NEW COMMISSION! ‘Art as Life’, Derby Quad

Lightseekers News / 15.07.17

Lightseekers has been commissioned by The Derby QUAD, for a new project. Entitled ‘Art as Life. A Practice for everyday life’.   During this commission, we will focus on the region of Derbyshire and its localised history of art and craft production. The project facilitates space for participants to share skills and exchange knowledge through a […]

Woven Stories and Other Projects (2013 – 2016).

Leverhulme Lightseekers News Shows&Screenings / 17.01.17

This exhibition combines selected works produced in collaboration between myself and different communities within local, national and international settings. It demonstrates an ambition to integrate work produced by artists and the communities they represent.   The centrepiece installation entitled, ‘Samsara’, (previously Liberation/Moksha), is new work created as part of my Leverhulme artist residency at the University of […]

Selected by CVAN for DOCUMENT

News / 10.06.16

A huge amount of respect for non London centric projects that are set up to support emerging artists. A similar project was launched when I was starting out in 2007/8, when I received a bursary to purchase my first professional camera. Back then, I was just a small girl with big dreams.   As I […]

Flaneur, PORTRAIT; First Art

News Shows&Screenings / 09.04.15

PORTRAIT: People and Places of the First Art Area; Mansfield.  I am officially a flâneuse following four months of photographing people living in the areas surrounding Chesterfield. Drawing on my mother’s experience of working in Leicester’s textiles & hosiery industry, for this project my curiosity was directed towards the remnants of local garment production, its related cottage industries along with […]

Finalist. Yumi Goto’s Asian Women Photographer Showcase

News Shows&Screenings / 23.12.12

I’m delighted to be selected as a finalist for the 2nd “Asian Women Photographers Showcase” (AWPS), which will be presented at the Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival between February 8th to 14th, 2013. Over 70 projects were submitted, AWPS founder and curator Yumi Goto has selected three winners and nine finalists to participate at the […]

Shortlisted – Culture

News Shows&Screenings / 27.09.12

I have been shortlisted as one of the top 5 finalists, voted most by the readers during the period 15 August – 15 September 2012. “Shared stories of Asia and Europe” is an international photography competition. Our work will be showcased at The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF).

Selected! Culture Cloud, New Art Exchange

Art News / 17.07.12

New Art Exchange in Nottingham worked with Artfinder to develop Culture Cloud, a virtually curated art programme/competition which allowed audiences to select work uploaded by artists by voting on it.   The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta. […]

Selected for East meets West (FORMAT)

News Shows&Screenings / 01.03.12

I have been selected for FORMAT, QUAD and Light House’s new initiative ‘East meets West’. This is a collaboration to showcase emerging photographers and film-makers from the East and West Midlands.   My 33% project was selected. This is an ongoing project about rural women in India seeking representation in Indian parliamentary elections. I have interviewed and photographed relatives and […]

Transform CPD. Bursary Winner

News / 03.02.12

I’m absolutely thrilled to receive one of ten artist bursaries from Snibston Discovery Museum as part of TRANSFORM (Arts Council England). edit. This CPD (continuing professional development) was the launch pad for subsequent work on Trade links between the UK/India.   This is an opportunity to develop my own practice in relation to the museum and its collections. I will […]

Migration Museum, London – Winner

News / 19.11.11

100 Images of Migration was the result of a competition run with the Guardian that asked for images relating to migration. Submissions were from amateur and professional photographers, all of whom wrote, briefly or at greater length, about why they had selected that particular image. These ‘stories’ range from the immensely moving to the everyday, but […]

Open 22 @ New Walk Museum

News Shows&Screenings / 13.11.11

My third attempt, entering the New Walk Museum’s Open exhibition. The first time I entered was in 2008/09 with some photographs from India when this exhibition was hosted at The City Gallery. Unfortunately, the City Council closed the building down and this competition is now hosted here. A real shame because the City Gallery was […]

Creative Leicestershire Business Development Grant!

News / 18.04.09

I am finally upgrading my Canon 350D for a 5d mkii, with the help of Creative Leicestershire. The grant is from EMDA (The East Midlands Development Agency), as part of the regional business development programme.