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.



Upcoming New Light Retrospective show at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

In celebration of 10 years of New Light, a retrospective in collaboration with the Saul Hay Gallery has been arranged (opening on March 26th). The exhibition will host work of New Light’s award winning artists spanning the last ten years. For the show, prize winners from the last 5 Prize Exhibitions were invited to submit work for inclusion (of which I am one having won the Norman Ackroyd prize for printmaking in 2013).

The exhibition will also feature work by Nat Quinn, Josie Jenkins, Mandy Payne, Christopher Cook and 2020 winner Joanna Whittle, amongst others. An online catalogue of the show can be viewed here although I was mistakenly marked as not taking part even though I was so please ignore that bit! Entries include paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture across a range of disciplines with wide ranging subject matters.

It promises to be a diverse and thought provoking exhibition. Hope to see you there!

Art Across – In Conversation at Material Matters

The video taken at Saul Hay Gallery during the “In Conversation” event is now available online! Featuring (from left to right): Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, myself, Sara Riccardi, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham and Diana Terry.

All footage was shot by Michela Riccardi of Art Across.


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.

Material Matters in Conversation

A few photographs from the Material Matters in conversation event held at Saul Hay Gallery on 15th September. The talk was hosted by art historian Sara Riccardi and involved six of the exhibiting artists (Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham, Diana Terry and me). A thoroughly enjoyable evening with plenty to ponder from the artists involved and the insightful commentary delivered by Sara reflecting on artistic practice in historical context. Look forward to more Art Across events in the future!

All images appear courtesy of Art Across apart from 3-4 (courtesy of Saul Hay Gallery) and 11-12 (courtesy of Helena Denholm).

Bees Blogs on Material Matters at Saul Hay Gallery

Brian Wild of Manchester based Bees Blogs has written a lovely piece covering the latest show at Saul Hay Gallery (Material Matters). It is open until 17th September with a talk planned on the 15th which will be hosted by art historian Sara Riccardi.

Material Matters and Art Across in conversation

An invitation to join us for Material Matters and Art Across in conversation at Saul Hay Gallery on 15th September, 18:30-20:30…

The discussion will be led by founder of the Art Across project and art historian Sara Riccardi and involves six of the exhibiting artists (myself included). Tickets for this special event are available on the Art Across website.

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.