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About

Visual artist working across a range of mediums, including drawing, text and print, primarily investigating the possibilities of narrative and archival practices. Recent projects include Longbridge Public Art Project (2016), Make/Shift/Space (2016), the British Consulate in Chicago, USA (2014) and The University of Birmingham (2013). 

I am also a Board Director for DACS (2014-present) and the Whitworth Wallis Trust (2017- present)

Studio holder at Grand Union.

 

Selected Press and Texts

The Guardian newspaper

Text by Anneka French

Text by Kieran Connell

Text written for Eastside Projects' Birmingham Show

DACS

Text by Zoe Lippett

OCA Interview

New Art West Midlands feature

The Guardian newspaper

It's Nice That

 

CV

 

Exhibitions and Projects

June 2017                        NEWSFEED, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

May 2017                         Concrete Nouns – film collaboration with Emily Warner, Kingshurst

April 2016 - Feb 2017       Longbridge Mass Observation  Longbridge Public Art Project (residency, exhibition and commission)

June 2016                         STS Signmakers make/shift/space residency, Birmingham

Jan 2016                           Grand Union Gallery Work in Progress research residency, Birmingham

Jan-June 2015                  West Point West Point 55, Coventry (residency and publication)

Sept-Oct 2014                  British Consulate in Chicago Residency, Chicago, USA

July-Aug 2014                  Kathleen & Sally, The New Art Gallery Walsall (solo exhibition)

Jan-July 2014                   The New Art Gallery Walsall Residency

Sept-Oct 2013                  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Residency

June 2012-June 2013      The University of Birmingham Residency

Oct-Dec 2012                   Living City, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (solo exhibition)

 

Group Exhibitions and Projects

2017         Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London

2016        Winter Art Fair, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

                The Humble Vessel, The New Art Gallery Walsall

                Recent Acquisitions, The New Art Gallery Walsall

2015        Recording Britain Now, Electrician’s Shop Gallery, London

                Becoming Awesomestow, Glasgow School of Art

                SALON, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

                Ikon Offsite, NORTH, Warrington

2014        Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

                Ruskin Drawing Prize, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

                CCCS 50th Anniversary Show, mac, Birmingham

                NN Contemporary Open, NN Contemporary, Northampton

                The Walking Encyclopaedia, Airspace Gallery, Sheffield

2013        RBSA Prize Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

                Through Great Efforts to High Things, The University of Birmingham

 

Publications

West Point, Rope Press, 2015

50 Years On, Exhibition Catalogue, mac, 2014 (ISBN 9781907796173)

News in Briefs, mac, 2014

The Mermaid and the Lion, The University of Birmingham, 2013 (ISBN 9780704428355)

Living City, Exhibition Catalogue, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 2012

CITY Comic Book, 2011

 

Collections

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Collection

The University of Birmingham Fine Art Collection

The New Art Gallery Walsall Collection

Lloyds Bank

Several other private collections

 

Competitions, prizes and awards

2014         Arts Council Award - International Development Fund

                 Ruskin Drawing Prize Shortlist

2012         Heritage Lottery Fund, Archive Grant

                 National Drawing Inspiration Award, The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

2008        The Jerwood Drawing Prize Shortlist

 

Further Professional Roles

Board Director at DACS (2014 - present)

Board Director at Whitworth Wallis Trust (2017 - present)

Creative Health CIC Lead Artist Mentor (2016-17)

The University of Birmingham - associate lecturer (2015 - present)

Goldsmiths, University of London - guest lecturer (2015)

Birmingham City University - guest lecturer (2014-2015)

University of Warwick - guest lecturer (2014)

 

Education

2011         MA Fine Art, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University

2007         BA (Hons) English, University of Birmingham (first class)