After more than ten years of teaching and lecturing in mainstream education, I now work as a freelance artist and teacher within special educational needs and disabilities. I enjoy the freedom of lecturing, teaching and presenting work in different places and to different people. My visual artwork is mainly digital and is often site specific to where I am exhibiting or lecturing. My soundscapes are an exploration of the places and sites which have inspired me and include voice and electronic music combined with spoken word and environmental noises. Soundscapes can be heard on my SoundCloud page.
I am currently researching how the digital world makes an impact on education, and will speaking at the Digital Transformation Conference in October 2017
I have a background in Mental Health Services and am currently delivering art programmes for sufferers and their carers. I believe that we all have a creative flicker inside, and I am honoured to be a trigger or catalyst for someone else’s adventure.
It always makes me happy when ex-students get in touch, so if I have ever taught you, let me know what you’re up to now!
I run courses for teachers and educators, helping to ignite creativity in the classroom, so please get in touch.
My research centres on the concept of ‘attention’ and ‘memory’, and I work in collaboration with other artists, dancers, musicians and very recently with neuroscientists.
My book, The Cat Brought in a Live Pigeon (A Student Guide to A Level Art & Design) is available here.
“An inspirational and easy to read guide to A Level Art and Design courses. As the reader, you really get the impression that Cate is speaking directly to you, encouraging you to think creatively and experimentally, whilst at the same time helping you to understand the expectations of teachers and examiners in relation to the standards that you are expected to attain to. A concise and helpful aid to helping you to achieve your potential in Art and Design courses as well as being exceptional value for money!” Emma (Amazon review)
Bugger! Oh Dear! I Failed My Exams is available here. A short, practical guide to what to do next.
I sing with the a cappella group Academix A Cappella.
Recent Exhibitions and Events:
The Magic of Objects and Words: Open Platform Event – The Reading Room, Wellcome Collection, London, July 2017
The Waiting Room – with Susan Merrick, Hilary Champion, Yeon Hwa Kim, Laura Greenway and Dora Schlutenhoffer Lees – Platform One Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, London, July 2017
\Statement/ – With Susan Merrick and Hilary Champion – Atelier Tammon, London, March 2017
Bound | Lines – A collaboration with UCA (Farnham) MA Fine Art students, I’Klectic Art Lab, London, May 2016
People & Places – Espacio Gallery, London June 2014
In With The New – Menier Gallery, SE1 January 2014
A Touch of Red – Menier Gallery – Southwark Road, London SE1 May 2013
Take Three – Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, Kent CT9 1JD August 2012
Cranleigh Open Arts Exhibition – Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey GU6 8AS July 2012
‘Harmony’ – Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 July 2012
Going Places – Menier Gallery – Southwark Road, London SE1 July 2012
Lift Off – Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 May/June 2012
100 Metres 100 Artists – Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 May 2012
Espacio Nomadic – In Constant Motion, Menier Gallery, London 2012 February 2012
Community Art Project – Let in the Light – St John’s Church, West Byfleet 2010-2012
Collage in Silence – Short film by Renee Rilexie July 2012
Final piece of artwork for St John the Baptist church, West Byfleet, Surrey – Let Out the Light – unveiled on Easter Sunday 2016
Collaboration with Paul Flint – Fashion collection for Summer 2014 shown at Menier Gallery – Southwark Road, London SE1 January 2014
Collaboration with Renee Rilexie – Short film Collage of Silence 2013
St John’s Church, West Byfleet, Surrey – “Let in the Light” – community project to create four large pieces of artwork to hang in the church. – 2009-2016
Tryptych – Abstract forest to celebrate the omnipotence of God – BH
Recent Employment and Qualifications
MA Fine Art – UCA(Farnham), BA 3D Design – University of Bucks., BA History & Social Sciences – OU, PGCSE (Art & Design), University of Glos.. Diploma in Creative Make up – London Beauty Academy
Lecturer and Subject Lead at Guildford College – Fine Art & Textiles (A Level and Diploma)
Teacher at Bishop David Brown School in Woking – Art & Design and History