Since 1992 I have chosen to work part-time in the arts, and to make time to develop my own practice. This has included organising exhibitions of solo and group shows, commissions and artist's residencies.
For over twenty years I have been developing and prioritising my own practice as a visual
artist alongside my work as a community artist, teacher, organiser and facilitator.
During this time I have worked with a wide range of groups and organisations
(including 3 years at AS and A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College Cambridge) as
a commitment to my own and to other people’s creativity. My adaptability,
spontaneity and flexibility of approach to working across a range of contemporary
media and my commitment to both the process and final product, are the basis for this
practice. I am a good communicator and have the ability to engage individuals from
diverse backgrounds, abilities and ages through the provision of vibrant and exciting
resources and experiences. I have a track record of delivering and co-ordinating
effectively and within given deadlines a broad range of successful projects,
residencies and exhibitions.
Since December 2018, I have been an activist/artist (artivist) with Extinction Rebellion,
filming and documenting protests and actions in London and Cambridge that highlight
and demand action from the government about the Climate Emergency.
Digital and analogue photography
Video making and editing
Mixed media installation
Sound-recording and editing
Design and marketing of publicity materials
Ability to use both PC and Mac systems
Ability to engage and inspire a wide range of groups and individuals of
different ages, backgrounds and abilities
I have excellent listening skills and have both trained and received training in
this area
Planning, budgeting and project management
Strong networks across a variety of local and regional community and arts
Ability to deliver quality process and product
Ability to respond to deadlines and within budget deadlines
A broad experience of creating issue-based and conceptual art pieces
2002. MA in Photographic Studies, De Montfort University
1998 - 1999 1st year of MA in Photographic Studies at Westminster
1988 - 1992 BA Honours in Photography from University of
Westminster University
Employment/Work Experience
1992 – Present Self employed photographer, artist, facilitator and project
2007 - 2010 Development Associate for Arts and Minds –Cambridge and
Peterborough Foundation for the Arts and Mental Health.
1999 - 2003 Teacher of A level Photography at Hills Road Sixth Form
1992 -1997 Neighbourhood Arts Worker at Cambridge City Council
Community Arts Department
1993 - 1996 Co-ordinator Festival of Women Photographers, Eastern
Region, funded by Arts Council and Eastern Arts Board
1996 - 1999 Co-ordinator Women's Photographic Network East
November 2015 Artist in Residence - Peterborough Prison
October 2012 Artist in residence - Birkbeck College, London
August 2010 Artist in Residence - Tuili Culture Festival, Sardinia, Italy
October 2009 Artist in Residence at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge on
2010 AA2A (Access for Artists to Art Schools)
April 08 – Feb 09 Artist in Residence – The Museum of Technology, Cambridge
May 06 – Nov 06 Artist in Residence- The Leper Chapel, Cambridge
Sept 03
- June 2004 Artist in Residence - Addenbrookes Hospital Archives
February 1998 - Artist in Residence - Swavesey Archeological Dig Cambs.
March 1999 County Council
October - Dec 1999 Artist in Residence –Corona House, Women and Homelessness
(Cambridge Housing Society)
Exhibitions (since 2002)
2022 "No Going Back" Solo show: Locker Cafe Cambridge
2020 :Virtual Gallery online (due to Lockdown in the UK)
2019 - "For Everything a Reason" Winter exhibition at Fen Ditton
2019 - 2021 Mixed Bag Theatre - Performances At Cambridge Drama Centre
2017 The Sound of Home - launch of 1 hour radio documentary on
Resonance Radio (interviews 1 and music with refugees
resettled in the UK)
2016 The Bigger Picture - exhibition and sound installation at the
Dawn Project, Peterborough
2016 The Bigger Picture Exhibition sound installation and film at
Peterborough Prison
June/July 2012 The Myth of Return, installation of sound and image, at
Artspace, Cambridge, collaboration with Norah Al-Ani
March 2012 The Space Between, commission resulting in solo show at The
Wiener Library, Russell Square, London and The Crypt
Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Sq. London. Also
showing in the foyer of St Martin-in-the-fields until September
2012 as part of the Journeys exhibition.
November 2011 Connessione – Exhibition of photos at Aghinas, Bosa, Sardinia
August 2010 Lost and Found – solo show during residency at Tuili Culture
Festival, Sardinia
November 2009 Retrospective 1992- 2009 – exhibition and installation at Fen
Ditton, Cambridge
May 09 Love Art, Hate Discrimination – group exhibition in liaison
with Cambridge Open Art Space
February 09 Out of the Ashes – Installation at Cambridge Museum of
Technology as final part of artist’s residency
Sept-Oct 08 The World in Your Face – Open Space Cambridge Artworks in
collaboration with Norah Al-Ani.
November 2006 Traces Through Time – The Leper Chapel, Cambridge
Solo exhibition as result of residency
December 2005 “I’m not Serving Time…” National Museum of Photography
Film and Television, Bradford
November 2005 “Fragility”- Zoology Museum, Cambridge
October 2005 “In Sight” - Guildhall, Cambridge
September 2005 Summer Mix , Byard Art, Cambridge
July 2005 Cambridge Open Studios
July 2004 “The Mundane and the Monumental” – Cambridge
University Design and Illustration Service, Cambridge
July 2004 “Our Silence is Your Comfort” – solo show at BCA Gallery,
December 2003 "Faith" open submission exhibition at Cambridge Artworks
September 2003 Air Gallery, Dover Street, London. "The Obesity Show" - first
prize with images " BodyScapes" from Outrageous Agers
July 2003 Cambridge Shopping Forum - "Pretty Pictures" exhibition of
March 2000 –
May 2003 Touring Outrageous Agers - collaboration with Rosy Martin
Peri Gallery, Turku, Finland Focal Point Gallery, Southend On
Sea and Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton
March 2003 CamIris Women’s Photography Group Show, CB2 café,
May 2002 Art, Age and Gender, Orleans House Gallery, London
Freelance Workshops and Projects
Cambridge City Council
Age Concern
YMCA Cambridge
Arts and Minds – Cambridgeshire Association for the Arts and Mental Health
Stretch-Charity Widening Participation
Richmond Fellowship
Cambridge Women and Homelessness Group
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge Preservation Society
Artist in Schools
Cambridge Folk Museum
Kettles Yard Gallery
Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre
Menagerie Theatre
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
Inspire –wellbeing through arts
Asian Girl’s Group
Linton Village College
Education Otherwise than At School (EOTAS)
Inspire – Wellbeing through Arts
Mentoring– 2 day course run by Creative Industries Business Improvement
Partnership. Business Mentoring Skills Training
Web Design – 2 day course teaching basics of web design
Marketing for the Third Sector – Anglia Ruskin University
Conference run by Creative Methods Network
on “transforming experience through creativity: a health and illness perspective
Articles written by Rosy Martin, Marsha Meskimmon and Rachel Gear re
“Outrageous Agers” which include and theorise on our collaborative work:
Gender Issues in Art Therapy edited by Susan Hogan. “Challenging Invisibility –
Outrageous Agers” by Rosy Martin
Women Making Art edited by Marsha Meskimmon “Performativity:desire and the
inscribed body” By Marsha Meskimmon
Masquerade- Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography “Beyond the Frame:
Narratives of Otherness” by Rachel Gear
Art, Age and Gender –Women Explore the Issues catalogue
Aging Femininities: Troubling Representations edited by Josie Dolan – Photo-
Essay: “Outrageous Agers: Performativity and Transgression Take Two by Rosy
Martin and Kay Goodridge
I value being part of a community in which I feel involved and in which I have a
place and sense of belonging. I enjoy a wide range of cultural and social activities, e.g
films, reading, visiting art galleries, and am founder member of CamIris Women’s
Photography Group. I also love dancing, travelling and learning languages.