I'm an artist/ teacher. My work is completely concerned with context, process and materials. I often choose to use 'poor' materials – for example, dust, cardboard, chalk on blackboards, lead, chocolate, ashes, water and other stuff. Perhaps discarded found materials collected between home and studio. LoFi audio techniques collecting field recordings, glitched samples, filtered, cut up, reconfigured. I like to give the viewer / audience / student, room to manoeuvre intellectually. I'm not really interested in simply making work that has to fit on a mantle shelf, an office wall, a stage or a commercial white cube space, however, I am interested in engaging with ideas that subvert or possibly compliment those contexts. My work is sometimes intentionally confrontational, sometimes intentionally beautiful. Profanities, congested space, white noise, ugly / beautiful, process led – 'making a mark'. I try to avoid associations with art HIStory. This is my 'punk rock'.



CV

Education;
Foundation Art and Design - The College, Swindon, Wiltshire. 1979-80
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology. 1980-83.
MA Printmaking - Chelsea School of Art. 1983-84.
Printmaking Fellow - Sunderland Polytechnic. 1984-85.
Artists in Education Training Project - Leicester Polytechnic. 1991-92.
Certificate in Education (post 16) - Sheffield Hallam University. 1993-94.
PGCE Art and Design (Secondary Education) - Leeds University. 2001-2002.


Selected Solo Exhibitions;
The Path of Least Resistance. Access Space, Sheffield. 2018.
Abstract Memory Remnant A to B. Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. 2017.
Quartet. We Are Folk Space, Sheffield. 2016.
Construct Deconstruct Reconstruct. Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield. 2015.
12X12 studio interventions. 2008-2010. Sheffield.
X, Y. Z etc. Derby Museum and Art Gallery. 2007.
Dum Dums. The Workstation, Sheffield. 2005.


Selected Group Exhibitions;
In the Dark. The Cello Factory, London. 2019.
POVERA. The Cello Factory, London. 2018. With Micheál O’Connell (Mocksim) and Jockel Liess.
Finding Lines. Derby Museum and Art Gallery. 2017.
Dis:placed. Postal art project and exhibition. Walsall Art gallery. 2016.
Zwart-Wit.KunsthuisArt Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire. 2016
Various collaborative studio and site specific interventions with Keith Hayman. Sheffield. 2013.
Can You Hear Me Now? Derby Museum and Art Gallery. 2012.
Pandemic. York. 2011.

Recent Prizes, Awards, Open Submissions;
The London Group. Membership nomination. 2018.
Presidents Prize, The London Group (exhibition prize at The Cello Factory, London). 2017.
The London Group 83rd Open, The Cello Factory, London. 2017.
Derbyshire Open First prize - The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley, Derbyshire. 2016.
RWA 164th Open. Clifton, Bristol. 2016.
The London Group 82nd Open, The Cello Factory, London. 2015.


Residencies;
Darlington Arts centre. 1986-88.
Artist in Education (various schools and colleges). Sheffield. 1990-93.

Collections;
Work in private collections in Sheffield, Nottingham, Darlington, Bristol, Cornwall, Leeds and London.