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Biography

I am a London based visual artist specialising in drawing and painting. I graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art at Bristol (now RWA) and an MA in Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art.

Sally, aged about 4, sat up in bed with a tray of coloured tiddly winks.

Picture: Nineteen sixty something; Sally, aged about four, sat up in bed with a tray of coloured tiddly winks.

I have exhibited my works across the UK and internationally. This has included 3D drawing installations on the South Bank, touring exhibitions in Japan with the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre, and ACE/Creative Scotland collaborative projects, with showcases at Tate Modern Turbine Hall and McAulay Gallery, the Scottish Parliament and Shetland Museum. I have also shown work at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool, Sadlers Wells, and Whitechapel Art Gallery.

My work is often site specific, made through residencies and collaborative projects. I was a recipient of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary with a residency at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, in partnership with Shape and Tate Liverpool. Other examples are a collaboration between Graeae Theatre Company, Circomedia and the Centre for Illustration, a residency with AELTC Wimbledon, and as a virtual artist in residence on Zoom with Extant Theatre Company.

Drawing installation South BankDrawing installation South Bank. Photo by Tim Norris.

I have delivered Disability Equality Training with Shape at SAIC Chicago and for staff at British Council, Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT in Japan.

As a freelance access consultant for VocalEyes I have delivered visual awareness/audio description training to staff in galleries, museums and heritage sites as varied as the British Museum, London Zoo and Sherwood Forest.

I facilitate accessible, participative art workshops and teaching for children and adults of all ages, such as drawing installations at Sage Gateshead for BBC3 Free Thinking Festival, the Hunterian Museum for the Big Draw and at Trafalgar Square and Olympic Park for Liberty Festivals. I have run art classes for visually impaired adults through Adult Education, Community Centres and galleries. In a partnership project with VocalEyes and ArtUK I facilitated tours and workshops inspired by sculpture collections at Leeds City Art Gallery and Doncaster Museum. I have had many years experience teaching children one to one and in groups, and have also run outdoor, socially distanced art classes for all levels and ages. I have a PTLS teaching certificate and DBS.

I am a board member for Digital:Works

Sally undertaking a drawing installation at Faith House Gallery, Holton Lee,

"Up a ladder"
Photograph of the artist undertaking a drawing installation at Faith House Gallery, Holton Lee. The work under way is a black pen drawing on six white, semi transparent, floor to ceiling roller blinds in the windows of the gallery, 70cm x 300 cm each, showing the vista of Holton Lee from inside the gallery. It was one of Sally's first large scale projects exploring transparency. Photograph by Julie Newman.

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