Artist C.V.

Below is a list of the most relevant work to my practice.

Exhibitions as Artist and Curator

2021: 

  • Liverpool Biennial, FACT Liverpool, Soft Boys (curator)

  • Rule of Threes and Venus Charity, Community Shop: Title TBC (artist and curator)

  • Short Chronicles: Our Experiences of BPD (online curation)

  • 2021/22: Tetley Jerwood Commissions: Past (Retrospect), Present (Reality), Future (Reform) (curator)

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2020:

  • OUTPUT Open 4 (artist, video piece)

2019: 

  • OUTPUT Gallery Liverpool: ROOT-ed Zine (curator)

  • Tate Exchange Liverpool: ROOT-ed Zine: Hair, Black History and Movement (curator)

2018:

  • Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University: Catalyst: Fine Art Degree Show (artist/curator)

  • Liverpool Independents Biennial, St John’s Market: ROOT-ed Zine: Black Womxn (artist/curator)

  • FACT Liverpool: ROOT-ed Zine Showcase of the FACT Artist Residency (artist/curator)

  • The Annual Labour Party Conference/British Museum, Liverpool: Black Flowers (photographer)

2017: Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University: Itch (artist)

2016: Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University: Art Salad (artist/manager)

2015: Royal Liver Building, Liverpool: BTEC Final Year Showcase (artist)

2014: Tate Gallery, Liverpool: Welcome to My World (artist)

 

Education

2015-2018: Liverpool Hope University, BAHons Fine and Applied Art

            Final grade: First Class with Honours 

2013-2015: Liverpool Community College, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma, Art and Design

            Final grade: Distinction* Distinction* Distinction

Articles:

 

  • Black Ballad: How Black Women In Liverpool Are Reclaiming Colonial Spaces

  • ROOT-ed Zine: BPD Monologue

  • FACT Liverpool: Artist Blog for 'You Feel Me?' Exhibition

  • This Way Up Convention: Day 2 Review 

 

Freelance Photography

  • Aura Music Event, Liverpool

  • EASTN-DC 2018 Festival Photographer, University of Manchester

  • Shaping Futures Festival Events, University of Liverpool

  • Black Flowers Video Photography, Liverpool

Workshops as an Artist

  • Discovering Black and Asian History Through Art, Walker Art Gallery + Lady Lever Gallery, practical workshop

  • Light Night, Make a Zine with ROOT-ed workshop, FACT Liverpool

  • Light Night, Debate Art with ROOT-ed workshop, Tate Liverpool

  • Countdown to Brexit, Press Room, Human Libraries , Bootle Library  

  • Moon in Venus, Venus Charity + Rule of Threes, practical and research workshop

  • Glossary Review of Jade Montserrat's Insituting Care, practical workshop Humber Street Art Gallery , Hull

  • Art Crits Workshops, practical and theoretical workshop, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

  • How to Make a Zine? - Business Perspectives + Advice, young people's workshop, Blaze Arts

  • Glossary Review of Jade Montserrat, Insituting Carepractical workshop, Bluecoat Gallery

Talks / Lectures / Panel events 2018-20

Panels

  • Should the North Take the Knee? With Nazir Afzal, Erinma Bell, Gulwali Passarlay, Amber Akaunu for People's Powerhouse 

  • The Watermelon Woman Panel event, Scalarama Fest, Cinema Nation, Liverpool

  • Precarity within the Arts, FACT Liverpool, A-N (Artist Network) 

  • Lubaina Himid UCLAN Symposium, with Dr Ingrid Pollard, Christine Eyene, Evan Ifekoya, Jade Montserrat

  • This Garden of Ours - Links between Botany and Power, Manchester Museum, Journeys Festival

  • In Conversation with Michelle Williams Gamaker, Walker Art Gallery

  • Act 1: Ira Alridge– Curiosity and Creative Language with Jade Montserrat, Manchester Art Gallery, INIVA Arts

Lectures

  • ROOT-ed Zine - How It Started, John Moores University 

  • Racism and Colonisation in Architecture, Edge Hill University 

  • Reflection on FACT Artist Residency, Liverpool Hope University 

  • Being a Person of Colour in the Arts and Media, Kingston University 

General talks

  • ROOT-ed Zine Navigating Through Arts and Media, HYPERTEXT Fair, People's Powerhouse Convention

  • How to Make a Zine? - Business Perspective, BLAZE Arts

  • Black Flowers - Importence of Re-Claiming Architectural Colonised Spaces, Blackburn House 

  • Black Flowers - Impact of colonised architectural spaces, International Slavery Museum 

  • How to Diversify Work Environments and Make Radical change, Informa Markets Aviation 

Awards​

 

2019/20:

  • Liverpool Arts and Culture Award (Adding Value), Liverpool (ROOT-ed Zine)

  • Steve Biko Young Achievers Award 

  • 1 month Artist Residency and Studio Space, Bluecoat Gallery

2018: 

  • FACT and Hope Production and Artist Residency, FACT, Liverpool.

  • Art in Liverpool Exhibition Award within Liverpool Independents Biennial, Bluecoat Gallery,

  • Art in Liverpool Biennial Exhibitions award for ROOT-ed Zine, St John’s Market, Liverpool

  • Go Fund Me’s Go Think Big project funding, ROOT-ed Zine 

2016: 1st place, Pictures of Hope Photography competition.

2015: Liverpool Hope University Excellence Scholarship, £6000

Press 2018-20

 

  • Art in Liverpool Issue 1, Guest Publication: ROOT-ed Zine

  • Bido Lito September Issue 92, ROOT-ed’s Raison d'être

  • BBC Radio Merseyside’s Upfront Interview of ROOT-ed Zine

  • Catalyst Fine Art students in conversation with: ROOT-ed Zine, Thomas Dukes (Open Eye Gallery) and Jay Wheeler (Artist). MAKE, Liverpool

  • Tate Liverpool: LightNight 2018: ROOT-ed Debate 

  • Liverpool Hope University: New Magazine Published by Fine Art Students

  • The Guardian: Lubaina Himid – ROOT-ed Zine (BLM Print)

  • Liverpool Echo: ROOT-ed Zine in collaboration with Homotopia Zine to collaborate with UK's leading LGBTQIA+ festival

More freelance work:

Selector for Creative Debut's Black Artist Grant

Funding Panel for Art in Liverpool Independents Biennial x Metal Liverpool Artist Residencies

Previous Employment 

 

2019/20: Marketing and Administrative Manager, Askademia Tuition

2018: Marketing and Communications Internship, University of Manchester

2018: FACT and Hope Production and Artist Residency, FACT Liverpool

2018: Output Gallery 'ROOT-ed Zine', Curator, Liverpool: Black History Month x ROOT-ed Zine

2018: EASTN-DC 2018 Festival Photographer, University of Manchester

2018: Freelance Events Photographer with Shaping Futures, University of Liverpool

2016-2018: Usherette at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool