I’m a Hastings-based artist and writer.

Working across photography, writing, artists’ books, publishing, print, video and live performance, my projects address current and historical social and political issues. The lived experience, queer identity, ageing, memory, history, health and nature are key themes of exploration.

Playfulness, tactile form, physical presence and personal engagement are integral to my approach to storytelling and making.

Graduating in 2019 with an MA Fine Art (Distinction) from Cambridge School of Art, my MA show was awarded the 2019 Cambridge Artworks Residency.

I’m the publisher of Negative Press London ( with books in international collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Wellcome Foundation, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Artists’ Book Collection, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany.

My writing appears in anthologies, journals and academic publications.

Exhibitions include Photofusion, London; Bruce Castle Museum, London; Foyles Gallery, London; Dutch Centre, London; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; Arnolfini, Bristol; Bury Art Museum, Bury; and Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, Virginia, US.

The Spots That Never Went (Negative Press London, 2018) was highly commended finalist of the 2019 Cornish Family Prize for Design and Art Publishing presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.


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Roelof Bakker, all rights reserved, 2022