Exhibitions

 

2021 – 

New Contemporaries Streams. 'Somebody Else's good food'. Digital screening.

New Contemporaries 2021. 'Hiding in Plain sight'. Firstsite Gallery, Colchester. UK.

Nottingham Asylum Project. 'Peter's Asylum'. Digital Gallery. www.nottsasylumproject.site

2020 –

Transmission. ‘Somebody else’s good food’. Digital Gallery. www.transmissionart.co.uk.

 

Sunday Sounds. ‘I have the tools’. Digital Commission. https://www.axisweb.org/. https://www.axisweb.org/article/sunday-sounds/.

Exaggerate Everything. “Grant slapped me on park”. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2019 –

Spill Yer Tea - Scratch performance night. ‘Circle IX Performance’. Organised by DRIP Liverpool. 35-39 Greenland St, Liverpool. UK.

 

New Art Exchange Open. ‘Hiding in plain sight: Houses pt 3’. New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, UK.

 

There’s No Place Like Home. ‘Midnight conversations’. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

[Not] A Live Show: 70th anniversary of New Contemporaries. ‘Illuminated Memories’. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. UK.

 

2018 –

INTERmate.‘Circle Performance VII & VIII’. Organised by Ceej Richter, (MFA final performance). De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

 

Secret Postcard. ‘How long will I wait’. Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire, UK.

 

SLAP: Live Art/Performance/Music/Instillation. ‘Circle Performance VI’. Organised by Little Wolf Parade. Rough Trade, 5 Broad St, Nottingham. UK.

 

Film, Free and Easy: Film festival. ‘The Alarm’. Primary Gallery, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham, UK.

 

What has been Not what will be. Group ‘Happening’ Performance. Organised by ‘Can We Nott: NTU Public program. The Florist, 36-38 Hockley, Nottingham, UK.

 

Memory-Images. ‘Circle Performance IV’. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Film, Free and Easy: Film festival. ‘Solitary Confinement: pt 1’.  Primary Gallery, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham, UK.

 

2017 –

Secret Postcard. ‘Untitled’. Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire, UK.

 

Re-Performing Gender. ‘I’m Pan Sexual’. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Curation

 

2020 –

‘Isolated Memories’. The isolated memories voicemail project. https://isolatedmemories.wixsite.com/isolatedmemories.

Everything Exaggerated. Backlit Gallery Invigilators Response Exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2019 –

Tunnell Vision. Summer Lodge 2019 documentation exhibition. Victoria Centre Bus Station, Nottingham, UK.

 

2018 –

There’s No Place like Home. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

What has been Not what will be. Organised by ‘Can We Nott: NTU program. The Florist, 36-38 Hockley, Nottingham, UK.

 

SITE:strike. Backlit Gallery Invigilators Response Exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Fine Art Collective film festival. Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

 

Professional Workshops

2021 –

Sensory Museum of the Future - Space Inclusive, Year 2094. Co-Curate and deliver 4 days of workshops for people with learning differences around the themes of the future, culminating in an on site exhibition. In colaboration with the Nottingham Contemporary Gallery. 

No jobs In the arts FRINGE FESTIVAL. Generosity Session: A mindful approach  to engaging with crit sessions. Provided 50min Workshop. www.ukyoungartists.co.uk.

Voluntary Experience

2019 –

Backcrit. Backlit Gallery’s (Nottingham) In house art discussion group. 

Role: To organise and oversee the event in all of its functions with the assistance of a co-director and volunteers known as the Steering Group. I organise guest artists and additional artists who show work with the guidance and support of the guest artist. Featured artists are as follows. 

 

       - Ryan Heath 5th July 2019

       - Emmanuel Boateng 7th June 2019

       - Jade Foster 3rd May 2019

       - Alasdaire Ambrose 5thApril 2019

       - David Cantrill 1st March 2019

       - Annie Moxon 1st February 2019

In Focus. Surface Gallery’s (Nottingham) In house art discussion group. 

Role: To organise and oversee the event in all of its functions with the support of the Surface Gallery Voles team. I organise guest artists and additional artists who show work with the guidance and support of the guest artist. Guest Artists featured so far are 

       - Ryan Boultbee Dec 12th 2019

       - Céline Siani Djiakoua 25th Nov 2019

       - Michael J. Sheppard 26th June 2019

       - Jessica Pye 29th May 2019

       - Katie Zoe Mitchell 24th April 2019

       - Hollie Udall 27thMarch 2019

       - Ashley Alldread 27th February 2019  

       - Tom Van Herrewege 30th January 2019

       - Ceej Richter 24th October 2018

       - Alasdair Ambrose 26th September 2018

       - Sophie Kate Morton 29th August 2018

       - Benjamin Rostance 25th July 2018

 

Summer Lodge 2019. 

Role: Documentor.  Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, UK.  

 

Altercation: 181018 by Alasdair Ambrose.

Role: Moving image documentation. (Red Bricks Exhibition) Primary Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2018 –

Summer Lodge 2018. 

Role: Studio Assistant to various artists. Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, UK.   http://www.summerlodge.org/welcome/ 

 

Bummock: Lace archive’ exhibition.

Role: De-installing Exhibition. Support for Andrew Bracey. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Walk the Line by Matthew Chesney.

Role: Labourer/assisting artist. Usher Gallery, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, UK.

 

2017 –

Simon Starling Exhibition

Role: Labourer/De-instillation of exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilation and Volunteering 2017 - 2020

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - C/J: Chloe Maratta and Joanne Robertson. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator:

Exhibition - Let there be light. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Dick Jewell: Now & Then'. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - The Serving Library v David Osbaldeston. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator:

Exhibition - International Postcard Show 2019. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Symposium - International Association of Art Critics with Sacha Craddock. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.          

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Mountain Of Tongues. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Strike Site. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

Invigilator:       

Exhibition - Bummock: Lace archive. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.​             

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Performing Gender. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Mytho Plastic. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Press

 

2021 –

'Artist highlight' - THE Leftlion. Edition 141, PAGE 47. NOVEMBER 2021.

'Artful Asylum' - Artfully Learning - Written by Adam Zucker

'De-Risking the arts' - UK New Artists - Written by Kellymarie Palfrey.

Notts TV - Nottingham Asylum Project - 'Peter's Asylum' TV Interview. 

 

2020 –

Notts TV - Exaggerate Everything TV Interview. 

Everything Exaggerated - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

 

2018 –

SITE:strike - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support and funding from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

 

2017 –

RE-performing Gender - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

Research

2021 -

'A Brief Guide to Combining Accessibility with Creativity’ toolkit, part of Addressing inequalities and

under-representation in the Region’s sector, a Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands project. (CVAN). In collaboration with artist Jo Tolley. 

'Nottingham Asylum Project'. Looking at the historical humanitarian aspects of the Nottingham County Asylum as part of the research team lead by Backlit Gallery, Nottingham. 

2018 -

'SPUR Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers: Scholarship of teaching and learning'. 2018. Research paper titled: Learning from failure: Collaborative design for the future of art and design curriculum development.  

INTERNSHIP

2021 -

'Mental Health Co-ordinator' internship. Hosted by Backlit Gallery, Nottingham and funded by Future you, Nottingham Trent University. 

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