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My work spans moving image, photography and sound, combining experimental and documentary techniques to explore the socio-political and emotional relationship between people and their surrounding environments. Often drawing upon archived material and personal testimonies, I am interested in overlapping narratives as framed by site.


Select Exhibitions & Screenings


2023   Darkroom Festival, London

           Underneath the Floorboards, online screening

2021    Town Hall Meeting of the Air, Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne

            Urban Visions: Beyond the Ideal City Film Festival - Finalist, Italy

            Architecture Film Festival, Rotterdam

            Better Cities Film Festival, Detroit, US

            Alternative Film Festival, Ontario, Canada

            Bristol International Short Film Festival, UK

            Virtual Cinema Festival, Seattle, USA

2017     Notes on Navigating Space, ArtLacuna, London

             Hold the Line, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle


2015     A Foreign Encounter, Gallerie Foe, Munich


2013    Linear Shift, Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

            Archive for Change, Newbridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne

            Altered Space, Globe Gallery Newcastle upon Tyne 

            This Is Not A Gateway, Bishopsgate Institute London

            Sonica Festival, CCA Glasgow

2012    Linear Shift, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden

            Linear Shift, Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2011    Archive for Change, Site-specific exhibition, Newcastle upon Tyne        

            Neoutopia, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London     

            From Brighton to Iceland, National broadcast on Community Channel 


2010    CCTV Treasure Hunt, Bristol Live Open Platform, Arnolfini, Bristol

            From Brighton to Iceland, Sheffield DocFest Videoteque

            From Brighton to Iceland, Diversity in Place Film Festival, Hawaii

            Brick by Brick, xsite Architecture, Newcastle upon Tyne


2009    CCTV Treasure Hunt, Edinburgh

            CCTV Treasure Hunt, Radiator Festival, Nottingham


2007   Walls, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne

2006   You Shall Know Our Velocity, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

           Whats Missing, Globe Gallery, North Shields




2017    ArtLacuna, London

2013     Default13, Lecce, Italy

2006    Whats Missing, Globe Gallery, UK

Awards & Bursaries


2019     a-n Artists Bursary

2012     Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England

2010     Digital Fellowship, Teeside University

             Your Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund

             Digital Film Archive Fund, Northern Film & Media

2009     Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England

2008     AA2A, Newcastle University





2019    'Archive for Change' as part of 'Akomfrah and the Archive' Culture Lab, Newcastle University

2013    'Recording community history, strengthening collective memory. The artist as archivist of grassroots struggles in the post-industrial city' at This Is Not A                  Gateway Festival, Bishopsgate London  


2013   'An afternoon of inquiry around the Archive for Change project, in the context of the history, identity and current situation of the West End of Newcastle' at               NewBridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, with Intersections Network. 


2012   'The use of film in exploring experiences of urban regeneration within and beyond the locale' Culture Lab, Newcastle University




2019     Visiting artist, Newcastle University Architecture Department ‘Experiencing Engineering’ Programme

2013     Visiting artist, Newcastle University: Cross-department seminar series including Urban Planning & Architecture Department, Media & Journalism and                     Fine Art. 


2012     Practical documentary film training course for adults, introducing equipment, film and interview techniques and essential video editing.  


2011     Co-developed seminar series for first-year BA Sociology students exploring issues around contemporary migration.

2007 to date     Extensive experience devising and leading creative workshops for young people and adults in schools and the wider community, focusing on film, artists moving image and animation

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