Category Archives: Exhibitions

SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION AT COVENTRY DRESDEN FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL 12th November -4th december

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.

Figurative Art Now goes live!

I have two prints in this prestigious online exhibition organised by the Mall Galleries / Federation of British Artists
Online 7 July to 20 September
www.mallgalleries.org.uk

My prints are Bay Window 14 & Bay Window 23, both mixed media monotypes with image transfer and acrylic paint on heavy duty handmade paper, image size 21 x 30 cm, framed 36 x 47 cm

Bay window 23
Bay Window 14

News of three exhibitions: The Qube Arts Open, Figurative Art Now & Wells Art Contemporary.

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.

Ikon for Artists Art Sale 17th-31st May 2021

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

Teeside Print Prize 2020 & Rugby Open 2020

Teeside Print Prize
My print ‘Large Rutter Bros I’ has been selected for the Teeside Print Prize exhibition for printmakers using Intaglio and Relief processes. The online catalogue of the exhibition is on the Teeside Print Prize Facebook page @teesideprintprize and the people of Middlesbrough can see the exhibition at 2B Hill Street Shopping Centre Middlesbrough from 20th Feb-May 2021

The Rugby Open
I have two prints: ‘Grandad’s Shed Golden’ & ‘Grandad’s shed Lilac’ at Rugby Art Gallery but sadly nobody has been able to see them in real life. You can visit the website at http://www.ragm.co.uk and download a digital catalogue featuring all the artworks on show and vote for the People’s Choice Award. The exhibition will be available online until mid April 2021.

The ING Discerning Eye 2020

I am thrilled to have ‘Packwood Fragment 28’ Selected for this exhibition. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique virtual exhibition and I am proud to be included with some wonderfully talented British artists.

“The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is proud to launch its 2020 edition to celebrate the very best in contemporary British art and make 1000 exceptional artworks accessible through its new virtual format displaying artworks from 7pm on 19th November until 31 December 2020.  showcasing the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors and a new platform for viewers to buy the artwork directly”

Browse through the virtual exhibition here: www.ingdeexhibition.org

 

Covid-19 Update

Sadly all exhibitions I was involved in  now and in the near future have been cancelled. I am selling some of my recent work and selected artwork from my back catalogue via #artistsupportpledge on Instagram – I’m also posting on my Facebook artists page so maybe have a look if you have the time or the inclination.  Covid-19 has shut our world down for a time- take care everyone until we reach the other side.