Delighted to have been shortlisted for the GM Arts Prize 2017 and to be exhibiting in The Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Arts Prize Summer Exhibition 2017. From my series The land behind, Polaroid on Dibond.
Thanks to Rachel Dargavel-Leafe for such a lovely exhibition in the Lauriston Gallery and excellent PV at The Waterside Arts Centre, it was good to meet the other artists and see how we've all moved on in the past 12 months. Thanks to everyone who came. The exhibition continues until 29 July 2017.
Preview 20 April 2017 6-9pm
I'm very pleased to be showing new solar plate prints in this group exhibition from my series the land behind.
Preview Thursday 20 April 2017 6-9pm. The Exhibition continues until 29 July 2017
Fascinating exhibition of neo:artists' work in this first neo:open, striking in subject, media and form; too many favourites to mention, beautifully curated I floated round, surprised at every turn. Delighted to have my piece Heyday included.
A beautifully curated exhibition by Emma Kelly and a lively Preview on 2 February 2017. I was pleased to have my work, Emplacement, included again within this group collective. The allotment is a rich source of such findings where smooth and striated spaces contrast and concur as evidenced in the Polaroid source imagery mediated through the intaglio print process and as direct transfer to the hardy outdoor surface of aluminium Dibond.
The year has turned, I am pleased to have work selected for forthcoming exhibitions:
Mono Open Exhibition at PS Mirabel, Manchester - Preview Thursday 12 January 6-9pm continues until 18 February 2017.
Hotbed Press 20:20 Print Exchange at neo:gallery23, The Market Place Bolton - Preview Saturday 14 January 2-4pm, continue to 12 February 2017.
A responsive series of Polaroid origin, mapped through multiple readings of the selected site of the former railway Park Hotel; a discrete realm then, this 'slippery place', this contested space, this heterotopian site of otherness.
MA Fine Art Site & Archive Intervention, UCLan - Developing Strategies for intervention.
Primary research at a new site mediated through analogue projection as part of my early MA Fine Art Site and Archive investigations at UCLan in Preston, using mapping and intervention strategies. Experimental work in progress at my NAS in Bolton, invaluable space for exploring ongoing concerns with those 'slippery' places that are in a liminal state of transition.
I am pleased to have been invited to give my talk again, the space between, about the art work I created shortly before the demolition of Delph Hill Methodist Church in Bolton. The internal space is interpreted through printmaking, photography and found objects. Long memories of the place are shared in film and audio recordings. I would be thrilled to see you there.
Friday 21 October at 7.00pm at The Triangle Community Methodist Church, New Church Road, Bolton BL1 5QP
Tickets are £5 including supper with all proceeds going to The Triangle.
My project art space supported by Castlefield Gallery in creative partnership with neo:artists will be open on Wednesday 14 September 2.00-7.00 pm and Wednesday 21 September 2.00-7.00 pm if you didn't make it to the launch. I would love to see you there. Unit 34 Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL. More details here:
Thank you to everyone who came to the Preview and Launch of Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces in creative partnership with neo:artists last week-end. Bolton was buzzing with all the festivities of the late summer bank holiday and there was a great atmosphere as the NAS launch also coincided with the neo:printprize 2016 exhibition and awards in The Market Place. My project the land behind, continues as work in progress, but thanks to all for such positive feedback on my installation thus far; it's very much appreciated!
And excellent article in a-n yesterday:
Thursday 25 August 2016 5-7pm and Saturday 27 August 12-2pm and 3-7pm
Supported by Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces, Bolton, in creative partnership with neo:artists, my art space will be open for the Preview on Thursday 25 August 5-7pm and for the launch on Saturday 27 August 12-2pm and 3-7pm and coincides with the prestigious neo:printprize exhibition taking place in the Marketplace, Bolton
My residency in one of Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces (NAS) in Churchgate House, Churchgate Bolton enables me to experiment with a series of site responsive images made during a recent visit to the British forces base in Sennelager, Germany, using print processes and projection. The pastoral setting evident and enhanced by the familiar Polaroid palette belies the military purpose of the barely concealed buildings. My studio will be open for you to visit and have a look at how my work is developing.
Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces (NAS) is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artist development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, NAS provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Currently CG runs New Art Spaces in Bolton, Chorlton, Leigh and Salford.
Until Wednesday 7 September 2016 Tuesday-Saturdays 10am - 4.30 pm
Pleased to have been commended for my work, the space reserved #1 at the West Lancs Open Exhibition 2016 in Ormskirk. As always, great diversity of themes and media, well worth a visit, the exhibition continues until 7 September, Tuesday-Saturdays 10am-4.30pm. More details here: www.chapelgallery.org.uk
Jolly pleased to be exhibiting in this unusual exhibition opening this week with a fabulous diversity of works at the prestigious neo:gallery 27 in Bolton. My new work for the exhibition is entitled Emplacement and reflects on encounters with the interior space of the allotment interpreted through photography and printmaking.
The launch party for Allotted is on Saturday 2 July at the neo:gallery 27 from 2-4pm includes drinkies, ice-cream and strawberries! The exhibition runs until 7 August 2016.
Seeking out sites of heterotopia in the common landscape; at once familiar but set aside or transitory, disturbing what surrounds them. Re-imagined through analogue photography, projection and printmaking.