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.

 

 

Turner Contemporary Open Preview

What a wonderful evening at the Turner Contemporary Open! My first preview since Covid lockdowns and although there were many measures still in place (entry to the show was staggered, socially distanced and included masks), you could feel a buzz among attendees… we were able to go to physical shows once more!

It was also fantastic to see the interaction occurring with my piece as I had intended! Apparently the first marks were down to a guide dog’s tail swishing across the surface. This was the catalyst needed for others to step forward, play and contemplate. I can’t wait to see what happens to the piece between now and 20th February next year!

 

Preview Night – Saul Hay Anniversary show, Manchester

A few pictures from the Anniversary show preview at Saul Hay gallery on the 29th September.

All images appear courtesy of Art Across (Sara and Michela Riccardi) apart from images 16 and 26 courtesy of Omid Asadi.

Upcoming show ‘Anniversary’ at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

I am pleased to announce my participation in Anniversary at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester (30th September-12th November). October 2017 marks their first anniversary of opening and they have invited thirty-five artists who have exhibited at the space over the past year to showcase work. The preview for the show will be held on 29th September from 18:00 until 20:30.

Other artists exhibiting in the show are as follows:

Omid Asadi, Alyson Barton, Julian Bovis, Paul Brotherton, Margaret Cahill, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Lisa Denyer, Tracey Eastham, Jane Fairhurst, Rachel Grimshaw, Gareth Griffiths, Susan Gunn, Catherine Harrison, Steven Heaton, Pete Hoida, Karol Kochanowski, Josie Jenkins, Enzo Marra, Melinda Matyas, Andrew McIntosh, James Moss, Martin Nash, Georgia Noble, Jen Orpin, Mandy Payne, James Roper, Sabrina Schmid, Stephen Snoddy, David Stanley, Jo Taylor, Jason Thompson, Diana Terry, Patricia Volk and Olga Woszczyna.

Preview night of Material Matters at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A few photos from the preview of Material Matters which took place on 21st July from 6pm at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester. Thrilled to have been invited to show a number of my pieces in the space – it is an absolute gem! The exhibition runs until 17th September and is open every week from Wednesday until Sunday.

Image number four appears courtesy of Agnieszka Jadowska. The final four photographs appear courtesy of John Lynch.

Material Matters at Saul Hay

 

Not long until the launch of Material Matters at Saul Hay in Castlefield… a group show “exploring the physicality of the artist’s chosen medium, considering our sense of history and the mystical connections we feel to our landscape”. The preview takes place on Friday 21st July from 6 – 8.30 pm. If you are able to make it, I look forward to seeing you there! If not, there is still plenty of time to check it out. The exhibition will run from 22nd July until 17th September.

Preview of “Art of the Book” at Seager Gray, California

The 12th annual Art of the Book exhibition at Seager Gray is now upon us! The exhibition opens today and includes works from almost two-dozen artists (some gallery favourites as well as artists new to the venue). The show will run from the 2nd – 31st May. For a few more pictures of the installation and to browse the works involved, check out their dedicated Artsy page.

All images appear courtesy of Seager Gray Gallery.

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.