CV

Recipient of A-N RD1st Coaching Bursary, 2018.
Shortlisted for Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2017.
May-June 18: Residency & exhibition, Projekstrom Normanns, Elephant, Stavanger, Norway
Solo:
2017: Solo, Oopsy Daisy in search of Dim Love at Cottage Door,Shhh…, 13a residencies, Norwich
2017: Solo, Campground, A Small View, Liverpool
2011: I am gARTh see ‘ego’ or ‘home’, Solo Exhibition, Oxheys Mill Studios, Preston
2009: Have Art Can Travel, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool Bienniel
2008: Simplicities of my Complexities, Solo Exhibition, Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Collaborative:
2018: Darren Nixon and I, Abingdon Studios Project Space.
2017: Semi-Detached- with Tina Dempsey, Hanover Project, UCLAN, Preston
2017: Provocations, Group Exhibition. Co-Curated with Jez Dolan, ICW, NW UK
2017: Collective Collaborations (touring), Curated Place, Abingdon Studios, Bury Art Museum, SPECTRA Aberdeen.
Group:
2018: Twice as Nice, PS Mirabel, Manchester.
2017: You’re Reading Into It, Vane Gallery, Newcastle
2017: One Foot In the Cradle, M I L K, House of Blah Blah, Middlesborough
2016: Means, UNIT Projects, Abingdon Studios, NW UK
2015: Destroy Blackpool, Supercollider, Group Show, Abingdon Studios, NW UK
2015: Hung Vs Pinned, Bureau Arts, Blackburn
2014: The Weather Outside is Frightful (TWOIF), SuperCollider
2014: Beer Matt exhibition, WestGate Studios, Halifax
2013: My Door, Sand, Sea & Spray, Blackpool, ACE
2013: My Corner, Flags, Venn Projects
2012: We are all in this together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester
2011: Preston, Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester
2009: Antifreeze, Contents May Vary, Contemporary Art Manchester
Self-led:
2015-Present: Founder and Co-Director (with Thomas Ireland), Abingdon Studios, A-N Hot 100 list, NW UK
2017: Founder ICW…, partnership with East Street Arts, UK
2013-2014: Founder/Co-Curator, Venn Projects (with Supercollider and The Lucky Jotter)
2015-Present: Co-Founder, The Waste Makers, performance project, Breakin Convention
2009-2011: Co-Editor, BRUCE zine, Grundy Art Gallery, A-Foundation, Harris Museum, Castlefield Gallery, UK.
2009-2010: Have Art Can Travel, Touring suitcase installations, NESTA, Liverpool Biennial.
Commissions:
2017: Curator, The Beginning, emerging UK artist exhibition, UKYA NPO, Seoul, Korea
2017: Curator, Group exhibition, Grundy Art Gallery NPO
2017: Art in the Market- research and consultation, Abingdon Studios, LeftCoast, ACE.
2015: The Waste Makers, Spareparts Festival, Blue Moose, CPP, ACE
2014: The Waste Makers, Breakin Convention and tour, Grand Theatre, LeftCoast, ACE
2014: Self-Directed learning funding, National research, LeftCoast CPP, ACE
2014: Squirrel & Tiffin, exhibitions consultant, G4A, ACE
2014: Lead Artist, Under the Town, Blackpool Council, Gold Arts Award Installation
2014: Curator, ‘We’re here…’, Blackpool Pride, LeftCoast, ACE
2013: Artist and performer, Site Specific, Glastonbury
2012: Lead Artist, Myriorama, Alice through the Winter Gardens, Hope Street Liverpool, ACE
2011: Collapse the City, Suitcase Installation, MELA Festival, PCC
Residencies
2018: Prosjektrom Normanns, Arts Council Norway, Stavanger
2017: TopShed, Norfolk
2017: Blackpool Weekender, Abingdon Studios, UK Young Artists NPO
2016: WORK/LEISURE, Abingdon Studios, ACE Supported.
2016: Artist in Residence, Hospitalfield Arts NPO, Arbroath, Scotland
2013: Art in Architecture, Grundvig, Prague
2012: Oxeys Mill, Preston
Workshops/Engagement
2014-Present: Grundy Art Gallery, Engagement Programme inc, Heather Phillipson, Matt Stokes and Rob Crosse, UK
2014: ‘We’re here…’, Polari archive workshop with Jez Dolan, UK
2013: Marquette with meaning, Prague, Erasmus
2011: Collapse the City, South Asian Communities and Centres, MELA engagement, UK
2009-2011: Various devised programmes across education and institution, Bluestreak Arts, UK
Projects
2017- Present: Curator, The Beginning, South Korea, UK Young Artists NPO, UK
2015-Present: Art Commissioning Manager, Art B&B CIC, LeftCoast, ACE Small Capital, Clore Prize Fund, Coastal Communities Fund, Community Business Fund. UK
2014-Present: Places for Art Manager, LeftCoast, Creative People & Places, ACE, UK
Talks:
2017: Grundy Art Gallery NPO, Abingdon Studios/Collective Collaborations, Blackpool, UK
2017: SPECTRA Light festival, Curated Place, Aberdeen, Scotland
2017: UCLAN, as part of Semi-Detached, Hanover Project, Preston, UK
2016: UK Young Artists NPO, inaugural emerging artist festival, Derby, UK
Publications:
i-D Magazine article, Abingdon Studios, 2017
VICE, Interview, Abingdon Studios, 2017
Corridor 8, Review, You’re Reading Into It, 2017
Corridor 8, Review, A Small View, ICW, 2017
Art In Liverpool, Review, Campground, A Small View, 2017
Guardian, “Best visual arts venue”, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, 2016
Visit Blackpool, Top 5 arts destinations, Venn Projects, 2014
Liverpool Echo, Cultural Diary ‘one to watch’ & Review, 2010
Blackpool Gazette, Artist of the Year, 2015
METRO, 4 star Review, Simplicities of my Complexities, 2009
BRUCE zine, Front Cover, 2009
FLACK, Front Cover, Cambridge distribution (patron Tom Hardy), 2010

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