This site gives links to a selection of the work I've done in the last few years. Somewhere out there in ink and paper archives, on microfiche, behind paywalls, and beyond the (admittedly narrow) limits of my memory there's a great deal more - stretching back through almost 25 years. The tabs above will take you through just a taster of what I've been writing and talking about though I'm no good at updating this site, so it's pretty much definitely out of date.
writing on art since about 8am this morning
NEWS: the guidelines on 'How Not to Exclude Artist Parents' now have their own website and are available in multiple languages. Read them here
Senior art critic on the British daily paper The i, and contributor to Frieze, The Guardian, Vogue, The New York Times, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, ArtReview and other publications with 'art' in the title. Recent essays have appeared in a new monograph on the John Moores Prize-winning painter Jacqui Hallum (Anomie, 2021), Procreate Project's publication celebrating the Mother Art Prize, the Freelands Foundation's report on the Representation of Female Artists in Britain During 2019, and in A Woman's Work, on the video work of Katrina Neiburga.
Recent books include Art London (ACC Art Books, 2019) Frida Kahlo (Laurence King, 2020) and Caroline Walker: Janet (Anomie, 2020.)
I am currently working on a book (maybe more than one) on art and motherhood, among other projects.
New writing in print and online this month: A feature on Ruth Asawa and the growing world for The Plant, writing on Rosalind Nashashibi's artist residency at the National Gallery in Art Quarterly, a review of Glasgow International in The Guardian , a feature on Yayoi Kusama and reviews of Matthew Barney at Hayward Gallery and Breaking the Mould at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for The i, a review of Veronica Ryan's show at Spike Island for Art Monthly, and of Lyndsey Mendick's exhibition Hairy on the Inside for ArtReview.
Coming up: a long, wonderful interview with Bobby Baker for Luncheon Magazine, a review of Ilana Halperin's geological adventures on the Isle of Bute for Frieze Magazine, a big profile of the fascinating smell scientist and artist Sissel Tolaas for Cloakroom magazine, and plenty more…