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Recent Personal Projects

North West Artist Development Lab – Collective of mentored artists working towards a body of research for exhibition in 2019, as part of the Arts Council funded project Platform with Signal Film and Media. 2018 – 2019.

Barrow’s Salty Yarns – Pilot project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund 2018, created, managed through funding to commission local artists to work within the community at Rampside, Roa & Piel Island.  Oral history inspired creative work was celebrated at the end of the project within the community.

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – The National Trust, Quarry Bank, Jan-Apr 2017. Micro commission exhibition installation, for Quarry Bank’s new museum exhibition of the same title, exploring the lives of the women associated with the cotton mill.

 

Commissions

Prince of the Sands – Film as part of Barrow’s Salty Yarns, 2018

Habitat to Habitation – Document Film of project, Art Gene, Feb – Apr 2018

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – The National Trust, Quarry Bank, Jan-Apr 2017, Micro Commission

Cabin Fever Deluxe Den – Welfare State International, Ulverston, 2004

One Rock –  Artist & Production Manager Welfare State International, Ulverston, 2003

Cabin Fever Den – Welfare State International, Ulverston, 2003

21st Lantern Making & Procession – Artist, Welfare State International, Ulverston, 2003

 

Exhibition

Under The Northern Sky – March 2019, Cookes Studios, Barrow-in-Furness. Collaborative exhibition showcasing 13 artists from across Lancashire and Cumbria, as part of an Arts Council funded project Platform by Signal Films.

MA Show 2018 – Showcase of Post Grad Art & Design Students, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Sept – Oct 2018

The Artist Within – Branching Out – Art-E_Motion Collaborative, 57th Venice Biennale in the Seychelles Pavilion, October 2017. Download the catalogue VVM5

Apart, Together – Collaborative Exhibition – Leaf, Portland St, Manchester, Feb 2017

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – The National Trust, Quarry Bank, Jan-Apr 2017

Magic in the Web – A celebration of the works of Shakespeare for the 400th Anniversary of his death Trident Textiles Collective, The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness 2016 & Florence Mine Arts, Egremont 2016

Variety – Trident Textiles Collective, The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness 2015

The Venice Vending Machine  Art-E-Motion Collaborative, 56th Venice Biennale 2015. View and download the catalogue VVM3

Pieces Of Eight – Trident Textile Collective, FarField Mill, Sedbergh 2014

Fabric 8 – Trident Textiles Collective, Yew Tree Barn, High Newton, 2014

Trident Textiles – Trident Textiles Collective, Ford Park, Ulverston, 2013

Textured Views – Trident Textiles Collective, Severn Gallery, Brantwood, Coniston, 2013

Illuminate – Blue Tarn Collective, The Beacon, Whitehaven, 2013

Off The Beaten Track – Blue Tarn Collective, High Head, Penrith, 2012

Uniting The Nations – Olympic Postcards, Opening Ceremony, Olympic Stadium & The Crypt, St Martins in the Field, London, 2012

Dog Blog – Online Project 2011

Traces – Signal Films, Photographic Collective, Art Gene Gallery, Barrow, 2010

Divercity – Collective Exhibition, Dock museum, Barrow, 2004

One Rock –  Artist & Production Manager, Welfare State International, Ulverston, 2003

Earth Currents – Degree Show – UCLan, Preston, 2003

Cumbrian Mountain Festival – Ruskin Museum, Coniston, 2002

Art in Cumbria – Sorotimist International, Art Gene Gallery, Barrow, 2001

Channel 8 – Collective, Art Gene, Barrow, 2001

 

Festival & Performance

To include film festivals & screenings here soon

Great Northern Quilt Festival – Conference Centre, Harrogate, 2011

Quilts UK – Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern, 2011

Spring Quilts Festival UK – Ardingley/Edinburgh/Chilford/Exeter, 2011

Festival of Life – Hartlepool Maritime Museum, 2001

Scott Selkirk Festival, Selkirk, Scotland, 2000/01/02

Millenium Fest – Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, 2000

Millenium Festival – Ponteland, 2000

Curragh – Senhouse Roman Musueum, Maryport, 1999

Songs of the Sea – Maryport, 1999/2000/01/02

Lancaster Maritime & legacy Festival 1999/2000/01/02/03/04

The Hired Man – The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, 1997

Erkmann-Chatrian Festival, Phalsbourg, France, 1996

Relevant Education

MA Textile Practice – Manchester School of Art, MMU, 2018

NVQ4 Learning, Development & Support Services for Young People & Those Who Care For Them – OCR, 2006

DFES National Learning Mentor – John Moores University, 2005

BA(Hons) Fine Art – UCLan, 2003

HND Art & Design – Furness College, 2001

ND Performing Arts – UVHS, 1997

 

Recent Arts Organisations

Art Gene  – Project Manager,  2018, producing the Arts Council funded Extreme Views project and Coastal Team delivery, alongside the Art Gene and artistic team.

Signal Film & Media – Producer, 2011 – 2018,  managing and commissioning a portfolio of projects across the organisations programme of community and artistic delivery.  Including projects funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, BBC Children in Need, BFI Film Academy, Arts Council and more.

 

 

Publications

De Fil en Aiguille, La broderie dans l’art contemporain – Ed. Charlotte Vannier 2018, Collection of 82 international artists using embroidery in contemporary art practice. Browse and buy here.

MA Show 2018 – Showcase of Post Grad Art & Design Students, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Sept – Oct 2018. View artists and work here.

The Artist Within – Branching Out – Art-E_Motion Collaborative, 57th Venice Biennale in the Seychelles Pavilion, October 2017. view and download the catalogue VVM5

The Venice Vending Machine  Art-E-Motion Collaborative, 56th Venice Biennale 2015. View and download the catalogue VVM3

Fabrications: Quilting For You – ‘ Journal Quilt Challenge 2011 – Fantasy‘. Issue 71 pg 9, April, May 2011.