Address: The North, UK
I work in collaboration with clients to develop initial ideas into a concept, taking this concept through from design, to build and install. I like making detailed and beautifully finished pieces that put a smile on the faces of those that encounter them.
I've designed and produced sets and props for a variety of events and clients. From shop windows to trade show stands, festival installations to props for individual shows and photos shoots.
I work mostly with cardboard and paper so once a commission has served its purpose it can be returned straight to the recycling. They'll last much longer but the work does provide an ethical option for short to mid term displays if storage or re-use isn't an option. Creating a big visual impact but avoiding a big environmental cost.
- computer hacking
- quoting films in inappropriate places
2008 - Manchester School of Art - BA Illustration with Animation
2005 - Cumbria Institute of the Arts - Foundation in Art & Design
2017 - PLAY+INVENT Residency - Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon Tyne,UK
2015 - Below Zero, Ayatana Research Residency - Ottawa, Canada
2014 - nLab Interdisciplinary Collaboration, WYTN - Leeds, UK
2011 - Fred Aldous Artist Residency - Manchester, UK
- Oi Polloi
- Native Youth
2014 - Nexus Festival, Corn Exchange, Leeds
2014 - disCARdBOARD II - Summerhall, Edinburgh
2014 - disCARdBOARD - ForestCentre+, Edinburgh
2014 - ArtBox - Le Truc, Birmingham
2013 - [re]craft @ London Design Week - designjunction, London
2013 - [re]craft - Dalsand Kontsmuseum, Sweden
2013 - Elongated and Legless - Black Lion, Salford
2012 - All In The Wrist - Bench Self Made Gallery, Manchester
2012 - Feel Good Freak Show - The Black Lion, Salford
2012 - Secret 7” Show - Idea Generation Gallery, London
2009 - Power in Numbers - Bodhi Art Gallery, London
2008 - Northern Line Graduate Show - Coningsby Gallery, London
Events and Workshops
2017 - 'Phoenix Finding Facilitators' Equipment Workshop - Down by the Riverside Festival, Lancashire, UK
2017 - Play and Invent - Gigantic Cardboard Inventing - Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon Tyne,UK
2017 - Viking Shields and Bike Wheel Zoetrope Workshops - STEM Week, Whickham School, UK
2016 - 8 hole boardgame themed crazy golf - Smith&Whitman for In the Woods Festival, Kent.
2016 - Cardboardia Section, Handmade Parade, Hebden Bridge, UK
2014 - Fortress of Fun for Alternative Village Fete - Festival of Thrift, Darlington.
2014 - You Vs The Gods - Smith&Whitman for In the Woods Festival, Kent.
2013 - Sports Day - Smith&Whitman for In the Woods Festival, Kent.
2012 - Makedo Mega-Modelling Making at the London Transport Museum, London.
2012 - Statue or Pigeon - Smith&Whitman for In the Woods Festival, Kent.
2010 - present
2010 - present