2018 - current Collaborative Programme Director - Grand Union Developing new collaborative programme with Grand Union utilises it's cultural capital to work for social and environmental justice aims.
2018 - current Director Bearwood Community Hub bearwood.cc is the beginnings of a collaborative space built by people in Bearwood - Birmingham. Together we are exploring the possibilities of who might design it, own it and how it could become financially sustainable, starting with some pop-up work, play and imagining sessions. This work is co-invested by Big Lottery Fund, working in partnership with We Are Bearwood, Bearwood Pantry and the Dorothy Parkes Centre.
2015 -2019 Public Artist Limited Focussed on enhancing links between the visual arts, commercial sector and communities, PAL is working on redeveloping sites to improve cultural connections and community ecological democratic approaches.
2012 – 2021 The Bearwood Pantry A community inspired research practice, social enterprise and food buying hub - which aims to raise awareness of local, ethically produced, affordable foods and work on creative food related events in Birmingham. Developing Social/Art related food events in a variety of community settings.
Selected Exhibitions and Events 2019 – Birmingham Black Butter, “Pommology “ project with General Public– Creating a new Birmingham Black Butter recipe. 2012 - 2019Bearwood Community Food & Street Festival Whole community annual celebration events April 2018 - Flatpack Festival 2018, “Spettacolo” - A town that plays itself hosted with Grand Union to present the film November 2017 - “Tea Shop” Community Mapping & Engagement Research Grand Union Gallery & Artist Studios - Tea Shop for Pleasure 2016 Bearwood Pantry Workshops with Multistory/ Susan Meiselas “A Room of their Own” Ran a series of community building /engagement workshops with women in refuge to introduce the project to participants. http://multistory.org.uk/project/susan-meiselas Dec 2015 – Eastside Projects – Display Show – Raddical Sabbatical Meal with Celine Conderelli
Research DYCP 2021-2023 Travel & Research Award to Mexico & UK Islands to explore Regenerative Community Led Land Based Practices.