Preview of Stretford Arts Collective Exhibition

Friday saw the opening of SA32‘s first arts exhibition at Stretford Public hall; a beautiful Victorian grade 2 listed building commissioned by John Rylands. Held in the Ballroom, the exhibition showcased the work of local artists as part of the venue’s rebirth as a cultural centre, creative work space and community hub. This free event was opened by DJ, producer and graphic artist “Mr Scruff” and ran until Sunday 13th November.

Other artists and makers involved in the event:
Lisa Heanley, Bridget Collin, Ian G Tattersall, Olivia Savage, Becky Moore, Rebecca de Lacy, Edward de Lacy, Michael Antony, Will da Costa, Hayley Hare, Jo Emmerson, Loop Systems, F Williams, Jeffery Knopf, Margit van der Zwan, Peter Mackereth, Paul Thomas, Oliver Stanion, Ben Pepper, Paul Allen, Nadia Peters, Monika Titane, Liz Janson, Julie Walsh, Paula Hardy Kangelos, Kerris McEvoy-Kelsall, Simon Buckley, David Donovan-Brown, RP Roberts, Andrew Hatton, Amanda Wheatley, Davina Whitnall, Andrew Dawson, Shirley Bainbridge and Catherine Hsuan.

The Manchester Contemporary VIP Collector’s Tour, ArtWork Atelier, Salford

Following an exceedingly busy few weeks, I have finally managed to move into my new, larger studio space with fellow artist Nick Sykes at ArtWork Atelier (just in time for the VIP Collector’s tour as part of the Manchester Contemporary festival)! Opening this evening only (from 6-8pm), collectors will have the opportunity to view the studios and speak to a variety of artists about their work.

Preview of Neo Print Prize 2016

On the 27th August, Neo Gallery opened their doors from 2pm-4pm for the Print Prize preview. The first event to be housed in their new, larger space at the Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton (only a short distance from their former home); it houses an impressive display of shortlisted artists from around the world with many interesting, examples of what it means to engage with print as a medium of creative expression.

Along with my piece, “Rendering”, you can view the work of Penny Alexander, Badr Ali, Katja Angeli, Sue Baker Kenton, Matthew Benington, Lynne Blackburn, Douglas Bosley, Sandra Bouguerch, Neil Bousfield, Kate Brett, Frea Buckler, Lisa Bulawsky, Mario Causic, Ian Chamberlain, Veronique Chance, Peggy Cozzi, Emily Crookshank, Radoslav Daskalov, Vic Dawson, Donna Dowd, Sarah Duncan, Olesya Dzhurayeva, Ruairi Fallon Mc Guigan, Chole Farrar, Nadia Francis, Tetsuya Fukushima, Emma Geddes, Darian Goldin Stahl, Dominica Harrison, Kimberley Heacock, Sam Hodge, Rachele Holt, Mary Hood, Daniel Hosego, Audrey Jamme, Petra Kallio, Ann-Kristen Källström, Algimantas Kaveckis, Tomasz M. Kukawski, Natasha Kumar, Mary Kuper, Hélène Latulippe, Chloe Lawrence, Catriona Leahy, Sara Lee, Lisa Chang Lee, Marine Lefebvre, Bella Leonard, Eleanor Lines, Scott Ludwig, Koralia Maciej, Mathias Martin, John McCaskill, Tori McLean, Chitra Merchant, Oran O’Reilly, D Otto, Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould, Sumi Perera, Susan Phillips, Nicole Polonsky, Hilary Powell, Nancy Power, J (Jay) Price, Robert Pugh, Anthony Ratcliffe, Rosie Rawson, Susan Ridge, Laura Rosser, Natasha Rowell, Egle Sakalyte, Blake Sanders, Amrita Saraogi, Gabriela Schutz, Margaret Sellars, Rowan Siddons, Mustafa Sidiki, Preeti Sood, Ismini Sotiraki Black, Susannah Stark, Kate Steenhauer, Jane Stobart, Stewart Taylor, Jade They, Amelia Tinton, Christine Toh, Carolin Weinert, Stella Whalley, Samuel Whitham and Cleo Wilkinson.

The exhibition continues until Sunday 30th October with viewing times from Thursday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Neo:Print Prize 2016

Absolutely thrilled to share that I will be showing work in Neo Print Prize 2016 along with 91 artists from across the world. The exhibition will display pieces using a huge range of print media and aims to “raise awareness of new trends and directions in contemporary printmaking”.

Works were selected by Nancy Campbell (Artist, writer and editor of “Printmaking Today”), Rachel Gladfelter (Director of Pace Prints New York), Gill Saunders (Senior Curator, V&A) and Jo Stockham (Artist, Professor and Head of Print at the Royal College of Art).

Neo Print Prize 2016 is open to the public from Thursday 25th August until Sunday 30th October (with viewing times from Thursday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm).

The preview takes place on Saturday 27th August from 2pm – 4pm.

Upcoming show “Gallery Figures”, Seager Gray, Mill Valley, California

I’m delighted to share that my work will be on show in Mill Valley, California from 11th June – 7th July at Seager Gray’s “Gallery Figures” exhibition: a display of figurative works from gallery artists.

Other artists included in the show:
Jeffrey Beauchamp, Kay Bradner, Joe Brubaker, Melinda L Cootsona, Cristina Córdova, Joshua Flint, Chris Gwaltney, Dennis Hare, Devorah Jacoby, Lisa Kokin, Nancy Legge, Waldemar Mitrowski, Nancy Nelson, Cathy Rose, Richard Shaw and Inez Storer.

Coming soon… “Hidden Studios” exhibition in Altrincham, Cheshire

A bit of information about the art festival I am participating in. It will take place in Altrincham from 25th June – 9th July. I am currently working hard on an installation piece for the exhibition… updates will be available on both Instagram and Tumblr.

“Art of the Book” preview night at Seager Gray Gallery

Tonight is the night! The opening reception for “Art of the Book” is here. Open from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, 108 Throckmorton Ave. Unfortunately I am unable to make it along to the event myself, but wish everyone the best of luck and hope they have a wonderful evening.

There are a few images from the show on Artsy if you’d like to take a look at what is in store!

Image appears courtesy of Seager Gray Gallery.

“The Art of the Book”, Seager/Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California

This month Seager Gray present their 11th annual “Art of the Book” show; an exhibition of book related material including fine press, hand-made and altered books. Here you can see my work and pieces from Jody Alexander, Islam Aly, Alice Austin, Ken Botnick, Sarah Brown, Kim Henigman Bruce, Inge Bruggeman, Valérie Buess, Julie Chen, Marie Dern and Danielle Giudici Wallis, Alisa Golden, Andrew Hayes, Helen Hiebert, Meg Hitchcock, Charles Hobson, Lisa Kokin, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Suzanne Long, Sharon McCartney, Emily Payne, Maria Porges, Kazuko Watanabe, Beata Wehr and Barbara Wildenboer. The show runs from May 2nd – June 5th (with a reception for the participating artists on Saturday, May 14th, 5:30 – 7:30pm).

A catalogue for the event is available to view on web publishing site Issuu.

Cover image appears courtesy of Seager/Gray Gallery and Valérie Buess.


Art Market San Francisco, 2016

Happen to be in San Francisco over the next few days and fancy seeing some artwork?

Art Market San Francisco has returned to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion to celebrate its sixth edition. With nearly 70 top galleries from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and beyond, it promises to be a fantastic display of gallery represented contemporary art.

If you are able make it, don’t forget to pop in on Seager/Gray Gallery (booth 431) where you can view the work of yours truly along with pieces by Inge Bruggeman, Valérie Buess, Kim Henigman Bruce, Squeak Carnwath, Cristina Córdova, Tim Craighead, Charles Eckart, Joshua Flint, Kim Ford Kitz, Chris Gwaltney, Andrew Hayes, Dennis Hare, Meg Hitchcock, Devorah Jacoby, Lisa Kokin, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Inez Storer and Barbara Wildenboer.

The event is open to the public on Friday, April 29th – 11:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday, April 30th – 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, May 1st – 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

All images appear courtesy of Seager/Gray Gallery.