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Qualifications:

1982. B.A.(Hons) Fine Art. Manchester Polytechnic
1991. M.Phil. Fine Art. University of Leeds.


Solo Installations:
2017   Quarry with Julia Harding. Stone, video and music installation.
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 and The Dome, Buxton Festival Fringe.
2007   Homage to Fantin-Latour. Installation for Henri Fantin-Latour Exhibition, Painting with Summer at York Art Gallery
2006   The Sword and the Stone, for Feelgood Theatre Productions, Arthur - King of the Britons, Heaton Park, Manchester
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:
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   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 Bains, France
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 Picnic. Penticton. 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.   15 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 GardenChancellors 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 British Society of Sculptors – FRBS
Landscape and Arts Network
Art and Architecture
AiNIN – Art in Nature International Network
Manchester Academy of Fine Art
Cheshire Artists Network

 

 

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