I am delighted to have been awarded the Staff Prize as well as receiving a Special Commendation from the judges of the Dentons Art Prize. I was particularly pleased that the David Roberts Art Foundation bought some of my work exhibited there.
I have had work shortlisted for the current Jerwood Drawing Prize and the exhibition tours to the Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, from the 26th of May 2018 to the 28th of July 2018. Previously the exhibition was on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September to 22 October 2017, followed by East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 to 20 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February to 31 March 2018) and Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April to 6 May 2018). My work was made in response to research which reveals huge discrimination against women in the arts. It is a book containing 26 sketches of female painters titled ‘FAO Georg Baselitz’. Baselitz, a successful, white, male artist repeatedly states that women can’t paint. He’s wrong of course. Women have always painted, are painting now and are equally as good as men. The book contains sketches of just a few of them and was made with love and respect for every woman in the art world.
I am taking part in the Koppel Project Hive Open Studios, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT. The event runs from May 17th to May 19th, 2018 and includes talks and performances. Full details are here.
I have been shortlisted for the 2018 Spring/Summer Dentons Art Prize. This is a biannual award run by curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw in collaboration with Dentons law firm. The award will be decided by an expert panel of independent judges. Previous panels have included Richard Wentworth, Susan Hiller, Michael Landy, Mark Titchner, Neil Wenman, Simon Lee, Maureen Paley, Hannah Barry, David Roberts, Valeria Napoleone, Carrie Scott, Ziba Ardalan and Ellen Grieg among others.
I have had work shortlisted for the 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize. The Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 13 September to 22 October 2017, followed by a national tour to East Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts (14 November 2017 to 20 January 2018), The Edge, University of Bath (10 February to 31 March 2018) and Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (12 April to 6 May 2018).
From the 22nd of August I’m taking part in CW New District Artist Residency. This is a six week residency at Canary Wharf, London.
I’m currently taking part in an artist residency along with several other artists at The Koppel Project Hive Gallery, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT until August 11th 2017. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.
One of my paintings has been selected for the exhibition Painting [Now] (a survey of current practice) at Studio One Gallery 7 – 9 Wandsworth Plain, East Putney, London SW18 1ES. Preview evening Thursday 20 April 6 – 9pm. Open 21 – 23 and 28 – 30 April (12 – 6pm).
My work can be viewed at The Koppel Project Hive Open Studios event on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of April at 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A. There is an opening reception on Friday 7th April from 5pm to 8pm. The studios are open on Saturday 8th April from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 9th April from 10am to 4pm. There’s also an exhibition featuring work from participating artists and various other events throughout the weekend.
My work has been selected for the Ingram Collection’s YCT Purchase Prize Exhibition. The exhibition took place at The Cello Factory, London SE1 8TJ from 15 – 21 November 2016.