I am interested in how we perceive land: how we romanticise, translate and define urban and rural spaces. I look at how politics, ownership, management and commercial value all influence our surroundings and have made extensive investigations into the impact of human activities on nature and the environment. Exploring the blurred boundaries between science and folklore, my work is also concerned with how our understanding of species is fed by this confused mix of truth and fiction. My projects take the form of installations, interventions, drawings, maps and walks and are underpinned by research into the protection of the environment, conversations with scientists and a desire to make work specific to chosen locations.
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions / installations / Permanently sited works
2018: Distance, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany.
2018: Alla Breve, Museo Casa Rurale di Carcente, Italy.
2017 - 66 Million. Peter Scott Gallery Lancaster.
2015 - City Birds Atelier Sangatsu. Osaka, Japan. Part of Indefineable Cities curated by Anna Francis and Koh Yoshida.
2013 - Urban Wild. Cona, Mumbai, India.
2013 - Irrational Constant. Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa.
2012 - I'm blue, you're yellow. 2 acre meadow installation in Everton Park, Liverpool
2012 - Hope's Whisper. The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
2011 - Diligent Observation. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
2007 - Death Equals All Things - Omnia Mors Aequat. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton
2005 - Nightfall. The Lowry, Salford
2003 - Wait. Prima Kunst, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany
2002 - Assured of Nothing. Harbor Gallery, Boston, USA
2001 - Grazed. Storey Gallery, Lancaster, Lancashire
2001 - Laid. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire
2018: Climates of Change, MKH Biennale, Halberstadt, Germany.
2018: Internationaler Waldkunstpfad "Kunst Okologie" Darmstadt Germany.
2017: Ecovention Europe, Art to Transform Ecologies 1957 - 2017. Museum Hedendaagse Kunst De Domijnen, Netherlands.
2017 - Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney Warwickshire
2017 - Regions of Light, Hestercombe Gallery Taunton Somerset
2016 - A Place in Time, Nirox Sculpture Park, South Africa
2015 - A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural Life in Art Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2015 - Indefinable Cities, AirSpace Gallery Stoke-on-Trent
2014 - Listening Landscapes, Springhornhof, Germany
2014 - Listen up! City wide sound installation in New Delhi, India
2013 - In Residence. Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster
2013 - Still in Silence. Bluecoat, Liverpool (part of Potfolio NW)
2013 - Wildness Between Lines. Leeds College of Art
2012 - Moments that Matter. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
2010 - Conversations with the Collection. Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster
2009 - In To Land. Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
2008 - Celebrating the Weavers' Triangle. Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley
2008 - Five Rivers. Winter Gardens, Morecambe
2007 - I'm Not A Tourist, I Live Here. Pennwood House, Oxford
2006 - 20x20 Beverley Knowles Fine Art Gallery, London
2006 - Journeys. Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain
2003 - Young International Artists. Rialto, Rome, Italy
2018: South Walney Island for Full of Noises (Barrow), Soundcamp (London) and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
2018: Brownfield Research Centre at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent
2016 & 2017 & 2018 - Lucas Artist Fellowship at Montalvo Arts Center, California USA
2016 - Peak residency in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
2014 - Beam, Wakefield
2013 - Gasworks International Fellowship, CONA Mumbai, India
2013 - Nirox Foundation, South Africa
2011 - The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
2010 - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
2008 - Op zoek naar het Noordgevoel, Ymere, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 - Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere
2004 - The Lowry, Salford
2003 - Cill Rialaig, Co.Kerry, Ireland
2000 - Parc du Pilat, France
2000 - Year of the Artist Residency, Killhope Lead Mining Centre, Co.Durham
1999 - Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
2018: Dandelions: Rustic Oracles. Archive intervention at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston UK.
2017: Landed (Cadestral Maps) artist researcher for StoreyG2 alongside Layla Curtis and John Angus
2014 - Crocus Field, habitat creation commissioned by Leftcoast and Avant Gardening
2014 - Archives+ Central Library Manchester
2012 - St Anne's Birds. Sound installation commissioned by Fylde DFAS
2011 - Emily Ivy. Geo Art caches for Hackfall Woods, N Yorks commissioned by Chrysalis Arts
2009 - The Beach House Archive commissioned by John Fox Baycliff, Cumbria
2009 - Dead Wrens. Research project with Dr Andrew Whitehouse, Anthropology Dept, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
2006 - Map. Volume 1, Coniston. Grizedale Arts commission researching invisible boundaries around Coniston, Cumbria
2004 - My Control. Residency and commission for Halton Borough Council
2012 - Secret Preston Art. Curated and organised year long artist print project in Preston
2010 - Research trip to Japan to study dandelions, funded by Arts Council England
2009 - Morphic Resonance. PSL Leeds. Project and residency at PSL with Pest Publications
2008 - Pest. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Publications and events about artist-led initiatives. Project with Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn as part of Project Space with Castlefield Gallery.
2007 - Prestival. Curated and organised a weekend art festival in various locations throughout Preston city centre. Working alongside Elaine Speight and Robina Llewellyn