Home Alone

An older woman sits in her living room, alone.  She speaks to us about her day-to-day experience, an experience that a growing number of older people in our communities face.  Her living room is a busy shopping centre and what is normally hidden from view is open to public attention.   For eight months I … Read More

Home Alone Together

Since the lockdown I’ve been in regular contact with older people stuck at home for long periods of time.  Their situation has worsened but, in many ways, it has remained the same, highlighting the social and health inequalities in our communities.  Not one person I know has the Internet or a mobile phone. For a … Read More

Home Comforts

Home Comforts was an art project for older people living in three care homes across Newcastle, making high quality arts accessible to all and building positive and meaningful relationships with residents, their families and care workers. Participants from Dene Park, Kenton Hall and St Joseph’s Care Homes were supported to experience different artforms and techniques … Read More

Field of Hope

Field of Hope is an arts programme connected to Tina’s Haven, a pioneering project to develop approaches to provide holistic, creative and therapeutic support to birth mothers who have been severed by addiction, created by Sue Robson. Field of Hope has been running since 2022 and is a partnership between The Barn and Easington, Tina’s … Read More

Chandless Lives

Gateshead City Council Taking place over two years this was a celebration of the history, people and stories of the Chandless district, an area undergoing massive urban regeneration and change.  I met residents, past and present, recording their thoughts and memories, during the same time that the last of the estate was being demolished. I … Read More

Bensham Hospital project

A photographic project working with severely ill, hospital bound, older people to create original artwork and a series of digital collages incorporating words, portraits and objects This took place over a period of four months and involved relatives and hospital staff.  A series of large-scale photographic panels are on permanent display at Jubilee Ward, Queen … Read More

Tangles and Starbursts

Alzheimer’s Society A book of photographs and writing made with those diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  This was a collaboration with writer Julia Darling and was commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society.