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Thursday 26th May 2016 Utopia/Dystopia Exhibition at Fringe Arts Bath

I have been selected to take part in the exhibition Utopia/Dystopia as part of Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival. The exhibition is one of a series of events and exhibitions in the city inspired by the 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia, Sir Thomas More’s reflections on the concept of an ideal society.
Yellow Wallpaper 1   Yellow Wallpaper 2
Four lino/monoprint prints have been created in response to The Yellow Wallpaper, the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilmore. In the story, a woman is confined or imprisoned in her room and attempts to claw through the wallpaper in an attempt to reveal what she sees underneath. The writing can be interpreted as a Gothic Horror tale but it is also an early Feminist tract, as her condition is linked to her apparent lack of independence.
Yellow Wallpaper 3   Yellow Wallpaper 4
The exhibition runs from 27 May to 12 June 2016.
Walcot Chapel
94 Walcot Street

Posted on May 26th 2016 on 06:55pm

Thursday 14th January 2016 The 20:20 Print Exchange

Last year I was one of the 584 artists that took part in the Hot Bed Press 20:20 Print Exchange, where each participating artist had to produce an edition of 25 prints, measuring 20x20cm. I produced 25 Small Yellow Wallpaper prints, 24 were send randomly to the other participating artists and studios, and the remaining print, along with the 583 prints from the other artists, all go on tour.
Small Yellow Wallpaper
The 2015-16 tour started on Friday 4 December at Hot Bed Press. The show goes on to Neo: artists in Bolton between 7 and 31 January. Following that it will travel to West Yorkshire Print Workshop from 6 February to 12 March and then to Liverpool John Moores University from the end of March to mid-April
Other venues to be confirmed soon.

Posted on January 14th 2016 on 09:16pm

Sunday 10th January 2016 Yellow Wallpaper heading to Penrith

Two prints from the series 'Yellow Wallpaper' will be on display at the Upfront Gallery near Penrith. The show opens 19 January until 13 March.
Upfront Gallery
Nr Hutton-in-the-Forest 
CA11 9TG

Posted on January 10th 2016 on 07:58pm

Tuesday 05th January 2016 Exhibiting at The Portico Library, Manchester

The exhibition features four new reduction mono/lino prints, which are in response to "The Yellow Wallpaper", a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - a young woman descends into madness while seeing strange patterns underneath the wallpaper at which she claws.
Yellow Wallpaper
Sublime Ambition: The Gothic in Literature and Art
6 - 30 January 2016
For centuries, Gothic art and literature have captured the imaginations of millions and influenced every field of culture, from architecture and music to drama, film and fashion. In January 2016 The Portico hosts pieces from Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, works by contemporary artists Julianne French, Marion Kuit and Jonathan Hargreaves and fascinating rare books and prints from our collection.
The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street
M2 3HY

Posted on January 05th 2016 on 07:50pm

Wednesday 14th October 2015 New Solo Exhibition at Trevelyan College, Durham

Snuff Works
26 October - 4 December 2015

My new solo exhibition of limited edition prints from the series Snuff Works, along with a selection of new work.
Snuff Works     
The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge. Open daily 10am - 6pm.
Trevelyan College
Elvet Hill Road

Posted on October 14th 2015 on 07:18pm

Wednesday 09th September 2015 Sneak Peek!

 I've been working on some new prints, the images below are a work in progress. What do you think?
New Work     

Posted on September 09th 2015 on 07:03pm

Monday 07th September 2015 The Great Print Exhibition

The Great Print Exhibition
Rheged, Penrith
18 September - 22 November 2015
Featuring over 300 artworks for sale from more than 60 original printmakers handpicked from across the UK, this packed exhibition will celebrate the diversity of printmaking in Britain today. The exhibition will explore a variety of printmaking methods and techniques, providing an opportunity to understand more about printmaking, from mezzotints, etchings, collographs, lithographs, woodcuts, and many more.
Free entry
Read more about the exhibition

Posted on September 07th 2015 on 09:30pm

Friday 04th September 2015 C-Art 2015

 As part of C-Art 2015, I will be exhibiting at the following venues:
ARTSPACE 26a, The Factory, Kendal
12 - 27 September, private view 16 September 5-7pm
Cumbria Printmakers at Dalemain, Penrith
11 - 25 September
Greendoor's Exhibition at the Brewhouse Kendal
11 - 25 September

Posted on September 04th 2015 on 09:12pm

Sunday 26th April 2015 Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2015

Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition
Rheged, Penrith
On display until 28 June 2015
I have been selected to be part of the the inaugural Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition which is showcasing the very best of Cumbrian artists at Rheged. Sadly I missed out on being one of the five shortlisted artists, but do come along to the exhibition and you can vote for me in the 'People's Choice' award.
This work selected for the show is Scara Brae, a neolithic village remains in Orkney. Lino cut, in an edition of six.
Read more about the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

Posted on April 26th 2015 on 07:00pm

Wednesday 04th March 2015 Art with a Heart 'H2O' exhibition

H20: Water Exhibition
Art with a Heart, Altrincham
On display until 3 May 2015
Art with a Heart’s H2O exhibition is a celebration of water, presenting the aesthetics beauty of fluidity. Two of my woodcuts have been included, Barents Sea and Lighthouse, both from the Western Edges series.
Other artists in the exhibition: Adam Bruderer, Anne Turner, Anastasia Russa, Anthony Brown, Agniezska Matyjaszek, Bex Wild, Catherine Phillips, Clare Hirsch, Chris Francis, Emmylou Kelly, Emily Tomasso, Ewa Habdas, Georgina Ferrans, Helen Davies, Ian Cooke Tapia, Jave Yoshimoto, Joan Bradley, John Byde, John Carroll, Kristiina  Välke, Lynda Nyland, Madeleine Williamson, Mary Atherton, Matthew Kay, Sarah Morley, Steve Marsden, Sue Hotchkis, Wendy Wallwork.
Read more about the Art with a Heart H20 Exhibition

Posted on March 04th 2015 on 08:57pm