Ba Hons Arts Management (History of Art and Museum Studies)
Btec Level 2 – Music Technology
Museums and Galleries qualifications (various) in curatorial work
including collections, research, exhibitions, project management & outreach
Arts Award Advisor (Discover, Explore, Bronze & Silver)
Foundation course in Herbal Medicine
Organisations & Memberships
Edwin Waugh Lancashire Dialect Society
Working alongside The De Morgan Foundation to co-curate and project manage the exhibition 'Evelyn De Morgan Pre-Raphaelite Artist of Hope' for Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition gives a rare female perspective of the Pre-Raphaeilte movement and looks to hope for the future after turbulent times living through a global pandemic.
British Textile Biennial collaboration with Towneley Hall to install 7m x 8m artists banner onto a scaffold structure outside the grade I listed building as part of the 2021 British Textile Biennial.
'Ways of Listening' is a project initially started during the Covid Lockdowns as a way to reach out to fellow creatives to understnad and map changes in people's listening habits. The end result is the creation of a Billboard, an artists talk and sound scape.
Commission for Insideoutsidehouse's Use and Ornament exhibition at Air Space Gallery for the British Ceramic Biennial. Includes sites specific interview recordings and original composition inspired by the visual narratives.
Manchester International Festival Sounds at St. Chad's Church Rochdale. A site specific piece using inspiration from the Lancashire Dialect poet Tim Bobbin honouring his grave.
Composition Commission for Art Trails
Littleborough Arts Festival creating an outdoor installation using music, textiles & QR codes.
Composition Commission Release
Folklore Tapes composition for 12" vinyl release - Swifter Than The Moon's Sphere, English Fairy Lore
15 years of exprience in live performance as a solo artist and collaborator playing venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.
Radio 4 programme 'Ways to Weather the Storm', contributor and songwriter/vocalist.
Socially Engaged Audio Recording
Oral history interviews and recording of conversations linked to local communities around the shoe and slipper industry for The Whitaker Museum and Lancashire Archives & Records Service
Herbal Medicine Workshops
Using my foundation course qualification I have run a number of herbal medicine workshops (lipbalm, body balm, herbal teas, tonics) for a vairety of organisations including The Whitaker Museum, Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery, The Centre for Folklore Myth and Magic, The Vale (Mossley), Tameside Town of Cultre.
Visual Art Workshops
A variety of hands on arts workshops including printmaking, cyanotype, knitting, zine making and textile art for organisations across the North West. Each workshop is bestspoke and created to suit the event, topic and audience. Most recent summer school for Hudderfield Contemporary Music Festival taking young people through an Arts Award Qualification.
Socially Engaged Commissions with Visual Arts/Textiles
Textile window display based on the theme 'The Wonder of Elders' for Cartwheel Arts as part of the Darn Hill Arts Week 2021. Using knitting and pom poms to create an alternative textile version of the night sky.
At youth organisation Vibe (visual arts & music) for young people 12-24 years
'An Introduction to Sound Art' for Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery & Museum