Curriculum Vitae

ART EDUCATION

2006-2009 BA HONS: Fine Art, grade: First Class. Wirral Metropolitan College accredited by John Moores University, Liverpool

2005-2006 Diploma in Foundation Studies Art & Design, grade: distinction. Wirral Metropolitan College

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017-2019 Artist in Residence, Prenton High School for Girls

2012-2016 Artist in Residence, Wigan Libraries

2012 Artist in Residence, 'Making an impact', the Royal Liverpool University Hospital for the Bluecoat Display Centre

2012 Artist in Residence, ‘Comma’ community arts Project programme

2011 Artist in Residence, Arena Studios, Liverpool

2009-2010 Fellowship program at Wirral Metropolitan College

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 In the Window, Paper Spring themed window installation, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2011 'Blood Streams', Blackburne House, Liverpool

2011 'Inner Beauty', Arena Gallery and Studios, Liverpool

2010 'Life In Paper', Mersey Bio, Liverpool

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Bio-Rad, ISBT International Congress, Metro Convention Centre South Building, Toronto, Canada

2018 Our Anthropocene: Eco Crises exhibition, The Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, New York, USA

2017-2018 Book Art: A Novel Idea, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey, USA

2017 Di-versi conservati (di-verse stored), Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Valle del Sarno, Italy

2017 WMC BA Fine Art Fellowship survey show, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2016-2017 Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen, Ouddorp, Goeree Overflakkee

2016 Liverpool Book Art exhibition of artists' books, Central Library, Liverpool

2015 Coda Paper Art 2015, Coda, Vosselmanstraat 299, 7311 CL Apeldoorn

2014 Exile, The ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton

2014 The Send Off, WW1 National Trust exhibition at The Orangery, Knole House, Sevenoaks, Kent

2014 Liverpool Book Art exhibition of artists' books, Central Library, Liverpool

2013 The 4th Sheffield International Artist's Book prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

2012 Stroll Discovery Purple & Yellow Trails, The Royal Geological Society & The Aviva building, London

2012 Art Takes Times Square billboard event, Broadway between 43rd Street and 44th Street, NYC, USA

2012 For the Love of Books Exhibition, Huyton Gallery, Knowsley, Liverpool

2012 Bring a Box Exhibition, SCIBASE, Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Stockholm

2012 Fixation Exhibition, Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool

2010-2011 Special Choice Book Arts Part 1 & 2 Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, USA

2010 Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Art Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & 

2010 Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Art Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, USA

2010 Fellowship Show, Liverpool Independents Biennial, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2010 Climate Change Exhibition, Rhyl library Arts Centre, Rhyl, Wales

2010 Set of Odd Volumes Exhibition, CoExist Gallery, Southend On Sea

2009-2010 Go Penguin Public Art Event, Derby Square and Hope Street, Liverpool

2009 WMC Fine Art Degree Show, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2008 Metrospective Exhibition, Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool

TOURED EXHIBITIONS

2014 'Colonize'. Dykeman Young Gallery, Jamestown, New York. Colonize Revisited, part of Arenas Biennial Exhibitions Programme, Arena Studios & Gallery, Liverpool

2012 'Inhospitable'. Liverpool Independents Biennial, SCIBASE, Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool. Inhospitable 1.1 Exhibition, 64 Wellington Street, Leeds 

2011-2012 'Global Echo'. International Artists in Print. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral. University of Central Lancashire. BYU, USA. Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University. Spectrum, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. LJMU Liverpool. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC Canada.

2009 'Mapping the West'. BYU, Utah, USA. Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral. Victoria Building, UCLAN, Preston

2008-2009 'Triple Echo'. UCLAN, Preston. Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral. LJMU Liverpool. IMPACT 6 International Printmaking Exhibition & Conference, UWE, Bristol

ARTIST TALKS

2015 'Works in Paper' CODA, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2013 'PM11: Inspiration', SAICA, Partington, Manchester

2012 'Altered Books', Hot Bed Press, Manchester

2011 'Leading up to Inner Beauty & beyond' Arena Studios and Gallery

2010 ‘A years work, what, why and how’ to a secondary school class

2010 ‘Altered Book Art’ to a foundation group at Wirral Metropolitan College

 

COLLECTIONS

2016 Beeldentuin Achter de Westduinen, Dijkstelweg 58 3253 TB Ouddorp,  Goeree Overflakkee

2013 Library Artists' Books Collection, Tate Britain, Millbank, London

2012 Roald Dahl Haemostasis & Thrombosis Centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital

2011 University of Central Lancashire, Preston

2011 Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral

2011 Brigham Young University, Utah, USA

2011 Sheffield Hallam University

2011 Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

2011 LJMU, Liverpool

2011 Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC, Canada

2011 Art Trail, New Ferry Butterfly Park, Wirral

2011 Yuko Nii Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York, USA

 

SELECTED PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS

2019 Christmas Decorations, recycling workshops, Y7, Prenton High School for Girls

2019 Paper Rockets, all ages, Moon Camp, Wirral Borough Science Day, Thurstaston

2019 Recycled Garden Birds Workshop for The Bluecoat Display Centre for adults at The Bluecoat, Liverpool

2019 Recycled Garden Birds Workshop for Birkenhead Summer Arts for 8-15 at the Williamson Art Gallery

2019 Designing & painting Wirral scenes onto a boat, 8 years upwards, Beaconsfield Community House, Rock Ferry

2019 Clay Stars and Nature painting, Bidston Rise Community House, Bidston

2019 Recycled Birds Workshop, 8-15, Birkenhead Summer Arts, Williamson Art Gallery

2019 Map making workshops for Prenton High School with Wirral Primary Schools: Mersey Park, Bedford Drive, Woodlands, Oxton St. Saviours, Christchurch, Woodslee, Brackenwood, Mendell, Mersey Park & St.Anns

2019 Paper coral project for Prenton High School with y10 and for Bank View Special High School, Liverpool with Y11

2019 Clay and cardboard Stars, all ages, Reach for the Stars, Pyramids Shopping Centre

2019 Printmaking demonstrations, Y9, Prenton High School for Girls

2019 Watercolour cells demonstration, Y9, Prenton High School for Girls

2019 2D/3D cell workshops using watercolour, mono printing & 3d construction, y9, Calday Grammar School, Caldy

2018 Fallen Oak Leaf Project for The Wilfred Owen Commemoration with Military families at the Williamson Art Gallery

2018 Fallen Oak Leaf Project for The Wilfred Owen Commemoration with family drop in sessions at the Williamson Art Gallery 

2018 Fallen Oak Leaf Project for The Wilfred Owen Commemoration with all ages in a drop in workshop for the launch, The Pyramids Shopping Centre

2018 Fallen Oak Leaf Project for The Wilfred Owen Commemoration with the elderly at Clifford Grange, Rock Ferry

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, working for The Wilfred Owen Commemoration with Military families

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, family drop in sessions at the Williamson Art Gallery

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, Y5 & 6 at Christ Church Primary School

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, Young people with learning disabilities at Fellowship House, New Brighton,

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with all ages for Be in Birkenhead Festival, Hamilton Square

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with all ages at the Pyramids Shopping Centre

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with the elderly at Hamilton Road, New Brighton

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with people with learning disabilities at Mobberley Court, Spital

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with people with the elderly at Clifford Grange, Rock Ferry

2018 Paper Poppies workshops, with people with the YMCA in Birkenhead

2018 Viking themed 3 day project, 'Making our Mark' Summer Art Project, yrs 7-16, The Priory, Birkenhead

2018 Viking themed workshops, 'Making our Mark' Summer Art Project, drop in Workshops, St. Peters Church

2018 'Making our Mark' Summer Art Project, drop in Workshops, Beaconsfield Community House, Rock Ferry

2018 'Making our Mark' Summer Art Project, an empty shop in the Pyramids Shopping Centre, Wirral

2018 Paper Poppies for the Wilfred Owen Project, drop in workshops, WOC, YMCA, Birkenhead

2018 Paper Poppies for the Wilfred Owen Project, for all ages at Be In Birkenhead Festival, Hamilton Square Gardens

2018 Paper Poppies for the Wilfred Owen Project, drop in workshops, the Pyramids Shopping Centre, Birkenhead      

2018 2 day Paper Windmill project, all ages, Bidston Rise

2018 Back to Your Roots Book workshop for adults, Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Liverpool Central Library

2018 Flower books for all ages, Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Liverpool Central Library

2018 Fallen Oak leaf Project, Mini project over 3 sessions Y7 & Y9, Prenton High School for Girls

2018 Fallen Oak leaf Project, Workshops for Y5, Woodchurch Road Primary school, Y5 Mendell Primary School, Church Drive Primary School, Bedford Drive Primary School, Brackenwood Primary School, Well Lane Primary School

2018 Plastic Bottle Monsters, drop in family session, Williamson Art Gallery

2018 Plastic bottle sea creatures, Drop in family sessions, Monks Ferry and The Williamson Art Gallery

2018 Altered book making fungi workshop, adults, Cass Art, School Lane, Liverpool

2018 Coral covered Driftwood projects, workshops for all of y10, Prenton High School for Girls, Wirrral

2018 Nature in a teacup...teapot...picture frame, textile workshops, yr8 Prenton High School, Wirral

2018 Various paper workshops with a Spring theme, Beaconsfield Community House, Rock Ferry, Wirral

2017 Christmas Gingerbread House Gift Boxes & Felt Gingerbread man workshop, drop in family session, Williamson Art Gallery

2017 Cell workshops, watercolour, print and 3D workshops for yr10 at Stathallan School, Perth, Scotland

2017 Halloween Houses and Day of the Dead mask workshops, drop in  family session, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2017 Shark making childrens workshops Beaconsfield Community House, Rock Ferry

2017 Shark making childrens workshop in an empty shop, The Pyramids Shopping Centre

2017 Shark making childrens workshops with Young people with learning disabilities, Hoylake

2017 Textile teacups & Picture frames 3 day project, Inside Outside, Summer Art Workshops, yrs 7-15, Williamson Art Gallery

2017 Paper Tree, community project, all ages, Beaconsfield Community House, Rock Ferry & The Williamson Art Gallery

2017 Plastic bottle flowers, all ages, outreach pop up drop in workshops, various locations, Birkenhead & Rock Ferry

2017 Fungi altered/sculptural book workshop, adults and older teenagers, Liverpool central library

2017 Coral project, paper manipulating workshops, yr10, Prenton High School for Girls, Wirral

2017 Fungi workshops, yr10, Prenton High School, Wirral

2017 Cardboard Transport, Time to Travel, family workshops, Empty shop, Pyramids Shopping Centre, Birkenhead

2016 Tree Project, paper manipulating workshops with the elderly,  Lees Court, Rock Ferry & Hamilton Rd, New Brighton

2016 Personalised Flags Project, Summer Art Workshops, yrs 7-16, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2015 Gingerbread Houses, yr9, Prenton High School, Wirral

2015 Bird Brooches workshop and wire bird demonstrations, Trenchfield Mill, Wigan

2015 Giant food packaging project, And the River Flows on, Summer Art Workshops,  yrs 7-15, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2015 Recycled Boat workshops, all ages, outreach pop up community workshops, various locations, Birkenhead

2014 Garden birds, Young Masterclass, 8-14 yr olds & Cylch Masterclass for young people, 15-25 yr olds, Mostyn, Llandudno

2014 Halloween workshops, 4-12 year olds, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan, for Wigan Libraries as part of  Powerfest

2014 Altered toadstool books, Adult workshops, Leigh and Shevington libraries, Wigan

2014 Flower Garlands, Adult workshop, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan

2014 Textile landscapes project, Sharing the Journey, Summer Art Workshops, 8-15 years old, The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2014 Paper flowers, drop in workshop, 11-16 years old, St James Centre, Birkenhead, for VIDA

2014 Paper Trees, drop in workshop, 11-16 years old, St James Centre, Birkenhead, for VIDA

2014 Paper Trees, two drop in workshops for all ages, Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Central Library, Liverpool

2014 Mutant Mill Monster workshop, 5-10 year olds, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan, Wigan Libraries, Museums at Night festival

2014 James the Panda Project, four painting workshops, yr 8 at St. James's Church of England High School, Bolton

2013 Christmas 3D Snowflakes, adult workshop, The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2013 Mask Making Project, This is Us, Summer Art Workshops, 8-15 years old, The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2013 Recycled old town workshops, Yr5, Our lady of Lourdes Primary School & Yr6, Partington Primary School, Manchester

2013 PM11 Project, paper manipulation workshops, 5-8 years old, SAICA, Partington, Manchester

2012 Ivy workshops, Phlebotomy department, Royal Liverpool University Hospital for the Bluecoat Display Centre

2012 Christmas Gifts from recycled materials workshops with the Elderly, Birkenhead and the Woodchurch, Wirral

2012 The Four Corners project, Summer Art Workshops, 8-15 years old, The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2012 Olympic Project, recycling workshops, 8-12 years old, Summer School at Prenton High School, Prenton, Wirral

2012 Cereal Box Town, outreach pop up workshops, 3-15 years old, various areas of Birkenhead, Wirral

2012 Japanese culture and recycled themed workshops, year 2 at a Millbrook Primary school, Wigan

2012 Paper nature workshop: trees, birds, bees and dragonflies, year 6, Grove Street Primary School, New Ferry

2012 Paper trees, four weeks of daily drop in workshops, all ages, ‘Comma’ community arts programme, New Ferry

2012 Back to your Roots adult workshop, ‘Comma’ community arts shop, New Ferry, Wirral

2012 Tree-Cycle Easter Art project, childrens workshops throughout Wigan Libraries

2012 Flower Garlands, adult one day workshop, De-Junk, Re-Junk, The Green Community Shop and Centre

2011 Back to your Roots drop in Workshop, with alternative book for children, all ages, Arena Studios & Gallery

2011 Eco Christmas Workshops, yr 1 St Peter & St Paul Primary School, yrs 1 & 2 Liscard Primary School, yrs 3 & 4 Egrement Primary School & yr 6 Heygarth Primary School

2011 Bugs Workshops, years 2 & 3 at Priory Parish Primary School, Wirral

2011 Every Picture tells a Story Project, Summer Art Workshops, 8-15 years old, the Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral

2011 Summer School at Prenton High School, Prenton, Wirral

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS & PRESS

2017 Artist of the month interview on The Art List

2017 Altered Book Work on News 12 New Jersey report of a book art exhibition from John Bathke

2017 Interview for Featured Artist section of Art in Liverpool

2015 Interview for CODA Paper Art Julie Dodd, Kunstbeeld No.6 2015

2015 CODA Museum puts on Grand Display- CODA Paper Art 2015 on Textile is More

2014 Spotlight Artist for the Spotlight article on Practical Sustainability, Apr 2014, Harvard Business Review magazine

2013 Artist featured in Floral & Tendances issue 21, Jan-Feb 2013

2013 Article for The Quarterly, The Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians Edition No. 87 July

2012 Review for Can’t See The Trees For The Forest at The Comma Project review on Art in Liverpool

2012 Interview about the construction of 'Paper Eggs' for Fast Co.design

2012 Article about work in paper on Inhabitat

2010 Commissioned article for 2010 Degrees Supplement, a-n (Artists Newsletter)

2009 Printmaking Today, Volume 18, Summer Issue 2009

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