Creating new stories from old, my work seeks to make visible feelings about loss and survival and the different ways in which histories and memories are embedded in liminal spaces or collections of objects and photographs. Often finding starting points in the tales and fragmented memories passed down by different generations the projects take the form of installations, texts, drawings and videos. These usually explore the complex relationships between women, and often involve other people in their making .
The projects include creating installations, books, videos and sometimes prints and paintings. They have taken place in many different spaces including at The University of Manchester Dermatology Research Centre, The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester, Spurr House Day Care Centre, Bury, shopping centres and museums. Researching the tension that arises when personal images are displayed in a public place is part of the working process and I have spent many years working within art galleries, museums and archives.
Exhibitions in the UK and Europe, include at Cornerhouse Manchester, Kultur Bunker Cologne, The University of Manchester and Bury Art Gallery.