If you’re interested in candid confessions, non-conformity, creativity and mental health, you’ve come to the right place! The O Show now has it’s very own spin-off podcast ‘Multiple Os’ featuring artists and other experts who have no difficulty ‘spilling the beans’ about their lives and opinions, especially when they defy norms and conventions.
Multiple Os podcast: Visual Soundbites Collection2021
Here are a selection of visual soundbites from The O Show’s spin-off podcast “Multiple Os” which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Buzzsprout and wherever you find your podcasts.
Interview with Karen McLean2021
These are notes from my live interview with artist Karen McLean about her exhibition “Blue Power/ Arn’t I a Woman!” at Block 336 Gallery. The discussion was unfortunately lost due to Instagram technical failure. Topics explored included the poignant and unexpected resonance of her work in relation to current events; the resistance of enslaved women in the Caribbean; reparations and Roe v. Wade.
I was invited by the Ableism discussion group at Goldsmiths, University of London, to transform my talk show The O Show into a participatory, student-centred workshop to address academia-induced anxiety or ‘academiaphobia’
Alter Ego Workshop at Mimosa House2019
I was invited to run a creative workshop exploring alter egos at Mimosa House. The participants were a group of young people aged 13-16 who are part of City Lions, an organisation that introduces kids from Westminster to arts organisations and learning opportunities.
Interested in the possibility that my narcissism might be a good thing, I participated in Nando Messias‘ workshop entitled Art & the Self: What did Narcissus See?, programmed by the Live Art Development Agency. Surrounded by fellow live artists, we started the weekend with a seminar … Continue reading Narcissism Workshop
I completed my PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths in Autumn 2018, with a practice-based portfolio (full of O Shows and other assorted pieces) and a written thesis (piled high and deep at just over 70k words). The latter is entitled “Performance Art Can Change Your Life! Shame Attacking and Parrhesia as Feminist Practices of Freedom”.
Family Artist in Residence, Camden Arts Centre2018
I was the Family Artist in Residence at the Camden Arts Centre, from April to June 2018 running their free, creative and fun Family Takeover Sessions.
I ran a series of workshops with mothers with mental health difficulties and their toddlers exploring and valuing everyday achievements. This is part of the ‘Creative Families’ project run by South London Gallery and a local NHS team called Parental Mental Health.
Performance and the Maternal2016
I’ve was invited to participate in a research event at The University of Cardiff entitled ‘Performance and the Maternal: Intersections and Encounters’ in March 2015.
A small group of men, women and children accompanied Lucy Thane and I as we traversed a route through Hackney on Sunday 24 May debating, exploring and exploding contemporary perceptions of motherhood via performance and embodied discussion.
I participated in French & Mottershead’s ‘Living Archives’ workshop, which I was hoping would flood my current creative bottleneck with great ideas from past work. The focus of the workshop turned out to be
I taught the Public Acts Studio at The Cass, alongside Bob and Roberta Smith in 2013-14. My students and I participated in The Art Party Conference in Scarborough on 23 November.
Don’t Wait Tables: Workshop with Ursula Martinez2013
This two-day training session was aimed at artists who usually supplement their artist’s income with an unrewarding part-time job. The goal was to assist us in making a short act from which we could earn cash money.
Crafting an Artistic ‘Self’2012
I designed and taught this studio examining the social construction of identity through art practice at The Cass in 2012-13.
Write and Perform a Monologue2012
Dora Garcia’s workshop at The Hayward’s Wide Open School got me thinking about why I disguise my confessions as satire. It also made me realise I may need to take a small talk workshop.
DIY9 Workshop: Live Art Therapy2012
Every summer Live Art Development Agency offers the opportunity for artists to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. This July I had the opportunity to run one of them!
Creating a New Profession2012
I spent the better part of a week at Tania Bruguera’s workshop “Creating a New Profession: Behaviour Art” as part of the Hayward Gallery’s Wide Open School. I’ve come up with a job called a ‘Subterfuge Stylist’ but I’m not entirely convinced about my own concoction.