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Current
August 2021 – March 2022
Working Title: Pass, Shoot, Goal!
Artist engagement in Rochdale, to coincide with The Football Art Prize 2022. Commissioned by Touchstones Rochdale through funding by Arts Council England. This project will look at the cross overs of football and art whilst the Football Art Prize is exhibited at Touchstone in early 2022. As part of the commission the artists will produce a toolkit about the project learnings to be shared with TFAP touring venues in Sheffield and Sunderland. (in collaboration with Neville Gabie)

#I_Am_Clarion
Event-based research commission – 19th September 2021
Pop-up studio and collective cultural heritage engagement with Clarion Cycling movement. An exploration of the socialist roots of the Clarion Cycling fellowship and its relationship to the last remaining Clarion House, Roughlee, Lancashire. Will culminate in a limited edition publication for participants.
Commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts, as part of their wider Pendle Radicals project, for which I have also created a series of stone etched plaques.  

Previous
2014–2020 | Solo exhibition 7 December 2019 – 2 February 2020
Photographs from Another Place and Place
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Long-term personal photographic research project based around an early 1900s glass negative archive purchased from eBay. Exhibition touring to Norwich Cathedral 31 Oct – 27 Nov 2022
Included ‘Some Thoughts on Masonry and Its Degrees’ projection and accompanying monitor version, 19min 23secs
This project was funded by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant and a grant from The Elephant Trust.
(book of the project, Axis Projects in conjunction with Dewi Lewis Publishing, ISBN 978-1-911306-52-8)

2019
neo art prize 2019 – Group show
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery 7 September – 27 October 2019
‘Some Thoughts on Masonry and Its Degrees’
single monitor version, 19min 23secs
(catalogue)

Some Thoughts on Masonry and Its Degrees
Artist film conceived as an exploration and evocation of the arcane, yet poetic language that surrounds Masonry. Part of ‘Photographs from Another Place’, it is an address by Sydney J Gearing to the defunct Merseyside Masonic Research Society in 1954. Limited edition DVD.
Funded by The Province of Cheshire, Province of Cheshire Area 1, The Wallasey Masonic Hall Limited and Grosvenor Lodge

2016–2020
Cambridge Rules 1848:
Written in Stone, Interpreted Worldwide, Brought back to Cambridge
Public art sculpture and on-line football archive commission to celebrate the first written rules of football
Commissioned by Cambridge City Council, artist publication ISBN: 978-1-9164089-0-6
(in collaboration with Neville Gabie)

2017
Greater Manchester Art Prize 2017
Shortlisted artist
Photograph
Freemasons Road, London E16
Editioned HP archival pigment print
from ‘Photographs from Another Place’, 2017
(Group Show)

2016
Ladies of Gent
Artist residency with KAA Ladies: Gent women’s football team, Belgium
Commissioned by East Street Art and funded by EX[S]PORTS: a European partnership linking three
countries through innovative projects to create bridges between arts and sports.
Artist residency / Football sticker book / Pop-up exhibition / Short film
(in collaboration with Neville Gabie)

I AM JOHN BRODIE
(part of ‘Breaking Ground’)
Artist residency at the former football ground of Bradford Park Avenue
One of five artists invited to be part of Arts Council England and National Football Museum funded art and archaeology collaboration
Book: Breaking Ground, Art and Mythology ISBN: 978 0 9554825 6 4
The book was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017
Group show: National Football Museum May–June 2017

2015
#historiesbuildingfutures
Series of photographic portraits, objects and video interviews
At former Oldham Town Hall
Commissioned by Morgan-Sindall and Oldham Borough Council
Large-scale photographic prints externally exhibited on old town hall facade including externally projected film
(in collaboration with Dan Dubowitz)

2014
Artistic member of
Institute of Public Information, Faculty of Provocation
Oldham College
Visual identity including a series of archival photographic banners challenging
the identity and history of Oldham through social media platform engagement
@iofpi

2013–2014
Citizen Manchester
18 month artist residency at Manchester Central Library during its refurbishment
Commissioned by Laing O’Rourke and Manchester City Council
Exhibition on reopening at Manchester Central Library and Manchester Art Gallery
22 03 14 – 22 06 14
(in collaboration with Dan Dubowitz)
Book: Citizen Manchester, Manchester University Press, ISBN: 978-0719095733

2009–2010
I want to be with you, I am Tanushanka!!!
A year-long process of collecting and archiving particular ‘phishing’ emails sent with images to Alan Ward’s email address, culminating in a limited edition bookwork with essay by Simon Grennan

2007–2008
Chateau Series I & II
Photographic series
Book collaboration ‘Telling the Fractures’ with poet Helen Tookey
ISBN 978-0-9554825-2-6

Collections
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Central Library
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Private Collections

Selected articles and press
Photographs From Another Place:
Peter Dench, ‘Blast from the Past’, Amateur Photographer 13 June 2020, pp 24-29
Mike Pilkington ‘In search of Sydney J. Gearing’, The Double Negative Link
Laura Davis, Liverpool Echo, 8 September 2019 print and online Link

Citizen Manchester:
Owen Hatherley ‘Citizen Manchester’ book Review, Icon 134 August 2014, p. 79
Book Review, Briitsh Journal of Photography, May 2014, p. 18-19 

TV and Radio
Photographs from Another Place:
Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight, 8 September 2019 Link
Resonance FM The Sound of Photography interview Link