I have over 20 years experience as an Arts Professional specialising in visual art, food, moving image and performance. I am a studio holder at Grand Union Studios in Birmingham’s Digbeth area, and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham; since 2016 I have peer reviewed the online journal FEAST.
In 2016 I applied the term ‘Expanded Dining’ to reflect my ‘beyond the plate’ approach to dining experiences and invited Dr Elisa Oliver to explore this terminology with me, which resulted in a new piece of writing Expanded Dining-PDF (Elisa Oliver, 2015) and a subsequent text Expanded Dining: Beyond the Plate published in ‘Spaces for Eating’, FEAST in 2018. This research is ongoing.
I have been awarded a Feeney Fellowship (2018-19) during which I’ll be harnessing new working methods and processes to reimagine the creative potential of food and eating; including casting, moulding, 3D printing and molecular gastronomy.
As well as my studio practice, I am a PT Producer for Ikon Gallery’s Looping the Loop programme in Birmingham; arts activity developed for and around Ikon’s Slow Boat (a converted narrow boat) in collaboration with Ikon’s Youth Programme.
I am always interested to hear from people working/interested in and around food experiences and design. Please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org