I am delighted to announce that my pen and ink drawing ‘Folding 1’ has been selected for the West Midlands Open at the New Art Gallery Walsall, this Summer. This opportunity to celebrate the quality and diversity of the visual arts across the region will take place from 20 May – 25 September 2022 (Preview Thursday 19 May, 6 – 8pm).
Works were accepted from West Midlands-based artists and selected by Skinder Hundal MBE, Director of Arts at the British Council, West Midlands-based artists Maryam Wahid and Nilupa Yasmin, as well as a panel of Gallery staff led by Director Stephen Snoddy.
I’m looking forward to seeing my work with my friends and contemporaries in the region.
I am thrilled to announce that I am heading to Dresden, Germany to take up a month long residency at the Graffikwerkstatt in Dresden. I was selected for the residency in 2020 by the Coventry Dresden Arts Exchange. It has been postponed twice due to Covid 19 but I am happy to say that at last I am able to have a month of lovely printmaking.
I’m very lucky to have two different prints in these two prestigious Print shows exhibition with my fellow contemporary printmakers, one in Birmingham and one in Wrexham in Wales. Both shows finish on Saturday 26th February so there is plenty of time to visit Ty Pawb and the RBSA gallery and feast your eyes on the lovely prints! For more information and opening times check the websites www.typawb.wales and www.rbsa.org.uk
I’m really pleased to be showing prints at the Worcester Open and the Ty Pawb Print International in Wrexham this winter.
The Worcester Open is a salon style hang of selected artworks displayed in the new Art House building at the University of Worcester. The exhibition opens on 1st December then you can see the show Wednesdays-Fridays 12-4pm on 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th 17th December & 12th, 13th 14th January 2022. Castle St, WR1 3HW.
The Ty Pawb Print International 2021 features 139 artworks by artists from ten different countries- including one of my prints! It opens on 4th December and continues until 26th February 2022. For dates and opening times have a look at the Ty Pawb website www.typawb.wales
I’m thrilled to be showing prints with artists from Coventry and Dresden taking part in this festival of friendship. The opening is Friday 12th November at midday in conjunction with the official festival opening. The opening event continues until 3pm.
“Small Works” is the Coventry-Dresden Arts Exchange’s 8th collaborative exhibition with Dresden artists and Coventry artists.
The Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange was founded by artist John Yeadon (Coventry) and Jean Kirsten (Dresden) in 2012. It is an artist-led, personal initiative, that seeks to develop creative dialogue between the cities of Coventry and Dresden and encourages cross-fertilization of praxis, by enabling and organizing collaborative exchanges, exhibitions and forums for visual artists in Coventry and Dresden. The programme has become a city-wide organisation and includes exhibitions and residencies, providing opportunities for artists to participate in the cultural life of both cities.
As artists we acknowledge the very different cultural histories of these cities since the late 1930s, when Dresden slipped from our view and our two cities were separated culturally and politically by various forces.
With the exhibitions, residents’ showcases, open studios and by hosting talks and workshops, the Exchange’s projects have engaged a wide range of audience interest. The exhibitions have served in the past as an introduction to art for those people who would not normally go to an art gallery or art exhibition but have attended these exhibitions though an interest in international friendship, understanding, peace and reconciliation, an interest in Germany or the Coventry-Dresden relationship. This is true in both cities.
The Exchange’s AIR Programme (Artists In Residence) is an Arts Council funded project with support from Class Room, Artspace Partnerships, Dresden City Council, Grafikwerkstatt and Coventry University, Arts and Humanities.
The Dresden artists: Matthias Bausch, Kerstin Franke-Gneuss, Karen Koschnick, Volker Lenkheit, Monika Marten, Christian Manns, Alexandra Muller, Lucas Oertel, Andre Uhlig.
The Coventry artists: Sharon Baker, Jack Foster, Michala Gyetvai, Will Hughes, Ashley Spindler, John Yeadon.
I’m thrilled to have a print selected for this exhibition at the wonderful Tarpey Gallery. The opening event is 2-5pm on 23rd October and then the gallery is open 10-5pm Thursdays-Sundays. The exhibition continues until 14th November. 77 High St, Castle Donnington DE74 2PQ email@example.com
I am very excited to be one of the 91 shortlisted artists for the Wells Art Contemporary 2021 and my print ‘Bay Window 24’ is being displayed at Wells Cathedral, Somerset in the live exhibition from 28th August until 26th September. If you can’t make it to Wells then you can look at an online version of the exhibition https://www.wellsartcontemporary.co.uk/home
Its been an exciting few days…I’ve taken ‘Bay Window 2’ to the Qube in Oswestry to appear in the Qube Open Art Exhibition on the theme of ‘Shape and Colour’. The exhibition runs from 1st July until 27th August & will also be online www.qube-oca.org.uk. I am also delighted that two of my ‘Bay Window’ series of prints have been chosen for the online exhibition ‘Figurative Art Now’ hosted by the Mall Galleries & the Federation of British artists. The exhibition will go live online on 7th July. www.mallgalleries.org.uk And finally I have had a print selected for the Wells Art Contemporary and will be showing my print in the majestic Wells Cathedral this September! Happy days!! Though I really must update this website with some of my newer work but head over to my instagram page to see some images.
I’m thrilled to be taking part in #ikonforartists where the Ikon gallery devotes its galleries and its first exhibition after lockdown to an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales goes to the artist. I am showing a small framed mono print with image transfer: ‘Small Golden Shed 1′ celebrating my Grandparents’ back garden in a working class suburb of Birmingham complete with garden shed and Anderson Shelter.
You can book a slot to visit the exhibition in person if you visit https://www.ikon-gallery.org