Installation Artist Altered Book Artist Paper Sculptor Book maker Printmaker
I graduated from Wirral Metropolitan College with a first class BA honours degree in fine art in 2009 and I continued to develop my practice at the same institute on the fellowship program for a further year. Since then I’ve been working independently from a tiny studio at home.
I exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. Within my art practice I work on community based projects & run workshops.
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I usually work with paper, constructing sculptural pieces from it, printing on it or make books from it. Books and magazines feature heavily in my work but I also recycle other discarded materials to form installations, bringing a new life and meaning to them.
My artwork is based on repetition and is inspired by pattern and shape found in nature. I feel compelled to work in multiples, which I use to mimic life, growth and regeneration. The processes involved in making my work are as important if not more important sometimes than the finished product.
I focus a lot of my attention on environmental issues and use my art practice as a platform to reflect my concerns of our consumption and environmental responsibility. I often recycle discarded materials to produce a response.
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Lots happening this month! It's the last chance to see the revised version of the installation 'Can't see the Trees for the Forest' in the Hornby Room at Liverpool’s Central Library as part of The Liverpool Book Art exhibition of Artists' Books until 6th July. Please note the work has been photographed from the balcony which can't be accessed by the public, viewing will be from beneath the installation.
Visit Can't see the Trees for the Forest to see a larger image.
Also this month:
I'll be at the Liverpool Artits' Book Fair on Saturday 5th July (10am-5pm) at Central Library showing altered books and handmade books as well as running childrens workshops based on my installation in the Hornby room.
From 5 July - 23 October my work can be seen in 'Connected' as part of Liverpools independent Biennial. Arwork Studios and Gallery, The Oldprintworks, Navigation Rd, Northwich, CW8 1BP. Open Thurs-Sat 12-4
From the 11th July my work can be seen in 'Colonize Revisited' as part of their Liverpool Biennial programme at Arena Studios & Gallery
A version of the highly successful recent exhibition by
SCIBase artists in Jamestown, New York.
Finally I'll be showing an Ivy installation dedicated to the memory of my Great Uncle Fredrick Hughes in ‘The Send Off’ WW1 National Trust exhibition at Knole House Sevenoaks, Wednesday 30th July – Wednesday 27th August. Open daily except Mondays 10.30 – 17.00. The Orangery, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU