Recent and Forthcoming Events
Design by Nature
Art talk and Workshop, 2 – 4.30pm Sat 19th October 2019
Participate Contemporary Artspace, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PL
As part of the Scaffolds of Nature exhibition, join me for a short illustrated talk showing how natural forms have featured in the design of buildings from Classical to modern architecture, and how these have inspired some of my own work.
Then get creative by making designs using natural shapes and number sequences. No previous art experience needed. Age: 11+
Bear Witness – Cinderloo 1821
13:30-17:00, Sunday 20th October 2019, Wellington Library
Come and see the new short film by Jill Impey and myself at the Wellington Arts Festival, and learn more about the story of the Cinderloo Uprising, Shropshire’s Peterloo, which took place almost 200 years ago in Old Park, Dawley. After brief discussion and refreshments, you are invited to take part in the following fun activities to help create collaborative artworks and song taking inspiration from the film:
Mapping Art Workshop: join artists Amanda Hillier, Andrew Howe and Jill Impey to explore ideas in collage, simple printmaking and creative writing. No art experience needed.
Song writing: singer/songwriter Kate Allan will facilitate the pooling of ideas as we come up with a song or two on themes related to Cinderloo and Dawley’s untold history. No singing or songwriting experience needed, just curiosity about both.
Further details available on the Wellington Arts Festival webpage.
A Walk in Time
Saturday 9th November 11am – 2pm
£6.50 adults, £5 concessions and children
Book in advance at the Art Gallery or call 01905 25371
I will lead a tour of Urban Ruins in Worcester followed by a fun ruins-themed activity at the Art Gallery as part of the events for Meadow Arts exhibition Living Ruins at the Worcester Art Gallery and Museum.
See Meadow Arts webpage for further details.
Scaffolds of Nature Exhibition
Three of my paintings “Whixall Forms”, “Rising” and “Biomorph V” feature in this exhibition, curated by Emily Wilkinson.
Encounters 2 Exhibition
I was paired with poet Graham Attenborough for this project.
VAN at 20, Theatre Severn Gallery
Three of my Rea Brook Edges paintings are featured in this exhibition celebrating 20 years of the Shropshire Visual Art Network
VAN Winter Exhibition
I have two paintings (“Exit”and “Windows” from my In Parallel series this exhibition at the University Centre, Shrewsbury.
Scour II Art Walks
I led two walks and art workshops in May and August 2019 for the Scour II: Museum in the Landscape project, led by artists Elizabeth Turner and Keith Ashford. I later used some of the collages, artwork, photographs and writing created during the walks and workshops in a new zine called Arrow , mapping the landscape of the Arrow river valley in Redditch.
Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography
I took part in the 2019 4WCOP by running an event “Acts of Resistance” from Empire House in Dewsbury on Saturday 7th September 2019. Saturday’s events were staged in association with Creative Scene, and my event fits in with their Paper Peace project.
Arts Territory Exchange
In 2019, I commenced two remote collaborations with artists via the Arts Territory Exchange Programme (aTE), which comprises a global network of artists and art practices which respond to the geography of their territory of production.
The first of these is a project which extends an ongoing collaboration with Gareth Jones, artist/academic who is based in Osaka, Japan.
In the second project, I am working with Kim Goldsmith, artist and media and marketing communications consultant, based in New South Wales, Australia.
Both projects are yielding some exciting possibilities for art works over the coming months. Follow progress on my blog.
VAN Summer Exhibition
Three of my Traces laser cut relief paintings from my In Parallel series are on show over the Summer at University Centre Shrewsbury, Frankwell.
Lawn and Meadow, Participate Contemporary Artspace
Three of my paintings inspired by a walk along the Rea Brook Valley in Shrewsbury were featured in this exhibition selected by guest curator Mel Evans and the team at Participate. Read more in my blog here.
The exhibition ran from Tuesday 24th July – Saturday 11th August.
Beyond the Pedestrian, University of Liverpool, 26th July 2018
I was delighted to give a short presentation about my walking projects and taking part in a round-table discussion at this one-day interdisciplinary event focused on walking research, practice and culture, organised by Dr Morag Rose.
Brownfield Research Centre,
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Some of my work was featured in this excellent exhibition and series of artist residencies and related events at Airspace from 15th June to 22nd July 2018.
Further details here.
Six of my paintings and collages and two poems were on show in the Encounters exhibition at the VAN Gallery, Shoplatch in Shrewsbury from 20th March to 28th April 2018.
The exhibition featured around 20 pairs of visual artists and poets, responding to each others’ work. I was in three pairings:
Working as a painter with:
Kate Innes (novelist/poet)
Ursula Troche (poet/photographer/psychogeographer)
And as a writer with:
Paul Baines (painter)
Books are available for purchase as follows:
“In Parallel and Entwined”
Available in paperback at £12 + p&p, see here for preview and purchase information.
Hardback £72.71 + p&p
See here for further details or to purchase.