I graduated with a degree in Illustration from the University of Derby in 2006 and completed a Masters degree in Art and Media Practice at the University of Westminster in 2013. My research interests include: the history of underrepresented groups; the creation of immersive environments; and devising interactive ways for people to engage with that research.
I have an interest in making arts and education accessible, particularly through the mediums of artists’ publications and site-specific immersive installations. I am trustee at Stagetext and member of The Film Bunch.
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Very pleased to announce Anahita and I will be at the Tate Exchange from the 1st to 4th March with our interactive installation: ‘We interrupt our disappearance’, part of Shape Arts programme of events for ‘Ghosts in the Machine’
Please join us, all welcome…
– drop in any time from 12 to 6pm between 1st- 4th. Tate Exchange, Tate Modern. (more details in the link)
I wrote a blog post for The History of Place project.
Description: ‘Nina describes how decisions made at a conference in Milan in 1880 may have harmed the education of deaf children for a century, and describes her own experience of becoming deaf and beginning to learn BSL’
I wrote this about my experience with NDACA at Bucks University:
‘From the discussions I had during the week it was clear that the NDACA team are as passionate about access as I am and share my excitement about the potential for new technology to improve access in the future. The library will set a great example to others as to how access can – and should – be done, so that all feel welcome and included. This is what makes this a really exciting project in so many ways; the archive is a rich resource of information, and provides inspirational evidence of creative collaboration across the years.’
I am currently working on a project inspired by the life of Allegra Byron the illegitimate daughter of the poet Byron). Here is a collage image from the publication I am working on.
Work in progress – experiments with video
Dean Gardens, West Ealing, 2016. OPEN Ealing, London.
I am currently working with OPEN Ealing and the Creative Writing for Well Being class to create a light-based project in Dean Gardens, West Ealing. The aim is to improve safety in park. The work will include my artwork and text written by the creative writing class.
In the ruins, something lingers, 2013. The Crypt Gallery, London.
In 2013, I developed a project about gender and gardening. The project explored how women have over the centuries used real and imagined gardens to respond to the challenges they faced. I drew upon my research into the horticultural archives and fictional accounts of gardens in literature, to create an immersive installation in The Crypt Gallery, London. The exhibition included artist publications, projected image, animation, found objects, sound and light.
Born in Staffordshire, currently lives and works in London.
Selected exhibitions and events
2018 – Shape Open 2018 ‘Collective Influence’, Shape Arts, The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London. (group show)