ABOUT ME

I am a writer and artist. I was born in Salford and spent my youth lurking around the westerly fringes of Manchester. For a long time I supported a sculpture habit with a string of jobs including building opera sets, working in a bronze foundry and teaching art students. Writing was always there in the background, but a few years ago it took over. My short stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and have been shortlisted for a number of competitions. I also write non-fiction which, like my art work, explores the themes of landscape and memory. My non-fiction work has appeared in several journals and magazines.

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COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

2019

The Bridport Prize - shortlisted

The Fish Short Story Prize - longlisted

2017

Shorltisted for the Bridgman Studio Award

2016

Fiction Desk Newcomer Award – shortlisted

Short Fiction Journal Short Story Award - shortlisted

2015

The Shelagh Delaney Short Story Competition - shorltisted

The Wells Literary Festival Short Story Competition – shortlisted

The Yeovil Literary Prize (Writing Without Restrictions) - shortlisted

2014

The Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition – longlisted

The Fish Short Memoir Prize – shortlisted

The Kate Betts Memorial Prize - University of Chichester

                                                  

2013

The Lightship One Page Story Competition - shortlisted     

The Cinnamon Short Story Comp – shortlisted

The Bath Short Story Prize – longlisted

2012

The Sentinel Short Story Competition - highly commended

The Earlyworks Short Story Comp - shortlisted

2011

The Willesden Herald Short Story Competition - shortlisted

 2010

Unbound Press Flash Fiction - shortlisted

2009

Earlworks Short Story Competition - first prize

2007

Fish One Page Story prize – shortlisted

2002

Ted Roocroft Young Artist Award

2000

Manchester Academy of Fine Art – First Prize

Royal Society of British Sculptors Bursary Award

1999

The Keith Godwin Sculpture Award (Manchester Academy of Fine Arts)

EXHIBITIONS

2014
'In Here Out There', Canterbury Cathedral


2010
Sydney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury -  solo show
Stark Fine Art, Canterbury
MAFA group show - Manchester Cathedral


2008
‘Life and Liberty’ - Westbourne Grove ArtSpace, London
‘Sculptures’, solo exhibition - 20/21 Art Centre, Scunthorpe


2006
‘Finis Gloria Mundi’, solo exhibition, Eastbridge Hospital Museum, Canterbury
‘Drawn To Ruin’, Beaney Institute,Canterbury


2005
‘Against The Light’, Gallery 47, London
‘Stations of The Cross’, St. Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington, London
'To and From Sculpture', Metropol Gallery, Folkestone
'Sculpture at Canterbury', Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury  

  
2003
Group Show, The Manchester Art Gallery
Group Show, Royal British Sculptors Gallery, London
Manchester Academy of Fine Art, Bury City Gallery


2000
Group Show, Portico Gallery, Manchester
CDAK, International Des. Exhib., Korean Institute of Industrial Des.,Seoul


1999
'Reliquaries', Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, solo show


1998
'The Vauxhall Gardens' Norwich Gallery, Norfolk
'Peoples Sculpture Show 2', Rochester Art Gallery
'Artists in Arms', Cardiff, Edinburgh, London

 

1996

'Conflict' Coventry Gallery, London

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