The Writing on the Wall (2014)

TWotW promoThe Writing on the Wall
Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk
15-27 August 2014

The Writing on the Wall brings together the work of five artists (Andrea Booker, Sarah Bridgland, Nicola Dale, Sarah Simpkin and Cherry Tenneson) who use text as a point of inspiration. The artists have freed a variety of texts from the usual confines of punctuation, page, book, sign or institution to create work that proposes an alternative way of reading them.

Opening hours: 11am – 4pm
Talk: 7pm, 15 August
Workshops: 15 Aug 10.30 – 1.00pm; 16 Aug 2.00 – 4.30pm


FREE Summer Workshops (2014)

Wythenshawe Workshop2-6pm DAILY
Mon 4 August – Fri 8 August
Wythenshawe Forum

I’m doing a week of FREE paper sculpture drop-in sessions at the Forum. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Paper, scissors and refreshments will be provided.

All the work you create will be showcased at Victoria Baths in Manchester to accompany Home’s spectacular production of Romeo and Juliet. If you’ve never had your artwork in a professional exhibition before, this is your chance!

If you would like more information, email rosie.stuart@homemcr.org or call 0161 200 1533.


First Friday (2014)

17062014_Bothy Lab3.00 – 6.30pm
4th July 2014
Bothy Gallery
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Following my recent residency, I’ll be back at YSP this Friday. I’ll be in the Bothy Gallery showing works in progress and chatting to visitors about what inspired me during my time at the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA). There will be some small exercises to try too…

Hope to see you there!



Perversions of Paper (2014)

DSC_1637 webFriday, 29th June 2014
12-5 pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck College,
46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

I will be presenting at this invitational workshop which approaches the themes of ‘Perversions of Paper’ specifically from the perspective of contemporary arts and creative practice. It brings together invited participants from a range of different practices, each of whom focus in different ways on the use, reuse and misuse of the page in a creative context.

There will be a series of presentations, followed by comments and a round table discussion. The aim of this workshop is to generate a genuinely cross-disciplinary conversation about the book. What might recent experiments with the book’s form say about its status in the digital era? Is a fascination with its physical mutations indicative of a cultural change? Is the book turning into a new kind of object?

For further information, please visit: perversionsofpaper



NAEA Residency (2014)

09Exciting times are here again! I will shortly be undertaking historical research at the National Arts Education Archives (NAEA). My visit is inspired by the Bretton Hall school’s educational ethos: “Excellence is accessible.”

This residency complements my recent research in Shanghai, as I work towards a solo show in Spring 2015.  I am creating new work exploring the tensions between how knowledge is created/stored and how it is passed on/taught.

You can follow what I’m up to here.


Time (2014)

PechaKucha7.00 – 8.30 pm
Thurs. 29 May 2014
Manchester Art Gallery

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know – St Augustine

Pecha Kucha returns to Manchester Art Gallery for Vol. 11: TIME, to coincide with the close of the ambitious exhibition by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos Time Machine. I’ll be presenting my own thoughts on time (one of my favourite subjects) using the tricksy format of 20 images x 20 seconds…

The event is FREE, but it’s advisable to reserve a place here

Hope to see you there


Nature in the City (2014)

HorsfallThursday Late at Manchester Art Gallery:
Nature in the City
5.30 – 8.30 pm

The evenings are lighter and spring is in the air. Come to Manchester Art Gallery for an evening inspired by Thomas Horsfall and his Art Museum that celebrates spring, nature and the beauty all around us. Take part in an art activity, listen to live music and learn about the garden on our roof and urban gardening.

Further info here

See you tonight for the Lucky Dip Still Life and more!…


Federation House Launch (2014)

Fed House Prep6-9pm, 13th March 2014
Federation House, Federation St, Manchester

Castlefield Gallery’s new space launches next Thursday. Mark Devereux Projects is on the first floor.

Nicola Ellis, David Ogle, Steven Iles and I will be showing work in progress, come and see what we’ve been up to…

To see the full launch line up, please click here.


Artist’s Talk: The Impact of Residencies (2014)

27The Impact of Residencies on Creative Practice
6-8pm, 19th February 2014, Metal, Liverpool

This Wednesday, alongside Mat Fleming and Anna Mulhearn, I will introduce my work and talk in general about the purpose and impact of residencies on creative practice. We will each discuss what a residency can mean for the artistic experience, whether it is used as a time to re-charge, reflect and to gain ideas for a new project, or as a way to connect with a new and wider community.

The event is free to attend, but please reserve a seat here: metalartisttalk.eventbrite.com.
For more information please contact edgehill@metalculture.com or 0151 7072277


Future Station (2014)

Future StationI’ll be presenting in the 3 Minute Wonder slot at Metal’s next Future Station this Wednesday, 12th February, from 6pm.

Future Station is a regular, informal evening for artists working in all disciplines and those with an interest in the arts to come together to discuss ideas, meet other artists and learn new skills.

The event is free, but booking is essential: futurestation.eventbrite.co.uk
Contact jodie@metalculture.com or call 0151 707 2277 for more information.


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