Public Spaces

My mission as an artist has always been to make art that is integrated into our shared environment. To add colour or interest, to spark curiosity, to create a focal point, to highlight stunning architecture or to lead people into places they might otherwise walk past and to improve the aesthetics of our community spaces.

 

I enjoy and benefit from engagement with communities for the consultation and participation aspects of both design and making processes, where relevant. I’m very much a “people” person and have a naturally consultative approach in life, so community based projects have always suited me very well. I also find that collaboration and working with experts in specialist fields is an essential aspect of what I do as an artist, constantly learning and innovating how work can be made.

 

The response I offer to any Public Art commission brief is developed with consideration for the physical, historical and social context that the work of art will inhabit. Projects of this nature require a broad palette of techniques, an innovative and responsive outlook and the ability to work flexibly in diverse situations, since every brief requires and deserves its own unique solution.

A selection of work

Hearing Voices

Butterfinch Bridge

CowParade Manchester

Kingsway Park

Serpent of the Moat

Pettigrew Bakeries

CHORLTON CENTRAL CHURCH

Heather’s Mosaic

Victoria Mill Park

Bury Met Arts Centre

Marshall’s Arm

Decorative Steel Gates

Safe Crossing Thermal Markings

The People’s Park Centenary

Piccadilly Station Journey

Victoria Rail Station

Manchester Royal Exchange Shopping Arcade

Pattern of Life

Rail to Trail

Queen Bee