Very pleased to be selected for this exhibition which is part of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival 2017 - opening shortly with two recent works - Beyond Nostalgia #1 and The Story of Betty Mace. More details here.
So pleased to have been invited to take part in this exhibition with my work Heyday - imagined, devised and curated by Martyn Lucas and Paula Fenwick-Lucas. In excellent company and looking forward to seeing how the Isherwood Gallery will be transformed into a truly intimate space.
More details here
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:
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.