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Artist statement

Photo credit: Anisa Fazal, Ort Gallery
I am a British-Jamaican multidisciplinary artist & educator whose practice centres the relationship with self. Observing patterns, epiphanies & folklore as familial wealth, I am most excited by the intimate moments in life.

Currently, my art is asking how to mend the bond between body & emotion; advocating for collective care & self-compassion in a society where avoidance & competition is hegemonic. 

Over the last few months, I have been refining my technical skills in filmmaking, text & installation whilst also undertaking international research into folk art & vernacular culture. 
Ensuring that my methods are queer, radical & transformative, I use (formal & informal) classrooms as a space where I can confront western ways of teaching & learning. In both my creative practice & my role as an educator, I use art as a tool for soft conversations in hostile spaces.  

During my time as a Black Hole Club artist, I have used a residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall, commissions for GRAIN Projects, the Film and Video Umbrella & The Barber Institute of Fine Arts as opportunities to experiment with photography, filmmaking, performance & writing. 

My developing goal to speak more conversationally, with rather than at an audience, in the rhythm of my own feelings” (Stuart Hall)