor currently based in London. I received a BA in Painting from Wimbledon College of Art in 2013. In 2018-2020 I co-edited two books: 'Attention', an anthology of writing by RCA students, and 'Dust sheet embroidered snow', a collection of artist's writing, which accompanied an exhibition of the same name. I have co-curated a number of exhibitions, including Dust sheet embroidered snow, Project Gallery, Arundel (2019), Smoke Gets in Your Eye, Rural BAES, Near Lewes (2018) and Cavity, pop-up show, Nairobi (2017).
School of Arts & Humanities
I am interested in articulations of relations, of the effects of particular circumstances, materials and dynamics on the possibilities of doing, thinking, being, feeling. I am interested in what writing can do to create circumstances, to open up, bring together, give shape, generate ground. To constellate physical and non-physical links between subjects in tension. Currently: representations in art, cinema and writing of relationships between people and animals: how these relate to geo-political histories, and might present ways of thinking about what family can be.
Pieces I have written during this course have included an essay about the poetics of opacity and the conjuring of an emotional history of landscape in Zarina Bhimji’s film Jangbar, and an interview with Michael Armitage in which we discussed intimate and radical gestures in the painting of animals. I have also written about a playground and a Salvation Army playgroup, looking within these sites for ways to write inbetween structures and material and feeling.
Presented on this page are a number of extracts from my Final Major Project, 'If calves do cry,' - a 12,000 word two-part text comprising of a story, 'The Flood', and an essay, 'A Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment' - as well as a short story called 'Richie'.
extract — from The Flood
extract continued — from The Flood
contents page & section 0. — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
sections 1.4 - 1.5 — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
sections 1.8 - 1.9 — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
section 1.10 — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
sections 1.10 - 2. — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
sections 2. - 2.2 — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
sections 2.3 - 2.4 — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment
section 3. — from a Manual of Husbandry and Sentiment. Images: still from trailer for Post Tenebras Lux, dir. Carlos Reygadas. Kiki Smith, Rest Upon, 2009. Free cows, Manchester, 2017.
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MA Writing: Short Provocations on Form