2007 MA Glass                                                                                   Sunderland University

2001 Post Graduate Certificate in Education                                        New College Durham

1998 BA Fine Art (Hons)                                                                     University of East London


Projects, Commissions & Residencies

2020              Lead Artist                                Zinemaking project Shildon, Durham

2020              Lead Artist                                Helix Arts, Town Common

2019              Lead Zine Artist                         Apollo Pavilion: Zine Project

2018-2019      Lead Artist                                BAIT Open Door Project with settled Syrian Families

2018              Co-organiser                             The OTHER Great Exhibition of the North

2018              Commissioned Artist                 Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage

2018              Commissioned Artist                 Festival of Thrift & PROCESSIONS 2018

2017-18          Commissioned Artist                 Senate House, University London, Queer between the Covers’

2017              Commissioned Artist                 Freedom on Tyne; banner making and placard making.

2017              Commissioned Artist                 Navigator North & Festival of Thrift, Latest Edition.

2014 -2017     CoProject Organiser                 Artists Book Market BALTIC

2017              Lead Artist                                Creaive Journeys, November Club, Bridges School & Lit & Phil

2016             Commissioned Artist                 BookWorks & Freedom Festival: Beyond Words publication.

2016              Commissioned Artist                 Jarrow Library: Shakespeare Banner celebration working with   young people with autism to design and create a banner based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.


2015-2016      Artist in Residence                    Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Innerleithen.  Working with the community, visitors, volunteers & staff at Smail’s to access archival material and transform into a body work celebrating 150 years of the jobbing press; working on site in the printing works & continuing studio practice.


2015-16          Commissioned Artist                 Hartlepool Remembered & Leeds University: Contemporary

Scrap Book based on the First World War bombardment of Hartlepool, collecting & documenting memories suing drop-in sessions, interviews and mail art.


2015              Commissioned Artist                 Weeping Window Woodhorn Museum, visitor engagement project capturing personal, emotional responses to the installation and curating the responses into an exhibition.


2015              Commissioned Artist                 Journey to Justice: Civil Rights Journey & zine making

2015              Guest Tutor                               Writing Squad: Residential workshop at John Rylands, Manchester

2015              Lead Artist                                Gateshead Youth Offending Team: printmaking workshops.

2014              Commissioned Artist                 BAIT: Blyth & Cramlington Print based mental Health project

2014              Commissioned Artist                 Helix Arts: Art & Horticulture and Arts Award Albemarle Barracks

2014              Project Artist                             Dot to Dot: Above Ground Level; Print & Mail art with community

2014               Commissioned Artist                Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art & Castle View Academy

2014              Co-lead Artist                            Heaton Arts Festival: Zine project with community members.

2014               Project management                 HLF funded WW1 International Mail Art Project with young people

& Lead Artist                           from Hartlepool using archives & heritage to make Mail Art.

2014               Commissioned Artist                  TWMA: The Boldon Book & the British Library: reimagined today

2014               Project Artist                               The Encyclopaedia of Everything: Cheryl

2013              Co-Commissioned Artist                        The Village Green @ The Festival of Thrift: printed broadsides with visiting public to the Festival of Thrift, capturing thrifty tips in the age of food banks & the Bedroom Tax.

2013              Lead Artist                                   Fabulous Books Fantastic Places: an Artist’s Book Fair and

program of artist’s book projects celebrating the Festival of the North

East in partnership with BALTIC and venues throughout the region.

2013               Lead Artist                               The Story of Sunderland: Participatory projects with Refugee &

Asylum Seekers focusing on the History of Bede & books.

2013              Commissioned Artist                  Green Lane Glass Window: Silk screen enamelled glass window

commission working with school pupils in designing artwork.

2011              Project Artist                             The Sunderland Book Project: an international book art project

                                                                        providing a platform for a touring exhibition of book art.

2012              Lead Artist                                A Present from Roker: Working with Helix Arts & Youth Offending

Service to create a bespoke print based products for retail.

2012              Project Artist                             36 Lime Street Gallery: Inchiostro (Milan) & Theresa Easton:

an international exchange of book and print based work.

2012              Commissioned Artist                 Darlington Arts Centre: Legacy book project: compiling, designing

                                                                     & binding paper based messages of support to the centre.

2012              Lead Artist                                The Late Shows @ 36 Lime Street: Printed Broadsides project

                                                            engaging the public in political debate and making broadsides.

2011              Mentor & exhibitor                     The Book Apothecary: a travelling museum of artist’s books.

National venues, delivery workshops and peer support.

2011              Project Artist                             National Glass Centre

World Heritage Site bid with community participants using book art.

2011              Commissioned Artist                 Art on the High Street: South Shields regeneration of empty shops.

Grit & Pearl commissioned shop window design.

2011              Commissioned Artist                 Identify Cowgate: Community participation project working with

Newcastle City Council; design work in enamelled steel for signage.

2010              Commissioned Artist                 Enchanted Parks, Saltwell Park Large scale printed glass work.

Outside lighting installation emulating pages from a book

2009-2010      Resident Artist                          Artist’s Access to Art Colleges Northumbria University

Working with creative writing students using  print & literature.

2009-2010      Commissioned Artist                 Gateshead Metro Centre: Screen printed enamelled glass

designed and fabricated into illuminated glass cubes.

2009              Commissioned Artist                  Christmas Window: Screen printed enamelled glass work for a

window installation in Sunderland Library.

2008              Commissioned Artist                 Walbottle Campus, Newcastle: 3 installations; printed glass,

etched steel and handmade stained bricks for a PFI School.

2008              Resident Artist                          Ibstock Brickworks, Birtley: working closely with the factory

manager and specials department to initiate collaborative projects.

2007             Contributing Artist                     Low Newton Remand Centre & TWMA: working in partnership with

TWMA & Stretch to deliver a bespoke series of art based sessio

2006–2007    Resident Artist                          The Literary & Philosophical Society: self-commissioned

residency focusing on the history and development of the society.

1998-2000                                                      Intaglio Printmaker: Resident Artist


Teaching & Mentoring Experience

2015 -2019 Assistant Tutor                  Newcastle University, School of Art & Culture.

2013  Tutor                                         ArtWorks & Sunderland University:Youth Work participatory arts

2010-15 Visiting Lecturer                     Teesside University, School of Arts & Media

            2011 Mentor                                      Sunderland Business Investment Team & County Durham Enterprise

2009-current  Tutor                             36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley Printmaking & artist’s books workshop Participatory Arts                              BALTIC Artists Freelance Team, Creative Cohesion, Creative Partnership

Lead Artist                                          Creative People, Creative Places South Northumberland

2001-2008                                          Studio Manager; Northern Print Studio.



International Group & Touring Exhibitions & Fairs

Pop up Pick Up                                              2020 Germany

Absence & Presence                                      2015-2016 Touring group exhibition; USA & UK.

Architecture, Art & Landscape                         2014 Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow

Liber Libero, Milan                                          2013 Artists’ Book Market

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here                       2013 USA tour

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair & Conference  2012 Washington DC

Oregon Ink Spot                                             2010  Mini-print exchange

Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides & Books        2010-2013 International Tour

The Art House Co-op                                      2010 Brooklyn, New York.  Sketch book contribution.

Artomatic, Washington DC                              2009 10th Anniversary exhibition

Book Triennial, Vilnius 2009                           5th International Artist’s Book Triennial

Sormani Library, Milan                                    2007 Artist’s collective based in Milan

Manchester Craft & Design Centre,                  2006-2008 Artist’s International touring Book exhibition


Selected Group & Solo Shows

Uncharted Territory                                         2019 St Barnabas Press, Cambridge

Take Back Control                                          2019 Group Show, The Crypt, London

Gallagher & Turner                                          2019 Open Exhibition

Vane Gallery                                                   2019 Make Print Great Again group show

Knowledge is Power                                       2018 Solo show, 36 Lime St Gallery, Newcastle.

How was it for you?                                        2018 Incubator, Newcastle

Queer Between the Covers                              2018 Senate House Library, University London

Latest Edition                                                 2017-2018 Touring group exhibition

Middlesbrough Weekender                             2017 Fahrenheit Book Store poster zines.

System Gallery, Newcastle                              2017 Group exhibition in response to human migration.

St Ronan’s Well, Innerleithen                           2016 Celebratory 150 year Robert Smails broadsides & chap books

Newcastle Arts Centre                         2015 Pulled Print club

International Print Biennial                              2014 36 Lime Street Gallery, printed bricks and broadsides.

Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair                                2014 Liverpool Central Library, Contemporary Artists’ Books.

London Print Studio & London Design Festival 2013 Unfold, A Celebration of Contemporary Artists Books & Design

The Gallery, Gateshead Library                        2013, Novel Book Art Exhibition for the Fest NE

The Globe Gallery                                           2013 Dear Angel, commissioned artist, printed broadsides

The McGuiness Gallery, Bishop Auckland        2013 Large scale Etchings & The Sunderland Book Project

The Last Chapter, Sheffield                             2013 Artist’s book installation

Crown Street Gallery, Darlington                      2012 Art & Library Closures collide in this book art exhibition.

Pushing Print, Margate                                      2012 Print & print related series of events & exhibitions.

The Gallery, 36 Lime Street                             2012 Inchio`stro (Milan based) & artists books.

Great North Museum, Newcastle                      2011-2012The Book Apothecary & selection of artist’s books.

Stephenson’s Works, Newcastle                     2012 Printed Broadsides installation

Literary & Philosophical Society                      2012 Late Shows, installation.

Darlington Arts Centre                                                2012 Craft cabinet artist’s book display.

The Gallery, Gateshead Library                        2011 Artist’s Books prints & enamelled glass

Prospero’s Library, London                               2011 Artist’s Book Exhibition

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield                             2010 ‘Minutiae’

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead                        2010 Christmas selling show, selected artists.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland                  2010 Shakti & 50 apples (Alec Finlay) Group show

Newcastle Arts Centre                         2010Group show – Natural Forms and Umber Printmakers

25 Stratford Grove                                         2010Sumi Perera – 15-1 Beijing Artists & Artist’s Book

Gallery North Project Space                            2010Group show –culminating AA2A placement

Durham Art Gallery (DLI)                                 2009 ‘Inkubator 2’ Group show

Printmakers Council Touring Exhibition            2009 7th British International Mini Print

Greenfield Arts Centre                                    2009 The Power of the Book exhibition

Durham Art Gallery                                         2008 Flawed Inspiration

Waygood Boutique Newcastle                                    2008 Group show

Owl & Lion Gallery Edinburgh                          2008 Book Art group show

The Lit & Phil, Newcastle                                 2007 Installation of printed glass & china



HLF Young Roots                                                                  2014

Grants for Artists Arts Council North East                                2013

Grants for Artists Arts Council North East                                2010

AA2A Northumbria University                                                  2009

Creativitiworks (Sunderland University) Bursary                        2009

A-N research                                                                          Bursary 2008

Designed & Made mentoring                                                   Bursary 2008

Cannon Bill & Jeanette Hall Fund                                             2008


Fairs & Festivals

Bradford Zine Fair                                                                  2018 -2019

Indie book and Zine Fair, Edinburgh                                        2018

Radical Book Fair, London                                                     2017 -2018

Fruitmarket Book Market                                                         2017

Self Publishing Artists market BALTIC                                     2013-2019

Leeds                                                                                    2013 – 2016

Maker Faire                                                                            2013 & 2014 Newcastle

Glasgow International Artist’s Book Fair                                   2012 Glasgow

Turn The Page Artist’s Book Fair                                             2012 & 2013 Norwich

Manchester Book Fair                                                             2009, 2011 & 2015 & 2016 & 2019

NewcastleGateshead Arts Fair                                                 2010 exhibitor with Creative Cohesion

Project Organiser                                                                   2010 Gallery North Artists’ Book Fair & Events

P.R.E.S.S. (Publishing, Resource, Education & Social Space)   2010 Arts Centre Washington

Baltic Art Fair                                                                         2007

MIMA – Make your own damn Art                                            2006 Middlesbrough

Printfest – Ulverston                                                               2005



The Peoples Book Shop, Durham; BookArtBookShop, London;  Minnesota Centre for Book Art, USA & Gays The Word Bookshop, London.



Senate House Library, British Library, Barker & Stonehouse,  Tate Library Artists Book Collection, Future Builders, NR Foundation and Intaglio Printmaker, Northampton University  &  The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Centre for Book Arts, Florida, Special Collections Library Manchester Metropolitan University, Baltic Library & Archive, The ArtHouse Co-op, Brooklyn, UAL: London College of Communication Library Zine Collection & Red Box.


Useful links


Fabulous Books, Fantastic Places:

World War 1 Trench Art & folk Art Project:

The Sunderland Book Project

A Write Good Story