Squirrel National are a creative, not-for-profit, agency based in Manchester who make & curate films, exhibitions and events connecting art, science & the environment. We create memorable experiences & concepts that punctuate everyday life.
Our studio supports and nurtures talent to develop their creative practice and build a portfolio. As a minority-led studio, we welcome the creative potential that diversity offers.
I like to meander between moving image, design and user experience to make durational works that investigate cities and sense of place.
With a background in fine art and film I trained in digital archive film restoration at FIAF L’Immagine Ritrovata film restoration and conservation laboratory in Bologna, Italy. I have produced cultural content for Tate Modern, Liverpool Biennial, The British Film Institute, Arts Council England, Supersonic, B3 Media and ICA.
I currently work part-time as a UX producer at BBC.
I’m an interdisciplinary daydreamer, civic innovator and storyteller.
I came to interactive storytelling via a PhD in Neuroscience, a Sci-Art NESTA fellowship in 2001 and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship in 2013. My practice has evolved across participatory arts, citizen science and lead user innovation. I am an EAVE-trained producer and executive producer of films, exhibitions and talent development for B3 Media showcased by British Council, ICA and BAFTA.