Working at Chelsea School of Art this Autumn

Working at Chelsea School of Art this Autumn

This month I will begin research for a PhD at Chelsea School of Art (UAL).  I’m looking forward to working more collaboratively and finding my community of practice.  I hope to generate opportunities for artists who are interested in how we connect with each other (or not) in everyday life so do get in touch if that is something that interests you.

See you at the Festy! – excited to be part of EAF this year…

See you at the Festy! – excited to be part of EAF this year…

…. and not just standing about in a blue T-shirt this time.

I am so pleased to have been selected by curatorial collective place+platform to make new work in response to the  locally renowned Leith Settlement Projects junk shop.

It’s going to be a fantastic group show. The artists involved are:

Seamus Killick, Edward Summerton, Michael Kay Terence, Rowan Paton, Brian Cheeswright, Julia Barbour, Jake Russell, Molly Kent, Emma Macleod, Harry Maberly, Abi Lewis, Luke Thomas Edwards, Emma Drye, Sam Wood and Krish Krush.

Over time, a large collection of discarded art works has accumulated in the basement of the Settlement Projects. We have been invited to respond to and re-purpose this collection, making new art works in the process.

The exhibition opening party will be on Friday 18th August at 7pm and will feature live music, DJ’s, performance, homebrew and a party vibe! You are very welcome to come along.

I found some lovely work in the ‘collection’ and am looking forward to celebrating it with some of my own. I hope you are able to come along and see it during August.


Baba Pie – upcoming exhibition in Leeds, all welcome to the PV on the 9th June 2017

Baba Pie – upcoming exhibition in Leeds, all welcome to the PV on the 9th June 2017

BABA PIE – Assembly House 44 Canal Road Armley

Opening 9th June 6PM – 9PM

10th – 14th June 12PM – 5PM

Baba Pie is an exhibition of 6 studio holders from Rhubaba gallery and studios in Edinburgh, at Assembly House, Leeds. Both are artist run studio and gallery spaces; Assembly House, established 2014, is located within a repurposed mill, and led by a dedicated group studio holders. The exhibition will be free and open to the public, and will run from 9th-14th June 2017. All of the artists are Edinburgh College of Art alumni; Amy Boulton, Morwenna Potter and Beth Longmore all graduated with BA (Hons) in 2015, while the other three artists attended the MFA programme, Emma Drye (2014 graduate), Chris Walker (2004) and Mark Haddon (1992). The organisers are Amy Boulton (Rhubaba) and Suzy Babington (Assembly House).

As well as contributing to Leeds’ blossoming artist-led scene, the aim of this exhibition is to discover how the cultural exchange of Scottish and English artist-led activity can build relationships between the two groups of art practitioners. It will enable the studio-holders from Edinburgh and Leeds to share experiences, resources, and the know-how vital to sustaining a practice in the north of Britain.

The opening night will feature a live performance by Emma Drye. In addition to the exhibition, the workshop The A to Z of Artist-Led will be held in the project space on Saturday 10th June, led by artist Amy Boulton. Through a series of collaborative tasks such as manifesto and zine production, the workshop aims to generate discussion and mutual support around artist led activities. This workshop will be free and open for anyone to attend but is aimed primarily at emerging artists in Leeds.

About Assembly House

Assembly House is an artist-led studio space in Armley, Leeds. The co-operative recently also established Ladybeck in Mabgate. The studio plays host to a varied group of creatives, with work ranging from fine art painting and sculpture to illustration, photography and design. The shared ambition among this group was to establish an affordable space for making individual work and provide a community for support.


44 Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2PL

Artist’s Website links:

Amy Boulton

Emma Drye

Mark Haddon

Beth Longmore

Morwenna Potter

Chris Walker

Awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy today!

Okay, it’s not a ring with special words on it, but it is special to me. In recognition of my attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education I have been awarded the status of fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Recognition reference: PR091777

New Paul Hamlyn Film

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation have made a toolkit for museums to use to implement organisational change and improve particpation. Part of that toolkit is a short film which focusses on my own practice and my residency within the Glasgow Museums Service. If you are interested in the artist as external voice please click on the link to watch the film (duration 3 minutes).


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