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Born: 1979, Essex, UK

Currently based in Cambridge, Derby, and London, UK




Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University 2015-2022

PhD - Research title: In A Manner of Speaking: The Subversive Voice in Performative Art


LCC, University of the Arts London 2010-2011

MA Photography with Distinction


University of Derby 2008-2009

Post Graduate Teaching Certificate with Distinction


University of Derby 2005-2008

BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography 1st Class Honours


Awards and Recognitions


Lecturer of the Year for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby 2017-2018

BOM Fellow 2016

Photographers' Gallery, (prize winner) Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2012

Future MAP 2012

Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen (jury prize nominee) 2012

Photofusion AMPS (runner up) 2012

Photofusion Award 2011

Sproxton Award (special recognition) 2011

University of Derby - Best Graduate Dissertation, 2008


Academic teaching, conferences and artists talks


External Examiner for OCA, University of Creative Arts 2019-2022

External Examiner for BA Hons Photography Coventry University 2021-2024

External Examiner for MA Photography Westminster University 2021-2024

University of Arts, London

Goldsmiths, London

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas

University of Derby

University of Bedfordshire

The Photographers' Gallery, London

New College Stamford

St Ivo School, Cambridgeshire

Portfolio reviewer, Punktum, 2013

Lessons in Geography, mac, Birmingham 2013

Judge for the Sproxton Award, MA Photography, LCC with Val Williams 2013

MK Gallery 2014

Laughing my art off, symposium, London College of Communication 2014

Awkward Bastards, DASH, mac, Birmingham 2015

Firecrackers: Women and Wit in Photography symposium, London College of Communication 2015

Royal Photographic Society, Female Photographers, Burton & South Derbyshire College, 2015

London South Bank University 2016

Pacitti Company Think Tank 2016

Selected Exhibitions


all the small things, Artcore, UK, September 2021

Arcus Pride, London, July - October 2021 (online CURRENT)

Albion's Got Serious Issues, EXPOSURE Festival, Calgary, Canada, February 2020

Diversity, Clifford Chance, curated by Michael Petry, London, July 2019

FORMAT19 International Photography Festival, Derby, March 2019

The Laughable Enigma of Everyday Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Azores, Portugal, September 2017

Double Act - The Bluecoat, Liverpool, April 2016

PSEUDIO - Basement Project Space, Anglia Ruskin University, April 2016

Lotusland, Changing Spaces, Cambridge, July 2015

Green Fingered - Solo show - BOM (Birmingham Open Media) May 2015

Bad Behaviour, London, November 2014

Now&After, International Video Festival, State Museum of Gulag,Moscow, May 2014

'Lemon Song' from series 'Green Fingered' - Time is Love, The Passage, London, January 2014

Strange Birds - Group Show, CRASH 13, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, December 2013

Fish Wives - Summer Fete 2013 - Ceri Hand Gallery, London, August 2013

Strange Birds - Group Show - FUTURE MAP 2012, Central Saint Martin's, Lethaby Gallery, London, Jan 2013

Strange Birds - Group Show - Photofusion Annual Salon Show, Brixton, London, Dec 2012. Hotshoe Photofusion Award runner up.

Strange Birds - Group Show 'Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed 2012' The Photographers' Gallery, London. September 2012

Strange Birds - Group Show 'Ghost Station' for ArtHertz. Bombe Hut, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. September 2012

Strange Birds - Solo Show - Apulia Film Commission, Bari, Italy. July 2012

'PECK' from the 'Homos Archive', Butch Queen First Time In Drag, Site Festival 2012, Stroud, Gloucestershire. May, 2012

Strange Birds - Group Show - The Spring Exhibition 2012, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Jury Prize nominee

LCC MAP- MA Degree Show - Group Show - Main Gallery, LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, Nov 2011

Animal- Group Show- Hello Darling Gallery, Derby 2008

FreeRange- Group Show- Truman Gallery, Brick Lane, London 2008

Love & Rabbit Stew- Group Show- University of Derby 2008

Groundswell 2- Group Show- Derby Green Lane Gallery 2006

Groundswell- Group Show- Derby Green Lane Gallery 2003



Selected Publications: featured and written


Harris, P., Marmalade, G. FOREVER//NOW (2020)

Marmalade, G., Gay Gardens: Visual Anachronisms and the Subversive Politics of Queer Representation (2019)

Durden, M., Campbell, D. (2016) Double Act: Art & Comedy. Independent publication.

Houghton, M., Rogers, F. (2017) Firecrackers: Contemporary Female Photographers. Thames & Hudson, London.

Source Photographic Review, issue 82, Spring 2015 – works and essay by Professor Mark Durden

Nyx, a noctournal, issue 9, Vermin edition, 2015

Culture Colony Quarterly, Summer edition 2015

Source Photographic Review, issue 72 – review of Strange Birds, Anne Braybon, Oct 2012

The Double Negative – review of Fish Wives, Sarah Creed, September 2013

Creative Review, Surreal Babies, December 2011



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