The idea of art as a gift is one that occupies my practice: a gift that potentially invites thought, questioning, a sense of vitality, possibility and perhaps empowerment in those that feel invited to openly encounter it. Outside of a small art fluent audience I question how receptive the public is to this gift. Between 2011 and 2014, these central motivations involving audience expansion and the consideration of notions of self-actualisation fused to result in my work with Mobile Art School. In my more recent role at The Ark I was able to merge my interests in exhibition-making and child-centred programming, pursuing a line of inquiry concerning the act of prolonged looking.
As a curator I continue to seek ways to create contexts for audiences to have vibrant encounters with contemporary art - within galleries, public spaces, unusual sites and pedagogical environments.