Do you ever feel like the sky is falling down? It could do any minute. Just because the natural order has behaved a certain way previously, this is not sufficient ground upon which to predict its future behaviour. Nowadays we seem perched on a cultural and climatic precipice, often surprised by huge movements in the world around us. We are stuck in a state of anxious inertia, watching the melodrama unfold cartoonishly outside of our control. I channel the things I see around me into an alternate, filtered reality made up of images and objects. This is a world of games, bricks and grass, of preachers, thugs and loners. Phenomena appear and vanish; disasters strike.

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Dinner Time, Platfrom Southwark, August 23 - September 2, 2019

Limehouse Open Salon, August 2019

Everything Must Go! Assembly Point, July 18-21st, 2019

Enough! Or Too Much! with Tom Sewell, The Rectory Projects, April 2019

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2018

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 2018

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2017, Royal Arsenal Riverside, 20-23 October 2017

Creekside Open 2017 selected by Jordan Baseman, APT Gallery, 4 - 28 May 2017

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 2017

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, 17-20 November 2016

By Proxy The Darkling Beast Shines, Performance for Art Licks Weekend, APT Gallery, London, 30 September 2016

WOW, MOM, Hong Kong, August 2016

Re-Enchantment: Celebrating Modern Magic , The Asylum, Peckham, London, April 2016

The Printing Process, Tom's Etching Studio, Hackney, March 2016

Peckham Open '15 - Peckham Platform, London, December 2015

SHIFT -  BA Fine Art Degree Show, Leeds, June 2015

Envisaging Human Rights - juried exhibition at BAM/PFA, Berkeley, California, April -September 2014, Honourable Mention

Living by the Moon - with Helen Butler, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, California May 2014


First The Bad News, Residency @ Muddy Yard, Brixton, 19 October - 2 November 2017


The Rectory Projects, co founder and curator, 2016 - present

The Debut Series, University of Leeds 2014-15

SHIFT, BA Fine Art Degree Show, Leeds 2015


BA Fine Art - University of Leeds 2011-15  (1st Class Honours)

University of California, Berkeley 2013-14

City & Guilds of London Art School, Foundation Diploma Art & Design