Latest Exhibitions

29th March – 30th May 2014 – Solo Exhibition – Market Harborough Medical Centre

A rolling programme of 2 monthly exhibitions by Harborough Artist Cluster members. This show contains 16 mixed- media pieces from a range of work produced over the last 18 months. Several new pieces are on show, some that have not been exhibited outside of my studio yet and an Art Windows piece displayed in Wesses’ Bakery during last years Art Windows Event.

9th February – 27th April 2013

Objects and Artefacts

A body of work completed in response to the exhibits at the Harborough museum, including The Hallaton Treasure, Faulkners & Sons Shoe Workshop and displays recording local industry; a series of recordings and mixed–media experiments led to a range of pieces that explore the concept of objects and arte-facts and when one becomes the other. Everyday objects from fifty or hundreds of years ago tell stories of human existence, culture, art and a way of life. Displayed in cases, restored and documented they take on the title of Arte-facts.

Coming at a time of worldwide financial recession, questions about our addiction to consumerism and debt, and what it means to be British were high on the agenda. Images of arte-facts from the museum and everyday objects are brought together using found and recycled materials, print, collage and plastic manipulation. Stitching and text connect the various elements together exploring our lives now but evoking ideas of memory, the handmade, history and times past.

Previous Exhibitions, Commissions and Shows. 

2012

  • Harborough Artist Cluster Exhibition – Market Harborough Medical centre – December 2012 – January 2013
  • Fletcher Foyer Gallery, De Montfort University – Solo show – September – October 2012
  • Art Windows – Fabric installation – T J Thornton’s Jewellers, Market Harborough
  • Leicester Society of Artists – project exhibition – Upcycling – New Walk Museum and Art Gallery – July 2012
  • Open 12 – Alfred East Museum and Art gallery, Kettering – April 2012
  • City Open – New Walk Museum and Art gallery December 2011/January 2012
2011
  • Northampton Open Studios –  september 2011
  • Harborough Artist Cluster – Trail weekend September 2011
  • Art Windows – Fabric installation – Pressing Appointments, Market Harborough
Previous Exhibitions 
  • ‘Exotica’ – Midlands Textile Forum Exhibition, The Gallery, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 4th Sept – 30th Sept 2010
  • Northampton Open Studios 3rd – 19th September 2010
  • The Launch Exhibition, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. 26th Aug – 2nd Sept 2010
  • Harborough town trail exhibition ‘Art Windows’ 3rd – 19th Sept 2010
  • Quinn’s Art Gallery Open studios exhibition. 31st Aug – 10th Oct 2010
  • Leicester Society of Artists Annual Show, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. 1st April – 27th May 2010
  • Midlands Textile Forum – Open Exhibition, The Birmingham Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham – Oct 2009
  • Leicester Society of Artists Annual Show, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. 25th April – 31st May 2009
  • Leicester Society of Artists exhibition ‘Art of Sport’, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. 6thJune – 28th June 09
  • Yours Frankly’ Dance and Visual Arts, distance collaboration research project, Exhibition and Performance,  The Loft, Leeds. Sept 1st 09
  • Harborough Town trail exhibition ‘Art Windows’, 12th to 20th Sept 09
  • Open Studios, Roman way Community centre, Mkt. Harborough 19th/20th Sept 09
  • ‘Common Threads’ Midlands Textile Forum selected exhibition, LSB Depot, Leicester – 17thNovember – 4th December 2008
  • JGallery Prize nomination and selected exhibition, JGallery, Northampton – 23rd October – 8thNovember 2008
  • Midlands Textile Forum – Open Exhibition, The Constable Centre, Beauchamp College, Oadby – 2008
  • Northampton Open Studios – 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Roman Way Community Centre – 2008 (Featured Artist)
  • ‘Sign post’ Exhibition, Harborough Artists Cluster, Harborough Theatre – 2008
  • ‘The Launch’ Open exhibition, The Alfred East Museum & Gallery, Kettering –2008
  • Harborough Artists Cluster Open Studios Exhibition, Quinn’s Gallery and Bookshop, Market Harborough – 2008, 2009
  • Solo Exhibition, The Castle Arts Centre, Wellingborough – 2008
  • ‘Best of the Best’ prize nomination and exhibition, JGallery, Northampton – 2007
  • ‘Making – The Future’, Bonnington Art Gallery, Nottingham 2007
  • Sign Post’ exhibition, Harborough Artists Cluster, Harborough Theatre- 2007
  • ‘The Launch’ Open exhibition, The Northampton Art Gallery and Museum – 2007
  • ‘MA Zing’, The Arts Organisation, Nottingham – 2007
  • ‘Feast’ MA exposition, Nottingham Trent University. – 2007
  • ‘Off-Stage’ exhibition, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham. – 2007
  • Mural Commission, Rm. 334, Hotel Bloom, Brussels, Belgium – 2007 (http://www.hotelstock.be/index.lightbox.php?lid=125&key=CAAAC9)
  • ‘Focusing the Lens’ selected exhibition, Ethnikcity, The City Gallery, Leicester and The Ocean gallery, Leicester – 2007