I paint, draw, write, play music and learn about how these things can support people to be together.

I am currenty participating in the Beeching Road Early Career Studio Programme 2022/23 with Flatland Projects.

I am Heart n Soul’s Associate Artist. I was a part of the Conditions Studio Programme in Croydon from 2018 - 2021. I was an artist-in residence within Tate’s Schools and Teachers department from 2019-2020. I wrote a pamphlet called  ‘D.I.Y. as Privilege: A Manifesto’  published by Rough Trade Books in 2020. I have played in a bunch of bands over the years and occasionally release my own music.

    Please get in contact if you have any questions, ideas or collaborations you want to talk about.

    CV & statement

    My Burger is about fair and equal


    1 - 18th Sept 2022
    at Colden’s Project Space and Gallery, St Leonards-on-Sea








    Photos & video by Jim Lineker
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    ︎‘My Burger is about fair and equal’ text (pdf)

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    Performance with Babalola Yusuf and Rosie Ridgway



    Photos by India Harvey

    Parallel

    by Richard Phoenix and Robin Smith

    30th July 2022

    Live painting event and exhibition at Studio Voltaire, London



    Made possible by ActionSpace and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

    Helping Hands
    2022
    Oil and charcoal on linen, paper and wood
    57.5cm x 42.4cm

    ‘This is a painting of you, Jenny. Installed on the wall of your home at Sanford Housing Co-op. I remember sitting in your kitchen after work with you telling me about the Co-op and how you’re involved and what it’s like to live there. We watched a documentary made by the founder, John Hands, called “More than a place to live”. I was staying with you because at work we were helping install a house inside a gallery. Built by the young people we support and called ‘The House Of Do Your Own Thing’. I remember you saying John Hands never lived in Sanford, he walked away after it had been made so it could be whatever it needed to be, not what he thought it should be. I was thinking about all these things and more when I painted it, I hope you like it.’

    ‘Helping Hands’ installation at Sanford Vitrine, Deptford


    Drum Also Gathering


    Version of a gathering of musicians at 'The Drum Also' that took place over a couple of hours on Friday 9th July in the basement of the Whitgift Centre, Croydon.

    Musicians that attended - Ned Smith, Riccardo Trissino Dabire, Rosie Ridgway, Lindsay Corstorphine, Jessica Ashman, James Heath & Richard Phoenix.

    Featured as part of Marky Leckey’s NTS show  30.11.2021

    Full audio version above.

    Video excerpt below - 


    Fusing Time 
    2021
    Painted drumkit used in performance

    Just Dropped In’
    2021
    120cm x 125cm
    Oil on canvas and mdf




    Installed at the Conditions End of Year Show:
    Review in Art Monthly