After graduating, I trained in facilitating learning at Camberwell College of Arts and have been working in community arts and education for over 10 years. I have co-ordinated and facilitated community projects involving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and I have also organised exhibitions, talks and events with individual artists and organisations. I have also completed my teacher training and have been teaching on a range of photography and digital media courses in Sixth Form as well as in Higher and Further Education.
Some examples of my students' work can be found here.
The activities I’ve facilitated and organised in the past have been developed with a wide variety of partner organisations such as V&A’s Museum of Childhood, Studio Voltaire, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Refugee Council, Generate, Apothecary Gallery, Body & Soul, Fairbridge as well as many others including volunteer centres, youth clubs, adventure playgrounds, mainstream and special educational needs schools.
Selected community projects.
My work focuses on participatory methods that encourage the participants to learn new lens based skills as well as to use the medium as a tool to address issues which are relevant to them - cultural identity and sense of place - and increase self esteem and self awareness. The projects always have at their core the active involvement of its participants in the shaping of the activities and the progress of the projects overall. Recently, my work has predominantly involved working with young people with special educational needs - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, Emotional and behavioural disorders - facilitating group activities and 121 sessions.
A selection of the work produced by the projects' participants can be viewed in this gallery.