2020 Has been royally screwed over by Covid-19 but new works are in the pipeline.
2019 Was the year the Turtle Island Radio Show really took off. Four European stations are now broadcasting it and it is also going out as a podcast.
2018 was a year of research, radio program making and ongoing projects.
Producing and hosting the Turtle Island Radio Show for Resonance 104.4FM Arts Radio, the only show in Europe to exclusively showcase indigenous musicians of North America.
Researcher and adviser on Brixton history and grassroots movements with Dr M. Hamm of the T.R.A.C.E.S. Contentious Heritage Project, Klagenfurt University, Austria.
Researching, collating and producing images/prints from technical, industrial design drawings by my late father-in-law.
Exhibitions and related
2017 Beyond Words. Faroe Road Studios. London, UK.
2017 Poster, Artbox at the The Cello Factory. London, UK.
2017 Making it Real, Analogue LDN at Ugly Duck. London, UK.
2017 HARVEST 17, Dordolla., Italy. Invited Artist
2017 Open Film, Scalarama 2017. Leeds, UK
2017 Learning to think with your hands. Galerie am Museum, Frauenau, Germany.
2013 GLASS Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery Sheffield.
2012 WAES Summer Exhibition – SW1 Gallery, London.
2011 Melt. Mould making for Glass Book launch. London Glassblowing Gallery.
2010 Illumini. Secret Subterranean London. – Shoreditch Town Hall Gallery, London.
2010 Inspired By – Victoria and Albert Museum, London. (Glass sculpture and video).
2010 Surface Pattern – Contemporary Glass Society, Online exhibition.
2010 WAES Summer Exhibition – SW1 Gallery, London.
2010 Caged Bird Sings – Crypt Gallery, London.
2009 Ghost II – St. Johns Church , London.
2009 WAES Summer Exhibition – SW1 Gallery, London.
2009 Glass Echoes – Crypt Gallery, London.
2008 Christmas Review – Koukan Gallery, London.
2008 Unarted – The Black Gardenia, Soho, London.
2008 WAES Summer Exhibition – SW1 Gallery, London.
2007 Climate for Change – Londonart sponsored group exhibition.
2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona: Collaboration Visualising the Invisible.
2001 Cork Art Trail, Cork, Ireland.
2000 Cork Opera House, Cork Art Trail. Cork, Ireland.
2000 Cambria Arms, Camberwell Arts Week, London.
1999 Cork Artists Collective, Cork Art Trail, Ireland Invited Artist.
1998 Sun & Doves, Camberwell Arts Week, London
1997 Incarceration. Shorditch Town Hall, Hoxton, London
1996 Now ’96 – Nottingham Arts, Nottingham UK.
1995 Health Sex and Education – Cooltan Arts, London.
1994 Liberation – Cooltan Arts, London.
1994 This Year – Morley Gallery, London.
1992 Christmas Now – International Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
1992 Glastonbury Festival, Cooltan installation and performance field.
1991 Factory Love – Cooltan Arts, London.
1990 Doodle and Gomi Soup – Oval House, London.
2016 Camberwell College of Art Sculpture BA hons 1st
2012 WAES Jewelry BTEC.
2011 WAES Advanced glass techniques.
2006- 2010 WAES Kiln Formed Glass BTEC
2006 – 2016 Bild-Werk International Summer Academy, Frauenau, Germany: Glass & Bronze Casting & Hot shop techniques – blowing and manipulating hot glass
1993-1994 Morley College, London – Foundation Art & Design.
2017 Classroom into the Community. CCW Graduate School.
2016 Creative Resistance in Spain – Latewi symposium publication.
2011 Contributor to Mould making for Glass Book by Angela Thwaites. Photos and textr. Published by A and C Black, July 2011.
2009 Glass News, CGS Newsletter article entitled ‘Glass making in Bavaria: The Bild-Werk Summer Academy’.
Work & photographs featured / published
2008 Glashaus International Magazine for Studio Glass – ‘Studio Glass in the U.K.’
2005 Open (Dutch art & politics journal) (Photographs) for ‘Reclaiming Virtual and Physical Spaces Indymedia at the Halloween Critical Mass’ by Dr. Marion Hamm.
2004/03 Vrij Nederland: Photographs for ‘duikt op…40′ Jaar Ben Sherman’ & for duikt op…in Brixton’ both articles by Natasha Gerson.
1998 The Face, Dazed & Confused, The Independent, Evening Standard
2010 David Bowker Prize
2008 Commendation Award for excellence in the Kiln-formed Glass. WAES
2013 The Cambrian Explosion (Cambria Bridge)
2016 Rusty Globe. Garden sculpture, Steel and glass.
Talks & Lectures etc
2016 Chelsea College of Arts. Panelist on Community and Places, Shock City: Resilience and the Anthropocene.
2010 De Montfort University, School of Fine & Applied Art. ‘The use and properties of Zircar, ceramic shell mold mix for glass and bronze.’
2010 British Glass Biennale: Contemporary Glass Society, Pechakucha event.
2010 WAES. ‘Using Zircar’ Talk and demonstration.
2006 Goldsmith College: Strategies of (In)visibility. A conference on art, activism and other clandestine practices. Presentation: ‘Invisible in the Glasshouse? (In)visibility of communication in the Indymedia network.’
2005 Birkbeck College, London: ‘Media and Business Applications’ Multimedia Presentation: ‘Indymedia as Counter Information.’
2004 Club Zatopek, Tubingen, Germany ‘Activism and Street Art in the Digital Revolution.’
2004 Goldsmiths, University of London: ‘Indymedia and open publishing, a global multimedia phenomenon.’
2002 & 03 City University London: MA International Journalism. ‘Indymedia History and Practice.’
Creative Working Experiences: Design/Build
2006 – 2001 Administrator of Interactive multimedia website, Indymedia. Part of team editing, producing and archiving of multimedia content. Worldwide.
2001 – 1992 Art director, set designer, scenic carpenter & props maker for independent film & theatre companies including Albany Theatre, Bad Dog Films, Cork Opera House, Oval House Theatre, Ra Ra Zoo, Set to Set, Stein Films, Southwark Playhouse,Terence Dixon Associates and Cork Opera House.
1999 Production & Tour Manager, Graffiti Theatre, Cork, Ireland. A theatre in Education company putting on shows in schools.
1992 – 1988 Senior Partner, Corporate Colours, London, a design and interior decoration company.
1991- 90 Props & puppet maker, stilt performer for Black Hole Productions and Handspan Theatre, Melbourne; Loose Change and Idiom Inc., Sydney, Australia.
1989 – 88 Costume designer and set designer, Oval House Theatre for Notting Hill Carnival. Puppet maker Urban Free Festival.
1985 Silkscreen clothes printing company, outlets in Camden & Portobello markets.
Creative Working Experiences: Performance, music & radio.
Producer and host, Turtle Island Radio Show
DJ for WirelessFM.net, online radio station.
Presenter & Editor of weekly news show on Resonance 104.4FM Arts radio.
Performer / Actor / Fire Performer/ Stilt Walker at various festivals & venues including St Particks Day parade. Cork 1999 & 2001, Glastonbury Festival, Hackney Fields Festival and Room 16 Cabaret, Brixton.
Video & bass guitar, industrial band, Headbutt. Lead singer, Chainsaw Days, punk band.
Other Education 2003 – 1984
2003 Lambeth College, London – Linux operating systems.
2001 Community Technology, London – Digital Picture and Film manipulation.
2000 Community Technology, London – Website building.
1995 Guildhall University, – Mig, arc and gas welding.
1991 Goldsmiths College, London – Video Editing and Production.
1990 Vauxhall College, London – Decorative and Specialist Paint Finishes.
1988 Southwalk College, London – Photography and Darkroom practices.
1987 City College, London – Carpentry and Joinery.
1984 Morley College, London – Screen Printing and Batik.