2013 - 2017 PhD Media and Art Technology Queen Mary University of London, UK
2001 BA Hons Dance with Art University of Brighton, UK
1998 National Diploma in Art and Design Winchester School of Art, UK
1997 A Levels Art and Design; English Literature Tauntons College, Southampton, UK

Professional Training

2008 WordPress Web Development Training Space, Hackney, London
2007 Intermediate and Advanced FinalCut Pro Space, Hackney, London
2007 Digital Video Editing, ABC Awards Community Collage Hackney, London
2006 BTEC Level 2 Award in interactive media Community Collage Hackney, London
2003 Certificate in Youth Work, level 2 Eastleigh College, UK


Co-founder and co-organiser Jan 09 - present
initiator, facilitator, project manager, talk series programmer, workshop leader
MzTEK is a peer lead education, knowlegde exchange and networking initiative for women working within new media and computer arts sectors in London... and beyond.
We provide space for women only Peer-to-Peer workshops, the Unplugged seminar series and series of professionally taught courses.
I run the project with co-founder Sally Northmore and in partnership with SPACE Media Arts, London.
Check out our cool website for info... MzTEK


Developer, Co-founder Aug 2008 - present
initiator, code programmer, artist programmer, marketing, Graphic and Web Design
sketchPatch is an online visual art computer-programming playground for coders, artists and designers to create drawings or animations that can be easily shared and modified. sketchPatch makes the programming language Processing accessible to a broad audience, through a shared learning environment. I am responsible for the front-end development of the website, as well as for managing featured artists invited to participate and contribute to the site.
Developed in collaboration with co-founder Davide Della Casa.
Currently showing as part of the Open Source Embroidery Exhibition at Buildmuseet, Umea, Sweden and The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco
Visit www.sketchpatch.net and have a go!

The Barbican Centre, London

Delivered a drop-in interactive animation workshop as part of the anual Animate the World Festival, May 2010

sketchPatch Workshops

sketchPatch delivers educational as well as fun workshops for newbies and experienced programmers alike.

Cola-I ArtsFest in association with the Barbican, Islington, London June 2010
sketchPatch took part in this year's CoLA-I ArtsFest, an annual festival at City of London Academy Islington in association with the Barbican. The festival provides an opportunity for the pupils of CoLA-I and a range of professional artists to work together on projects from dance, poetry and literature, filmmaking, photography and computer art. sketchPatch delivered creative programming workshops to over 200 pupils throughout one week, which resulted in some amazing and beautiful computer art.

OakFest in association with the Barbican, Bethnal Green, London July 2010
sketchPatch took part in this year's OakFest arts festival, an annual festival at Oaklands School in association with the Barbican.

Maker Faire, Centre for Life Newcastle, March 2010
sketchTag Fun & Games!

Dorkbot Summer DorkCamp, Worth Matravers, Dorset - Sept 2009
Delivered a computer programming collaboration workshop based on a game, aimed at all programming expriences, using the website www.sketchpatch.net

In The Picture, London

Video production Workshop Leader Nov 2009 - Present
Delivering community based video production skills workshops within Southwark Children's Services. Project Manager leading on a promotion campaign to turn on community plasma screens in 5 Children Centres within the borough of Southwark.
Project Manager Managing the content to and installation of TV/LCD screens within Southwark Children Centre Settings. Producing, branding and delivering video content as well as providing a user friendly display system editable by centre staff.

CoolTan Arts Centre, London

Video Editing Workshop Leader Nov 2008 - Present
Delivering a course in pre and post production video skills, using Final Cut Pro, for short movies for the web. http://www.vimeo.com/user1627765
WordPress Web development Workshop Leader July 2009 - March 2010 Delivering WordPress website content management system training to the users of the arts centre.

Freelance web developer

I have built the following websites using Wordpress CMS, using my knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, as well as programs Photoshop, Dreamweaver, TextWrangler, and other web developer tools.
Artists Websites 2009/10: http://renatahegyi.com, http://nicholascrutton.co.uk, http://karenbrett.com
Furtherfield Feb - March 2009
www.furtherfieldpal.org A temporary site to hold their Participation and Learning program.
Furtherfiled Nov - December 2008
www.connectingacrossdifference.net/blog A blog site for the participant of Connecting Across Difference music project.
SPACE Media Arts, London October 2008
www.co-pilot.net A time-limited online discussion aimed at artists using technology in participatory and socially engaged settings.


Studio Manager London Jan 2006 - October 2007
Working as part of a team of artist researching and developing content for the organisations current AV installation/Live VJ set. Responsible for the running of the AV Lab and office/studio as well as the management of media and documentation.
Glastonbury Festival Summer 2007 Ceiling Visuals Crew, Design and installation of ceiling visuals installation as well as operating hardware for the visuals and live camera vision mixing for the Left Field tent.
Big Chill Main Stage Summer 2007 Operating hardware for the visuals and live camera vision mixing for the music acts.
Roxy Bar and Screen, London Oct 2006-June 07 Technical Production Manager for the organisations bi-monthly Audio/Visual showings and performances.
Open in Process, Artists presentations, b>d>s studio, London, throughout 2006-07 Technical and Studio Manager for the event.
Tate Britain London, April 2007 Technical Assistant Manager for the video installation, Late at Tate Britain, CyberSonica Festival.

ThinkPublic, London

Freelance video editor March 2007
editing educational public health films using Final Cut Pro.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Breakin' Conventions '06 Camera Crew April 2006
Camera operator for live feed from the youth dance workshops to auditorium.

Artswork, Southampton

Youth Arts Worker October 2004.
Assisting a group of young people in making video documentation of their Youth Arts Music project.

Southampton City Youth Services, Southampton

Youth Worker Oct 02 - July 03
Team member running a busy youth club, organising projects, events, outings as well as running a variety of arts projects. I also undertook a Youth Work Training Certificate at this time.

Southampton MENCAP, Southampton

One to one Youth Support Worker May 02 - July 03
Supporting young children to attend mainstream after-school clubs.

The Garden of Desire curated by Askew

Film showings: Bird Cathcer & X_Y|Z/ : Thursday 25th March 2010, The Castle, 44 commercial rd, E1 1LN

Open Source Embroidery curated by Ele Carpenter

Net based installation: skecthPatch.net
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California, USA. 2 October 2009 - 24 January 2010
BildMuseet, Umea University, Sweden. 6 June - 6 September, 2009


Video instalation: two screen X_Y|Z/ : 11 - 13 September 2008

Shona McCullagh, Artistic Director and Choreographer

Video Artist 2005 Working with McCullagh on a series of workshops exploring performance and interactive technology using the programming software Isadora.

The project used the software to creating an interactive performance space where dancers triggered sounds and video footage that in turn influenced the dance. Private presentation 28th May 2005 Leigh, Auckland, and 15th July 05 at The national dance conference: Tuanui Whakamaru - Dance Canopy 05, Auckland New Zealand

PVA MediaLab

Artist in Residence on LabCulture, Belfast, N. Ireland 7-14 Aug 2004 Participating in a taught artist's residency in new media I collaborated with other artists to create an interactive video piece developed from my own art practice. Shown: 14th Aug. Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. May 2006 Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London

City Eye, Southampton

Take One Film Award, Oct - Nov 2002 Produced the short film 'Trace'. Shown: Dec. 2002 Nuffield Theatre Foyer, Southampton and 2003 Side Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

PVA MediaLab, Bridport, UK

Artist in Residence Oct 2001 Working as one of three artists documenting the Enhance Project, a community sound art project for visually impaired participants, I made the film 'Transition' in response. Shown: Oct 2001 PVA MediaLab, Bridport

SheCatches Dance Company

Co-founder June 2000 Together with my co-director I ran all aspects of the touring production with responsibility for administration as well as working as visual artists, choreographer, make-up and costume design and dancer/performer. The company toured a street performance to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Streets of Brighton and the Bristol Harbor Festival in 2000.

Conferences and workshops attended

BurningDork 2007, 08, 09 and Snowdork 09.
/ETC (Eclectic Tech Carnival) Umea, Sweden June 2009
Dorkbot presentations and workshops
FutureFilm March 2007 - a series of workshops, discussions and events discussing the future of film, in light of technological developments.
Digital Resources for the Humanities and the Arts, Dartington School of Arts, Sept 2006
DigiCultures, Nottingham Nov 2005
Tuanui Whakamaru Dance Canopy 2005, Auckland, New Zealand