Bow Arts live/work collective - image Ollie Harrop / copyright http://ollieharrop.com/

 

About

I am an Essex born, London-based artist who explores the ability of everyone to be creative; my drive is to inspire and promote creativity in others, facilitating the co-creation of group work that explores place and memory. I run creative supper clubs hosted from my live/work studio where small groups of people meet, converse, share food and have transformational moments through creative making and play. Using media such as drawing, photography, sketchbooks, collage and co-creation of artworks and group activities I craft sessions that delve deeply into personal stories as well as universal themes.

More recently I have begun to seek out more physical/performative actions in public/private spaces of parks, pavements and waterways. I run Get Lost Artist Walks as part of London Creativity and Wellbeing week and Find Your London Festival. Through these walks participants are invited to creatively play with randomness, open questions and conversations with strangers to open up to new ways of thinking and being.

I belief that you don’t have to be creative to be an artist and that creativity is embedded in everyone’s everyday experiences from how we get up in the morning, how we set the table through to the choices about how and with whom we spend our time.

My own work has been shown in shows in Liverpool, Photographer's Gallery, Bow Arts Open, RCA Secret, Salisbury Arts Centre. I have curated a range of community led exhibitions with London Transport Museum, The Other Side Gallery, Hackney Museum and Bow Arts Trust.