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Awards

2020: Selected Artist, PIVOT, The Bluecoat, Castlefield Gallery. Selected by Simeon Barclay and Chara Walker.

2019: Art North West, Shortlisted for inaugral prize, TATE Liverpool, UK
2019: Neo Art Prize, Finalist
2019: P.S Mirabel, 2nd Prize
2018: A-N, RD1 Coaching Bursary, Recipient, Arts Council England, UK
2017 & 2019: Shortlisted for Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, Clore Duffield Foundation, London, UK
2015-2016: Clore Duffield Prize Fund Winner, Art B&B, UK

Acquisitions:

2021: Grundy Art Gallery, permanent collection, Blackpool, UK                          2020: Lancaster Arts, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK
2019: Geir Haraldseth, Curator at Nasjonalmuseet, Private collection, Oslo, Norway

Exhibitions (Solo):

2020: Shy Girl, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, NPO, ACE, UK.
2018: Flamboyant Flamingo, Subsidiary Projects, London, UK
2017: Campground, A Small View, Liverpool, UK
2016: Campground, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool UK
2012: I am gARTh (see ‘ego’ or ‘home’), Oxheys Mill, Preston, UK.
2009: Have Art Can Travel, Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool, UK
2008: Simplicities of my Complexities’, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK

Exhibitions (In Collaboration With…):

Upcoming 2021: Chester Tenneson, UK
Upcoming 2021: James William-Murray, curated by Jon Carrittt, DODO, Phoenix Centre, Brighton, UK
Upcoming 2021: Will Hughes, Pineapple Black, Middlesborough, UK
2020: Jez Dolan, Shy Girl, Grundy Art Gallery, ACE, UK
2020: Nicola Dale, Shy Girl, Grundy Art Gallery, ACE, UK
2020: Harry Clayton-Wright, Grundy Art Gallery, ACE, UK
2020: Chatum Tanning (Rohanne Udall & Paul Hughes), Grundy Art Gallery, UK
2019: Harry Clayton-Wright, Abingdon Studios Project Space, UK
2019: Detached, Collaboration with Tina Dempsey, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, UK
2018: Marie Buskov, Projektrom Normanns, Stavager, Norway.
2018: Semi-Detached, Collaboration with Tina Dempsey, Hanover Projects, Preston, UK

Exhibitions (Group):

2020: Queer Contemporaries, AIR Gallery, curated by Short Supply          2019: Neo Art Prize, Bolton Art Gallery, UK.

2018: Inventory of Behaviours, Tate Modern, London, UK

2017: One foot in the Cradle, House of Blah Blah, Middlesborough curated by Milk Collective, UK

2017: Provocations, (with Jez Dolan and Stuart Semple), ICW Gallery, Blackpool, UK
2016: Means, (with Tom Ireland, Joe Fletcher-Orr, David McCleavy, Nicola Ellis), UNIT Projects, UK
2016: Destroy Blackpool, Supercollider Contemporary Art Projects, UK
2011: We are all in this Together, (with Lubaina Himid, Tom Godfrey, Jordan Baseman, Joanne Masding,
David Mackintosh), Bureau Gallery, Manchester, UK.
2010: Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester, UK
2009: Have Art Can Travel, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool Biennial

Residencies:

2019: Porthmeor Studios, UK New Artists Ltd, St Ives, UK
2018: Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway
2016: Hospitalfield, Interdisciplinary Residency, Arbroath, Scotland

Commissions:

2021: Lead Artist, a-n Assembly conference, Blackpool, UK
2020: Curator, The Viewing Room, Digital Exhibition. Artists (inc. Rafal Zajko, Parham Ghalamdar, Joanna Whittle, Hannah Campion, Lisa Denyer, Jarvis Brookfield, Ellen Ranson, Juliet EP Gibbs, Jodie Wingham), UK New Artists Ltd, Saatchi Gallery.
2020: Lead Artist, The Coast is Queer, residency model, (Roseanne Robertson & Shy Bairns). Abingdon
Studios, UK New Artists Ltd
2020: Curator, Conversations in Curating, Grovesnor Building, MMU, Manchester, UK.
Nov 2019: Curator, Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Art Prize, (artists inc Conor
Rogers, Camilla Hanney, Manon Ouiment, Linnest Rubaya, Azraa Motola, Rob Branigan, Will Harman,
Francisco Rodriguez, Malgozarta Liesicki, Morgan Dowdall), UKYA, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2019: Curator, Abingdon Studios Reading Room installation, Art B&B CIC, ACE Capital, Clore Prize Fund.
2019: Curator, GRAFT- A show of UK young artists (inc. Emily Stollery, Hannah Parikh, George Chinnery,
Morgan Dowdall), UKYA NPO, ACE, Harris Art Gallery NPO, Preston
2018: Creative Director, Nottingham Citywide Takeover, UK Young Artists NPO, ACE National, UK
2017: Curator, The Beginning, Emerging Young Artists, National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea. Liam
Fallon, Cara Nahaul, Conor Rogers.
2017: Guest Curator, Abingdon Studios Group Exhibition, Grundy Art Gallery NPO, UK
2014: Curator, “We’re Here…” , Paul Harfleet, Jez Dolan, Blackpool Pride Exhibition, ACE, UK.
2014: The Waste Makers, touring performance installation, Arts Council England, UK
2012: Blackpool Culture Shops/empty shop installation, Arts Council England, UK

Self Established:

2013-Present: Founding Director, Abingdon Studios.
2016-Present: Work/Leisure residency programme. Commissions inc. John Lawrence, Benjamin Orlow,
Katharina Ludwig, Nina Koenemann, James Choucino, Charlotte Dawson. ACE Supported.
2017-2019: Curator and Founder, ICW Gallery, Artists Nicola Ellis, Joe Hancock, Andrew Gannon

Industry roles:

2016-2019: Art Commissioner and Development Officer, Richard Woods, Jez
Dolan, Mark McClure, Hunt & Darton, Jenny Steele, Art B&B CIC, ACE, Clore Duffield.
2013-2016: Places for Art Project Manager, LeftCoast, Creative People & Places, ACE, Blackpool, UK
2014-Present: Ad-Hoc Technical Support, Grundy Art Gallery. Matt Stokes, Roy Lichtenstein, Heather & Ivan Morrison, Eastside Projects, Roy Voss, Emma Hart & Jonathan Baldock, Jennet Thomas.

Talks:

2020: Meanwhile, Garth Gratrix, Louise Giovanelli, Helen Stratford, Dr Kerry Morrison, Frances Disley. Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool School of Arts, Leftcoast, ACE.                                                                                              2020: Conversations in Curating, MMU, Manchester, UK
2019: Lancaster Arts, Lancaster University, UK
2019: Huddersfield University, UK
2019: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
2019: Blackpool School of Arts, Blackpool, UK
2018: Faculty of Arts & Education, Stavanger Universitet, Norway

Funding:

2020/21: ACE National Lottery Project Grant, Not So Shy Girl, collaboration series.                                                                                                                         2020: ACE Emergency Response Fund, Individual, UK
2020: ACE Emergency Response Fund, Organisation, Abingdon Studios, UK.
2017-2019: Community Business Fund Recipient, Art B&B, Arts Council England, UK
2017-2019: Capital Grant Recipient, Arts Council England, Art B&B, Blackpool, UK
2018- 2020: ICW Gallery, Honorarium recipient, East Street Arts, Leeds, UK
2016: WORK/LEISURE, international residency programme, Abingdon Studios, Arts Council England, UK
2014: Self-directed learning Grant, LeftCoast CPP, Arts Council England, International (Denmark, Germany, UK)

Reviews/Interviews:

2020: Double Negative, Queer Contemporries review, “stand out sculptural pieces”
2020: Double Negative, Garth Gratrix/Abingdon Studios intervew
2020: Corridor 8, Shy Girl solo review
2018: Corridor 8, You’re Reading Into It, Vane Gallery review
2017: Art In Liverpool, Garth Gratrix, Campground

Publications:

2020: Shy Girl, inc. reviews from Jazmine Linklater & Matt Retallick, Grundy Art Gallery, UK
2019: Neo Art Prize publication

Education:

2003-2006: BA (Hons) Fine Art: First Class, University of Central Lancashire
2002-2003: Diploma Art & Design: Distinction, Blackpool Art & Design University Centre

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