Events: Exhibitions, Conferences and Seminars


Beautiful Dystopias, Solo Exhibition, PR1 Gallery, Preston 2013

Please watch the film by clicking on the link below to see extracts from the Hidden Dangers Seminar: Art and Science organised by Jac Scott and uclan and the Beautiful Dystopias exhibition. Video link to Seminar and  Beautiful Dystopias Exhibition at PR1 Gallery, Preston.



2013  = us + stuff + earth lecture at Art and Science Seminar: Hidden Dangers, University of Central Lancashire.

2012  = people + stuff + planet practice presentation to MA Arts students at University of Central Lancashire.

2012  Excess public presentation to complement solo exhibition at University of Central Lancashire.

2010  Conversations with Strangers presentation about practice at Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

2009  Conversations with Strangers performance presentation about ‘Excess’ solo exhibition at Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

2009  So you don’t love me anymore practice presentation to MA students at University of Central Lancashire.

 2008  Hydration project presentation at Creative Futures Cumbria Conference, Rheged, Penrith.

2007  No limits presentation about practice at Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

2007  No limits public performance presentation about practice to complement ‘EAT’ solo exhibition, Customs House, South Shields.

2007  No Limits presentation about own practice to BA and MA students at University of Central Lancashire.

2006 Lecture about practice at ‘Green’ Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

2006 Presentation with head teacher for LEA Arts and Minds Conference, Windermere.

2006 Presentation to BA and MA students at University of Central Lancashire.

2005 Presentation about own practice at University of Wales Cardiff Institute.

2003 Series of public lectures about Personal Baggage project – touring Cumbria.

2002  On the Edge lecture for Durham Guild of Spinners and Weavers, Durham.

2002 Seminar presentation for Sponsors Club for Arts and Business, at Northern Arts, Central Square, Newcastle.

2002  Public performance lecture for Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Trade Startright Seminar, Keswick.

2002  Case study presentation for Northern Cultural Skills Partnership Conference, Rheged, Penrith.

2001  Wasted public lecture at Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle.





2013 Beautiful Dystopias,* PR1 Gallery, Preston, Lancashire.

2013 Secret Windermere, Wray Castle, Cumbria.

2012 Excess,* University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire.

2011 Flesh and Blood, Showcase, Penrith, Cumbria.

2009 Excess,* Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

2007 EAT,* Customs House, South Shields.

2006 EAT,* Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.

2005 Feast, Mind, Body and Spirit exhibition at GMEX, Manchester.

2002 Journeys of Discovery, Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham.

2001 WASTED “Are you sitting comfortably?”,* Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle and Dock Museum, Barrow.

2000 Soft Pots, Manchester Craft and Design Centre.


2003 Personal Baggage*   (with photographer Vince Bevan) touring Cumbria exhibition.

2001 In Sheep’s Clothing   (with Annie Sherbourne) touring exhibition of the North of England.


2015 Post Mortem, University of Ghent, Belgium

2015 Fabrica Vitae, Stradins Museum, Riga, Latvia

2013 Art and Science, The Point, Doncaster.

2013 Small, Mill Yard Studios, Staveley, Cumbria.

2012 The Open West,* Gloucester Cathedral.

2011 Small, Mill Yard Studios, Staveley, Cumbria.

2011 12, Rhegd, Penrith, Cumbria.

2010 Climate Change, Rhyl Arts Centre.

2010 Found 18 @108, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

2009 Love London Recycled Sculpture Show, London Wetland Centre, Barnes.

2008 Small, Mill Yard Studios, Staveley, Cumbria.

2008 Re-worked 2, Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth and Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydril.

2008 Fred, temporary public art invasion across Cumbria.

2007 Mixed Media 18 @108, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London.

2007 Spectrum Sculpture Show,* Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

2007 Local, Mill Yard Studios, Staveley, Cumbria.

2007 Fred, temporary public art invasion around Cumbria.

2006 Art London,* Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London.

2006 Conceive, Beverley Knowles Fine Art, London.

2006 Landmarks 111, Lowood Gallery, Cumbria.

2006 Fred, temporary public art adventure around Cumbria.

2005 The British are Coming, Fiberscene (USA) web.

2005 Brewery Open, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

2004 Pure Rubbish, Northern Quarter Gallery, Manchester.

2004 Of Material Concern, Sheffield Millennium Galleries.

2004 Fred, temporary public art invasion across Cumbria.

2003 Trash, Ropewalk Gallery, North Lincolnshire.

2003 The Seating Plan, Green Gallery, Brighton.

2003 Essence, Lowood Gallery, Cumbria.

2003 Material Spaces, Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle.

2003 Snowcase 3, Fold Gallery, Kirkby Stephen.

2002-3 Red, * Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Beverley Art Gallery, Linen Museum, Ireland, Upfront, Cumbria and Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.

2003 InContext,* Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2003 Oxo Peugeot Design Awards Exhibition, Oxo Tower Wharf Gallery, London, and touring.

2002 Hemmed In, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracy, Devon.

2002 Ideas,* Bury Art Gallery and Museum.

2001 ExtraOrdinary, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Queen Elizabeth College, Cleveland College, Gateshead College, The Bowes Museum.

2001 Room With A View, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, Cumbria.

2001 Recycled, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, Lincolnshire.

2001 Collective Response,* Bankfield Museum, Halifax.

2000-1 New Directions – The Art of the Feltmaker,* (International Feltmakers) Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, Orleans House Art Gallery, Twickenham, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Hall Place, Bexley, Makers Guild, Cardiff,  Bankfield Museum, Halifax, Morley Gallery, London, Gosport Gallery, Beverley Art Gallery.

2000 Funky Stuff, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark.

2000 Out of the Garden, * Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.

2000 Soft Touch, Black Swan Guild, Frome.

2000 100% Design, Business Design Centre, London.

1999 On and Off the Wall, Maidstone Museum Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Art Centre.

1999 Threads, The Platform Gallery, Clitheroe.

1999 Ware, The Crescent Arts Gallery, Scarborough.

1997-8 Spin Cycle – Recycling & Reclaiming Traditions,* The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Canada.

1998 Layers of Meaning – a contemporary approach to the rag rug, * Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Ashington, Bradford Industrial Museum,  Collins Art Gallery, Glasgow, and Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesborough.

1996 New Designers,* Business Design Centre, London.

1995 Art of the Stitch,* Commonwealth Institute, London and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

1995 Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles,* Redditch Needle Museum.

* Catalogues available