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1989 Degree in Visual Arts with art therapy, Lancaster University  BA hons 2:1


1990 Further Education Teachers Certificate, Grantham College


1994 Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, University of Glasgow


1997 Certificate in Counselling Skills


2012 Post Graduate Diploma/ Higher Specialist Award in Leadership

and  Management for Social Work, University of Birmingham


2013 Masters in Leadership and Management- specialist area: creativity and social work, University of Birmingham



Service Coordinator, Pause Mental Health Service, University of Birmingham


Visiting lecturer in Social Work 

Associate tutor: Coventry University


Founder of Birmingham Artivistas, Black and Blue Collective

Freelance participatory artist


Recent exhibitions, selected projects & shows


VfD Gallery, Dalston, London. Unapologetically Other MIXED RAGE joint show

Making Mischief - Compton Verney - building wrapping, protest banner and participatory elements. Pieces now in the National Folk Art Collection

NAE - Nottingham Arts Exchange NAE Open (2024 RESIDE residency award)

Playing Out - Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University- community parade and collaboration with Assemble


MIXED RAGE Collective "Unapologetically Other" Midlands Arts Centre MAC May-August 

SHADO - Reimagination Group Show Centrala Birmingham November 

Artists in Schools Showcase IKON Gallery 


Artists in Schools Showcase IKON Gallery

MIXED RAGE Art Rooms Kings Heath group show and launch of the MIXED RAGE Collective


John Taylor Hospice 110 years commission - participatory project

Community Connexions- The Rep Theatre, schools based art project

IKON Artists in Schools Project 


IKON and Barber Youth Programme collaborative project 


ORT Gallery, Birmingham. Precious- Brum YODO festival A Matter of Life and Death- Dying Matters Week 2018


Exhibition John Lewis Community Gallery - November 2017-February 2018

Women and Protest Season- MAC September- November 2017

Residency AGE UK

Connecting Messages- Lead co-artist with Kings Heath Action for Refugees Showcase May

Ort Gallery, Balsall Heath, Birmingham

A Matter of Life and Death- Dying Matters Week- Installation MAC May 2017

Provocation at Awkward Bastards 2, MAC






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