NAE Reside is a new artist residency programme that invites artists and creative groups to reside at New Art Exchange in Nottingham, to collaborate and connect with the wider community generating inspiring ideas, developing new initiatives and nurturing their practice.
I have been selected alongside poet Ioney Smallhorne to take up residence in the NAE Mezzanine Gallery space, using the building as a base to create work and engage with different groups. I will be exploring creative ways to grow, prepare, and eat food that creates a deeper connection with the earth and with each other.
I will be in residence from July to September 2022.
From June 26th-29th I'll be presenting a live art performance Garden Mud(ras) at art.earth Sentient Performativities in Devon.
I'll be investigating somatic practices and how they can foster embodied ecological awareness and communication between the human and more-than-human. I'll really looking forward to meeting, learning, and sharing work with practitioners from a broad spectrum of fields, disciplines, and cultures.
My work 'Garden Mud(ras)' was developed after a residency at Vegetable Agenda (an artist led permaculture and self-build site) and my research into the ancient Vedic practice of 'mudra'.
The 12th Flourish Award exhibition for Excellence in Printmaking, organised by West Yorkshire Print Workshop will move to Northern Print in Newcastle.
This exhibition, established in 2009, showcases contemporary printmaking across the UK.
Flourish brings together a wide range of prints made by artists selected by an independent panel of judges - curators Yasmin Canvin and Grant Scanlan and fine art printmaker Mohammad Barrangi – who have carefully considered all artworks entered to create this fantastic shortlist.
Northern Print's gallery will be the second venue for Flourish Awards exhibition, with shortlisted artists work including my Afterglow series of prints.
Opening : Wednesday 22nd June - Saturday 30th July
Gallery opening times: Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm
Address: Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP
Following my AA2A residency at Loughborough SDCA I've been invited to show brand new work alongside postgraduate and degree students at the LU Arts Degree Show
Dates: Open 10:00 - 16:00 daily
Late openings until 21:00 on 15 & 16 June in Creative Arts & Design.
Closed to public: Saturday 18 June (Design & Creative Arts) from 13:00
you can book FREE tickets here
You'll find my work on the mezzanine level in the graduate/postgraduate scheme artists section
School of Design and Creative Arts
Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
I've been selected as one of the NAE OPEN 2022 exhibiting artists and I am presenting my live installation 'FREE WHEEL' at the launch event on Friday 10th June 2022 6pm-9pm.
Book your Tickets!
and please do come and add your expression to my installation piece during the launch and the following day, Saturday 11th June 10am - 4pm.
The NAE Open presents the work of over 40 local and national artists selected by a panel of judges.
Be the first to view the work and cast your vote for the Public Choice Prize.
There’s also the unique opportunity to experience three Live Art performances selected by the NAE Open judging panel. You can also enjoy a DJ set and receive a free drink on arrival.
New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham NG7 6BE
Lithography Weekender Fundraiser
Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May
EVENTS – all taking place at Leicester Print Workshop, 50 St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG tel: 0116 251 4174
Raffle Prize Exhibition - (where I will have my River Walks solar plate print up for raffle)
EXTENED UNTIL Friday 3rd June
exhibition open 10am-5pm Tuesday - Sunday
Come and have a look at the wonderful prints and artwork donated by LPW members, pals and supporters for our Prizewinning Raffle. Win something amazing and support artists making prints for years to come! Purchase your Raffle Ticket here.
Huddersfield Art Gallery's Temporary Contemporary gallery will be the first venue for Flourish Awards exhibition, with shortlisted artists work including my Afterglow series of prints.
Opening : Saturday 9th April until Saturday 11th June.
Gallery opening times: Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
Address: Huddersfield Art Gallery Temporary Contemporary Gallery in the Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2RS
I was invited to run an in-person workshop at the Lapworth Museum of Geology after a successful on-line workshop ran last year. The workshop was inspired by the mineral collection at the museum and used watercolour techniques and collage to create imagined landscapes.
As part of the UKNA Leicester City Takeover, I will lead resident UKNA artists around the city as part of a workshop by visiting artist Inês Neto dos Santos:
Fermen-tour, a workshop facilitated by Inês Neto dos Santos:
Since the beginnings of life on Earth, unseen microorganisms have been performing their collaborative dance on an infinite loop. The process of fermentation taps into the activity of
bacteria, yeasts and moulds, teaching us the importance of community, cooperation and the interconnectedness of all things. Relying on a constant exchange of information amongst themselves and with their surroundings, these microorganisms - as fermentation happens - inevitably become a reflection of their environment, a site-specific map of space-time points. As we make and consume fermented foods, we can become more aware of and be participants in this site- specificity. To ferment is to be at one with what surrounds us.
Fermentation multiplies ‘culture’ into a rainbow of meanings: bacterial, artistic, social. It is a gateway through time and space – a lens through which we can understand the world beyond ourselves. It is open, levelling, adaptable, understanding and ever growing: fermentation is ultimately democratic.
The workshop will seek to make these connections visible, offering an insight into the practice of fermentation as a gateway into circular living, spanning across environmental, emotional, social and political dimensions. Fermenting, in an edible context, works not only with food but also particularly with time: unfolding slowly, in a natural process for which we simply set the scene and don’t fully control. Throughout the workshop, we will have the opportunity to discuss the metaphorical value of fermentation across human and non-human experience, as well as its potential as a reference point for better, more balanced social, political, economic living systems - on the basis of care.
Selected from open submission, the 12th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking will bring together a diverse range of printmaking by selected artists from across the UK, presented in venues in the north of England in 2022.
Selected artists: Caitriona Dunnett, Daniel Howden, Dianne Murphy, Francesco Poiana, Ian Brooks, Jodie Wingham, Lesley O’Neill, Lidija Antanasijević, Liz Wilson, Mario Gonzalez, Mita Solanky, Sarah Duncan, Stephen Fowler, Theadora Ballantyne-Way.