My studio practice is is complemented by cross-disciplinary outreach, STEM education and public speaking activities. These include the creation of specialist art/science educational resources with the award-winning SunSpaceArt project (Cambridge University).
And the delivery of innovative art/science lectures for young adults at Canterbury Christchurch University.
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I'm proud to be a team member of SunSpaceArt, winners of the Sir Arthur Clarke Space Achievement award 2021 from the British Interplanetary Society.
SunSpaceArt is a cross-disciplinary project bringing together scientists and artists working in youth education, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Our team were recently featured in 'Astronomy and Geophysics Magazine', published by the Royal Astronomical Society (January 2021).
SunSpaceArt commissioned me to make a specialist video biography on the artist Vincent Van Gogh.
My practical tutoring work with the team includes the Summer of Space events at the Science Museum, London (2019). This was followed by the 'Shaping the Big Sun – Solar Features' project at Torriano Primary School, London.
In Summer 2020 I was commissioned to write 22 Biographies of great artists from the past and present. The artists featured are both inspired by, and are an inspiration to, contemporary science. These specialist resources, designed for parents and teachers, will be published online soon.
The SunSpaceArt team is led by Dr Helen Mason OBE, at the University of Cambridge. The project brings together scientists and artists, helping children at upper primary (KS2) and lower secondary (KS3) levels appreciate how the Sun and space contribute to a better understanding of ‘Our Place in the Universe’.
The Selfie and the Self
I created a series of lectures for the Inspiring Minds outreach program at Canterbury Christchurch University. My lecture, 'The Selfie and the Self: Who am I Online?' combined art history, contemporary art theory and practical group activities in order to explore current questions about self-representation on social media.
The Inspiring Minds project aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds taking up Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in higher education by 2020, and is funded by the Office for Students (OfS) for the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).