1981-83 ST.HELENS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 2 year Art Foundation Course
1983-86 SOUTH GLAM INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Cardiff BA (Hons) Ceramics
1987-88 SOUTH GLAM INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Cardiff Postgraduate Art Teacher’s Certificate (University of Wales)
1990-91 BIRMINGHAM POLYTECHNIC MA Textiles & Fashion & Postgraduate Diploma in Textiles & Fashion
1988-90 ST.GREGORY’S RC HIGH SCHOOL, Warrington Teacher of Art & Design
1993-95 ST.LUKE’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, Lowton Artist-in-residence
1995-2002 WIGAN & LEIGH COLLEGE Part-time tutor in 3D and Visual Studies
1998-2000 DRUMCROON ART EDUCATION CENTRE, Wigan Artist-in-residence
2002-2015 LLANOVER HALL ARTS CENTRE, Cardiff Part-time tutor in Ceramics and Life Drawing.
1990 FASHION & EMBROIDERY 90 (Harrogate Royal Hall)
1991 CARMEL COLLEGE, ST.HELENS (Solo exhibition)
NATIONAL QUILT COMPETITION (Hatfield/Ascot)
Madera Prize for Expressive Work 1990
2nd Prize for Expressive Work 1994
1992 Commission for All Saints RC Church, Golborne - Illustrations of new church building, and Lectern Cloth design
GREAT BRITISH QUILT FESTIVAL (Harrogate)
Award for Best Use of Colour 1995
1994/1995/1996 DRUMCROON SUMMER EXHIBITION, Wigan
1995 Work purchased for Wigan schools’ loan collection.
1995 ST.HELENS ART COMPETITION
1995 Commission: St.Gregory’s RC High School, Warrington - Ceramic sculpture of the resurrected Christ.
QUILT NATIONAL – USA - Major biennial touring exhibition (First prize, 2009)
1995 North West Arts award for travel to New York.
1996 FANTASTIC & STRANGE - CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ARTISTS - Selected exhibition, Drumcroon Art Centre, Wigan
1999 ARC GALLERY, Chester (solo exhibition)
1999 A GRAND SLAM (Munchengladbach/touring exhibition)
1999 ART OF THE STITCH Barbican Centre London / Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
1999 NORTH WEST ARTS, Manchester (small solo exhibition)
1999 NORTH WEST ARTS ARTISTS (Business Investment Centre, Wigan)
1999 NORTH WEST ARTS ARTISTS (Crewe & Alsager College)
2000 JOURNEYS & DIRECTIONS (Drumcroon Art Centre, Wigan)
2000 J.FUNC FINE ART INC, Maumee, Ohio (group show)
2000 GUESTHOUSE GALLERY (Abraham Guest High School, Wigan) Solo exhibition.
2001 CASTLE PARK ART CENTRE, Frodsham, Cheshire
2001 ART OF THE STITCH (Mall Galleries, London)
2001 THE ART OF QUILTS, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
2005 A RARE CHANCE TO SEE, Washington Gallery, Penarth (Group exhibition)
2008 MIXED MEDIA, Washingon Gallery, Penarth (Group exhibition)
2011 INTERCELTIQUE FESTIVAL, Lorient, Brittany (Solo exhibition)
2011 CYNON VALLEY MUSEUM & GALLERY, Aberdare (Solo exhibition)
2012 RHONDDA HERITAGE PARK, Pontypridd (Solo exhibition)
FINE ART QUILT MASTERS, Festival of Quilts, Brmingham NEC
2012 LE TEMPS DE SIRENES, Brittany (International Biennial Women's Art Exhibition)
2014 MUSIC MAKERS, Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool (Invited)
2016 ORIEL CANFAS, Cardiff, 2 person exhibition
2017 SHEEN CENTER, New York (Solo exhibition) 30 Nov to 11 Dec
PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES
'Art Quilts, A Celebration' by Robert Shaw (Lark Books, NY 2005
'Embroidery' magazine (Embroiderers Guild) Sept/Oct 2009
'The Quilter' magazine (Quilters' Guild) Summer 2011
'Colour in Art Quilts' by Janet Twinn (Batsford 2011)
'Textile Collage' by Mandy Pattullo (Batsford 2016)
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
1989 Oultrington Lane Primary School, Lymm - Presented in-service workshop for primary teachers
1991 Carmel Sixth Form College, St.Helens - Presented embroidery & textiles workshop
1992 Presented 3 one-day workshops for women’s groups in Manchester - (embroidery, patchwork & quilting)
2001 Embroiderers’ Guild, Chelford - Lecture & workshop ‘Contemporary Quiltmaking’
2001 Turnpike Gallery, Leigh - ‘3D construction’ workshop
2001-06 Various Inset days for Primary and Secondary teachers, Drumcroon Art Centre,Wigan - Alternative drawing methods using mixed media
2007-8 CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES, Cardiff - 3-day experimental textiles workshop for secondary school Heads of Art, with a large exhibition at Llanover Hall Arts Centre.
2010 Guest speaker at the AGM of the British Quilter’s Guild, Bloomsbury, London.
2003 EAZ (EDUCATION ACTION ZONE) CELEBRATION QUILT, LEIGH
Major project for Wigan Council - worked at 26 primary schools in Leigh to produce a large commemorative quilt for Leigh Library.
2017 SHEEN CENTER, Bleecker St, Manhattan, NYC
Artist in residence Sept-Dec
RESIDENCIES (1-6 weeks)
1999 WOOD FOLD PRIMARY SCHOOL, STANDISH Quilt for entrance hall, based on Islamic theme (6weeks)
1999 TURNPIKE GALLERY, LEIGH ‘Gamelan in the Galleries’ 1 week project based on the connections between Art and Music.
1999 ABRAM BRYN GATES JUNIOR & INFANTS SCHOOL, WIGAN Tapestry for a touring exhibition (ending up at the Millenium Dome) to promote literacy.
1999 ABRAHAM GUEST HIGH SCHOOL, WIGAN Solo exhibition in the school art gallery, with a workshop based on alternative drawing methods.
2000 ST.PATRICK’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN (6 WEEKS) Working with plastic & mixed media, making site-specific work for areas around the school.
2000 WORSLEY MESNES JUNIOR & INFANTS SCHOOL, WIGAN Working with nursery children to produce site-specific work for their classroom.
2000 ST.LEWIS’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHESHIRE Large quilt for the hall, based on celebrating the Milennium.
2000 RL HUGHES COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN Large scale plastic piece ‘Our Town’ for the MiIlennium Dome.
2000 HESKETH FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL, ATHERTON Large scale quilt ‘Our Town’ for the MiIlennium Dome.
2000 HIGHER WALTON CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, PRESTON Large constructed-textiles piece for the entrance hall.
2000 ADLINGTON ST.PAUL’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHORLEY Large constructed-textiles piece for the entrance hall.
2000 WESTLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL, LEIGH Drawing workshop.
2000 WHELLEY HOSPITAL, WIGAN Art course for Rehabilitation patients
2001 OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, LEIGH Six large banners on the theme of ‘Moving On’, site-specific for the Wigan Investment Centre.
2001 ST.PETER’S RC HIGH SCHOOL, WIGAN Collaboration with Elwers Engineering Ltd, Skelmersdale-making work for company’s new offices.
2002 SACRED HEART RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, LEIGH Quilt for the school hall on the theme of ‘Peace and Harmony’.
2003 GILMOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL, GARSTON, LIVERPOOL Site-specific work for hall & corridors
2003 DRUMCROON ART CENTRE, WIGAN Worked in 10 Wigan schools on ‘Encounters’ collage project.
2003 LEIGH CE JUNIOR SCHOOL Textile project
2004 LLISWERRY INFANTS’ SCHOOL, NEWPORT Large quilt for entrance hall: ‘Events & Activities in Our School’
2005 MALPAS COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL, NEWPORT Large quilt for entrance hall: ‘Map of the area’
2005 PENLLWYN PRIMARY SCHOOL, PONTLLANFRAITH Large abstract quilt for entrance hall.
2005 WORSLEY MESNES PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN Summer school: ‘Under the Sea’
2005 ST.JUDE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN Introduction to textiles: working with plastic, fabric & dyes
2006 ST.PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN Large Quilt for the foyer, based on the environs of the school
2006 HINDLEY GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL Mixed media constructions based on Quentin Blake
2006 ROMA PROJECT, CARDIFF Series of workshops & an exhibition, working with immigrants from the Czech republic
2006 SACRED HEART PRIMARY SCHOOL, HINDLEY Large Quilt for entrance foyer, based on Boundaries
2006 TWELVE APOSTLES PRIMARY SCHOOL, LEIGH Two large banners for the hall, based on the environs of the school
2007 MABBS CROSS PRIMARY SCHOOL, WIGAN Large quilted banner based on the Legend of Lady Mabel