Division of Labour: 1-10 Dec 2016

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“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.”

Above quoted from Corridor 8 Review of Exhibition

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‘What Was Is No More’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame

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‘The Art of Broken Pieces’ 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Frame, Plaster

'Glass Shades for Electric Lights' (detail shot)

‘Glass Shades for Electric Lights’ (detail shot) 2016 Hand-Blown Photosensitive Glass, Electric cabling & fittings, Bulbs

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2016 Bankley Open Call Award Winner

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.

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Photo credit: John Lynch

Northern Graduates Exhibition 2013

I am thrilled to have been invited to take part in this years Northern Graduates exhibition at the Curwen Gallery in London.

For images of my work included in this exhibition please click here.

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Exhibiting Artists…

Alistair Woods : Leeds Metropolitan

Bethany Armstrong : Huddersfield University

Bijan Amini-Alavijeh : Manchester School of Art (MMU)

             Dawn Beever : UCLAN (Preston)

Denise Robson : Cumbria University (Carlisle)

Eve Laws : Northumbria University (Newcastle)

Francesca Aikman : UCLAN (Preston)

Frida Cooper : Salford University

Hannah Davies : Manchester School of Art (MMU)

Harry Hartley : Salford University

Jessica Shandley : Manchester School of Art (MMU)

Kathryn Thompson : Northumbria University (Newcastle)

Kennis Chan : Lancaster University

Lucy Hesling : Northumbria University (Newcastle)

Helen Wheeler : Manchester School of Art (MMU)

Molly Smyth : Manchester School of Art (MMU)

NADFAS North West Bursary Award for Fine Art: 1st Prize Award Winner

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.

Thanks to NADFAS‘s support I am looking forward to taking a place at MMU on their Fine Art MA Course in September 2013 and I would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who was involved in the selection process as well as the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust.

New Creative Talents – 5 Plus Architects

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.New Creative Talents 2013 Artists

5 Plus Architects New Creative Talents  Manchester International Festival,  Albert Square, Manchester

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