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- Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

May 2014 - Machine Anatomy, Dean Clough, Halifax
March 2007 - Kinetica Museum, London
November 2006 - York College, York
September 2006 - Platform Gallery, Lancashire
July 2006 - Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
November 2005 - JD Fergusson Gallery, Perth

Selected Group Exhibitions :

October 2016 - 'Thereby hangs a tale' Museum of Oxford
October 2016 - Sculptural Head for Light Night Leeds with Artlink
May - August Open House with ESA and ROTOR installation Huddersfield Art Gallery
June - 2016 - Group exhibition - Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
May - June 2015 - Fall of the Rebel Angels - Venice Biennale
November 2014 - Man/Machine Workshops - Laznia Centre For Contemporary Arts, Gdansk
October 2013 - Pop up for Frieze - Big Deal No 5 - Cavendish sq, London
May - September 2013 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Park - Sussex
May 2013 - Kinetic Art Bournemouth - The Arts University, Bournemouth.
October 2012 - Kinetica exhibition - Mother, Shoreditch, London
September 2012 - Kinetica exhibition - Émigré studios, London
February 2011 - 'The Story so Far', House of Fairy Tales, London.
February 2011 - Guest Artist - Kinetica Art Fair, London.
November 2010 - 'British Art Now '- Saatchi Gallery, London.
September 2010 - 'Volatile Light' - IOU - The Junction, Goole
October 2010 - 'Sisyphus: The Absurd Hero' - Core Gallery, London.
September 2010 - 'Airborne' sound installation - IOU - The Junction - Goole
March 2009 - November 2010 - 'Assembling bodies, Art, Science and Imagination' Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge University.
March 2010 - 'Horn of Plenty' - Millenium Galleries, St Ives.
March 2010 - 'Visual Illusions' - Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford.
December 2009 - 'Horn of Plenty' - Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London.
November 2009 - Annual Open, Edinburgh.- Royal Scottish Academy
February 2009- 'Creatures Great and Small' - A22 Gallery, Budapest, Kinetica.
October 2008- 'Creatures Great and Small'- Rove, London, Kinetica.
August 2008 - 'Domestic Appliance' - Flowers East, London.
February 2008 - Represented by Kinetica. - Form Art Fair, London.
September 2007 Represented by The Open Eye Gallery. - Chelsea Art Fair, London.
June 2007 - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
October 2006 - Joint exhibition, The Bohun Gallery, Henley- on-Thames.
January 2004 - The Oxo tower, London.
March 2003 - The Medici Gallery, London.
2001 - 2003 - 'In - art - iculate', National touring exhibition
2001 - 2003 - 'Coming to Our Senses', National touring exhibition
May 2001 - 'Up and Running', 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
December 1999 - 'Tick Tock' Time Machine exhibition, Victoria Galleries, Bath.
April 1999 - 'Wind Up', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
September 1998 - Gallerie Claude Andre, Belgium.
February 1998 - 'Devious Devices' National touring kinetic exhibition.
September 1997 - 'Moving things', Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
July 1996 - 'Jitterbugs', Grosvenor Museum Chester.
November 1995 - 'Moving Parts' Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow.
May 1994 - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
November 1993 - Scottish Society of Artists, Edinburgh.
June 1992 - Economist Building, London
March 1992 - Royal Festival Hall, London.

Awards:

2013 - AHRC Scholarship
2008 - Juliet Gomperts Trust Award
2006 - Arts Council
2005 - JD Fergusson Award.

Commissions & Lecturing :

June 2016 - Milton Keynes College Design of 5 metre tall wind sculpture
May 2016 - Kinetic installation Soho House with Hole & Corner magazine
February 2016 - Drawing machine workshop - Making it - IOU - Halifax
August 2015 - Anatomy operation workshops - Einsteins garden - Green Man Festival
August 2015 - Shelter building workshops with families - Blackpool
July 2015 - Drawing machine workshops - Latitude Festival
April May 2015 - Weather measuring device workshops - Fleetwood
March 2015 - Toy Hacking workshops - Creative Scene - Dewsbury Market
February 2015 - Paint splat workshops - Trinity Centre - Leeds
June 2014 - Designed & Built set for 'Hoax' Manchester Royal Exchange

October 2013 - Studied MA in Fine Art - Huddersfield University
August 2013 - Designed and built automated electric guitar machine for 'Fulcrum' - IOU
November 2012 - Delivered ' Seeing within' teaching medical and fine art students to draw anatomy from life and death Nottingham University Medical School.
September 2012 - Designed animating transforming set - Pinnochio - Z Arts - Manchester
October 2012 - Camera Obscura, Barking - Makegood Architects, London.
2011 - Designing new spaces for Queen Elizabeth High School, Lincolnshire, in collaboration with all years and Make Good Architects, London
September 2011 - Constructed kintic light sculptures for Volatile Light an interactive light installation produced in collaboration with IOU.
November 2010 - Delivered ' Seeing within' teaching medical and fine art students to draw from life and cadaveric material Nottingham University Medical School.
October 2010 - Chain reaction workshops with students and staff MAA, Cambridge University.
October 2010 - Drawing machine workshops, Stanley & Audrey Bruton Gallery, Leeds University.
September 2010 - Design and construction of sound sculptural elements including 10,000 volt Jacobs Ladder for Airborne experimental sound installation IOU
September 2010 - Lead Kinetic Sculpture course at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
February 2010 - Design of interactive play sculptures for Stockton Borough Council
April 2010 - Design of an interactive environmental Sculpture for Chrysalis Arts.
Summer 09- Workshops with 'The House of Fairy Tales' at Tate Modern, Latitude Festival, Clumber Park, and New Art Gallery Walsall.
March 2009 - Atrium Commission - Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University.
March 2008 - Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - Interactive Stairwell Commission
February - 2008 - Wind Sculpture for Nova Hreod School, Swindon.
January - June 2006 - Created sets for Faulty Optic's production of 'Orpheus & the Underworld', a collaboration with Opera North.
September 2006- 'I know why the caged bird sings' kinetic sculpture, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford.
July 2005 & July 2006 - Stainless steel wind sculpture, Wilson Stuart School, Birmingham
November 2004 - Collaborated with composer Graham Coatman to create two Interactive Sound Sculptures for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
November 2003 & November 2004 - Chain reaction Fire Sculpture with Matt Harling for 'Ignite' at artworks MK, Milton Keynes.
February 2002 - 'Life on Earth' installation, New Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
February 1998 - 'Devious devices', National Touring Exhibition of kinetic sculpture

Education:
2015- Completed AHRC funded MA with distinction University of Huddersfield.
1985 - Foundation in Art & Design at Cumbria College of Art.
1990 - Placements - Bezalel College of Art, Jerusalem - Jim Whiting - Tim Hunkin
1991 - BA Hons, Middlesex University

Born - Perth, Scotland, 1967


 

 

 

 

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