An art and cultural projects manager, producer and access advisor.
My portfolio has been built primarily through working with and supporting disabled artists in their practice or disabled-led art companies in their projects, consulting arts organisations on how to improve accessibility for their disabled audiences, artists and employees and broader project management work for UK and cross-European projects.
Recent collaborations and productions include Defiant Journey (2018 – 2020) and Define Your Journey (2020 – 2022) by contemporary cellist Jo-anne Cox, The Butch Monologues, Last Stand tour (Summer / Autumn 2021) by Libro Levi Bridgeman (Writer) and Julie McNamara (Director) and portfolio development support for multi-disciplinary performance maker and visual artist Elinor Rowlands.
Inclusive practices, access and social justice underpin what I do and feed my passion to work with d/Deaf, disabled and Neurodivergent artists and help present their fascinating, provocative and beautiful projects.
In 2014 I embarked on a new art project as an independent curator and co-producer, transforming a small studio in Hoxton, East London, into a gallery once a month. The events have showcased an incredible array of disabled and non-disabled artists, who presented a variety of film, music and video installations to live art, cardboard sculptures and paintings. You can read more about these events here.
In 2010 I initiated two pioneering projects to actively promote disability awareness and accessibility in Greece, particularly deaf accessibility: a collaboration between deaf and hearing young people who created a fun short film in both spoken and sign language (Shhh…A Fairy Tale); and the introduction and development of deaf accessibility for a multi-sensory touring exhibition (Myrtis: Face to Face With The Past) which was the first public exhibition in the country to include Greek and International Sign Languages.
Selected examples of previous work and experience can be found under Projects.