One of the pleasures of becoming an ‘academic’ when I joined the faculty at Wimbledon College of Art, was the time allocated to Research. This gave me an opportunity to not only continue with my professional practice, but to reflect upon it and analyse, followed by opportunities to disseminate my learning. This has led to presentations both nationally and internationally, including my contributions to the Society of British Theatre Designers exhibitions.
Exhibitions, Lectures / Presentations, Workshops, Publications
Studies in Costume & Performance Volume 4 Number 2 01/2020 Journal article: Evolving methodology – Designing costumes for Jasmin Vardimon’s immersive work Maze.
Kinesthetic Empathy workshop Central St Martin’s College of Art: Creativity, Health and Wellbeing event
Society of British Theatre Designers Staging Places Digital exhibition: Costumes for Pinocchio, JVC, Forrest Revisited, Bob Cohan / Sadler’s Wells Elixir Festival Commission
MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker Research Paper: Is the term Kinesthetic Empathy valuable in understanding and talking about our experience of contemporary static artwork?
Loughborough University, Symposium: Bodily Scenography. Paper: Human v Life force – creating costumes for Jasmin Vardimon’s immersive work Maze, Margate Winter Gardens, 2015
Wimbledon College of Art Ways and Means – Design in Dance Symposium ( Curator) Presentation: In pursuit of identity – Designing costumes for Jasmin Vardimon
Victoria and Albert Museum Presentation: Careers in Costume and where to begin
National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Beijing Workshop: Designing in Dance
Beijing Film Academy Presentation: Shapes in Space
National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing International Theatre Design Exhibition: 7734, Jasmin Vardimon Company Workshop:Designing in Dance
Prague Quadrennial UK Exhibit: Design process of RIOT Offspring, Sadler’s Wells Creative Learning
Society of British Theatre Designers Make / Believe Exhibition: Park, Jasmin Vardimon Companyand RIOT Offspring, Sadler’s Wells Creative Learning
TaPRA Scenography Working Group Contributor: Costume as Choreography
Dance UK Article: Am I a dance artist?
ENDYESTHAI: To Dress, Fashion & Costume Conference. Paper: Costume design in dance – a unique approach to dressing the body.
Victoria and Albert Museum AgendasEvent. Presentation: Collaborating with movement, Skin as a design decision.
SBTD Collaborators Exhibition, Conference. Paper: Shapes in Space – dance costumes and their stories
Costume Courses Symposium, Arts University Bournemouth. Paper: Shapes in Space – dance costumes and their stories
OISTAT Costume Working Group, Tel Aviv, Israel. UK Delegate Sponsored by the Roberto Cimetta Fund and Wimbledon School of Art
World Stage Design Exhibition, Toronto. UK representative in Costume Design, costumes for The Hobbit, VFP Ltd.