Large-Scale Projects

Placeholders, London Design Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. May- September 2021

  • Collaboration with architect Aude-Line Duliere to develop a project reusing stone salvaged from the museum’s fabric during building work in 2013
  • The project serves as a case-study for considerations of stone, architectural salvage and the circular economy
  • After undertaking research into surveying methodologies, we produced an installation in the public realm of Exhibition Road, a film and a panel discussion 

New Public Garden, Kingsgate, Amesbury, Wiltshire. December 2018- ongoing

  • Lead designs for a 8000m2 garden within new housing development
  • Produced concept designs and models to present to the town council, and worked with the Landscape Architect to develop planting scheme and detailed designs for the fabrication of precast concrete and cut stone elements

New Park for Unity Street Bristol, Phase 2. November 2018- February 2021

  • Produced detailed designs for the remaining two follies, designed during Phase 1
  • Follies cast in situ in from reduced-CO2 concrete using fabricated formwork
  • Designs based on fragments of the site’s existing and neighbouring buildings, including a Victorian pub and a warehouse

Sculpture Commission, Wapping Wharf Bristol. May 2016- summer 2021

  • Produced detailed concept designs for a site-specific installation within the conserved ruin of the 19th Century New Gaol
  • Designed a pair of glass reliefs based on the building’s 1816 design to be inserted into openings within the gaol gate
  • Worked closely with Gillespies Landscape Architects to specify 840m2 of hard landscaping translated from the original plans 

New Park for Unity Street Bristol, Phase 1. June 2016- October 2017

  • Produced concept designs for a new 6500m2 park near Bristol’s Old Market
  • Plan incorporated a series of follies based on fragments of the site’s demolished buildings
  • Produced detailed designs and worked with Fabricators MDM Props to make silicon moulds from the site’s derelict brick and pennant stone walls due to be demolished for Phase 2
  • Moulds used to cast three Jesmonite follies permanently installed within a new pedestrianised route 

Park Map Commission,  Knole House, Sevenoaks. March-April 2015

  • Lead the research and design, working with a team of researchers, interns and assistants from Muf Architecture Art to hand-draw the 2.5 x 4 metre map in situ in the new Visitor Welcome Room

Associate Artist at Muf Architecture Art, June 2013-May 2014

  • Supported, developed and delivered Art Camp, a two-week project working with two artists and local children exploring the relationship between creativity and play on a derelict hospital site in East London
  • Supported, developed and delivered the first stage of a pavilion project for Gainsborough Square, Bristol, for which Muf worked with local young people, a graphic designer and carpenter to design a prototype structure in temporary materials at 1:1 scale
  • Supported, researched and developed designs up to Stage D for new public realm in Trenchard Street, Bristol, including a cast concrete cantilevered stair and extensive use of local Forest Pennant stone
  • Developed designs for an eleven-metre banqueting table adapted from existing picnic benches and made in collaboration with local volunteers as part of Muf’s ongoing brief to develop and test design strategies for the visitor experience at Knole House, Kent for the National Trust

Sculpture Commission, Torquay, Devon. July 2009- October 2010

  • Commissioned by borough council to work closely with landscape architects, engineers and council representatives to produce a sculpture project to be integrated within a £3m renovated Victorian civic garden
  • Extensive research into the history of the town and its underlying geology informed the design which incorporated local limestone and Italian marble
  • Wrote tender documents for each element, managed competitive tendering process, compared bids and finally awarded contracts
  • Produced a 2x1x1metre model in wood, plaster and clay which was digitally scanned. Carrara marble blocks were then CNC carved from the scanned model
  • Managed detailed comparison of manufacturing capabilities between specialist Italian, English and Irish firms specialising in large-scale 3D digital carving technology
  • Developed an innovative method of acid etching monumental blocks of local limestone
  • Developed excellent project management and teamwork skills liaising with contractors, design team and stakeholders throughout design and implementation.
  • Wrote lift plans, risk assessments, press releases and produced reports for the project and its installation

Sculpture Commission, Lake Shore, Bristol. May 2007- September 2008

  • Commissioned by Urban Splash to develop sculptural commission within their redevelopment of listed 1970s Skidmore Owings Merrill building into 300 flats and offices
  • Worked closely with the team of architects and engineers to design ambitious project to be incorporated within building’s sustainable ground-source heating and cooling system. This resulted in designs for a tactile, richly-curved bronze handrail to be situated within the building’s garden
  • Worked closely with M&E consultants, researched appropriate foundry and wax manufacturers to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective casting system for sculpture’s 70 metre-long components
  • Worked closely with wax manufacturers to develop wax extrusion method. Each wax section was then cast directly without the need for mould-making stages
  • Creative combination of sculpture and architecture met section 106 planning requirements and introduced substantial cost saving to overall project

The Jerwood Sculpture Prize 2007. November 2006-April 2008

  • Won prestigious national open submission competition
  • Project involved drilling a borehole into the aquifer beneath the Capability Brown-designed landscape at Ragley Hall toproduce a picturesque, artificial spring
  • Produced documentation to support planning application for sculpture within Grade 2* listed park
  • Researched specialised international solar pump manufacturers and installers; wrote tender documents, compared bids and finally awarded contract
  • Designed and supervised construction of all supporting bespoke elements in stainless steel, bronze and concrete
  • Worked with engineer to adapt specialised technology to specific application. Successfully implemented first installation of Grunfos’ sustainable solar pumping equipment in UK

Selected Exhibitions

2019-20 Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now. British Museum, London; Oriental Museum in Durham; Pier Arts Centre in Stromness; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea; Cooper Gallery in Barnsley
2014 The Postcard is a Public Work of Art X Marks the Bokship, London
2011 State of Flux: Drawing in London Trinity Contemporary, New York and Trinity Contemporary, London
2010 Unveiling, Sculpture Commission, Royal Terrace Gardens, Torquay
2009 Contemporary Drawings The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2009 Recent British Drawings Trinity Contemporary, New York
2009 In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings Trinity Contemporary, London
2008-9 British Sculptors’ Drawings: Moore to Gormley The British Museum, London
2008 Unveiling of Spring Jerwood Sculpture at Ragley, Warwickshire
2007 Moscow Art Fair Moscow, Russia
2007 Passing Clouds Image Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, Italy
2006 Drawing Inspiration: Contemporary British Drawing Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal
2006 Drawing Gallery, Art Projects London Art Fair
2005 40 Artists- 40 Drawings The Drawing Gallery, London
2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize Show London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Poole
2005 Plural 3 British School at Rome, Rome
2005 Spazi Aperti Romanian Academy, Rome
2005 Plural 2 British School at Rome, Rome
2004 Plural 1 British School at Rome, Rome
2004 25 Artists- 25 Drawings The Drawing Gallery, London
2003 Art of the Impossible Centre Prize Exhibition, The Great Eastern Hotel,London
2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize Show London, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Hull, Salford Quays

Collections

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007
The British Museum, London, 2005, 2006 and 2009
Pembroke College JCR Art Fund, University of Oxford, 2001

Awards

2011 Scholarship, The Architectural Association, London
2007 Winner, The Jerwood Sculpture Prize
2005 Short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize
2004-5 The Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome
2003 Short-listed for the Centre Prize, Royal College of Art
2002 Short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize
2000 Second-year Cunliffe Sculpture Prize,Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1999 Scholarship from Pembroke College, University of Oxford
1999 Geoffrey Rhodes Commemorative Bursary for highest first-year exam results,Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1999 Distinction in first-year Preliminary Examinations, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Teaching

Communication & Media Studies Tutor, The Architectural Association. Sept 2017-present
Post-grad Elective tutor, The Architectural Association. Sept 2021-present
Acting Course Leader, Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Arts.
April-July 2021
Organiser and Chair, On Fabrication Discussion Series, AA Public Programme. January-February 2021
Studio Tutor/Studio Master, Foundation Course, The Architectural Association, Sept 2014-June 2021
Acting Head of Department, Foundation Course, The Architectural Association. Sept 2018-June 2019
Curator/Associate Lecturer, Climate Emergency: Speculative Futures, Horniman Museum in collaboration with UAL. November 2019-March 2020
Invited Speaker, The House That Philosophy Built, London School of Economics. February 2017
Curator, PARK 11, PARK 12, PARK 14 and PARK 15, PARK 16, Wimbledon College of Art. January-May 2011; January-March 2012; January-May 2014; January-May 2015, January-May 2016

Educational History

2011-13 RIBA Part 1, The Architectural Association, London
2002-04 MPhil Sculpture and Drawing, Royal College of Art, London
1999-01 BFA, University of Oxford: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1996-1997 Foundation Course, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design