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2013

2012

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2017 

  • " Being Human" Neo:Gallery 27, Bolton

2016

  • "Structure" Neo:Gallery 27, Bolton
  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery (selected)

2015

  • Cornerstone Gallery  Liverpool Hope University
  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery (selected)

2014

  • “Forefront” The Upstairs Gallery Berkhempstead
  • The Textile Antique Fair, Manchester
  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery (selected)         

2013

  • 'Artists & Archives', Level One Gallery, St. Helens World of Glass, Merseyside.
  • Knit & Stitch Show, Harrogate as part of 'The Textile Bursary Group' exhibition
  • Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Open Exhibition (selected)
  • Residency and exhibition at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk for ‘Making It’.
  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery (selected)
  • Southport Contemporary Artists Annual Show Arthouse Gallery Southport
  • The Textile Society exhibited at AGM at Wellcome Collection London. 

2012

  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition Chapel Gallery (selected)
  • Featuring Felt group exhibition Arthouse Gallery Southport
  • Southport Contemporary Artists Annual Show Arthouse Gallery Southport 

2011

  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition Chapel Gallery (selected)
  • Southport Contemporary Artists Annual Show Hub Gallery Southport
  • Exhibition stand at New Designers 2011 
  • MA Show UCLAN
  • Finalist for designer of the year for The Wedding Guide 

2010

  • The Retail Lab De Montford University
  • Textile Society Postgraduate Bursary Award Winner- 1st prize. Published my report in ‘Text’ March 2012 The Textile Society’s Journal. 
  • West Lancashire Open Exhibition Chapel Gallery (selected) 
  • PR1 Gallery group show UCLAN 

2008

  • MA Group Show “Orientation” UCLAN.

1996

  • Staff Show St. Helens College.

 

PERIODICALS

2012                       Article in Text for the Study of Textile Art, Design and History.

                               Vol 39 2011-12 p82

 

EMPLOYMENT

2013                       Lead Artist on community engagement workshops with Galloway’s.

2012-13                  Associate Lecturer UCLAN 3rd year Textiles BA

2011                       Associate Lecturer UCLAN 2nd year Textiles BA

2010- current          Lead Artist running workshops (adult and children’s) for Chapel Gallery,                                Ormskirk

2010- current          Art Tutor for Workers Educational Association running creative arts workshops.

2011- current          Artist Workshops for Southport Contemporary Artists

2011                       Artist’s Talk in the Harris Art Gallery and Museum, Preston.

2010- 2012             Work Placement with education officer at the Chapel Gallery Ormskirk

2010- 2011             Artist running after school club for Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School,                               Southport.

2009                       Visiting artist for workshop at Greenbank High School, Southport.

2008- 2011             Part-time Art Lecturer Southport College.

2005- 2007             Visiting Artist for Arts Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School,                                Southport.

2005                       Visiting Artist for Arts Festival at Hollylodge Girls College, Liverpool. 2003                               Part-time Art Lecture. Southport College.

1994-2002             Art Lecturer. St. Helens College of FE.

1994                      Art Therapist. Sessional therapist for Oakwood School, Manchester.

1992-1993             Art Instructor. Autism Initiatives, Crosby.

1991                      Interior sculptor. GABO Contract General, Disney Paris, France.

 

EDUCATION

2010-2012             Southport College PGCE 16+

2011-2012             Southport College NCFE Level 2 Felt Making

2008-2011             UCLAN. MA in Surface Pattern.

2001-02                Southport College. City and Guilds 730 teaching certificate.

1993-1994             Hertfordshire University. Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy.

                              BAAT recognised.

1987-1990             Sunderland Polytechnic. BA Hons in Fine Art.

1985-1986             Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. First year of Fashion Design BA.

1984-85                 Bath Academy of Art. Foundation course.

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