I am a textile researcher currently completing my MA at University College London in History of Art whilst working as a freelance arts facilitator and running Common Threads Press in my hometown of Norwich.
My undergraduate dissertation on the influence of ancient American textiles on the work of Anni Albers and Cecilia Vicuna was awarded the dissertation prize and continues to inform my ongoing research into contemporary textile practices.
Common Threads Press is the name of a project that I began two years ago, that aims to explore where art meets activism. Moving away from the concept of an authoritative, omnipotent voice on the diverse and expansive field of art history which often leaves out many crucial perspectives, I embrace a collaborative approach to arts writing, curating a constellation of academics, artists and students through zines. My role in the project is multi-faceted, and the collaborative potential of zines is intentionally embraced.
I also write a monthly print newsletter that outlines current projects, readings recommendations, zine reviews and general thoughts and feelings on art, textiles, exhibitions and more.