Portfolio  


Selected Residencies & Commissions




Welsh Books council - Issues 4 & 5 of LUMIN Journal / upcoming 2019/2020

Publication & development of the LUMIN Journal multi-disciplinary experimental arts publication


Literature Wales: Literature for well-being scheme / upcoming 2019

Commissioned to deliver a series of 4 workshops with community/audiences based in the Wyndham Street Centre radical library & taking place in the Riverside area


The Fight For Our Lives / October 2019

Featured speaker at Gentle/Radical & The Emergency Room’s workshop and talk responding to Wretched of the Earth’s letter to Extinction Rebellion


Where I’m Coming From anthology / August 2019

The curation, design, print and hand-binding of the Where I’m Coming From prose & poetry anniversary anthology. Commissioned by Where I’m Coming From Open Mic


Made in Roath/1a Inverness Place 2 week residency / July, August 2019 ︎

An installation, research and print project, + dialogues with professionals from various disciplines (from architecture/urban planning to visual and applied arts) on the intersection/philosophies of ecology, spirituality & the postcolonial


‘The Impossible No’ short film for WARP Library Dialogue at g39 / July 2019

Contributor to a curated event in the WARP library. A short film titled after Gaytri Spivak’s quote, responding to libraries & institutions


Rawffest: zine making workshop + artist book installation / April 2019

Zine making workshop &  discussion of artist books/zines & DIY publishing history. Installation created displaying artist books past & present 


Communion: Installation + video piece / March 2019

An installation with wall-mounted wire sculpture, selected objects & hand-made artist book + seperate video installation (looped 30 min) 


Porridge & Friends Issue 2 Launch October / 2018

Invited to London to perform and share artist books at launch of Porridge, an interdisciplinary arts journal.


A New Mecca: Performance & Live Event / November 2018 ︎ 

Three video works, one sound piece, and a text-based piece with accompanying installation - all pieces were deconstructive responses to archives from The Temple of Peace; in collaboration with Rabab Ghazoul, Owen Griffiths & Sadia Pineda Hameed


New Mecca / August 2018 - present ︎

Screen-printing workshop & zine-making workshop; with project pamphlet to be made with LUMIN; commissioned by Gentle/Radical


6 month Rabble Residency / July 2018- January 2019

Awarded placement at Rabble co-working space with bursary and mentoring support. Providing logistical support for LUMIN and enabling contact with arts councils, potential funding opportunities & connections with larger organisations



Selected Installations / Publications / Projects




Liminal Occurrences of Buddleia / August 2019

Artist moving image. Composed of long takes, an example of 'slow cinema', focusing on various occurrence of the plant buddleja davidii; narrated intermittently by a reading of a short poetry-theory piece on the philosophy of borders & the ontology of 'place'


Psychotroposphere / 2017

Artist moving image. An art film in collaboration with Sadia Pineda Hameed on meditation, sparse visual motifs using a DIY kaleidoscope lens. Screened at Gwdihw


An Exploration of Practice / March 2019 ︎

Artist book, green card + pink inner, stapled. Longer prose poem produced as pamphlet 


Contemplating Inner Spaces - Temple of Peace / New Mecca / 2018

Installation, tube lighting, vinyls, live performance with experimental audio effects. The dual spoken-word performance related the crypt of the building to sacred space/the body.


Presenter LUMIN RADIO / 2018 - present ︎

Radio show showcasing world psychedelia & spoken word + arts discussion


Poetry / 2019 ︎

Sound & written works appearing in journals/publications: Burning House Press, Porridge, The Projectionist’s Playground, Artis Natura, Theta-wave, Wilde Boy, Lucent Dreaming, LUMIN


Poems from California / 2017 ︎

Artist book, textured sand-coloured card, saddle stitched. Chapbook of collected poetry written in Los Angeles 2016


LUMIN publications / 2017 - present ︎

Artist books including 4 poetry chapbooks, 2 issues of LUMIN Journal, experimental comics & posters. Stocked in Tender Books (London), Magalleria (Bath), Arnolfini and Hydra Books (Bristol), & Aye Aye Books and Good Press (Glasgow)


Selected Curation




Communion @ SHIFT / March 2019 ︎

LUMIN invited for a residency at SHIFT arts space, culminating in a large scale underground exhibition of multiple artists' installation work, artist book/zine fair, performance & discussion. In collaboration with Gentle/Radical & Where I'm Coming From


LUMIN Radio takeover / July 2018 

Experimental poetry & music event curation and performance; supported by the Wales Millenium Centre & Radio Platfform


LUMIN Library installation @ Three Doors Up / Dec 2017 - May 2018 ︎

Developing a deinstitutionalised arts space/lounge/radical library within a gallery - including two multi-media events curated in the space involving traditional art, projection work, live music and poetry readings; 6 month residency supported by ArcadeCardiff & Three Doors Up









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