Curriculum Vitae

Born 1968, Clacton On Sea, Essex.

Creative Arts Fellow, Wolfson College, lifetime member of the University of Oxford

Education

  • 1987-1988-Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education
  • 1989-1992– Staffordshire University
  • 2009-2012-Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College
  • 2009-present day- Member of University of Oxford.

Selected Public Art/Talks/Installations/Symposia and Performances

  • 2019-22- Empty House Studies Performances, Film Documentation of Performative Actions with music by Professor Roger Redgate (Violin/electronics) and Professor Matt Wright (Turntables)
  • 2020-22- “Gestures”/“All Those You Have Loved” Film Documentation of Collaborative Performance with Singers Maggie Nichols, Portia Winters, Dancer and Artist Lavinia Cascone and Sound Artist Dr Emmanuel Spinelli.
  • 2021- “I am Nature”. A Film Collaboration with Cleveland Watkiss and Lavinia Cascone.
  • 2016/17 “Visual Music Salons” With Cindy Keefer Director of Centre of Visual Music. London and Oxford.
  • 2016-“Correspondence” -Collaboration with Cleveland Watkiss, House of St Barnabas- Frieze London.
  • 2016/17- Plein Air. Short Film Collaboration with composer Mira Calix
  • 2016– Correspondences- Newcastle University. Collaboration with Roger Redgate (Composer) and Dr Emmanuel Spinelli. Newcastle University.
  • 2015-Performance Painting-Sequences Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland and contribution to Carolee Schneemann Retrospective w Alfredo Cramerotti /Hans Ulrich Obrist.
  • 2011-Performance Painting- South Bank Centre. Collaborative performance with Susanna Recchia, Emmanuel Spinelli and Roger Redgate.
  • 2011-Intervention and Performance Painting. Modern Art Oxford.
  • 2011-Collaborative Performances. –University of Oxford.
  • 2010-12– Public Lectures/Talks on Cross Sensory Art and talks with Michael Stanley, Siobhan Davies, Richard Cork, Centre for Visual Music and Haroon Mirza
  • 2010– Performances Verbier, Switzerland Festival.
  • 2010 – Correspondence. Collaboration with Roger Redgate, Wolfson College, Oxford University
  • 2009– Correspondence.  Oxford. Collaborative performance with Singer and writer Amit Chaudhuri
  • 2008 Seeing Messiaen-Westminster Cathedral- Éclairs sur l’au dela- Painting Performance with Royal Academy of Music Orchestra conducted by Thierry Fischer.
  • 2008– Synaesthesia- Attenborough Centre, Leicester. Talk and Performance with Professor Jamie Ward and Coull Quartet.
  • 2008– Seeing Music- Romsey Abbey- Painting performance and Talk.
  • 2008- Seeing Messiaen. -Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral- Painting Performance with Dame Gillian Weir.
  • 2008– Illuminations- Leeds University- Painting performance and talk with Professor Peter Hill and exhibition.
  • 2008– From the Canyon to the Stars- South Bank Festival- Live Performance at Royal Academy of Music with the Kreutzer Quartet.
  • 2007- Eye Music-Sainsbury Centre Norwich-Live performance with the Allegri Quartet.
  • 2007– Eye Music- Pallant House Gallery- Performance with the Coull Quartet and exhibition alongside Eye Music Exhibition.
  • 2007– Dartington Summer Festival- Live Painting and Talk with pianist Helen Reid to music premieres by Celia McDowell and David Mathews.
  • 2007– Westminster Cathedral –Live Painting to John Tavener’s Premiere “Beautiful Names”. (Exhibited at Eye Music show)
  • 2006– BBC Radio3 – Special ‘Celebrity Guest’ “Private Passions”. Broadcast 9th July
  • 2006– Art and the Senses. Performance painting with Coull String Quartet. Heston Blumenthall, Dr Charles Spence.
  • 2006- Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club- Painting Performance with Gerard Presencer Quartet.
  • 2006– Royal Academy of MusicSynaesthesia, Visual Art and Improvisation” with Musicians at the Academy and with Dame Gillian Weir and Neuroscientist Professor Vincent Walsh.
  • 2005-Royal Academy of Music. London Painting Performance with Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shoor.
  • 2005-Lady Margaret Hall with Professor Peter Hill and Dame Gillian Weir. Talk, music and artwork.
  • 2003– Music and the Mind Festival-Bloomsbury Theatre. Live on-Stage Painting with Pianist Helen Reid.
  • 2002– Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. Seeing Music Hearing Colour, (Responses to Organ Music by Messiaen) collaboration with Professor Vincent Walsh.

Selected Group Gallery Exhibitions

  • 2021– Centre for Visual Music Artist of the Month.
  • 2020– Centre for Visual Music
  • 2019-Prometheus Institute, Kazan.
  • 2017– Frieze Art Fair Regents Park, London.
  • 2015-Sequences Real Time Art Reykjavik Festival
  • 2006-8-Frost and Reed Duke Street. London
  • 2009-12– University of Oxford.
  • 2008– London Art Fair
  • 2008– Verbier Music Festival- Performances/exhibitions/Workshops.
  • 2007-08 Eye Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester/Sainsbury Centre Norwich.
  • 2006– Science Oxford, University of Oxford. Art and the 5 Senses.
  • 2004– Reading Museum and Art Gallery- (Photographs)
  • 2002– Buckinghamshire Museum and Art Gallery

Artist in Residence / Educational Work

  • 2009-12 Synaesthesia workshops, University of Oxford
  • 2008 Verbier Music Festival-Performances and workshops.
  • 2006/7 Synaesthesia Project. Highfield Unit, Warneford Hospital. Oxford.
  • 2003-4 RH and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Awarded large Youth Music Grant to work in Schools, Health Centres and Day Care centres in Oxford and London “Improvisation Through Colour”
  • 2001-2-South Bank Centre. Royal Festival Hall, London
  • 2006 Highfield Unit, Warneford Hospital. Oxford. (Workshops with Musicians         on Graphic Scores and Music through colour with disturbed adolescents.
  • 2006 Royal Academy of Music. Workshops and lectures with students on Synaesthesia and Improvisation.
  • 2005 University of Newcastle. Lectures for Students
  • 2004-5 West Oxford Primary School. Workshops on subject of Synaesthesia, Colour art and Music (Children ages 5-11.)
  • 2003-4 Oxford Philomusica. Awarded large Youth Music Grant to work in Schools, Health Centres and Day Care centres  “Improvisation Through Colour”
  • 2004- Music Faculty (University of Oxford) Improvisation through Colour. With musicians from the Oxford Philomusica.
  • 2002-3 Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square workshops on Composition and colour with musicians and Composer Cameron Sinclair   (Children ages 5-8)
  • 2003-4 City of London Orchestra (Workshops with sufferers of Aspergers Syndrome and Autism.)
  • 2001-2-South Bank Centre. Royal Festival Hall, London
  • Working on Artwork and composition with composer Deirdre
  • Gribbin in schools in London.
  • 1997/98– Reading Museum and Art Gallery-Residency and workshops working with objects from the collection. (Children ages 5-9)
  • 1994-1996-Suffolk Rural Arts Fund, Eastern Arts, Suffolk
  • (Elderly & Infirm).
  • 1992-4 United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Psychiatric Nurse with responsibility for artwork and music.
  • (Mentally ill ages 20-70).

Publications/Films

  • 2015– Sequences V11
  • 2013- Voces Imtimae- The String Quartet encounters with art. 
  • 2012- South Bank Treatise Performance- Haavard Helle.
  • 2011- Performance Painting- Modern Art Oxford.
  • 2009-Art and the 5 Senses. OUP
  • 2009-Eye Music-Klee and all that Jazz.
  • 2008– “Acrylic Variations” Film by Optic Nerve productions.
  • 2007– “Moment in Time’ Autobiography- Optic Nerve.
  • 2008- “The Times” The Man Who Heard In Colour. Jan 25th 2008
  • 2007- “Neural Conditions in Famous Artists.” Karger.
  • 2007-“Financial Times”- Dartington Festival performance review.
  • 2007 “The Times”- Dartington Festival review 
  • 2006– “The Observer” 9th July 2006 “Private Passions” Radio Choice
  • 2006 ‘Still Fugue’ Art Industry Review April 2006 Review on Synaesthesia, Improvisation and Visual Art.
  • 2005 “Synaesthesia” Illustrations for Article by Professor Vincent Walsh/Dr Catherine Mulvenna- Current Biology. June issue.
  • 2004- ‘Seeing Music-Hearing Colour’ Feature article by Dr Janet McKensey Studio International magazine.
  • 2003- ‘Shades of Tone’ The Times’ January 2003 Review by Simon Tait
  • 2002-3- C.D Covers for Dame Gillian Weir’s complete recordings of Messiaen. 6C.D’s
  • 2002- Royal Festival Hall Programme
  • 2002-Southbank Magazine
  • 2002- ‘Art and Industry’ April 2002. Review by Simon Tait

Collections 

  • Tate Gallery.
  • Reading Museum and Art Gallery.
  • St Hugh’s, College University of Oxford
  • National Healthcare Trust. John Radcliffe and Swindon Hospitals.
  • Economics Department, University of Oxford.
  • Linacre College, Oxford
  • Wolfson College, Oxford.
  • University College London
  • Private Collections.