The core foundation to Trish's creative practice is Art installation and interactivity within unconventional spaces. Inspired primarily about art beyond the white cube, Trish is passionate about utilising alternative platforms to connect people to art. Her TRACE artwork (funded by Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council and Confetti Studios) transformed a disused car park underpass into a temporary art installation with projection (vent media), sonic works (Tom Hill), film and performance (NPK). Her platforms to exhibit have included urban spaces, disused building and rural landscapes.
Committed to curating pioneering and challenging work, throughout her career she has been driven to produce work which stands out and transforms ideas. Her work as a freelance creative manager and curator has engaged 1000's of diverse groups of people, through learning, events, exhibitions and programming and she pushes the boundaries of what is possible at every possible opportunity.
Her work has included the curation of a wide range of art works and creative learning projects. She has devised projects for young people which have reached national recognition, she has been an artist in residence with schools to empower children about their human right to play, she has enabled collection managers to look at contemporary ways to showcase and interpret their artefacts, to inspire change and inspire audiences.
She has curated significant programmes and creative campaigns for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, as Head of People and Nature, including a sell out lecture Series with George Monbiot, launching a high profile Nottingham for Nature campaign across billboards and street advertising spaces, working with wordsmiths / and street art photographers, curating the Wilder Woodland Gathering event (connecting artists with ecologists and campaigners) and leading on a collaboration with architects and ecologists to explore how infrastructure can be designed to grow connectivity to the natural world.
Since 2013 she has collaborated with artist Nick Humphreys and is the co-founder of INSTAR.