About Me

Born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, in 1992, my passion for art has always been evident. After school I went to Franklin College to do my A Levels and then attended Grimsby School of Art to do an Art Foundation course, where I gained a Distinction. In 2015, I received a First Class Honours in BA Fine Art Practice from the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. In September 2016, I completed my MA in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln; and was awarded a Distinction.

Education

2008    12 GCSE's A*- B

 

2010    A Levels:    Fine Art (A), Graphic Design (A), English Language (B), History (A*)

 

2011    Art Foundation Diploma (Distinction)

 

2012    City & Guilds Certificate in Supporting Adults and Young People with essential                 skills

 

2014    BSL - Level One 

 

2015    BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice - First Class

 

2016    MA ( Fine Art) - Distinction

 

2017    Makaton - Foundation

 

2017    Makaton - Enhancement

Professional experience within the Arts

October 2018 - Feb 2019 

 

Selected for Graduate Curator Exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.

I curated 'Trace-making' ; an exhibition that focused on the importance of documentation and the archiving of memories.

Exhibiting artists: Emily Connor, Jim Connor, Karen Weston and Wendy Ronaldson. 

 

March. 2015 - Present            

 

Resident artist at The Ropewalk, Contemporary Arts Centre,

Barton-Upon Humber.

 

Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2017

 

Gallery Manager at Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. 

 

 

March – June 2015          

 

Voluntary work installing and invigilating 'Field for the British

Isles' by Antony Gormley at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre,

Scunthorpe.

 

Jan- November. 2014             

 

Illustrator of published book 'Kali's songs' by Peter Mullins. 

 

Jan. 2012 – July. 2013

 

Voluntary work with young people who have mental health

issues. I have supported various creative workshops and classes.

 

March. 2013                

 

Lightworks (Annual International Arts Festival). Roles included:

meeting and greeting the public, explaining work and assisting

with activities for children.

 

June. 2013                  

 

Voluntary work at The Ropewalk, Barton. Experience in curating

an exhibition at the art gallery and assisting with an outdoor

sculpture event in Utterby, Louth.

 

July. 2013                    

 

Experience working in various schools with primary and

secondary students. 

 

Nov. 2013                    

 

‘The Big Draw’ at Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby.

Roles included: leading on the

organisation of the event, assisting with risk assessments, liaising

with staff at Freshney Place, interacting with the public and

coordinating activities for children.

 

Group Exhibitions

2011    Art Foundation Show, East Coast School of Art and Design, Grimsby

 

2012    North Lincolnshire Print Open, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.

 

2013    Humber to the Wash, The Ropewalk, Barton

 

2013    GO Exhibition, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby (WINNER)

 

2014    Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull

 

2014    North Lincolnshire Print Open, The Ropewalk, Barton (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

 

2014    Open, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

 

2014    Barton Arts Festival Open Exhibition, Trinity Church, Barton

 

2014    The Steel Rooms Open Exhibition, Brigg, North Lincolnshire

 

2014    Electric Open, Electric Picture House, Congleton, Cheshire

 

2014    Pride of Place Open Exhibition, Hull

 

2015    Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon Hull.

 

2015    Atelier & Galerie papermetal, Montcuq, France.

 

2015    BA Fine Art Practice Degree Show, Grimsby Institute.

 

2015    'Shifting Images', Lincolnshire Artists Self Portraiture, Present and Past, Grimsby                 Fishing Heritage Centre.

 

2015    InPrint National Printmakers Open 2015, Studio Eleven, Hull.

 

2015    Studio Artists' Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.

 

2016    'Research & Practice', MA Fine Art and CCP, Gallery at St Martins, Lincoln.

 

2016     '(extra)ordinary objects: memory and narrative', St Mary Le Wigford, Lincoln.

 

2016    '&' - MA Fine Art Show, Project Space Plus, The University of Lincoln.

 

2016     Studio Artists' Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

 

2016    Winter Exhibition, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

 

2017    InPrint National Printmakers Open 2017, KAG, Hull. City of Culture.

 

2017    Studio Artist's Exhibition, Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.

 

2018    'Hotel Drawings', 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

 

2018     'Fire and Forge', Oriel Gallery, Grimsby School of Art.

 

2018     'Humber To The Wash', Artspace, The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber.

 

2018     Open Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

 

2019     Graduate Curator Exhibition, Trace-making, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre,                                 Scunthorpe.

 

 

Awards & Prizes

2013 - Winner of the Young Artist Award (under 25) at 'GO' Exhibition, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby.

 

2014 - Illustrator of published book 'Kali's songs' by Peter Mullins. All proceeds of book to St Andrews Hospice, Grimsby.

 

2014 - Completed The Duke of Edinburgh GOLD Award (DOFE)

 

2015 - RA Summer Exhibition - Two pieces shortlisted for the final round of judging.

 

2015 - Three prints selected to be exhibited in 'Atelier & Galerie Papermetal', Montuq,   France.

 

2015 - Aesthetica Art Prize - Shortlisted for the second round of judging.

 

2016 - RA Summer Exhibition -Shortlisted for the final round of judging.

 

2017 - The New English Art Club Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries - Pre-selected.

 

2018 -  RA Summer Exhibition - Shortlisted for the final round of judging.

 

2018 -  Selected for Graduate Curator Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.

 

 

News

Current Exhibitions

EDUCATION: MASTERS 

In January 2017  I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Distinction in MA Fine Art.

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