Bio / Education

Born 1963. 

Based in Porthmeor Studios. St.Ives

1982 - 6      BA (Hons) and Printmaking Prize.  

                   Sunderland College of Art

1981 - 2      Foundation. Loughborough College of Art.

Solo Exhibitions


Exeter Phoenix. Films, paintings and works on paper as well as new film commissions at Exeter Phoenix and Royal Albert memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter. May 2nd - June 28th.


New Work. Beaux Arts. Maddox Street, London. October 23rd - November 30th.

Bold Tendencies, Peckham. Esso-so-so (working title). New film with writing by Ella Frears about service stations between London and Cornwall.


Newlyn Art Gallery. The Picture Room. June - October.


Kestle Barton (Film ‘10’ and Works on Paper)

Beaux Arts London (Paintings and Works on Paper)


Newlyn Art Gallery (Film ‘Still Here’ and paintings)

2013, 2011, 2009

Beaux Arts Bath (Paintings and Works on Paper)

2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999

Millennium Gallery, St.Ives (Paintings and Works on Paper)


Recent Selected Group Exhibitions


Many & Beautiful Things. Plymouth College of Art Gallery. July 5th - September 9th.

The World As Yet Unseen. April 6th - June 15th.

2018 / 19

Many & Beautiful Things. Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange.


Ideal Science - A Risographic Survey. The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery.

INK Miami Art Fair

Plymouth Contemporary open

St Ives Beaux Arts London

Screening of Study in Hindsight and The Proposal at the Future Imperfect Symposium. Plymouth University.


All Out of Love – New film ‘The Proposal’ selected for Tate Screening.

Exeter Contemporary Open. Exeter Phoenix.


Plymouth Contemporary Open. Plymouth University.

INK Miami Art Fair

Falmouth Art gallery Porthmeor Past and Present


London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy

London Art Fair, Islington, London

Collage Wilson Stephens. London


Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

20/21 Royal College of Art

Recent Other Activity


For Groundwork, Fieldtrip with sound by Luke Vibert


Invited to co-curate Late at Tate – a summer night of dance and performance.

Select and present work by four artists in a sound show. Porthmeor Studios, St Ives.

Co curate and host a screening of new films by fine art and experimental film students from Falmouth University.

Appear in Tate Britain’s Great British Walks with Gus Casely-Hayford and Miriam Margolyes. Sky Arts


Film Study In Hindsight wins award at Exeter Contemporary Open.

Initiate and co-host A Long Weekend of Uncertainty - an interdisciplinary residency at Kestle Barton.

Co-curate and host The Voyeurs – Frears Bayliss screening of a programme of selected films.

Study in Hindsight selected by Lux for Side by Side screening event.


Organise, select and present an exhibition of four artists (Strepitus Crepitus Fragor) in St Ives.

Co-found LDM, a monthly discussion group with artists and curators.

Start Printmaking for Boys - irregular printmaking sessions for contemporary artists (not just boys!).


Article published in issue 14 of Turps Banana.

2013 – 17

Work appears regularly on cover of London Review of Books


Sketch Open, Winner of Fine Art editioning prize – Rabley Contemporary

Selected for The Cornwall Workshop – A forum for dialogue and exchange with international artists, writers and curators, Kestle Barton.


Publications / Catalogues


Plymouth Contemporary Open


Exeter Contemporary Open

Kestle Barton. New Work

Beaux Arts. Essay by Simon Garfield


Newlyn Art gallery Still Here. Essay by Blair Todd

Plymouth Contemporary Open


Interview by Mark Osterfield

Porthmeor Studios & Cellars. The Architects’ Story. By MJ Long


Essay by Aidan Quinn


Essay by Gill Nicol (Head of Interaction, Arnolfini Gallery)

Art and Graft. FT Weekend Magazine


Artists Studios. MJ Long

Essay by Elizabeth Knowles CBE (Also essay 2003)


Emma Thomas. Telegraph Magazine


Art Now Cornwall, Essay by Susan Daniel-McElroy, (Director Tate St Ives)

On the Very Edge of the Ocean, Ben Tufnell, Tate Publications

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Work in Education and Residencies


Printmaking/redacting/collage workshop during Palace of Culture Newlyn Gallery

2016 / 2017

Visiting lecturer School of Film and Television. Falmouth University


Lecture as part of Visiting Artists Series. Plymouth University


MA Lecture Series. University College Falmouth


Residency, Kestle Barton

Visiting lecturer, BA Fine Art, University College Falmouth


Tate St.Ives. Leads practical sessions, special events and talks


Newlyn Art Gallery – Involved in devising and leading courses including printmaking and Drawing a painting

2007 – 2017

Falmouth Art Gallery. Leading printmaking courses

2002, 2005, 2007

Vyner’s School. Artist in Residence


Collections include

Pallant House

Wilson Collection

University College Falmouth

Falmouth Art Gallery

Sunderland University

Cornwall Council

Royal Cornwall Museum

Slaughter and May


Selected Group Shows (pre 2013)


20/21 Royal College of Art

IMS Falmouth Art Gallery


Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Five by Five, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

Print! The Exchange, Penzance


House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St. Ives


Insomnia, series of new prints. The Exchange, Penzance

20/21, The Royal College of Art, London

Double Vision, Exchange Gallery, Penzance


Treasures from the Wilson Collection, Falmouth Art Gallery

Drawing Show curated by The Drawing Room, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance

Crossing Over, Beaux Arts, Bath


Art Now Cornwall, Tate St.Ives

A Fine Line, Artonomy, Truro


NSA Exhibition, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance

Porthmeor Printmakers Show and Portfolio, Café. Tate St.Ives

From the Edge, Sherborne House, Dorset


3 Person Show, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn


Critic’s Choice (John Russell Taylor), Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn

New Cornish Art, Edgar Modern, Bath

Drawing? Newlyn Art Gallery


Critic’s Choice (Joan Bakewell), Newlyn Art Gallery

Conflict and Resolution, Harbour House, Devon

ID, Newlyn Art Gallery


Selected Other Activity (pre 2013)


Art In Cornwall BBC Four


Art and Graft FT Weekend Magazine, photos by Rosie Hallam


Filmed for Memory Bay as featured artist

Interviewed for ARD, German radio


Telegraph Magazine. Photographed by Paul Massey and interview by Emma Thomas

Featured artist in film by Ray Bird about Porthmeor Studios

Featured in Merian German magazine

Photographed by Max Edelman

Photographed by Andreas Sterzing

Photographed by Gary Treadwell


Coast, BBC One

Subject of Process a film by Stuart Lansdowne


Guardian Artist of the Month

Cover of Guardian Supplement Living on the Edge