Based at The NewBridge Project, Gateshead, my practice is rooted in installation, sculpture and painting, and encompasses social engagement, collaboration, and arts production.
In 2019, I was awarded a Sunderland Culture Creative Development Fellowship, and in 2020, I completed the nine-month Collective Studio development programme for early career artists with The NewBridge Project.
I hold a BA Hons in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1996), a PGCE in Art and Design from the University of Reading (1997) and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Sunderland (2018).
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - Open Submission
The Newbridge Project, Virtual exhibition - Third Wave
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough - Scramble
Ex-Libris Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne - Insert Exhibition Title Here.
Newbridge Project, Gateshead - Collective Studio Open Studios
Citizens House, Durham - Processes, Conny Art Festival, Durham
Base Camp, Middlesbrough - Hun
Middlesbrough Art Weekender
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough - Pick 'n' Mix
Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland - Body of Work (Solo)
Atkinson Gallery, Somerset - MA and Other Post Graduates
Shaun Project Space, Sunderland – Anthropocene (Solo)
Whitestone Gallery, York – FRESH.
Priestman Gallery, Sunderland – One Nineteen Nineteen: collaboration with Jessica Brown.
Sunderland Culture Creative Development Fellowship
Nov 2018-July 2019
SR1 Residency, Norfolk Street Arts
Commissioned Artist for the design and delivery of online content and workshops:
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Guest Artist: Architecture and Town Planning, First Year BA Course
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Family Days blended learning commission
The NewBridge Project, Looking After Your Practice in Difficult Times, an online workshop for the emerging artists of The Collective Studio,
The Start Studio, The Sensory and Tactile, a ‘Facebook Live’ workshop programme for families
Online Workshops, design and delivery of arts engagement opportunities:
- for young people and emerging artists via The NewBridge
- for families via The Start Studio, Middlesbrough and The
Cultural Spring, Sunderland & South Tyneside
- for Primary teachers and pupils via the Tees Valley Cultural -
Learning Partnership (TVCLP)
Scramble, exhibition production of a show of 34 Collective Studio artists from across the country and supported by curator Jess Bennett and The NewBridge Project
Commissions within Schools, workshops and co-constructed outcomes with:
- East Herrington Primary Academy, Sunderland (Mural)
- Usworth Colliery Primary School, Washington (Arts Award
sessions via Helix arts/Stained Glass Window-scape via
- Dormanstown and Pennyman Primaries, Middlesbrough
(Embedding creativity in Primary schools via the TVCLP
supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
-University of Sunderland, What would Leonardo Make Today? A collaborative exhibition with students from the University of Sunderland as part of the Leonardo da Vinci : A Life in Drawing Exhibition at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Gallery, commissioned by curator Shauna Gregg
Wear Ware, collaboration with artist Katie Schwab and Foundation Press, as part of the Common Room project at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Mackie’s Hatters, commission by Sunderland Culture to produce the first community open access project at Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland, for the Tall Ships Race, 2018
One Fourteen Fourteen, production lead/co-curator, Priestman Gallery