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  • 2021 - 2022: UK Creative Fellows

  • 2021: MA in Creative Practice, Harrogate College

  • 2010: Postgraduate Studies in Dramatherapy, University of Roehampton London

  • 2000: BA in Theatre, Bretton Hall, College of The University of Leeds

  • 1996 -1997: BTEC National in Performing Arts, Melton College


Theatre and Visual Artist, with specialisation in disability arts in the field of education


  • 2022 - Associate Artist, Moondust Theatre, 'The Winged Finger'. Co-produced and facilitated the creation of an animation that was integral to the production, and provided facilitation during the research and development phase. This was an Arts Council funded project featuring disabled artists

  • 2022 - Associate Artist, All Points North: Created a short animated film that was showcased during the production at Harrogate Theatre. This was an Arts Council-funded project

  • 2021 - Associate Artist, Moondust Theatre, 'Old Stinker'. Co-produced and facilitated the creation of an animation central to the production. This was an Arts Council funded project featuring disabled artists

  • 2021: Harrogate Letters: Permanent community public artwork for Harrogate town centre commissioned by Artizan International

  • 2021 - Associate Artist, 'Ourgate', All Points North: Contributed to an Arts Council-funded project by designing posters and related artwork. Also led workshops supporting research and development with performers.

  • 2019: Harrogate Christmas Sculpture: Sculpture and sound installation, Harrogate Town Centre

  • 2019: Nightjar Night Jar: Artwork for Land Lines Project, in collaboration with The University of Leeds Natural England and The Leeds Library

  • 2019: The Labyrinth: Interactive artwork collaboration with artists Mussarat Rhaman and Adrian Beesley for the Bradford Festival

  • 2018: The Hope Boat: Participatory Sculpture collaboration with artist Mussarat Rahman for the Bradford Festival, later exhibited at Bradford Cathedral, Leeds Museum, & Kala Sangham

  • 2016: Owls Shadow: Installation of Papercut Artwork, Sound and Video installation with participatory workshops for Leeds City Library during Light Night Leeds

  • 2016: Six Works Inspired by Trees: Artwork for Peterborough PECT Green Festival, Peterborough City Centre

  • 2016: Garden Detectives, Design of public artwork for a nature trail which included 8 boards displayed in the garden and a children's guide to the gardens, RHS Garden Harlow Carr


  • 2022: Selected Original Papercuts, The Half Moon, Knaresborough

  • 2022: Legends of Knaresborough: Selected Original Papercuts, The Black Mulberry, Feva Arts Festival


  • 2022: Selected Papercuts, Briggate Arts, Open Studio

  • 2021: Not Sun Nor Swell, Laser Cut Composite Artwork, Shadows / Reflections, Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

  • 2021: Selected Papercuts, Spa Studios Open Studio, Nidd Art Trail

  • 2014: Fawn Forlorn, Laser Cut Artwork, The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, South Square Gallery, Thornton

  • 2012: Selected Papercut Artworks, Thread Fest, Kala Sangham

  • 2011: Installation and Selected Papercut Art, Memory Theatre, Gallery II, University of Bradford


  • 2017: Introduction to the challenges and issues relating to working with vulnerable individuals and families, The Whole Picture, Engage International Conference, Hull

  • 2016: The History Paper Cut Artworks, Afternoon Talk, West Yorkshire Playhouse


  • 2021: Shadows / Reflections: Curated an exhibition featuring sculptures and fine art based on the theme of shadows and reflections at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

  • 2012 - "SPECT: The Artist's Gaze" at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre: Curated an exhibition showcasing 140 life drawings, and produced the performance art piece "SPECT". This work explored the dynamic between the artist's gaze and the model, examining the relationship between the observer and the observed


  • 2022: Zine Making Workshop, National Arts Strategies Homecoming, Baltimore USA: Investigations into co-producing creative responses

  • 2021: Mosaic Participatory Workshop, Artizan International, Harrogate

  • 2019: Mask Making Workshop, Leeds Playhouse: Heydays, creative outreach workshops for older people

  • 2019 - Special Effects Workshop at Theatre Deli, Sheffield, in collaboration with Third Angel

  • 2019: Creative Education Workshops, "Around The World in Eighty Days", Leeds Playhouse

  • 2018 - 2020: Arts Workshop Leader, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Creative Outreach: Conducting creative arts sessions for young people with additional needs with support from BBC Children in Need

  • 2018 - Northern Ballet, Leeds: Facilitated a mask making and physical theatre workshop

  • 2017: Creative Education, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", Leeds Playhouse

  • 2017: Creative outreach workshops for older people, Hoot Creative Arts, Huddersfield

  • 2016 - 2018: Papercutting Workshops, Leeds Playhouse: Heydays, creative outreach workshops for older people

  • 2016 - 2023: Performing Arts Workshop Leader, Henshaws Arts Crafts Centre: Developing new workshops and facilitating workshops in performing arts

  • 2016 - Northern Ballet, Leeds: Facilitated a mask making and physical theatre workshop

  • 2016: Kes outreach workshops for older adults, facilitated by Ruth Hannant, Young at Arts, West Yorkshire Playhouse

  • 2013: Carnival Artist for 'Midnight FatCat Nah Pay Tax’, ACE funded project for Callaloo Carnival Arts for the Leeds Carnival

  • 2012: Workshop Assistant and Artist, Heiden Bridge Hand Made Parade

  • 2011: Resident Theatre Artist, Bradford Playhouse

  • 2003 - 2010: Performing Arts Resident Lead Artist, Chapel Grange School

  • 2003-2009 - Breeze Leeds: Conducted special effects workshops for young people throughout the Leeds area. Engaging in the development of visual art skills

  • 2003 - 2008: Workshop Leader, Raising Attainment through the Creative Arts, Widening Participation Project throughout West Yorkshire for Leeds College of Music


Press and Online Features:

Scripts Written:

  • 2023: The Tempest: A Comical deconstruction of Shakespeare’s Comedy, Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre

  • 2009: Mandrakes Magnificent Machine: Script for Absurd Acts and Frolicking at The Bradford Playhouse

  • 1995: Hamlet’s Video Diary: Script for performance at Peterborough Arts Centre

Film, Animation, and Video Art

  • 2023 - '.Artmaker', a short film about differently-abled artists, exhibited at Rural Arts Yorkshire in Thirsk

  • 2022 - 'The Winged Finger', Moondust Theatre. Co-produced and facilitated a central animation for this Arts Council funded theatre production featuring disabled artists. Also involved in the research and development phase

  • 2022 - 122 Love Stories, Short Animated Film, All Points North: Created for an Arts Council-funded production at Harrogate Theatre

  • 2021 - 'Old Stinker', Moondust Theatre. Produced a central animation for this Arts Council funded theatre production featuring disabled artists

  • 2017 - Resident Artist, Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Facilitated shadow art workshops culminating in a silhouette animation presented during the Tour de Yorkshire

  • 2013 - "Infinite Loop": A multi-arts installation at Bates Mill in Huddersfield, in collaboration with musician John Dor & STEMS, as part of the event "HOPE"

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