I graduated from St Martin's in Fine Art Film and Video and then received a masters by thesis from UKC. I work as a critic, writing for contemporary art and artist's moving image work in journals including Art Monthly and Third Text as well as publishing essays and contributing to talks, symposia and interviews on contemporary art. I am motivated by feminist discourse.
The school of Fine Art and Photography spans over three campus in Farnham, Rochester and Canterbury and includes BA courses in BA Fine Art (x2), BA Photography (x2), BA Fashion Photography course, BA Digital Film and Screen Arts and MA courses in: Fine Art (x2), Curatorial Practice, Photography and an MFA in Photography. The school has 43 members of staff of which 13 are Readers or Professors and 608 BA, MA and research students.
Previous role: Sept 2013- August 2015
Course Leader, BA Fine Art, UCA Canterbury.
Successfully managed a cohort of 260 students (13-14), a team of 10 FTE academics and several sessional lecturers. Established a dynamic visiting lecturer programme including Martin Creed and Bob and Roberta Smith (2015).
The BA Fine Art at Canterbury scored 91% satisfaction in the NSS (2014) - as per Unistats (one of the highest scores in the UK for Fine Art)
Inventive recruitment strategies saw internal progression intake nearly double.
In 2013-14 the 1st class degree awards were raised from 12% (2013) to 21%(2014) and the introduction of the Vice Chancellor's BA Fine Art Degree Awards as well as the shortlisting at Platform Prize awards at with Turner Contemporary saw the course at Canterbury significantly raise it’s profile. The final degree show in 2015 attracted a range of high profile external visitors.
Produced a very successful alternative course guide 'manifesto' booklet on Fine Art Education (2015).
During this time the Fine Art BA was involved in a variety of projects initiated by INTEREG (interregional) funding, which supported our course over two years (13-15). This collaboration provided a range of national and international activities for staff and students.