In 2012 I ran up quite a few air miles for my art practice.
Early in May 2012 , following my successful Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduation exhibition, I took a working holiday in Malaysia. I allocated several days to crowd spotting and placed myself in busy transit zones to record the moving traffic in photographs. These images provide the basis for my layered art works, which capture the transitory nature of people in non-places.
After a quick break at my home studio in Ruby Bay, I flew to the UK to take part in an international conference on ‘Affective Landscapes’ hosted by the University of Derby. I presented my paper, Negotiating The Non-Place, as part of the ‘Non-Place, Wrong Place’ panel.
The conference brought together academic researchers, theorists, artists, writers and other creatives whose work investigates affective landscapes in the widest possible sense. There were participants from all over the UK, Europe and America.
While in the UK I also held a small solo exhibition at the Banks Mill Gallery in Derby. I visited a number of galleries and artists in the Midlands and London, and also took part in two radio interviews.
BBC Radio Derby Interview.