b: 1974, Stockport, UK



MA School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies    University of Leeds

BA English Lit & Theatre Studies, School of English             University of Leeds


Commissions & Exhibitions

2022      AXISWEB, Phygital



2022      grow (~faience, spine) Soanyway Magazine

2022      School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, 23PRESS

2022      TACTILE OPTIC SHOCK, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2022      How-to Creative Writing, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021       LEEDS 2023 artist commission MWMCMN, Small Press

2021       Auto door I, II, III, Leeds Summer Group Show 2021

2021       Dialogues, Leeds Museums and Galleries, City Museum

2020      Aire Place Studios, Postcard 2 Exhibition, ‘Auto door’

2020      Otley Rd Glen Road, Leeds Summer Group Show 2020,

2020      Arts & Minds Annual Exhibition

2019       Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2019       Arts & Minds Annual Exhibition

2018       Creative Mothers Project, Aire Place Studios & Leeds City Museum

2018       P_amela, Love Cure, Pamelashop, LMG, The Tetley



2022       The dig, SPELT Magazine

2022       River, 2022 Winchester Poetry Festival, Prize Winners Anthology

2022       THE BELL TOWER, Poetry collection The Emma Press

2022       Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up (V&A, 2018) Soanyway Magazine

2022       Kara Chin: Show Real & Ashley Holmes: Trust Melody at HSG, Corridor8

2021       What is it?, The Poetry Society – Poetry News, Winter 2021

2021        ‘Like everything is the end of a love affair’, Penny Thoughts #45

2021        Shortlist, National Poetry Competition 2020

2020        ‘Magnetic North’, Compass Live Art Festival, Corridor8

2020        Soanyway issue #6

2020        Taus Makhacheva at The Tetley, Corridor8

2019         Yorkshire Sculpture International at Henry Moore Institute, Corridor8

2019        Shortlist, Bridport Poetry Prize 2019

2019         ‘The Water’, Dwell Time

2019         Influence & Participation Toolkit, content writer, Mind

2019         ‘Novel Writing for Depressives: A Study of P & Non-P’, Wake Up Screaming

2016         ‘Burn Time’, Leeds Museums and Galleries

2016         ‘Up from Below’, Leeds Museums and Galleries

2016         ‘Kitchen Cabinet of Curiosities’, Leeds Museums & Galleries



2022         2022 Winchester Poetry Festival

2022         Leeds Poetry Festival, Showcase artist

2022         The Poetry Society, What is it?

2022         How-to Creative Writing, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021         The Poetry Archive, ‘Auto door’

2021         East Leeds FM, Love the Words

2021         Future History, Loudspeaker, Open Source Arts

2021         Loudspeaker LIVE, Chapel FM

2021         Meanwood Festival Poetry Showcase

2021         Chapel FM, Leeds, Loudspeaker, spoken word radio

2021         Sable Radio

2021         Watch Your Mouth Film Festival, Open Source Arts

2020        Soanyway issue #6

2018         Ey Up with Harry Meadley #34, recorded at The Tetley


Artist Development, Curation, Facilitation & Teaching 

2022        FailSpace AHRC research project, University of Leeds & QMU

2022        MA Dance Practice & Performance, Salford University

2022        Creative writing workshops, Burberry & National Literacy Trust

2022        Creative writing workshops, School of Languages, University of Leeds

2022        Co-creating Artist Book, THE BOOK OF BOOK IDEAS

2022        Co-creating ‘SEVEN SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS’ publication

2021         Creative writing workshops, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

2021         Artist Development & Access Support, Artist Sam Metz

2021-22   Artist Facilitator 23PRESS – LEEDS 2023

2021         Open Show 2021, Pyramid, Project Management, Facilitation & Curator

2021         Writing workshops, ‘I belong’ programme, University of Leeds

2020         MA Dance Practice & Performance,  Salford University

2020-21    Artist, Pyramid

2017-        Artist Educator at The Tetley

2018-19    Art Tutor, Adult Education



2022        The Poetry Archive Winner 2022

2022        2022 Winchester Poetry Festival shortlist, commended

2021         The Poetry Society  Winner, Poetry News, Extinction & Survival

2021         The Emma Press  ‘The Bell Tower’, Poetry Pamphlet Competition, winner

2021         Shortlist, National Poetry Competition 2020

2019         Shortlist, Bridport Poetry Prize 2019

2018         Artist Bursary, Love Arts Festival


Work & Freelance & Advisory

2022        YVAN Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Working Group

2022        Same Skies Think Tank, Arts, Health & Wellbeing Group

2022        FailSpace Champion, AHRC research project, University of Leeds & QMU

2021-       Access Support (freelance, ongoing)

2021-       Producer and Artist Development (freelance, ongoing)

2021         Grants Assessor, Leeds Community Foundation (ongoing)

2021         Grants Assessor, Culture Recovery Fund, Arts Council England/DCMS

2021         Artist mentor & Access Support, Pyramid

2020-21    Artist, Pyramid

2020         Grants Assessor & Panel Member, Mind, Loneliness Fund (DHSC

2020         Grants Assessor & Panel Member, Mind, Coronavirus MHR Fund (DHSC)

2020-21    General Manager, Joss Arnott Dance

2019-21    Personal Assistant Disability Services, University of Leeds

2019         Influence & Participation Film, part of co-production team, Mind

2019-        Artistic and Quality Assessor, Arts Council England

2018-20   Advisor to Agenda/Mind Women Side by Side programme, London

2018-20   Peer Support Facilitator, Mind

2018         Grants Panel Assessor to Agenda/Mind Women Side by Side

2018-       Core Member and Facilitator, Creative Mothers Project, Leeds

2017-        Freelance Artist Facilitator, The Tetley, People Matters, Pyramid

2017          Springboard Programme, The Tetley

2015-17    Researcher, Guide, Leeds Museums and Galleries

2012-16    Freelance Book-keeper

2004-09   General Manager, Unlimited Theatre (including maternity breaks)

2002-04   Co-Director, Mandarin Dance Consultancy

1999-02    Finance Manager, Young Vic Theatre

1998-99    Finance & Research Grants Officer, Assistant to the Accountant, Birkbeck

1997-99    Accommodation & Events Office, University of Leeds

1997          Producer, Women and Texts Festival, University of Leeds

1996-97    Marketing Assistant, West Yorkshire Playhouse