Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions & Events

2020 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2020 Beyond Boundaries, Leiden Textile Festival, Gallery Zone, Leiden, Holland
2020 Beyond Boundaries, Leiden Textile Festival, High Five Gallery, Leiden, Holland
2019 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2019 Manifest Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2019 5th Triennial Textile Art of Today, Tatra Gallery, Poprad, Slovak Republic
2019 5th Triennial Textile Art of Today, Pesti Vigadó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2019 5th Triennial Textile Art of Today, Historical Museum, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2019 5th Triennial Textile Art of Today, The Morovian Museum, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
2018 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2018 12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
2018 5th Triennial Textile Art of Today , Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2018 Fate, Destiny & Self Determination: An International Tapestry Project, Tuchmacher Museum, Bramsche, Germany
2018 Fate, Destiny & Self Determination: An International Tapestry Project, Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum, Neumunster, Germany
2018 Face to Face, World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada (Solo)
2018 From Lausanne to Beijing, 10th International Fiber Art Biennale, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2018 Fate, Destiny & Self Determination: An International Tapestry Project, International Fibre Festival 2018, King House, Roscommon, Ireland
2018 2018 Chaozhou International Embroidery Art Biennale, International Conference Center of Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou, China
2017 Group Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2017 Under the Bed Sale, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2017 Fantastic Fibers 2017, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, USA
2017 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2017 Echo Chamber, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2017 Manifest Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2017 Fibremen, 6th International Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
2016 Traces, Hand & Lock, London, UK (Solo)
2016 Process, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2016 Open Exhibition, Waterside Arts Centre, Cheshire, UK
2016 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2016 11th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Kherson, Ukraine
2015 Group Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2015 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2015 Bodyworks, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK (Solo)
2015 Manifest Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2015 Fibremen, 5th International Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art, Scythia, Kherson, Ukraine
2014 Traces, Bowery Gallery, Leeds, UK (Solo)
2014 Group Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2014 Human Clay Revisited, Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull, UK
2014 Human Clay Revisited, The Ropewalk, Lincolnshire, UK
2014 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2014 The Studios #2: Drawing Possibilities, The Studios Gallery, Derbyshire, UK
2014 The Bankley Christmas Pop Up, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2013 Life Lines, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, UK (Solo)
2013 Group Exhibition, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2013 Life Lines, Turnpike Gallery, Lancashire, UK (Solo)
2013 Group Exhibition, The Art Lounge, Derbyshire, UK
2013 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 Go Figure, Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull, UK
2012 Made with Love, Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull, UK
2012 Textiles & Mixed Media, Eggspace, Liverpool, UK
2012 Life Lines, The Beetroot Tree, Derbyshire, UK (Solo)
2012 Hospitality Re-Viewed, Baltic Creative, Liverpool, UK
2012 60 Drawings, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 The Div/sion of Power, Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK
2012 Lancashire & Yorkshire Craft Open Exhibition, Platform Gallery, Lancashire, UK
2011 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2011 Life Lines, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK (Solo)
2011 Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK
2011 Lancashire & Yorkshire Craft Open Exhibition, Platform Gallery, Lancashire, UK
2011 Lines & Strata 2: Contemporary Welsh Drawing, Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Wales, UK
2010 Crafted, Kirkby Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2010 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2010 Lines & Strata 2: Contemporary Welsh Drawing, Oriel Mwldan, Wales, UK
2010 Lines & Strata 2: Contemporary Welsh Drawing, White Lion Street Gallery, Wales, UK
2010 Lines & Strata 2: Contemporary Welsh Drawing, Denbigh Museum & Art Gallery, Wales, UK
2009 Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, Oriel Ynys Mon, Wales, UK
2009 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2008 Open Studios, Bankley Studios & Gallery, Manchester, UK
2007 Group Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford, UK
2006 Group Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford, UK
2005 Group Exhibition, Hotbed Press, Salford, UK
2004 Artlink, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire, UK
2003 Open Exhibition, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wales, UK
2003 Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK
2003 Young Wales 6, Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales, UK
2003 Open Exhibition, Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Wales, UK
2002 Echo, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
2002 Indigo Salon, Premiere Vision, Paris, France
2002 Shopping, Debenhams Windows, Manchester, UK
2002 Testing Time, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
2001 Group Exhibition, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, UK
2001 Indigo Salon, Premiere Vision, Paris, France
2001 Student Spotlight, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, UK (Solo)
2001 Young Wales 5, Royal Cambrian Academy, Wales, UK
2001 Destination Unknown, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, UK
2001 Open Exhibition, Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Wales, UK
2000 Zones, Liverpool Art School, Liverpool, UK
2000 Indigo Salon, Premiere Vision, Paris, France
2000 Graduate Fashion Week, Earls Court, London, UK
2000 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK

Employment & Experience

2012 – 2019 Part Time Lecturer, Trafford College, Cheshire
2010 – 2013 Part Time Lecturer, Reaseheath College, Cheshire
2010 – 2011 Part Time Lecturer, Stockport College, Cheshire
2008 – 2010 Part Time Lecturer, The Manchester College, Manchester
2006 – 2008 Part Time Lecturer, City College, Manchester
2003 – 2009 Part Time Lecturer, Manchester Adult Education Service, Manchester
2000 – 2019 Freelance Artist Facilitator, Clients include;

  • Arts for Recovery in The Community, Cheshire
  • Association of Residential Courses for Adults
  • Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton
  • Bolton College, Lancashire
  • Chapel Gallery, Lancashire
  • Farfield Mill, Cumbria
  • Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire
  • Lancashire Museums Learning Service
  • Llandrillo College, Wales
  • Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust
  • Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
  • Opportunities & Activities, Manchester
  • Oriel Mostyn, Wales
  • Platform Gallery, Lancashire
  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
  • Start in Salford, Lancashire
  • The Beetroot Tree, Derbyshire
  • The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
  • Turnpike Gallery, Lancashire

Education & Awards

2009 Foundation Course in Art Therapy, British Association of Art Therapists
2008 Introduction to Art Therapy, British Association of Art Therapists
2007 ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts, Manchester Adult Education Service
2006 PGCE (Further, Higher & Adult Education), Manchester Metropolitan University
2002 MA Textiles, Manchester Metropolitan University
2001 Arts & Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Study Award
2000 BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design, Liverpool John Moores University

Membership & Affiliation

2017 – 2019 European Textile Network, www.etn-net.org
2017 – 2019 TAFA (Textile and Fiber Art List), www.tafalist.com
2017 – 2019 Surface Design Association, www.surfacedesign.org
2017 – 2019 a-n The Artists Information Company, www.a-n.co.uk
2010 – 2012 Re-View Textile, www.reviewtextile.wordpress.com
2008 – 2019 Bankley Studios & Gallery, www.bankley.org.uk