Sketching the everyday.
I was successful in securing an artist residency at Basildon Borough Council within St Martins Square area as part of Basildon’s Art week. The public artwork was formed using fly tipped rubbish, in order to provoke debate and awareness of recycling. In collaboration with frontline staff I created a different installation each day. The artworks were a chaotic archive of everyday life, and the overwhelming reality of the cycle of production, consumption and the throwaway society. My work was reliant on the retrieval and re-presentation of existing objects and materials that came from fly tips. I had no idea until the day what objects I would have and how they would be arranged. https://www.basildon.gov.uk/article/7693/In-the-news-We-re-cleaning-up-this-Basildon-Arts-Week
Solo Exhibition at 142 Gallery, Felixstowe, Suffolk. I aimed to encourage art in the community – each visitor was asked to make a mark on a canvas to form an abstract piece of artwork.