ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1999    MA Study of Mysticism & Religious Experience, with distinction, University of Kent at Canterbury, dissertation title: A Study of Meaning in 15th Century Tarot Cards

1997    BA (hons) Art & Religious Studies, first class, Chichester Institute of Higher Education

1994    BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design, North Oxfordshire College & School of Art, Banbury

TEACHING & LEADERSHIP POSTS

2018-                  Sessional Lecturer in Theatre Design, Animation Theory and Foundation in Arts and Humanities, CCCU

2014-2017         Programme Director for BA Fine Art with pathways in Applied Arts and Curating, CCCU

2013-2017         Programme Director for BA Fine & Applied Arts, CCCU

2011-2018         Senior Lecturer in Art Theory and Practice , School of Media, Art and Design, CCCU

2011-2015         Programme Director for BA Visual Arts and Design, University Centre Folkestone, CCCU

2011-2013         Community Adult Education tutor, University Centre Folkestone, CCCU

2006-2011         Lecturer in the History and Theory of Art, Art Department, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)

2002-2006         Evening Class tutor and Lecturer on Foundation & National Diploma in Art and Design, University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

2004-present    Self-employed artist, puppet maker and performer

RESEARCH INTERESTS    tarot cards, puppetry, stop motion animation, British folk culture and the hooden horse, iconology, hermeneutics

FORTHCOMING ACADEMIC PAPERS

The Concept of Fortune in the Birth of the Tarot Othello's Island conference proceedings [peer review pending]

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016    Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre Animation Studies Vol.11

2016    The Serious Game: towards a hermeneutic understanding of the tarot The International Journal of the Image Vol.7 Issue 2 

2013    From Grimm to Reality  introductory essay, Sidney Cooper Gallery exhibition catalogue, ISBN: 9781909067103

2012    The Thinking Line: Defining Drawing  introductory essay, Sidney Cooper Gallery exhibition catalogue, ISBN: 9781899253920

2004    100 Years-100 Puppets: Hungarian Puppet Art 1850-1950  exhibition review, The Puppet Master Vol. 16 No. 2

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2018 The Life and Death and Life and Death of Frank

          Dr Frankenstein's Monster Reborn, CPBRA Performance Lecture Series, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

2016 It's Behind You! The Rediscovery of Strood through Pantomime

          Beyond the Centre: Arts and Humanities Faculty Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University

2016 Chance and the Readymade

          Dada Fortnight, CPBRA Performance Lecture Series, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

2016 The Concept of Fortune in the Birth of the Tarot

          Othello's Island: The 4th International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Nicosia, Cyprus

2015  Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre

          Society for Animation Studies 27th Annual Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University

2014 The Hermeneutic Possibilities of Tarot Card Reading: Interpretation and Catharsis

          5th International Conference on the Image, Common Ground Publishing, Seminaris Conference Center, Berlin

2011 Stanley Spencer’s War Memorial: a celebration of simple pleasures

          Faculty of Arts & Humanities 2nd Annual Conference: War, Canterbury Christ Church University

2008 The Grand Tour as a Secular Pilgrimage

          Dimensions of Pilgrimage Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY ART CONSULTATION

2018  Selection panel for Threads salon at the Brewery Tap Gallery, Folkestone and Turner Contemporary, Margate

2015  Creative team for 'No Tails' community pantomime project, Out of the Ordinary Places, Strood

2014  Selection panel and steering group for ‘Underpasses Project’ public art commission, Canterbury City Council

2013  Selection panel for ‘White Horses Project’ commission for art on racing yacht sails, launched at Whitstable Biennale

PUBLIC LECTURES Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 2016 and 2018