SELECTED WRITING AND JOURNALISM PORTFOLIO

A curated selection of reviews, articles and essays I’ve written over the years

2017

Surreal Estate: London Stock At Safehouse Peckham – The Quietus

Best new paperbacks: David Szalay, Madeleine Thien and Dave Eggers – The Guardian

‘Night walks are a great tonic for urban stress’: your stories of the nocturnal city – Reader contribution to Guardian Cities / The Guardian

2016

How to lead a more fulfilling life – neuroscientists, life coaches and doctors share their advice – Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Rowan Martin: ‘It’s difficult to get back into writing after having children, but mothers have important things to say’ – Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Author Jessica Norrie: ‘Everything in the plot of your novel must be there for a reason’– Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Oliver Burkeman: ‘Scheduling seems boring compared to inspiration, but it’s the best way to get creative work done’ – Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Lauren Razavi on freelance journalism: ‘Stop trying to be the best and start focusing on making your work better’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

2015

Exhibition review: Pronoia, Paranoia In Reverse, 12 Felstead St, London – first published by Aesthetica Magazine

Lyn Gardner on theatre criticism: ‘As long as there is art, there will be critics’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Karrie Fransman on comics and graphic novels: ‘It’s not always the most talented people who are the most successful’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Jim Cregan on starting a food business: ‘You have to be absolutely committed to your business idea’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Julian Baggini on writing non-fiction: ‘Don’t settle for good enough but don’t demand perfection’ – Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Comment writing: Guardian columnists share their tips on presenting an opinion with confidence – Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Author Helen Barbour: ‘I want to increase understanding of mental health issues through my writing’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

Crime writer P.D. Viner: ‘You need to read and write a lot, but it’s a great life’ – Interview for the Guardian Masterclasses blog / The Guardian

2014

David Shackleton: ‘His paintings remind us of the restorative power of nature in a busy, urban world’ – freelance commission for artist David Shackleton for the exhibition Human at Hundred Years Gallery, London, 3-10 September 2015

2013

Beyond the ghost town – Open Democracy

Gone Girl and Broken Harbour: Contemporary Ghost Towns and the ‘Murdering Middle Classes’ – first published by the Future State, a creative research project in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London

Global Ghost Towns: Film Showcase – first published by the Future State, a creative research project in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London

Exhibition review: Asymmetrical Cinema, Beaconsfield Gallery, London – first published on Aesthetica magazine’s website

Tate launch new UK partnership with EY and major Paul Klee exhibition – arts news piece for Aesthetica magazine

Exhibition review: Lure, Kate MccGwire, All Visual Arts, London – first published on Aesthetica magazine’s website

2012

Exhibition review: Zarina Bhimji at Whitechapel Gallery – first published by Aesthetica magazine

Exhibition review: Dedicated to the Workers and Unemployed, Santiago Sierra, Lisson Gallery – first published by Aesthetica magazine

A Matter of Life and Death and Singing: Exploring art by Jimmie Durham – magazine feature first published by Aesthetica magazine

2011

Exhibition review: Marcel Dinahet, Domobaal gallery, London – first published by Aesthetica magazine

Exhibition review: We Invented Halloween, Michael Fortune, PEER Gallery, London – first published by CIRCA Art Magazine

2010

Exhibition review: Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria – first published on a-n interface via a writer’s bursary