CV

Coming Soon:
18 Jan- Mar,  2020: Shy Girl, Solo exhibition, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, ACE Supported. Including collaboration/experiments with artists Harry Clayton-Wright, Channing Tatum (Paul Hughes & Rohanne Udall), Nicola Dale and Jez Dolan throughout February 2020.
3-14 Feb, 2020: ON TEST, curatorial commission as part of Conversations in Curation, Manchester School of Art, Grosvenor Gallery.
14 Feb – Apr, 2020: Selected artist, MK Calling, group exhibition, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
April 2020: Curatorial commission, The coast is Queer, Blackpool Weekender, UK Young Artists, ACE NPO at Abingdon Studios
June, 2020: Solo Exhibition (Title TBC), Roper Gallery, Bath
Ongoing:
Director, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool. A-N HOT 100.
Curator, ICW (In Collaboration With), partnership with East Street Arts
Solo exhibitions:
2018: Orgy, Residency & exhibition, Projekstrom Normanns, Elephant, Stavanger, Norway
2018: Flamboyant Flamingo takes a Dip in the Pool in Pursuit of Happiness, Subsidiary Projects, London
2017: Oopsy Daisy in search of Dim Love at Cottage Door,Shhh…, 13a residencies, Norwich
2017: Campground, A Small View, Liverpool
2011: I am gARTh see ‘ego’ or ‘home’, Oxheys Mill Studios, Preston
2009: Have Art Can Travel, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool Biennial
2008: Simplicities of my Complexities, Harris Museum & Art Gallery
In Collaboration With…:
2019: The Fortnight meets Cheeky Felicia, with Harry Clayton-Wright, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool
2019: Detached, Garth Gratrix & Tina Dempsey, AIR Gallery, Altrincham
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 exhibitions:
2019: Neo Art Prize, Bolton Art Gallery, Bolton
2018: Ten instructions (for queer artists), Galerie 74, Reykjavik, Iceland. Curated by Jez Dolan.
2018: Twice as Nice, PS Mirabel, Manchester. 2nd Prize
2017: You’re Reading Into It, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, ACE Supported. Curated by Oliver Doe.
2017: One Foot In the Cradle, House of Blah Blah, Middlesborough. Curated by MILK Collective.
2016: Means, Abingdon Studios, NW UK. Curated by Unit Projects.
2015: Destroy Blackpool, Supercollider, Group Show, Blackpool. Curated by Tom Ireland.
2015: Hung Vs Pinned, Bureau Arts, Blackburn
2014: The Weather Outside is Frightful (TWOIF), SuperCollider
2014: Beer Matt, WestGate Studios, Halifax
2012: We are all in this together, Bureau Gallery, Manchester. Curated by Sophia Crilly.
2011: Preston, Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester
2009: Antifreeze, Contents May Vary, Contemporary Art Manchester. Curated by Alice Bradshaw, Elizabeth Murphy & Richard Shields.
Self-led:
2013-2014: Founder/Co-Curator, Venn Projects (with Supercollider and The Lucky Jotter)
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.
Curatorial:
2019: Curator, Robert Walters UK Young Artist of the Year Art Prize, UKYA, Saatchi Gallery London, ACE.
2019: Curator, GRAFT- a show of UK Young Artists, UK Young Artists NPO, The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, BJCEM, ACE Supported.
2018: The Line Between, Alan Baker solo, Abingdon Studios
2017: Curator, The Beginning, emerging UK artist exhibition, UKYA NPO, Seoul, South Korea
2017: Curator, Group exhibition, Abingdon Studios off-site, Rotunda, Grundy Art Gallery NPO. Commissioned by Richard Parry.
2018: Project Lead, Marvels & Mayhem, Heritage Blackpool, Blackpool Council, HLF.
2014: Curator, ‘We’re here…’, Blackpool Pride, LeftCoast, ACE
Commissions:
2018: Micro Commission, Lightpool Festival, Light Up The North, ACE Supported
2017: Art in the Market- research and consultation, Abingdon Studios, LeftCoast, ACE.
2014: Self-Directed learning funding, National research, LeftCoast CPP, 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
2018: Porthmeour Studios, St Ives, weekender, UK Young Artists
2017: TopShed, Norfolk
2017: Blackpool Weekender #1, Abingdon Studios, UK Young Artists NPO
2016: WORK/LEISURE, Abingdon Studios, ACE Supported.
2016: Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalfield Arts NPO, Arbroath, Scotland
2013: Art in Architecture, Grundvig, Prague
2012: Oxeys Mill, Preston
Projects
2015-Present: Art Commissioner, Art B&B CIC, LeftCoast, ACE Small Capital, Clore Prize Fund, Coastal Communities Fund, Community Business Fund. UK
2014-2017: Places for Art Manager, LeftCoast, Creative People & Places, ACE, UK
Talks:
2019: Guest lecture, Manchester School of Art, Conversations in Curation
2019: Guest lecture, Lancaster Arts, NPO, Lancaster University
2019: GRAFT curator-led talks, Harris Museum & Art Gallery
2019: Guest speaker, Huddersfield University
2018: Guest speaker, Blackpool University Centre
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
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
Reviews & Publications:
Corridor 8, Review, Continuation and or duration, Abingdon Studios
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
Recipient of A-N RD1st Coaching Bursary, 2018.
Shortlisted for Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2019, 2017

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