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Born in Truro (1997), currently working in the East Midlands. 
Sculpture, lecture-performances & notes on ‘lumphood’. 

‘The lumps give up their lumphood, so to speak, before they can become the statue.’

I encountered this term ‘lumphood’ in 2016 when reading Theodore Scaltsas’ ‘Substances and Universals in Aristotle’s Metaphysics’. The text provides no insight into this idea, and so I began sifting through various texts which also utilise the word ‘lump’. From Marx’s lumpenproletariat to Virginia Woolf’s short stories, from parenting books to Biblical teachings, from Ontology to Oncology, a lump transcends disciplines and refuses classification.

Lumps are not the same as ‘things’ or ‘objects’, nor can they be assimilated with ‘hunks’ or ‘blobs’. A lump occupies a space somewhere within latency or excess, within the outer limits of our recognition. Often understood as an indiscriminate piece of matter, or a weighty mass, I have come to realise that this term can act as a placeholder; a word that is uttered when the right word cannot be recalled. A lump is neither here nor there; not ‘something’, but not nothing - rather a ‘non-thing’.  


A lump tends to be without -
without recognisable form, without present purpose, without immediate function. 

My praxis is often attentive to found 'objects' and texts, concurrently. Damaged household items became of interest; the past 'function' and 'purpose' was often lost - the object deactivated, opening up a rift for my interaction to take place. Stripping away appearances, exposing the essentially lumpen substances held within

Currently I am honing in on how lumps are brought into existence [or acknowledged as existing]. Focusing on the ‘in-between’ space they occupy, and considering who/what produces that space. Questioning the armatures, supports, conditions which carve out and hold ‘lumps’ in actuality, or in this ‘in-between’.

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Referenced: Theodore Scaltsas, ‘The Substantial Form, The Aristotelian Solution to David Lewis’s Paradox’, Substances and Universals in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, (London: Cornell University Press, 1994) pp.87-89. 

2021-22  MFA, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Distinction. 
2016-20  BA Fine Art (Int), University of Leeds, First Class. 
2018-19  Sculpture at HfBK Dresden.  

Awards & Residencies:
2022   Bendhem Fine Art Bursary, University of Oxford
2021   Gold Arts Award, Trinity College London.
2021   Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust grant. 

2020   AMPlify Artist Residency, Wysing Arts Centre.   

2020   Shortlisted for the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. 
2020   The Passey Prize in Art. 

2020   Shortlisted artist, 'Leeds Summer Group Show'. 
2020   Berkofsky Arts Award.
2020   Leeds Excellence in the Arts, Leeds.
2018   The Martin Kirby Prize.
2016   Willoughby Memorial Trust Art Competition

June 2022   'it's a conversation', Degree Show publication. 
May 2022    Ex Aula Research Journal, St. Edmund Hall, Ox. 
May 2022    'Spilt Milk Zine', Oxford.
Mar 2021    'Issue 7: Artists Responding To', zine.
Aug 2020    North Leeds Life Magazine re: the FUAM Prize. 

Aug 2020    'Lump: Concept and Object', Haus-a-Rest.  
June 2020   'Displaced and Replaced' publication.
May 2020    a-n Degree Show Guide 2020. 
May 2019    ‘Penny Thoughts’ Issue 16, Manchester. 
April 2019   'nervously- i am inclined', zine distributed in Dresden. 


Apr-Jan 23  '(from the) elsewhere', Collaboration with Jacob Carter.

June 2021   'lump it': leading & curating an online Explore Page.
Mar 2021    'AMPlify Showcase', Wysing Arts Centre, Online. 
Oct 2020     Interviewed by OddBall Space.

Aug 2020    Artist participant, 'Unknown Communication'
July 2020    'Dementia and the Arts', UCL & Created Out of Mind. 
June 2020   'Simmer: Virtual Performances'.
May 2020    Interviewed by Sunny Bank Mills.  

May 2020    The Record Covid-19 Project.
April 2020   Online Residency at ORBIT.
May 2018   'Operatunity', Griselda Pollock & Sam Belinfante. 
Feb 2018    'Undergraduate Research Experience', Leeds. 
Sept 2016-  'Lumphood', self-directed ongoing exploration of 'lump'.

General Experience:

2023  Marketing Assistant, Exact Editions.

2022  Market Research Assistant, Exact Editions.

2022  Web Accessibility & Content Intern, TORCH Oxford.
2022  Marketing, Comms. & Web Design, Swan Youth Project.
2021  Research Assistant, Tuff Luck Gallery.

2018  Warehouse Operative, Penguin Random House.

2015  Summer School Supervisor, Walton Academy.
2015  Volunteer, Community Books.


June 2022  'it's a conversation', MFA Degree Show, Oxford.
May 2022   'Spilt Milk', Oxford.
Feb 2022    '[containment//attachment], Oxford.

Dec 2021   'Somewhere, Nowhere', Uni of Gloucestershire.
Aug 2021   'New Grooves Exhibition', Blaze Image, London.

May 2021   'Worldwide: Instagram exhibition', The Stable Gallery.

April 2021   'Open Fragment, online show', Pragmata Collective.
April 2021  'Traces', Air Gallery. 
Mar 2021   'The Virus Who Came to Tea', online exhibition.

Feb 2021   Interim Arts, online. 
Nov 2020   'November Gallery', The Student Gallery, online. 
Nov 2020   'All Shall Pass', Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield.

Oct 2020    Virtual FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2020.
Sept 2020   'Obscurum', The Dark Collective, online.  
Aug 2020   'So Why Not Do It Again?', Cultivate, London.
July 2020   'Sydenham Arts Artist Trail 2020', Sydenham, London. 
July 2020   'Leeds Summer Group Show'.
June 2020  'Simmer' Degree Show 2020, University of Leeds.
Mar 2020   'Ones to Watch', Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.
Mar 2020   'Untitled', The Brunswick, Leeds.
Dec 2019   'Digest', The Faversham, Leeds.
Oct 2019    'HomeTurf', Chemistry Basement, Leeds.
Aug 2019   'An arm 'nd a leg', Freehold Projects, Leeds.
Jun 2019    'Das Leben ist Kein Ponyhof', Dresden. 
Jan 2019    ‘Be Our Guest’, Brülsche Terrasse, Dresden. 
April 2018   'AXIS', Left Bank Leeds. 
May 2017    'Morphic', Lady Beck Studios, Leeds.


Sept 2022  COMMON-NOTE(S), Lucy Grubb.
June 2021  Takeover, Tuff Luck Gallery's Instagram.
May 2021   New Grooves Gallery, Instagram.
Mar 2021   'Wednesday Favourite', middlegroundproject.
Feb 2021   Radiant Aberration, Instagram.

Dec 2020   LUU Arts Society, Instagram. 
Oct 2020    Groock's Gallery, Instagram.
Oct 2020    DoItYourWay, Instagram. 
July 2020    FUAM Graduate Art Prize

July 2020    FUAM Graduate Art Prize Announcement

June 2020   AxisWeb ‘New Arts Highlight’.
June 2020   CoVid Cohort

May 2020    Ones to Watch 2020 feature article

April 2020   @sadgrads2020, Instagram.
April 2020   The Social Distance Art Project
April 2020   @lighthouse.collab, Instagram. 
Sept 2019   Freehold Projects

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