THE MARGATE ART PRIZE SELECTED FINALISTS' SHOW AT NO 42 MARGATE
2 - 21 August 2023
Following the successful finalists' exhibition at Ramsay & Williams Gallery, four works, including one of mine, have been selected to hang in this new boutique hotel on Margate seafront for three weeks.
HELL OR HIGH WATER
THE MARGATE ART PRIZE
5 - 30 July 2023
I am so excited and delighted to be part of this exhibition, hosted by Ramsay & Williams Gallery and showcasing the 11 shortlisted finalists from their open call. The selector is Tracey Emin CBE RA, and she will declare the overall winner at the gallery on 21 July.
AT NEW ZEALAND ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
6 - 18 June 2023
In an exciting series of "firsts", my work in this exhibition takes the form of a specially created video which will be combined with the works of over 30 international artists to create an installation at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington. It will also be streamed on Instagram and YouTube.
This is my first venture into the Southern Hemisphere. This is also true for the organisers, ArtCan, who are celebrating 10 years of not-for-profit work to support artists across the world.
10 X 10 ARTCAN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
15 - 28 May 2023
This is a group exhibition of work measuring no more than 10 inches in any direction, to celebrate the diversity of talent of the members of ArtCan in its tenth year of supporting artists.
I will be invigilating and also talking about my work "Equinox", some of my processes and upcoming projects on Tuesday 23 May.
March - December 2023
Following hot on the heels of CHROMA at the America Square Conference Centre, London, I was delighted to find that Ernesto Romano has selected another of my pieces White Hot Reef for his successor show Chroma 02, which again gloriously celebrates the full spectrum of colour through his beautifully considered curation.
Details of the show opening and Private View to follow in my News tab.
ING DISCERNING EYE 2022
11-20 November (to 31 December online)
I am delighted to have been selected for this year's Discerning Eye. I am particularly looking forward to seeing my work in the Mall Galleries this year, after the disappointment of lockdown in 2020, which meant that I could only participate online.
This year's selectors are Alison Bevan, Gurinder Chadha, Kate Enters, Aindrea Emelife, David Ferry and Ansel Krut.
I am excited to find out which one of them chose my work and to see their curated shows-within-a-show!
A LETTER IN MIND FOR THE NATIONAL BRAIN APPEAL
2 - 6 November 2022
SHHH! I can't tell you which work is mine, but I will be taking part in this annual fundraiser for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
All works are anonymously created on envelopes - including by some very well known names - and each is for sale for £85.
The sale happens in their new look online gallery at https://alim.nationalbrainappeal.org/.
There's a preview day on 2 November and then the online shop goes live on 3 November.
Meanwhile, all the works can be viewed in person at Gallery Different, 14 Percy Street, London W1T 1DR.
6 November 2022 - 6 January 2023
This promises to be a powerful new exhibition from ArtCan on the subject of Climate Change.
I am delighted to have had three separate works selected for this timely and important show. A glimpse of one is included in this poster, and I have added part of one of the other works, which is a triptych.
It is hosted in ArtCan's beautifully reconfigured virtual gallery, which has been specially adapted to this new show. The gallery is beautiful, the artworks are powerful and stimulating and there will be audio inputs, too.
The Private View till be online on 8 November from 6 til 7 pm. Booking is free via Eventbrite - search ArtCan Breathing Out. The exhibition will then be freely accessible online via the website www.artcan.org uk.
CHROMA - ARTISTS' TALK
Tuesday 15 November 2022
As part of the ongoing exhibition CHROMA, I have been invited to give a talk about my work, together with fellow ArtCan artists, Sandra Menant and Amanda Blunden.
Save the date for 15 November at 5pm. Free tickets will be available via Eventbrite shortly.
CHROMA is at the America Square Conference Centre, 17 Crosswall, One America Square, London EC3N 2LB.
6 - 11 September 2022
Legacy is a beautiful group exhibition by ArtCan artists, shown in the unique and atmospheric setting of The Crypt Gallery in London's Bloomsbury.
We are most grateful for the generous sponsorship of Suna Interior Design in making this happen.
The show is free to visit and will be open from 11am - 6pm every day by St Pancras Church, Euston Road.
VIENNA CALLING III - 'TAKE A CHANCE ON ME'
9 - 23 September 2022
This will be the first showing of my work in Vienna.
At Galerie Art Pool on Markgraf-Rudiger Strasse and curated by Manfredo Weihs and Christine Manderla, this is another international collaboration with ArtCan.
Private View is on 9 September, also featuring live performances by Schick Sisters.
For those who cannot make it in person to Vienna, there will be free live streamed coverage of the private view.
You can join us via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vienna-calling-iii-hybrid-private-view-tickets-410367418997
STORIES 02 IN THE NEWS BUILDING
15 July 2022 - January 2023
Just as our exhibition Elevate 03 closed in The Shard, I have the pleasure of being selected to show my work in The News Building (sometimes called 'The Baby Shard'), just across the square.
With huge thanks to ArtCan and Kroll for making this possible.
ST ANDREWS ECO HUB
1 July - 31 August
I am delighted to have been invited to display four of my cyanotypes at the Eco Hub to help them promote their summer plastic-free initiatives.
See my news section for more details.
1 July - January 2023
I am delighted to have two works selected for this glorious exhibition celebrating colour!
Curated for ArtCan by Ernesto Romano, the exhibition will run in London for six months until January 2023.
**UPDATE** THE PRIVATE VIEW WILL NOW BE ON 24 AUGUST**
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2022
21 JUNE - 21 AUGUST 2022
I am extremely honoured to have had my work selected by Grayson Parry, CBE RA, to hang in Gallery VIII in the Summer Exhibition.
This gallery is painted in a gloriously vibrant yellow, which brings energy and an urgent vibe to the room, which feels appropriate for this year's theme of 'Climate'.
It is also the perfect foil for all the blue works in the Gallery, including my cyanotype 'Aquarius'.
I am delighted to see my husband hanging so high and right in the middle of Gallery VIII.
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2022
21 JUNE - 21 AUGUST 2022
In the words of the Royal Academy's own website:
"Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms...by invited artists, Royal Academicians
and emerging talent."
It seems I must be one of these..
I am truly honoured to have had my work selected for this year's exhibition, on the theme of 'Climate'.
With huge thanks to Co-ordinator, Alison Wilding RA and the Selection and Hanging Committee Rana Begum, Stephen Chambers, David Mach, Niall McLaughlin, Farshid Moussavi, Grayson Perry, Conrad Shawcross and Bill Woodrow.
ENSEMBLE 01 - IN PARIS WITH ARTCAN
MAY - DECEMBER 2022
In one of my favourite cities in the world - who doesn't love Paris?
I am so happy to be part of a wonderful group show by an international selection of ArtCan artists in our first show in Paris, hosted by Kroll in the 9th Arondissement, for the rest of this year.
6.7 MILLION TONNES: WE HAVE BIN THROUGH A LOT
28 APRIL - 27 MAY 2022
This is a group exhibition, by eight international artists, who were each invited to display works which address different aspects of food waste and food justice.
25 APRIL - 20 MAY
An innovative virtual exhibition dedicated entirely to sculptures which have their inspiration in activism/artivism and offer new insights beyond what is immediately apparent to the viewer.
Hosted online in ArtCan's virtual gallery, at www.artcan.org.uk and curated by Cath Stocker.
My piece, entitled 'D'ye Want More Ice With That?' addresses climate change and species loss. Made from unaltered bits of beach-salvaged flotsam, the tiny scrap of glass recalls the ongoing loss of the antarctic ice shelf, the dark side of the bird recalls the Great Auk, hunted to extinction in the last century, and the glass dome references both a museum case, which is the only place where some extinct species can now be seen, and a finite biosphere, as a reminder that there is no Planet B.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
28 March - 4 April 2022
I am delighted to be taking part in this group show with ArtCan, curated by Catherine Sweet.
The show is free to visit at 508 Gallery on the Kings Road, Chelsea, London.
The show title alludes to the maxim that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and the exhibition offers the response of over thirty artists.
As usual, my work questions what we perceive to be beautiful, by creating an appealing seascape from environmental pollutants.
I am showing a triptych titled "Ocean of Plastic", made from an assortment of discarded waste plastic netting, a detail of which appears of this flyer, created by ArtCan.
12 February - 13 March 2022
I am delighted to be presenting my first solo show in London as part of the Enfield Winter Lights festival.
My exhibition features 26 of my cyanotypes and it is generously hosted by The Southgate Club and Gallery in their recently refurbished Gallery space.
The Private View is from 6pm on Wednesday 23 February, as part of Southgate Art Evening.
21 January - 12 February 2022
This is ArtCan's first group exhibition of 2022, hosted by Kingsgate Project Space in Kilburn, North West London.
It is beautifully curated by K V Duong, an ArtCan artist member, who was recently featured on Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year programme.
The exhibition is staffed by the artists themselves, and I was particularly delighted to welcome Gita Joshi - art curator, author, editor and podcaster extraordinaire - as one of our visitors during one of my stints 'on duty'.
LIMINAL TIES UNVEILED
2 - 10 October 2021
A wonderful collaboration of international artists in the vibrant J/M Gallery in London's famous Portobello Road.
Curated by Rita Carta-Manias with Island2Island Art.
Exploring our connections as islanders and artists, and discovering more about each other and ourselves as a result.
ART ON THE STREETS
02 to 30 June 2021
The finalists from the From Studio Lockdown Open Call have their work on display on public billboards throughout the London Borough of Enfield for the whole of June.
My work can be visited 24/7 at 57 Green Lanes N13 until 30 June.
With thanks to EFG Art Ltd, Enfield Council and Artist Hive Studios, who also supplied this photograph.
LIGHT IT BLUE
28 January - 25 March 2021
A spectacular illuminated display every Thursday night on Oxford Street in London.
In collaboration with W1 Curates and Light It Blue in support of the NHS.
Hosted by the Flannels store on Oxford Street, the works were digitised and emblazoned across the shop window screens, three storeys high
ING DISCERNING EYE OPEN EXHIBITION
19 November - 31 December 2020
Prestigious open call group exhibition, usually shown at The Mall Galleries in London, but this year, for the first time, held virtually online due to lockdown and social distancing regulations.
THE ART OF ISOLATION
18 July - 1 August 2020
Group exhibition curated by Rod Kitson at Unit 38 Surrey Quays London SE16 7LL