Private View of Northern Lights: A New Light Retrospective

This evening saw the opening of Northern Lights, a celebration of the prize exhibition’s tenth year in operation.

New Light was initially established to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in the region (especially those using traditional media), and the show at Saul Hay was held to present new work from previous prize winners. Unfortunately due to an administrative error I was marked as not being able to participate in the show and my piece was therefore missed in the catalogue.

You can view my piece “Lockdown 2.0” along with work of other prize winners Diana Armstrong, Karolina Szymkiewicz, David Chandler, Christopher Cook, Joshua Waterhouse, Anna Poulton, Joanna Whittle, Sarah Harris, James Naughton, Vic Harris, Ian Brooks, Nat Quinn, Mandy Payne, Josie Jenkins, Emma Lawrenson, Jo Taylor, Deborah Grice, Neil Bousfield, Rhea Sherriff-Hammond, Gavin Watson, Jan Huntley Peace, Linnet Rubaya, Christian Alexander Bailey, Alan Stones and Ben Ark.

The show will run from from 26th March – 17th April 2022.



Talk at Manchester Art Gallery as part of Manifest Arts

Really lovely to be invited to speak and share slides of my work at Manifest Calling. Quite possibly the most compact talk I have given but heaps of fun to deliver. They provided a brilliant insight into what is happening in the region.

The event was introduced by Kate Jesson and took place in Manchester Art Gallery’s Lecture Theatre. Other talks were given by Rachel Connor, Amanda Sutton, James Roper, Lucy Ridges, Rachel Goodyear, Richard Shields, Neil Greenhalgh, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Jude Wainwright and Ruta Skudraite.

Pictures appear courtesy of fellow Wellington Studio member Karol Kochanowski.


Upcoming Solo Show: Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Not long until “Beyond the Linear” at Salford Museum and Art Gallery (running from Saturday, 8th December 2018 to Sunday, 28th April 2019). Lots of exciting things planned for my first big solo… I can’t wait to bring it all together! For more information please watch this space, connect with me on social media or visit their site. 

Staff Room 2017, Creative Arts Exhibition, Trafford College

I am currently showing two pieces of work at Trafford College‘s inaugural exhibition in CA1 Gallery. Curated by Mark Green (Art and Design Curriculum Leader) and Antony Clarkson (from PS Mirabel), the show houses works by a number of Creative Arts staff both past and present. Previewing on 23rd February (6-8pm) , the exhibition will run until 17th March (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).

Image appears courtesy of Mark Green.

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.

SAC32 Exhibition, Stretford

Upcoming exhibition news! I will be displaying a few pieces at Stretford Public Hall along with a variety of other local artists and makers as part of SAC32‘s first exhibition. Opening on Friday 11th November 6-9pm (for the preview), Saturday 12th from 12-9pm and Sunday 13th 12-4pm. If you can make it, I look forward to seeing you there!

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.