“Curated by Lucy Harvey, a studio holder, it’s an admirably outward-looking show: rather than focusing specifically on the Rogue artists’ plight, the exhibition explores the shifting place and purpose of production in the city more generally. Works such as Helen Wheeler’s ‘What Was Is No Longer’, a nostalgic image of factory towers disappearing into over-exposure on a tear drop-shaped piece of photosensitive glass, make the tacit argument that industry, once the mainstay of Manchester’s identity, is steadily being eliminated. The original functionality of the factory is translated into a decorative object, highlighting the irony of the ‘industrial chic’ aesthetic that prevails in mills repurposed for commercial and residential use.”
I am absolutely over the moon to have won this years Bankley Open Call 2016 with my piece ‘Begin Well, End Better’. Looking forward to planning and creating my solo show in the wonderful Bankley Gallery space in 2017.
I am delighted to be this years recipient of the NADFAS North West Bursary Award (sponsored by the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust) for Fine Art MA studies and start up support.
The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local societies and national events. Each local society brings together like-minded individuals to share their appreciation of and commitment to the arts.
I was very pleased to be selected for the 5 Plus Architects New Creative Talents exhibition, a pop-up event that took place on the 3rd July. It was a great opportunity to exhibit with fellow artists from my alumni post degree show. I would like to thank 5 plus architects and everyone involved for the opportunity and the exciting space we were able to exhibit in.