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Current: PhD researcher at FAHACS, University of Leeds
Born Ripon, UK 1972
M.A. Hons English Literature, University of Glasgow 1995
M.A. Fine Art University of Sunderland 2007
M.A. Curatorial Practice 2008
Axisweb Artist of the Month October
Threadneedle Art Prize 2012 Pre-Selected: I Stole the King’s Road 2012 and Monument to Obscurity 2011(I Stole the King’s Road 2012 & Monument to Obscurity)
Saatchi Gallery Online Critic’s Top Ten March 2007 Selected by Rebecca Wilson, previously editor of Art Review & now Director of the Saatchi Gallery. (The Illegality of Motiveless Actions 2007)
Celeste Art Prize 2006, Short-listed (student short list).
Selected Solo Projects and Exhibitions
Bloods – Ripon Prison and Police Museum August 16th – November
An installation produced with Arts Council funding, and made in response to a World War One memorial by Frances Darlington, to boys from St. George’s Police Orphanage Harrogate.
Finding Frances – the biography of Frances Darlington (1880-1940) Researched and wrote the first biography of female Yorkshire sculptor. In hardback, paperback and ebook.
Finding Frances – An exhibition made through seeking
The Old Joiner’s Shop, Upsall, Near Thirsk 9th – 23rd November 2013
Trans=send / Transmit Curatorial project developed during M.A. at Sunderland 2008: mail art / radio art between two William Etty Holy Trinity churches in Leeds and Sunderland, connecting artists in those areas. June 2008 - 2010
Play|> Pause || (Solo Show) The Fishmarket, Bradshaw Street, Northampton. April –May 2008
Play|> Pause|| Curated Event (An evening of Film, Music and Sound). The Fishmarket, Bradshaw Street, Northampton. May 2008
Further Reading The Literary & Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne. November 2007- January 2008
16/07 University of Sunderland M.A. Final Show, Ashburne House, Backhouse Park, Sunderland. July 2007.
Open 2012 Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Open exhibition, Bankside
Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London. August 16th – September 2nd 2012
Salon Show, Patrick Studios, East Street Arts, Leeds. November 2011
Daylight Saving Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds. Oct. 25th – Nov. 6th 2009
The M.A. & Other Post Graduates Contemporary Art Show 2008 The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset. February – March 2008
16/07 University of Sunderland M.A. Final Show, Ashburne House, Backhouse Park, Sunderland. July 2007