CV / Resumé

This CV / resumé covers a lot of bases. The headings are as follows. Please scroll down to the bits that interest you…

Education

Employment and Training

Residencies and Awards

Exhibitions and Conferences

Publications

Curating

 

Education

2017: Granted Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2016: PhD in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University.

2010: MA in Contemporary Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University.

1988: BA (Hons) Fine Art from Leicester Polytechnic.

 

Employment and Training

Summary After graduating in 1988 I pursued a non-art career. I spent several years working in various positions at a large book manufacturers in Bath. After that I worked for nearly three years at Hodder Headline Publishers in London as a Production Controller. I returned to art practice in 2001, and in September 2005 pursued that practice full time.

Current

From February 2012 to present: Drawing and Painting Tutor, Open College of the Arts. In addition to tutoring students I have run trips to galleries, taken part in assessments, and regularly contribute to the OCA blog. Most of my entries are archived here.

December 2018 (and also between March 2010 and September 2015): Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University. I have:

chaired seminars for a compulsory first year undergraduate module. I also delivered two lectures in the series and marked written submissions delivered drawing workshops run a drawing module for first and second year degree students

run crit groups (for under- and post-graduates) carried out tutorials (for under-graduates)

From September 2012 to August 2017: Unpaid Director/Trustee of Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2010

May: I was employed by the Research Group for Artists Publications and Site Gallery to install a large Sol LeWitt drawing as part of the an exhibition of the artist’s books.

2008

September–October: Co-artist on It’s Good To Be Me project at Retford Oaks Cluster, Bassetlaw. Fellow artist Andrew Tebbs and I devised a six week arts project for four schools which culminated in an exhibition of over 100 works at BendInTheRiver, Gainsborough.

July: Co-ordinator for Worksop, Fabulous Art in Bassetlaw. I looked after seven events in Worksop and liaised with venues and artists in the run up to, and on the day of, the festival.

June–October: Co-ordinator, FRED 2008. This was the fifth and final annual festival that took place each October throughout Cumbria. My role was, as in previous years, to look after a batch of artists from acceptance through to final execution of their pieces.

2007

June–October: Co-ordinator, FRED 2007. See above for details.


June: The Pencil Museum, Keswick: I ran six workshops throughout one day, involving 90 children in all. 
Spring: Inset Trainer, Cumbria Schools. Six sessions on Kickstarting Creativity and three sessions on Kickstarting the Digital Camera throughout the county.

June: Co-ordinator for Art Strike! Funded by ACE, this was an artist led intervention at the Art 07 event at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.


January–February: Consultant artist to Life Box project, Workington. A six week project co-ordinated by Sure Start which culminated in an exhibition at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.

2006

June–October: Co-ordinator, FRED 2006 Arts Festival. See above for details.

2005

November (until December 2007): Administrative Assistant, Fold Gallery. This period included co-curating an exhibition of Street Art on the only bus stop in Kirkby Stephen.

October (until December 2007): Visiting Artist, Esthwaite School, Hawkshead. During the weekly hour-long Creative Club I have run about fifteen workshops, all on different themes with a changing group of children from all years in the school (ages 4 to 11).

 

Residencies and Awards

2015

September – Student prize winner: The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015.

2012

March: Shortlisted (but not selected) for the 2012 John Moores Painting Prize.

2010

July: Artist in Residence at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2008

May: I was part of a team of artists from South Cumbria to receive a NAN Go-and-See Bursary which allowed us to visit Berlin to forge links with artists there. This led to an award from the Arts Council to create and execute and touring show of our work.

2006

October–December: Landing Strip Residency at Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness. Selected by rednile projects of Sunderland to collaborate with them.

 

Exhibitions and Conferences

2020

Autumn: The Harley Open. Group show. The HarleyGallery, Welbeck

October: Prosaic Generous. Group Show, co-curated with Sean Williams, Katya Robin and Helen Thomas. Gobe Arts Studio, Slaithwaite.

2019

October: Prosaic Mosaic. Group Show, co-curated with Sean Williams and Katya Robin. Bloc Projects, Sheffield.

March: Prosaic: An Exhibition of Paintings. Group Show, co-curated with Sean Williams. Coterie Gallery, Rotherham.

2018

June: Digital Rain, Solo Show of over fifty images from the Digital Rain collection at The Holt, Sheffield.

March: Digital Rain, Solo Show of fifty images from the Digital Rain collection at Green Rooms Hotel, Wood Green, London.

February: Place – Relinking, Relating Relaying, Group show at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

2017

June: Monochrome Breach, Pop-up solo show of drawings at Bank Street Arts, associated with the Art + Copyright/Copyleft conference.

2016

March: Post, Pop-up solo show in support of PhD submission, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2015

November/December: 365drawings plus (solo show), Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle.

Autumn – Summer 2016: After Joseph Beuys’ Wirtschaftswerte (Economic Values) exhibited as part of the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize.

July / August: Sans Terre (a collaborative installation with Chris Graham) Work In Progress, Bank Street Arts.

2014

November: On The Image conference, Berlin. Presented a round table discussion on PhD research and showed one piece of work in the accompanying pop-up exhibition.

January: 365 Drawings (solo show) Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2013

November: Presented a paper at Generative Constraints conference, Centre for Collaborative Research, London.

October: Decoding Grantchester Meadows (with Rachel Smith), art:language:location, Cambridge.

May: After (1-12), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.

January: After Plight: A Recovery, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2012

December: 12-12-12, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield 
September: Assembly 13, Bloc, Sheffield.

June: Untitled 1-9, CADS, Sheffield (solo show, funded by The University of Sheffield).

June: Tegel – Flights of Fancy, (with Karl-Heinz Jeron), Babylon Kino, Berlin

May: ArtText, (Exhibition and Symposium) Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2011

October: Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize 2011, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

October: Guilty Pleasures, Bloc, Sheffield

Spring: An Exchange With Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, USA.

2010 November–December: The Public Are Not Invited, The Workshop, Nottingham.

November/December: Minutiae (with David McNab), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

Summer: After and Gone, (the results of Artist In Residence position shown in two galleries), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

2009

Spring: M3-M6 Unterwegs/Underway, Touring show: Lancaster, Preston, Berlin.

2008

October: FRED, site-specific arts festival, Cumbria.

June: The Bourne End Collection, Bedfordshire. Private Commission.

2007

October: FRED, site-specific arts festival, Cumbria

May: Baker’s Dozen (solo show), Neo’s Gallery, Cockermouth

2006

November: Sites Considered, Art Gene, Cumbria 
November: bangbang, Cockermouth

October: FRED, site-specific arts festival, Cumbria

2003

December: How Dish Wing, The Poetry Society, Covent Garden

July: Do Something, Floating IP, Ancoats.

2001 October: What’s Wrong?, The Trade Apartment, Brixton.

 

Publications

2018

A chapter in Palgrave Macmillan's Intersemiotic Journeys: Translating across Language and Sensory Borders.

2016

February: After After… and 365drawings Two books published to accompany my PhD submission but made generally available through lulu.com.

2015

September: Sans Terre, with Chris Graham. (Edition of 25) Part of a seventeen volume set, (London: Ma Bibilothèque) and launched at the Whitechapel Artists’ Book Fair. ISBN: 978-1-910055-15-1.

March: The Editions: Notebook Diagrams. (Edition of 25) Part of a post-graduate collaboration of 23 titles, launched at the Leeds Artists’ Book Fair.

2013

December: Tegel: Speculations and Propositions (Berlin, The Green Box,) ISBN: 978-3-941644-59-5.

October: Decoding Grantchester Meadows, co-authored with Rachel Smith. (London, Lulu) ISBN: 5-800098-309697.

2012

April: NICK THURSTON: In My Own Words (with Sheffield’s Guerrilla Writers) (London, AND) ISBN: 978-1-908452-15-3.

2011

March: An Exchange With Sol LeWitt, Exhibition Catalogue (Boston, Cabinet Books/MASS MoCA) ISBN: 978-1-932698-52-7.

2010

February: MA Contemporary Fine Art Degree Show. A collaborative project. ISBN: 978-0-9558665-6-2.

2009

June: Project Biennale. A collaborative curatorial project launched as part of the Venice Biennale. ISBN: 978-0-9558665-5-5.

 

Curating

2019-Present

As a founding member of the Prosaic curating collective I have, to date, been involved in selevcting and curating three exhibitions of small paintings.

2011

Failure2011. An online project to assemble works by artists considered as failures by them. Each work was accompanied by a text explaining their position. In July 2012 the blog’s contents were included, as a large poster, in Artfects of Failure at QUAD, Derby.

2006 – 2008

Fred 2006 – 2008. I was one of the small team that delivered FRED, a site specific arts festival in Cumbria. I helped select the artists and their work and then co-ordinated their contribution, to a greater or lesser extent depending on the artist.