Participation/Engagement projects

Engagement & Participation

Here is a gallery of images I have selected from some of the past which include Venice Bienalle for Architecture, The Sheffield Town Hall Residency, Matchmaker at Sheffield United, Birch & O’Shea at Allhallows Leeds, Encounters in Liverpool, Batley, Sheffield. I was a founder of Sheffield based Encounters along with Ruth Ben-Tovim, and we pioneered …

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Objects

I value the use of the ‘object’ to explore people’s relationship with their neighbourhood, city, particular spaces and places and with each other. Many places change constantly, and this has great effect upon people’s psychological and physical experiences. Objects can be personal and intimate, they can be gifts, can be found and lost, and can …

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Cast

CAST is a body of work created in response to spending time in Bradford, Nottingham and Hull. In each city I planned routes and whilst journeying sketched, made notes and took photographs. From this preparatory work I created bespoke exhibitions in each city with added elements from each urban walk, and by doing so made …

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Traverse

TRAVERSE: To travel across or through.  The inspiration for this body of work has been spending time in nature journeying, walking paths through woods, by rivers, along valleys and taking time to look out at panoramic views that encompass all these and more. Not only have the larger aspects of the landscape inspired and captivated me …

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Adjoin

Collaborative work between artist Trish O’Shea and orthopaedic surgeon Professor Mark Wilkinson. ADJOIN is a project that explores how the personal experience can be ‘placed’ within and along side the clinical and factual. ADJOIN makes visual the physical, emotional and psychological affects that suffering from osteoarthritis has upon the self, one’s identity and experience of …

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Confidential

CONFIDENTIAL was created in collaboration with photographer Jackie Jones as part of the Adjoin project. CONFIDENTIAL is a series of photographs taken of me by Jackie as I explored movement and restriction. As Jackie took photographs we talked about arthritis and what it is to live with the painful and debilitating disease. The use of …

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