Artist CV

Exhibitions, Articles and Competitions

Win it! Aire Place Studios Leeds. I was shortlisted for Aire Place Studios very first art prize exhibition. 1st - 24th June.

Bring It! Aire Place Studios Leeds. Celebrating Yorkshire creatives! 6th - 20th May 2022.

Why would you live here? Artists reflect on Northern life Interview by Letty McHugh from Disability Arts Online, 24th Sep 2021.

Worth, Keighley Creative, Keighley, Sep - Oct 2021.

World Art Day Competition, Northern Rail, Manchester Victoria Station, April 2021.

Artist Choice, Bradford Unesco City of Film and Not Just Hockney, Big Screen, Bradford Centenary Square, March – end of April 2021.

Stay Connected a virtual exhibition curated by Lois Emma Harkin, Nov – Dec 2020.

The Play Issue - Issue 6, Haus-a-rest, online zine Oct 2020.

Summer Show, Artbound, Legacy Art's Gallery, Todmorden, June/July 2018

Animals Wildlife Nature, Bradford City of Film Bradford Unesco City of Film and Not Just Hockney, Big Screen, Bradford Centenary Square, April 2018

Animal Contemporary, Artbound, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Feb 2018

Ilkley Art Trail, 2017.



Demonstrations or Workshops

Afterschool Art Club, Sue Belcher Centre, Keighley. Working with One in a Million charity and The Bronte Parsonage to deliver creative sessions for children from deprived backgrounds.

Play Days, Better Places, Bradford, 4 sessions spanning from Aug - Nov 2021

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Art Day, People First, Keighley, July 2021 (listen to their Podcast from this day at People First Podcast )

Cliffe Castle Support Group SKETCHBOOK – Online Guest Contributor, 2nd March – 6th April 2021.

Make a Mark – Landscape Sketch Crawl, September 2019, Part of the South
Pennines EXPLORE Walk and Ride Festival 2019.

Drawing in the Landscape National Trust workshop, Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags,
Hebden Bridge, August 2019.

Mixed Media Animals, Art Demonstration, Horsforth Art Society, Leeds, April 2019.

Mixed Media Portraits, Art Demonstration, Holden Arts Club, Oakworth, Jan 2019.



Education


Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts). BA
Fine Art, grade: 2:1. Oct 2005 – July 2008.

Leeds College of Art and Design.
Foundation Course in Art and Design, grade: Distinction. Aug 2004 – Jun 2005.

Craven College, Skipton.
AVCE Art and Design, grade: AA. A Level Fine Art, grade: A. Sep 2002 – Jul 2004.



Other Training


The University of Northampton Supporting Learners who are
Deaf/Blind (MSI) : A- . Jun 2014 – March 2015.

British Association of Art Therapists, Foundation in Art Therapy. Feb 2014.

YPO Wakefield, Expressive Arts and Design – and EYFS curriculum course. Jun 2013.

Orleans House Gallery and Arts Service, London. Internship in the
Education office. May 2008 - Sep 2008



From a young age I have had various jobs, both voluntary and paid running alongside my art practice. I have helped to plan and run educational and fun creative activities in a variety of community settings from inner city Bradford to the depths of National Trust ancient woodland.

I have also worked in educational settings, specialising in working with young children with profound and multiple needs. I have had the privilege to be able to plan and run art activities, create sensory interactive spaces and sensory gardens, incorporating Makaton, PECs and intensive interaction that is meaningful to each individual wherever possible. I also planned, ran and marked my own ASDAN printing classes for a class of sixth-former students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

I realised my passion for working with people in a creative environment early on, when I got the opportunity for my week of work experience at school to work alongside the artist Emma J Lazenby. We worked with Cartwright Hall and Allerton Primary, Bradford to create an animation about a year 4 class's interpretation of Anish Kapoor's 'Turning the World Inside Out' (1995) and what might be inside it!