Exhibitions

Dar FIKAR - Artist in Residence
Venue: Dar FIKAR, Failaka Island, Kuwait
Contact: https://fikar.org/contact
Link: more info
Dates: 10-02-2024 to 19-02-2024
Dar FIKAR - Artist in Residence
As a conscientious creator of analogue images deeply attuned to environmental concerns, my mission is to pioneer sustainable photographic printing practices, pushing the boundaries of technical, conceptual, and creative realms. Grounded in a responsive approach to specific sites, my work explores the intricate interplay between humans, non-humans, nature, and the broader environment. Conversations sparked by my art serve as catalysts for my continual growth. Delving into the profound processes of deep time through geological exploration and capturing the immediate impacts of adverse weather and a shifting climate due to human influence are central to my evolving photographic practice. The essence of change is pivotal in my work, evident in every image I create. In my series, The Most Beautiful Anthropocene, I seamlessly integrated two 19th-century Victorian photographic printing techniques—cyanotype and lumen. This intricate process involved the exploration of expired photographic darkroom paper, cyanotype solution, and UV light, resulting in the...
It's just stuff
Venue: Creative Centre and Quad South foyer @ YSJ
Contact: n/a
Link: more info
Dates: 18-01-2024 to 07-02-2024
It's just stuff
The second year interim show is now showing at York St John! Come and see a fantastic, aclectic collection of art; a result of a truly busy semester, each students hard work has really paid off!
AA2A at CASC
Venue: Contemporary Arts Space Chester
Contact: Greg Fuller
Link: more info
Dates: 22-01-2024 to 23-02-2024
AA2A at CASC
The five Artists in Residence have been joined by existing artists from the University of Chester to hold and exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Space Chester
The London Group Open
Venue: Copeland Gallery, London
Contact: enquiries@thelondongroup.com
Link: more info
Dates: 10-11-2023 to 26-11-2023
The London Group Open
The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ cooperative, The London Group, is delighted to announce both the member and the selected exhibitors for its 85th open exhibition. Presenting 158 artworks from both member and selected non-member exhibitors encompassing a wide range of mediums including digital, drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, print, sculpture, sound, and video. Featuring established and emerging artists, all working at the forefront of contemporary practice.
Fay Sheppard | Love/Hate Exhibition 2023
Venue: Loughborough University Fine Art Gallery
Contact: Loughborough University
Link: more info
Dates: 06-10-2023 to 09-10-2023
Fay Sheppard | Love/Hate Exhibition 2023
Love/Hate was a pop up exhibition in the Loughborough University Fine Art Gallery, and was part of the department's annual second year exhibtion to welcome back students to the department after the summer vacation.  A Huge thank you to my wonderful friend and colleague, Charlotte Shearman-Smith, for this photograph of my work.
Jo Burton at The Lake Gallery
Venue: The Lake Gallery, West Kirby
Contact: joburtonwoodcarver@gmail.com
Link: more info
Dates: 06-11-2023 to 26-01-2024
Jo Burton at The Lake Gallery
I have been selected to take part in an open exhibition at the Lake Gallery. 
Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and Friends
Venue: Kettle’s Yard
Contact: Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
Link: more info
Dates: 10-11-2023 to 18-02-2024
https://www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/making-new-worlds-li-yuan-chia-and-friends/
å på K 2.0
Venue: Norwegian YWCA, 52 Holland Park, London W11 3RS
Contact: Åse Vikse, aasevikse@yahoo.no
Link: more info
Dates: 25-11-2023 to 04-12-2023
å på K 2.0
A Solo Exhibition by Norwegian Printmaker Åse Vikse at KFUK-hjemmet London, Norwegian YWCA, 52 Holland Park, London W11 3RSWorks exhibited are all original prints made by the artist and will be available to purchase off the wall. å på K 2.0 exhibition catalogue
Day of Action to Rememeber Nature
Venue: The Whittaker
Contact: Gemma Outen, Events Manager at The Whittaker
Link: more info
Dates: 04-11-2023 to 04-11-2023
Day of Action to Rememeber Nature
Coverage of the 2021 Day of Action to Remember Nature in Launceston Town Square.     On 4th November every other year since the artist's passing, I have responded to Gustaz Metzger's call to all artists to Remember Nature on 4th November, the anniversary of his original call out, to convene an interactive and creative event for creatives and the public to Remember Nature.  This year it will take place at The Whitaker in the Rossendale Valley.  Contact me if you would like to help make it happen and do come along!
Celebrating Ceramics
Venue: Waterperry Gardens,Oxford
Contact: https://www.celebratingceramics.co.uk/
Link: more info
Dates: 14-07-2023 to 16-07-2023
Celebrating Ceramics
Very pleased to be @celebratingceramics (my first time!) @waterperrygardens this weekend. Say hello if you're planning to be there... I'm even going to be demonstrating how I make a few of my pieces on my stand! The two pieces in the image are brand new and will be coming with me - gold and glitter bottle and woodfired oribe guinomi with black porcelain and gold lustre
Sculpture Lounge Summer Show
Venue: Sculpture Lounge, Holmfirth
Contact: https://sculpturelounge.com/
Link: more info
Dates: 30-06-2023 to 30-07-2023
Sculpture Lounge Summer Show
Get your glad rags on, tonight is the opening night and it's going to be epic.I'm really pleased to have 6 pieces of recent work in the show... alongside an amazing group of artists.From 6-9 pm this evening the Sculpture Lounge gallery welcomes you warmly. The exhibition continues all week 1st-9th July, then the following three weekends: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th July, and by appointment.
Hepworth Gallery Wakefield
Venue: Hepworth Gallery Wakefield
Contact: https://hepworthwakefield.org/
Link: more info
Dates: 24-06-2023 to 25-06-2023
Hepworth Gallery Wakefield
Ceramics Fair
Potfest Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Venue: Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Contact: https://potfest.co.uk/
Link: more info
Dates: 23-06-2023 to 25-06-2023
Potfest Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Towner Art Gallery & Local Museum
Venue: Towner Gallery Eastbourne
Contact: https://townereastbourne.org.uk/
Link: more info
Dates: 10-06-2023 to 11-06-2023
Towner Art Gallery & Local Museum
I’m at the Towner Gallery this weekend, say hello if you are around.
UCLAY
Venue: UCLan PR1 Gallery
Contact: @uclan_ceramics
Link: more info
Dates: 04-05-2023 to 16-05-2023
UCLAY
As part of my @aa2aproject residency with @uclan_ceramics I have been invited to show some recent work in this exhibition of ceramics by selected alumni, current students, staff and special guests that have been associated with the ceramics department at the university.Piece illustrated: "Millennial Tattoo Influencer" Woodfired, shino, oribe and wood ash with one golden leg!Private view 4th May @6pm @pr1galleryOpen to the public on weekdays until 16th May (Excluding Bank Holidays)
PotFest Glynde Place
Venue: Glynde Place
Contact: https://potfest.co.uk/
Link: more info
Dates: 21-04-2023 to 23-04-2023
PotFest Glynde Place
  Just under 100 ceramics artists and craft potters coming together to create a huge artisan marketplace. Come along and be blown away by a wealth of creative talent and the incredible diversity of clay.Raku firing throughout the three days. Food, drink and refreshment. Plenty of free parking and a free shuttle from Glynde station for those coming by train.Visit @potfest.co.uk for more information.
The Old Lock Up Gallery
Venue: The Old Lock Up Gallery
Contact: https://www.theoldlockupgallery.org/
Link: more info
Dates: 19-03-2023 to 29-04-2023
The Old Lock Up Gallery
Very pleased to have a few selected pieces sharing this lovely space with some wonderful artists @theoldlockupgallery next exhibition - Inner Landscapes - OPENS 19th March 2-5pm - All welcome!
Print! @ Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield
Venue: Fronteer Gallery, Unit 4, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB.
Contact: fronteerart@gmail.com
Link: more info
Dates: 23-08-2023 to 09-09-2023
Print! @ Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield
I am delighted to have had "The Weight of the World"  2018 (Etching, 215 x 270mm) accepted for the group printmakers' forthcoming exhibition at Fronteer Gallery, Unit 4, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB.
Blackpool School of Arts Graduate Exhibition 2023
Venue: Blackpool Winter Gardens
Contact: Julie Woods
Link: more info
Dates: 21-06-2023 to 25-06-2023
Blackpool School of Arts Graduate Exhibition 2023
Graduate show opens Wednesday 21st June 10am -3pm daily until 25th June. Private view Thursday 22nd June 6-9pm with fashion show apptoximately 7.30pm, no booking required.  
University of Chester degree show
Venue: Creative Campus Kingsway, Kingsway, Chester CH2 2LB
Contact: art.design@chester.ac.uk
Link: more info
Dates: 12-06-2023 to 30-06-2023
University of Chester degree show
Welcome to the “All Inclusive” Degree Show Catalogue, a fascinating exhibition which invites you to explore a diverse range of artistic disciplines, offering a unique perspective on contemporary art, design and visual communication via:The captivatingly expressive strategies of Fashion Marketing Communication.The craftsmanship and visionary designs of Fashion Design.The evocative and thought-provoking works of Fine Art.The imaginative and striking visual journeys of Graphic Design.The compelling intersections of space and design in Interior Design.The bold and impactful visual narratives captured through Photography.The seamless fusion of aesthetics and functionality in Product Design.“All Inclusive” celebrates the culmination of years of exploration, experimentation, and dedication and the power of creativity to shape our perceptions, challenge conventions, and foster inclusivity. Join us in celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of our talented graduates as they embark on their creative journeys and leave an indelible mark on the world. Bernadine Murray Head of Department
University of Central Lancashire Degree Show
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Contact: +44 1772 201 201
Link: more info
Dates: 08-06-2023 to 26-06-2023
University of Central Lancashire Degree Show
The Degree Show is extensive, with installations set inside three buildings on the University of Central Lancashire's Preston Campus.
Anglia Ruskin University Graduate Showcase
Venue: various venues
Contact: +44 (0)1245 493131
Link: more info
Dates: 19-05-2023 to 23-06-2023
Anglia Ruskin University Graduate Showcase
Join us in Cambridge for a showcase of work by students graduating from art, design, film and performing arts degrees. Connected by purpose but distinct in voice, our 2023 graduates are using their platform to amplify issues and challenge preconceptions across themes such as society, identity and the environment. The Showcase takes place in the Ruskin Gallery, on ARU's Cambridge campus, and surrounding areas. There's no need to book, just drop in.  
Buckinghamshire New University Degree Show
Venue: High Wycombe Campus Queen Alexandra Road High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ
Contact: 01494 522 141
Link: more info
Dates: 16-06-2023 to 21-06-2023
Buckinghamshire New University Degree Show
Buckinghamshire New University’s annual Art & Design Summer Show will be open to the public from 16 June - 21 June 2023. Please join us to celebrate the creativity, award-winning talent, innovation and individuality of our final year Art & Design students by visiting our free exhibition at our High Wycombe campus. The show is a great opportunity to see the calibre of work our students produce and to meet the next generation of talent. The exhibition will be in W6, W7 and on the first floor of Timberlake. Please arrive at our High Wycombe Reception where our Student Ambassadors will be ready to accompany you to the show. It is also an opportunity for you to see our AA2A artists showcase their work in progress as part of the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you!
University of Derby Degree Show
Venue: University of Derby Markeaton Street Derby DE22 3AW
Contact: https://www.derby.ac.uk/events/degree-show/
Link: more info
Dates: 10-06-2023 to 16-06-2023
University of Derby Degree Show
Every year, students from the School of Arts and College of Science and Engineering celebrate their time at University by showcasing their work at an end of year Degree Show. The Show is a fantastic opportunity for potential employers, friends, family, industry and members of the public to see exciting creations by the next generation of artists, designers, creators and makers from Derby. The exhibition sites include Markeaton Street, Chandos Pole Street and Britannia Mill from 10 - 16 June. There is no requirement to book - we hope you can come along and visit!
York St John University Degree Show 2023
Venue: various venues
Contact: events@yorksj.ac.uk
Link: more info
Dates: 02-06-2023 to 09-06-2023
York St John University Degree Show 2023
Be inspired by challenging and innovative work at the School of the Arts Festival at York St John University. The Festival is a unique opportunity for friends, family and members of the public to engage with the work of our innovative students. Discover work that will challenge perceptions, interrogate beliefs and offer new ways of looking at the world.  
University of Sunderland Degree Show 2023
Venue: various venues
Contact: https://sunderland.ac.uk/events/event/art-degree-show-2023-1356
Link: more info
Dates: 10-06-2023 to 18-06-2023
University of Sunderland Degree Show 2023
Each year, the University of Sunderland’s School of Art and Design holds degree shows for graduating BA(Hons) students. The degree show is a culmination of the hard work and dedication our students put into the final year of their course, where they build their professional practice, skills and experience. It is also a celebration of their creativity and the beginning of their exciting new journey as creative professionals.
Staffordshire University Degree Show 2023
Venue: Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE
Contact: comms@staffs.ac.uk
Link: more info
Dates: 02-06-2023 to 10-06-2023
Staffordshire University Degree Show 2023
We are delighted to be able to once again host our annual Staffordshire University Degree Show 2023.  We invite you to visit our campus and enjoy the creative work of our students graduating from BA (Hons) Art and Design and Media and Performance courses. We are proud of our graduates’ ambition, excellence, and creativity. The diversity of approaches and outputs in their work is truly impressive. The Degree Show is testament to Staffordshire University’s emphasis on combining academic progress with professional project opportunities, live briefs, entrepreneurialism and networking. Our students are equipped for the future by working with our leading academic and technical support staff, working in the University’s specialised studios and industry standard workshops. We wish our graduates the very best of luck for their future successes. #StaffsUniShow
Loughborough University Degree Show 2023
Venue: Loughborough University Arts Martin Hall Building Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
Contact: luarts@lboro.ac.uk
Link: more info
Dates: 14-06-2023 to 18-06-2023
Loughborough University Degree Show 2023
The annual School of Design and Creative Arts Degree Show returns. The Degree Show is such an exciting and valuable event for students, staff, and visitors; it is a culmination of so much hard work, and a chance for students to celebrate, share and exhibit their final year projects. We are pleased to be able to offer an in-person and digital exhibition across the range of Design and Creative Arts courses and present the amazing creativity and rising talent our students have. The shows are open over several days, and include additional events and activities as listed below. 
GreenHouse
Venue: Lethaby Gallary, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross
Contact: Phil Barton
Link: more info
Dates: 25-04-2023 to 30-04-2023
GreenHouse
A group show organised by UAL's Climate Emergerncy Network  to mark Earth Day 2023. Phil showed two works: The Second Elizabethan Age – all that glistens is not gold The Second Elizabethan Age has just drawn to a close in the UK.  Elizabeth ll’s 70 year reign coincided with unprecedented growth in prosperity (even if increasingly unequal), but this has come at a cost – a sustained rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from 310ppm in 1953 to 419ppm in August 2022. This work makes this cost visible as a starting point for wider discussion and action. This work raises questions about whose golden age the last 70 years have been? And what has the cost been, both in terms of climate change and in widening inequalities between the western democracies and everyone else and within those democracies where income gaps have widened enormously. Creative solutions, creative inspiration,...
The Waters Are Coming
Venue: Granary Square, Kings Cross
Contact: Phil Barton
Link: more info
Dates: 18-04-2023 to 23-04-2023
The Waters Are Coming
Artist Phil Barton uses the Granary Square fountains to visually represent how sea levels are rising by programming them at present and future high tide heights. This dramatic artwork highlights the perils of rising sea levels and the extent to which land will be lost to the waves if temperatures continue to rise. The Waters Are Coming in action The four arrays of fountains will be programmed with the outer jets at current levels of 40cm high and the central jets at the predicted 2123 height of 200cm. The ground has been marked into continents with 20 global cities and island nations at risk of flooding marked and lit. Echoing the daily passage of the tides, the fountains will move around the ‘world’, emphasising the fate of low lying populations if net zero isn’t reached within 20 years. At high tide, the fountains are taller than all of us, and...
Wintergardens
Venue: Wintergardens, Blackpool
Contact: 07554314620
Link: more info
Dates: 22-06-2023 to 24-06-2023
Wintergardens
Display of AA2A Residency work; screenprints & Cartoon Book 'Diary of a Scotty-Dog! Hot-Dog'- inspired by family holidays to Blackpool.-Available at Lulu.com.
Essence - second year exhibition
Venue: York St John Vessel Gallery
Contact: Amelia Pethullis
Link: more info
Dates: 04-05-2023 to 11-05-2023
Essence - second year exhibition
As our end of year exhibition for second year Fine Art at YSJ we have developed the show titled 'Essence' which showcases our courses collective works. A multimdeia display of excellent and unique works, Essence represents a collective exploration of our emerging practices as young Fine Artists navigating academia and creativity.
Process
Venue: Martin Hall, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU
Contact: Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham
Link: more info
Dates: 15-05-2023 to 09-06-2023
Process
Meet the Artists event: Tuesday 16 May, 12-2pm This exhibition brings together four artists selected to take part in the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) artist residency scheme in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University. The work on display showcases a selection of their diverse projects completed since October 2022.  Fiona Carruthers (Lincoln) works in expanded fields of drawing. Often playing with ideas of material significance, scale, uncertainty and transformation she creates propositions which invite us to think about what it means to be human and what survival might look like. George Sfougaras (Leicester) makes work concerned with memory, identity, migration and cultural inheritance. The works shown here under the title ‘The Hagiography of the Ordinary’ refer to the importance, and the divine nature of ‘ordinary’ lived moments: The silver is a memory, a symbol, a spiritual and a physical entity, as well as...
something invisible and powerful and totally uncontrollable
Venue: South Square, Bradford
Contact: Lucy Wright
Link: more info
Dates: 05-05-2023 to 28-05-2023
something invisible and powerful and totally uncontrollable
5 - 28 May 2023   Paintings exploring modern folklore, female solitude and non-anthropocentric sociabilities.   Opens from 5pm, 5 May, with performances by Helian and Waters Green Morris
Narratives
Venue: The Lowry Gallery
Contact: Exhibiting artist: Jackie Haynes
Link: more info
Dates: 13-01-2023 to 26-02-2023
Narratives
Part of The Lowry's EDIT series, Conversations Series III: Narratives is the culmination of a summer 2022 residency at Venture Arts. The resulting exhibition shows what happened when 12 artists, some with and some without learning disabilities, spent 20 weeks together exploring how their own personal heritage may be connected and influencing each other's own artistic style and process. A collaborative approach to making art has been at the core of the residency, with the artists having taken inspiration from the overwhelming style and character of the club in which the residency was run in Whalley Range, Manchester. There are also huge comedy, reggae and supper club influences of group idols such as Sid James, Sparrow Martin and Julie London. Expect a unique show of brand new art, music and TV specials, complete with it’s very own Beaver Bar. The image shows guests at The Julie Party, the exhibition closing event. Following some moving speeches from Venture Arts artists, guests...
Coast to Coast
Venue: 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
Contact: Gillian Stewart
Link: more info
Dates: 23-06-2023 to 05-08-2023
Coast to Coast
I've been invited by 108 Fine Art in Harrogate to exhibit the work created in my aa2a artist residency. This is a joint exhibition with another artist Siobhan McLaughlin, who is a fine artist based in Edinburgh and who has recently completed an artist residency in St. Ives