May 2020 News
Convenience Gallery invited me to participate in their #AnotherNightIn project as part of this year's Light Night one night arts festival in Liverpool. The festival was initially cancelled due to Covid-19, but it was then moved online.
I took a photo of myself in my 'home studio' - a wall of the living room/dining room/kitchen that I have used since moving to Liverpool in late 2018. There are also a few photos from my pregnancy project.

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I appeared in the background of Tiago Bettencourt's interview on RTP2's Jornal 2 programme, and during the credits. 

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April 2020 News
I danced to Tiago Bettencourt's song Dança for his new music video.
We had been planning to make the video in Liverpool, but due to lockdown it was made in our living rooms.
He is one of my favourite singers, so it was really exciting to be approached by him to dance to his song.
You can watch the video here.

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Just a few days before lockdown in the UK, I photographed JC Leisure for the May 2020 issue of The Wire to accompany words by Antonio Poscic.
Thanks to Amy Gwatkin and Ben Weaver for the opportunity!
A crop of the photo appears online here.

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Thanks to Convenience Gallery for inviting me to partake in Horizons #3, where for 2 weeks (from 14th April) I have set some tasks/challenges for people to do for a bit of a fun.
The first instagram post with details is here.

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March 2020 News

I Worry That People Will Think I Am Drunk Or Hungover If I Am Sick In The Street (8 weeks)

I have uploaded some photos from my work-in-progress series Waiting For Things In A Time When You Rarely Wait For Things.
The project is a diary of my pregnancy and I am currently posting the images in order to my instagram, before adding some of them to the page.
The images are accompanied by up to 30 hashtags in the form of a diary, but only the first three have them displayed on my website. The others can be seen on instagram.

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I've uploaded 10 photos from my series Puke Portraits to the self-portraiture section of my website.
The project is 56 portraits of me after I've been sick during my pregnancy.

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February 2020 News
I'm excited to announce my very first solo show, and my first time exhibiting in Norway!
Always Awkward at Vasli Souza in Oslo, Norway will showcase a selection of self-portraits and video/gif work from 2012-2019.
The opening is on Saturday 8th February (1-4pm) and the last day will be Sunday 8th March.

Some installation shots are below and there are more here on Vasli Souza's website.
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I have updated the Self Portraiture section of my website by adding:
A selection of photos from my new series Ulterior Monologue and a final edit of 3 images taken in 2017 and 2018 for my series Don't Take Me Out Of My Melons.

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Thanks to Objektiv for asking me to write about an image on my mind.
I chose Vibeke Tandberg's 2003 series Old Man Going Up and Down a Staircase, and talk about the changes to my body and my Grandmother's.
You can read it here.

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December 2019 News
On 2nd December I was invited to UCA Rochester to do a talk about my work, and do one on one tutorials with first year photography students.

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 November 2019 News
On 20th November, I hosted a workshop called Performative Fun Times at Bloom Building in Birkenhead, UK.
I was invited by Convenience Gallery (thanks to them for organsing and for taking this picture).
It consisted of a lot of improv games and performative exercises.

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If you're in Paris between 7th and 10th November, go to Offprint Paris and you'll find a r c h i p e l a g o presenting their first publication I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
'The book results from the exhibition held in Palermo, Italy, in 2018. "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" explored the notion of ‘affects’ in the digital era and their place in contemporary communication.'
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My Opening Tinder video was shown at the exhibition.

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Peregrination (meaning a journey, especially a long or
meandering one) is now live as part of the 2019-2020 edition of The Wrong (Biennale).
I am showing a compilation video that uses some of the 1,500+ videos from my ongoing project Your Dedication Worries Me A Little.
The Wrong runs until 1st March 2020.
Peregrination has been curated by Andres Manniste.
View the site here / Shortcut to my video here.

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One of my images from Nice Hair, Shame About Your Face has been printed in an article about Photography as Therapy in the December 2019 issue of CHIP FOTO-VIDEO, a German magazine.
Thanks to Sarah Alexandra Fechler for writing the article and including me.
The photo is credited to Jocelyn Grace, but for the record I haven't changed my name :)

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Representation on the Line IV: (Un)framing our Identities will be at C-View in Doncaster, UK.
The opening is Friday 22nd November and the show will run until 31st January 2020.

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October 2019 News
Come join me on Wednesday 20th November at Bloom Building in Birkenhead, UK, from 7pm to 9pm.
I'll be running a workshop that will include writing, improv games and performative exercises.
Tickets are available here. It's £10, but let me know if you or someone you know would like to attend but can't afford it.
Organised by Convenience Gallery.

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My photo of Chloe from my series Going Round The Houses, All Around The Houses, which I made in Watford for All Change, has been selected for this year's Portrait Salon.
The judge this year was Peter Dench and the selected portraits will be shown at: 
Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, UK (21st - 24th November) and Photo North Festival, Harrogate, UK (30th November - 2nd December)

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Thanks to Feature Shoot for including me in an article about Why Self-Portraits Should Be An Important Part of Your Artistic Journey on Skillshare. 
The article also includes work by Mariell Amélie , Patricia Lay-Dorsey and Nikos Gyftakis. 

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Representation on the Line III: (Un)framing our Identities at HIVE in Blackpool (UK) has been extended until 31st October.


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September 2019 News
I've made a new short video called My Body Is My Body Is My Body Is My Body.
It's here, but is also on my video page - where you can read the accompanying hashtags, which tells you more about the making process.

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I've also made a short video called Holding Hands / Holding Of Hands.
My Body... has a whispered soundtrack, whilst Holding Hands... involves me singing, which is awkward but a natural progression with my work that has seen me push myself further out of my comfort zone over the years. I feel that my current work chapter is a lot to do with learning to become more comfortable with my own words, both written and verbal.
Again you can watch the video here or on the video page - where you can read the accompanying hashtags, which tells you more about the making process.

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Address: HIVE, 80-82 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HP.

Opening times:
1st – 30th September – 11-4pm daily

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August 2019 News
Images from my series Nice Hair, Shame About Your Face are currently being shown at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, UK as part of Open Source #10 until 31st August 2019.
I gave a talk about my work on Thursday 22nd August at 6pm.

Poem about my talk that I wrote for an Instagram post:
'Do you know I have a talk next week?
You can come along and hear me speak
About photography and things that I do
I’ll probably be mainly dressed in blue
It’s on Thursday 22nd of August
Tell your friends to attend if you must
It’s in Liverpool at a gallery called Open Eye
Say hello and have a pry
All August I also have work there on a screen
The title of the project is actually quite mean
6pm is the time of the talk
If you go to James Street station it's not far to walk
The show and talk are free to all
So hop along to Mann Island and we’ll have a ball!
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The talk was an in conversation with Declan Connolly of Open Eye Gallery. Photo by Convenience Gallery.


Thanks to Sam Phasey for writing about my work for Open Eye Gallery's blog.
Read the whole blog post here!
4 of my images from Nice Hair, Shame About Your Face are in the latest issue (VIII) of TILT, which is Open Eye's publication. Accompanying my 4 images is a hashtag explanation of the project and hashtags for 3 of the images.
The rest of the issue features work that is being shown in the main gallery spaces.

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Shutter Hub's Time To Think exhibition has been extended to 30th November 2019.
I have a couple of pictures in the show, including the one above - 2nd row, 3rd from right.
If you can't make it to the show at Festival Pil’ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in France, you can see all the images here.

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July 2019 News
I'm looking forward to showing Nice Hair, Shame About Your Face at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool next month (from 1st to 31st August). Every month they show a different photographer/artist in their digital window gallery exhibition called Open Source.
As part of Open Source #10 I'll be doing a gallery talk (planned for Thursday 22nd August at 6pm) and an Instagram Residency (due to begin on 22nd August).

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Being Grandad from my series One Is Not Like The Other is now on show at Galerie Huit in Arles, France as part of OpenWalls Arles by the British Journal of Photography.
The show is open until 30th July.
(Being Grandad (top) with photos by Frederic Aranda (middle) and Ana Palacios (bottom).

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Time To Think is now open at at Festival Pil’Ours in France.
I have two photos in the exhibition.
You can read Shutter Hub's blog post about it here.
(Photo by Jane Lloyd)

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June 2019 News
A Bad Towel Day
A Bad Towel Day
Keep Your Friends Close And Your Towels Closer
Keep Your Friends Close And Your Towels Closer
Some images from my series Keep Your Friends Close And Your Towels Closer are now on my website here.

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Thanks to Shutter Hub for letting me hang out on their homepage and website to advertise their Time To Think exhibition.

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It is a collaborative exhibition from the RPS Hundred Heroines initiative in which female photographers explore the theme of identity.
The private view is on 27th June, and the show will then be open until June 30th.
Address: 19 Mallord St, London SW3 6AP
Opening hours: 11am-6pm

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I've been invited to show work in an online pavilion called Peregrination (meaning a journey, especially a long or
meandering one) as part of the 2019-2020 edition of The Wrong (Biennale).
For the occasion I have made a compilation video that uses some of the 1,500+ videos from my ongoing project Your Dedication Worries Me A Little.
It will be open here from 1st November 2019 until 1st March 2020.
A list the artists who are showing work is available here.
Peregrination has been curated by Andres Manniste.

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May 2019 News
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country at Blast! Photo Festival
Jocelyn Allen
Jocelyn Allen
Andrea Fernandes
Andrea Fernandes
Jennifer Pattison
Jennifer Pattison
Uzma Mohsin
Uzma Mohsin
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country is now open at Blast! Photo Festival in the Black Country, United Kingdom. The festival opened on 24th May and closes on 29th June.

Girl Gaze includes projects by Uzma Mohsin, Andrea Fernandes, Jennifer Pattison and myself. The work was commissioned by Creative Black Country and Multistory with support from the Nazar Foundation with funding from the British Council’s Reimagine India (a cultural exchange programme investing in creative collaborations between art and cultural organisations in England and in India). Iona Fergusson has curated the exhibition again.

I first got an email about getting involved with the project at the end of 2016, and the show (which includes my series You Will Live In This World As A Daughter) was exhibited in India last year.

You can see Girl Gaze at British Muslim School, Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8NX.

Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence by Dawinder Bansal is at the same venue.

The festival programme for Blast! is available here.

A spread (featuring two of my images) in Fuse Magazine's Summer 2019 Issue

Thanks to Fused Magazine for the coverage of Girl Gaze in its Summer 2019 Issue.


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Thanks to Jazmin Kopotsha for the article on Refinery29.


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Thanks to Faima Bakar for the article on Metro.co.uk.


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I've got one image (Being Grandad from One Is Not Like The Other) in the British Journal of Photography's OpenWalls Arles show at Galerie Huit in Arles, France.
The show runs from 1st July until 30th July, which coincides with Les Rencontres d'Arles.

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I have two images in Time To Think, an exhibition at Festival Pil'Ours in St Gilles Croix de Ville in France. The show features work by 145 femle-identifying photographers. It has been organised by Shutter Hub and will run from 1st July until 31st August.

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My photograph, The Victor/Victoria Of Leg Photographs, was chosen by Catherine Troiano - Curator of Photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London - as part of May's Guest Room on Der Greif.
The photograph is from a work-in-progress series.

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April 2019 News

Two students performing during the workshop

I did my first ever workshop, Hiding and Revealing: Performing Within Your Practice, for students at London College of Communication, UK.
It included photography, video, writing, improv, clowning and live art exercises.

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