CV

Qualifications:

1982

B.A.(Hons) Fine Art. Manchester Polytechnic

1991

M.Phil. Fine Art. University of Leeds

Solo Installations:

2020

Lockdown. CV-Red early April and CV-Black late May. Two sculptures about the Coronavirus.

2019

The Big Draw Private Commission – The pencils are painted in each member of the family’s favourite colour.

2017/19

Quarry with music by Julia Harding. Bollington Festival, May 2019 and Stockport Art Gallery, September 2019 – included in Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition.

2018

Framed for KEMS Concert Band for The Barnaby Festival, 2018, Macclesfield. Painted wood, painted steel and copper leaves.

2016

Sound Scape with Julia Harding, composer. Minimalist Art in Nature and Music performances and installation.
Performances in 2016 at Charles Roe House, Macclesfield and, in 2017 Thursday Lates at Manchester Art Gallery, The Dome, Buxton Festival Fringe and The Lowry, Salford.

1998.

Power Flowers. Stockport Art Gallery

1992

Pool. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.

1991

Gold and Black. Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia,

1990

The Bell and the Arch: Fragments. Norton Priory Museum, Runcorn, Cheshire

1988

Water, Earth to Growth. Friends of the Earth/Opportunities for Women, London.

1987

Imagine a World. Watermans Art Centre, London

1984

Sculptural Environment. Salford Art Gallery

Selected Commissions, Residencies and Group Exhibitions:

2019

Conversations in Sculpture – Royal Society of Sculptors, North and Midlands, exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery included in Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019.

2018

The News: Remember, Remember for Cheshire Artists Network (CAN) Exhibition “War & Peace” at Chester Cathedral.

2018

Oak Tree, Commissioned by McGarvey Jones Financial Planning, Manchester, for the Board Room.

2016

The Giving Tree, commissioned by Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, Cheshire.

2015

“Prickly Wall” and “Curved Straights” with AiNIN, Art in Nature International Network on Nov 29th at 12pm worldwide in ArtCOP21 International Art Festival in conjunction with COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Paris, 30th Nov to Dec 11th 2015.

2015

“Between Sky and Earth” Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Bienniale Exhibition. Korean Nature Artists Association – YATOO. Gongju, Republic of Korea.

2014-5

The Great War Remembered. Cheshire Artists Network Commemoration of Those Involved in World War 1. Venues throughout Cheshire and including RAF Museum, Cosgrove.

2014

El Eco del Pasada – Echo from the Past for Tufi’Arte an international symposium organised by AiNiN – Artists in Nature International Network, Tufia, Gran Canaria.

2014

“La Mouette/The Seagull” for Usine Utopik’s 2nd Symposium, ‘Bords de Vire’ in Saint Lô and Tessy-sur-Vire, Normandy, France.

2014

“Falling Leaves” for ‘The Sculpture Show’, Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester.

2014

“Hope 3 and Endless Column of Misery” for ‘The Great War – Personal Responses’, by Cheshire Artists Network. Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire.

2013

“La Cloche Perdue” for ‘Fantastiques’ within Sentier 2013, Hautecour, Savoie, France, organised by Lez’Arts en Adret.

2012
“Asseyez-vous et régardez” for Mine d’Art en Sentier, 2012 in the Parc naturel régional Scarpe-Escaut, le Pays de Condé in the Nord-Pas de Calais Basin, France.
2011

“Red” for 1st Olive Wood Symposium organised by Sculpture Network, Gangelt, Germany

2011

“River” Commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for the entrance to the Leisure Centre

2011

Liber Planetarum for A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden at The Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester.

2011

Blue Bird for 3R’s: Reclaimed, Recycled, Raw Sculpture Trail in the Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir.

2010

Blooming Branches for artsCape Biennial 2010. Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

2009

Scratch the Surface- Dig a Little Deeper – Symposium and Conference.Organised by Elevate East Lancashire.

2009

The Bollington Labyrinth, with Jeff Teasdale for the Bollington Festival, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

2009

Snowdrops for Cambo, Cambo House, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Scotland.

2008

Solar Light at Galerija Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania for Kaunas Mene:Kontekstai – Kaunas in Art:Contexts. Contemporary Art Festival in nine venues in the city.

2008

Une Rivière pour l’Arc Mosellan. 1er Symposium International de Sculpture de l’Arc Mosellan, Buding, France

2008

Saver > Screens. Commission for The Co-operative Financial Services, Manchester

2008

Timescale. Kelloe, Durham

2008

“Verso l’Inizio – Towards the Beginning” with Carlotta Brunetti for Humus Park – International Land Art Meeting, Pordenone, Italy

2007/8

Spring, Summer and Autumn, 1, 2 and 3 for Something Beautiful in Tatton Park, Knutsford, for Cheshire’s Year of Gardens 2008

2007

Fresh Air 2007, The Quenington Sculpture Trust, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

2007

Art in Gardens, Research and Development Bursary. Cheshire County Council

2006

Bouquet, For Windmill Hill Primary School, Runcorn, Cheshire.

2006

Open Space, Green Heart Partnership – Lead artist

2005

Swell Sculpture Festival 2005. Currumbin, Queensland, Australia

2005

Chemin d’Art. Saint-Flour, France

2005

River for the Botanic Garden Sculpture in the Garden; a celebration of the RBS Centenary. Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester.

2004/5

“Look, Reflect and Recover” 1 and 2. North East NHS Surgery Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

2004

Enjoy, View and Use

2004

Lead artist for Ley Orchard Village Green, Willersey, Gloucestershire

2004

3rd International Artists’ Symposium. Milton Keynes, UK

2004

Marquer d’une Pierre Blanche. Les Doigts d’Art, Salins les BainsFrance

2003/4

Flower Cow-er for CowParade Manchester 2004 – promotion cow.

2003/4.

Garden of Achievement. Newall Green High School, Manchester

2002/4

Enjoy, View and Use. Worcester Park, Surrey. Land art in park in housing development

2003

Doors of Perception  for PeatPolis.nl, Barger-Compascuum, The Netherlands .

2003

Stones of Life – Journey of Silver. Wharton Junior School, Winsford, Cheshire

2002

Play, Perform and PicnicPenticton. Okanagan/Thompson International  Sculpture Symposium, British Colombia , Canada

2002

Power Flowers for Saint-Lô.  Maîtres des Lieux.  Saint-Lô, France

2002

Reactions, Exit Art, New York

2001

Flower of the Forest. Keum River International Nature Art Symposium, Kongju, Korea .

2001

Wald, Apfelbaum, Farbe, Leben. Kraftplatzroas, Irdning, Austria

2001

Water-Fall. Covent Garden Flower Festival, London

2001
Annual Exhibition. Royal British Society of Sculptors
2000

5 Christchurch Circles  Art in the Park 2000, Christchurch, New Zealand

2000/2

Drink Me! onetree.  Knutsford, Edinburgh, Welbeck, Bristol, London.

2000.
Old Story-New Story. Greenfield Valley Sculpture Trail, North Wales.
1996-9.

Earthwork Olympus. Cribb’s Causeway Shopping Centre, Bristol.

1994-2003.

The Chain and the Wheel. South Gloucestershire Council/Sustrans. Bristol

1995-9.

Meet, Sit and Talk, Conversation, Roof Garden.  Chancellors Court, Leeds University.

1999.

warp.weft. Rochdale Partnership/Canalside SRB.

1998.

Wave. Sculpture by the Sea. Bondi Headlands, NSW, Australia .

1998

Once upon a Time. Dartington Primary School/ Dept. for Earthen Studies, University of Plymouth, Devon

1998

Power Flower. ’98 China Changchun International Invitation Exhibition of Sculpture. Sited 2003 in the World Sculpture Park, Changchun

1997

Sun Wall/Earth Wall. Ceramics Biennale, Be’er Sheva, Israel.

1996, 98

Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail, Yorkshire

1994

Look Round in Anger. The Coventry Gallery, London

1995

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Wysing Arts, Cambridge

1993

Stay, Live and Sit.  Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Monash University, Melbourne.

1992

Hope. Miss-ing, 37 Raüme. Berlin Festival.

1992

Die Kluft. On the Brink, Leeds University Gallery.

1991

The Doors are open ..  Das Andere Gedächtnis. Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg.

1991

Hope. Budapest Spring Festival.  Demarco Eastern European Foundation.

1991

Patch of Light.  Norfolk Naturalists Trust, Foxley Wood.

1989
Tatton River. Capability to Contemporary. Tatton Park, Cheshire
1989

Leeds Castle. Women’s Sculpture Show, Maidstone, Kent

1989

Oxford Sculpture Project.  Boars Hill, Oxford.

1989

Littoral Art, Guernsey Festival, Channel Islands

1988

Dublin Divide. International Conference on Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

1988

Span. New Directions, New Attitudes. Richard Demarco Gallery in Sarajevo.

1987

Homage to Trees.  Trees, Woods and the Green Man. Common Ground. Styal, Cheshire

1986

Sculptor at Work. Fishguard Music Festival, Wales

1985

From the Ruins, Portland Clifftop Sculpture Park 2. Dorset, England

Annually.

Manchester Academy of Fine Art

Awards:

2017

Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Dr. Barbara Oldham Bursary 2017 for “Quarry”

2016

Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company for “Sound Scape”

2000

Architecture 2000. Commendations by Leeds City Council for Meet, Sit and Talk, Conversation and Roof Garden.

Travel Bursaries:

2003

Arts Council England – North West

1999, 96, 94

North West Arts Board

1993

British Council, Australia

1992

British Council, USA

1991

British Council, Scotland .

Visiting Lecturer:

2003/4

Leeds Metropolitan University, Landscape Design

1990-7

Leeds University, Fine Art

1989-95

Manchester University, Landscape and Planning

1985- present

Universities throughout UK and abroad, Fine Art and Landscape Architecture

Other Information:

Writes for a-n for Artists Magazine, on international projects.

1997

worked with UK Waste, now Biffa, on ideas for landfill sites

2000

worked with Christchurch City Council, New Zealand , on ideas for river estuary.
Wide experience of projects/workshops in schools – hold Advanced Disclosure
Invited by Sheils Flynn Ltd, Landscape Architects, to be on the team for the International Design Competition for Maghtab Park, Malta.

Societies:

Royal Society of Sculptors– FRSS

Landscape and Arts Network

AiNIN – Art in Nature International Network

Manchester Academy of Fine Art

Cheshire Artists Network