- Fine Art
Until recently I ran the BA Fine Art programme at Croydon School of Art. I was employed as an Associate Lecturer at various institutions including Wimbledon School of Art and the Universities of Falmouth and Hertfordshire. Previously I worked as an Art Director in the photographic industry.
Since joining the IDI team I can see the huge benefits of online tutoring, in particular the international and global opportunities for student interaction, collaboration and professional development. It has been great to see students rise to the challenge of creating an online exhibition through skill sharing, concept negotiation, and team work.
In my view the programme at IDI offers students is conceptually challenging and offers students the opportunities to engage with a wide range of technical and creative skills while developing knowledge and understanding of their personal practice and its broader meanings.
About my work
I am interested in the cultural and social meanings and conventions of photography as a medium. This usually involves historical and archival research and found images. A recent project used found surveillance images of suffragette prisoners in order to reflect on the movement and its strategies of representation.
My greatest achievement
Running a programme at Croydon that was described as ‘exemplary in its field’ by the validating body, Sussex University, was great to hear.
Supporting and enabling students to reach their full potential and to achieve personal creative ambitions and goals is inspiring. Personally I find that developing a new creative project is an exciting and challenging process.