I became carer for my terminally ill mother for 3 years, gradually leading to 24-hour care in her final year 2016. An experience so completely encompassing – the artwork – if there is any – is yet to come from this period.
As a process led artist materials are selected through the development of individual pieces and reflective critique, a fusion of light, colour, textures and voices, across a broad palette.
I received an Honorary Doctorate in 2018, from The University of Suffolk presented by Helen Pankhurst, at her inauguration as Chancellor.

Residencies: 2018 Turning Point,’ POSITIVE,’ HIV project, London
2015 ‘Creative Case’ Arts Council England, Liverpool
2013 International Women’s Day, National Lottery funded, NEXUS , Manchester
2013 Can You Hear Me? LGBT Foundation
2010 – 2009 Manchester Art Gallery. ‘Women Like You’
2012 Residency, Oxfam ‘Bags of Attitude’ @
2011 ‘Living Books’ Women MATTA, Manchester
2009 – 2008 Whitworth Art Gallery ‘RELOCATION’ Lynn Hershman Leeson
2008 – 2010 The Pankhurst Centre ‘Women Like You’ – a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst
2008 Manchester City Council ‘What Manchester Women Want’

Exhibitions and Commissions
2019 Waterfront Gallery, University of Suffolk Ipswich, Solo Show
2018 ‘POSITIVE’ Covent Garden, London, Participatory Arts Exhibition
2018 ‘POSITIVE’ Brands Museum, London Participatory Arts Exhibition
2018 WIN Conference, Women’s International Conference solo exhibition
2015 Election Selfie, online digital project, Manchester Creative Studio Ancoats.
2013 CYHM? ‘Can You Hear ME?’ –LGBT Foundation Manchester
2012 Palace of Westminster – ‘Bags of Attitude’ – Oxfam
2012 PANDORAS BOX, Our Space Gallery, London, solo exhibition
2012 Palace of Westminster, Solo Exhibition,
2012 Labour Party Conference, Women’s Conference, Solo Exhibition
2012 Peoples History Museum, Manchester, Solo Exhibition
2012 Palace of Westminster, Solo Exhibition, Oxfam Commission
2011 The Lowry, ‘Queer To Stay’ joint exhibition
2010 Victoria Baths, Manchester, Solo Exhibition
2010 Manchester Day Parade, participatory arts, costume design
2009 Manchester Pride ‘A Bouquet of Women’ The Pankhurst Centre
2008 NHS Commission 60th Birthday of National Health Service Celebration Designs
2007 ‘Everyone’s History’ Salford City Council & Regeneration Team
2006 Age UK photography, Salford
2004 Cow Parade, Manchester – http://www.cowparade.com

2018 a-nBlog POSITIVE https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/positive-3/
2018 ‘Remembering Women’s Activism’ – Dr Sharon Crozier de Roas Vera Mackie (Routledge),
2018 ‘Feminist Afterlives’. Dr Red Chidgey Lecturer in Gender and Media, King’s College London. (Palgrave Macmillan)
2018 ‘The Speed of Sound’ Music/Song production
2017 ‘Gal-chester’ – Postgraduate Publication
2016 Perceiving Women’s Suffrage in England and the US, an analysis of Museum narrative and Display Sarah Elaine Boonie Postgraduate Study
2013 ‘Bags of Stories’ Arts Council England ‘Lets Go Global’, Media City Salford

Guest Speaker Events:
2019 Staff & Student Achievement Awards, University of Suffolk
2018 WIN Conference, Women’s International Conference
2018 Manchester High School for Girls
2018 BBC ‘Art is Where the Home is’
2015 Electoral Reform Society Launch, London
2015 Film Premier ‘Suffragette’ Manchester
2012 Manchester High School for Girls, Withington High School for Girls
2010 Radio 4 Women’s Hour
2013 ‘Women’s Award’ – presenting Award to Maria Balshaw, Manchester
2013 Gala Auction: Emily Wilding Davies Centenary, Speakers Ed Balls/Amy Lame, Connaught Rooms, London, bursary fundraiser
2012 Manchester University – ‘The Business of Art’
2012 Withington High School for Girls, Manchester High School for Girls
2012 U3A – University of the third Age
2012 Women’s Institute

2018 Honorary Doctorate: The University of Suffolk
2013 Publication ‘Bags of Stories’ Art Council England & A.G.M.A.
2011 ‘Women in Art’ Women’s Award Manchester City Council
2000 Year of the Artist Arts Council England
Honorary Doctorate, The University of Suffolk
M A in Art as Environment Manchester Metropolitan University 1999
B.A. Fine Art Norwich School of Art 1989
Diploma Ipswich School of Art

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