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Susan

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PROFILE
As an International artist based in the North West England I continue my professional practice working to commission and exhibitions from my studio in Wirral, UK.

Following a successful career in commerce, I trained in textiles 1998 and was selected as one of the top 30 graduates in the country. I continued my studies undertaking a John Moores University degree in Fine art, achieving a Batchelor of Arts with Honours, first class in 2003. I was awarded a one year Fellowship at Wirral Art School, where I remained for a further three years as an art tutor, whilst also working as freelance Artist Educator on the Family Education Team at the Tate Gallery Liverpool.

SELECTION OF EXHIBITIONS
2019
Northwest Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Liverpool Art Fair, Metquarter, Liverpool
Galleria St.Ives, St.Ives, Cornwall
Castle Park Art Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire
The Reader Gallery, Calderstones Park, Merseyside
Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
2018
Ordsall Hall, Salford, Manchester
Galleria St.Ives, St.Ives, Cornwall
The Atkinson Gallery, Southport, Merseyside
St.Ives Arts Club, St.Ives, Cornwall
'Originals' The Town Hall, Chester, Cheshire
Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire
2017
Galleria St.Ives, St.Ives, Cornwall
Art from the Square, Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Wirral
'Interval' The Brindley Gallery, Runcorn, Halton
'Coast' St.Ives Arts Club, St.Ives, Cornwall
Liverpool Arts Fair, Pier Head Village, Liverpool
The Reader Gallery, Calderstones Park, Merseyside
West Kirby Arts Centre, Wirral Open Studios, Wirral
Artworks, Northwich, Cheshire
Wirral Society of Arts, Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
2016
Penwith Gallery St.Ives,
Castle Park Frodsham,
The Artist's Club Liverpool,
The Reader Gallery, Calderstones, Merseyside,
'Wirral Revisited', Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
The Coach House, Calderstones Park, Merseyside
'Coast' Agnes Naylor Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall,
'Landmarks and Boundaries', The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, Halton
Artworks, Northwich, Cheshire
Galleria St.Ives, St.Ives, Cornwall
'Landmarks and Boundaries' St.Georges House, Bolton
'Coast' Seagrass, West Kirby , Wirral
Members/Associates Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall
WSA, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
2015
Members/Associates Exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall
Art from the Square, Castle Park, Frodsham, Cheshire
The Reader Gallery, Calderstones Park, Liverpool
The Barn, Poulton Hall, Bebington, Wirral
Ness Gardens, Ness, Wirral, Cheshire
The Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
Wirral Open Studio Tour, Meols, Wirral
Festival of Firsts, Wirral
WSA The Williamson Art Gallery , Birkenhead, Wirral
The Reader Gallery, Calderstones Park, Liverpool
2014
Cabinet of Curiosities, Warrington Museum and Gallery, Warrington, UK
Inherit the Wind, Brindley Showcase, Brindley Art Centre, Halton, UK
Postcard exhibition, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Art from the Square, Castle Park Art Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire, UK
Poulton Hall Gardens, Poulton Hall, Bebington, Wirral, UK
Art from the Square, The Reader Gallery, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, UK
Wirral Open Studios, Meols, Wirral, UK
Dane Cottage Open Garden, Meols, Wirral, UK
Festival of Firsts, Gallery Hoylake, Wirral, UK
West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs, UK
Two Rivers, Heswall Festival, Heswall, Wirral, UK
Hub, The Carling Gallery, Bold Street, Liverpool, UK
Cabinet of Curiosities, Albert Dock, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
2013
De- Junk, Re-Junk, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral, UK
Chester Performs, Deva Shorts, Newgate Row, Chester – UK
Castle Park Gallery, Frodsham, Cheshire, UK
Trading Station, Outcome-Consequence-Effect, Istanbul, Turkey
Trading Station, Outcome-Consequence-Effect, Metal, Liverpool, UK
National Open Gardens, Poulton Hall, Spital, Wirral, UK
Wirral Open Studios, Wirral, UK
Open Culture, St.George’s Hall, Liverpool, UK
2012
Trading Station, Liverpool Biennial, Curve Gallery, Liverpool - Istanbul
Trading Station, How we are going to make it happen, Liverpool – Istanbul, Turkey
Gallery Hoylake, Festival of Firsts, Hoylake, Wirral, UK
Zene U Istarskim Freskama, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
Something disconcerting about a dead zebra, Brindley, Runcorn, UK
Anything To Declare, Curve Gallery, NSW, Australia
The Object of Things – Toys, Camp & Furnace, Threshold Festival, Liverpool, UK
Materially Led, Crewe hall, Cheshire, UK
2011
Zivot Na Poluotoku, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
Igracka Mog Djetinjstva, Hrvatskog Gradjanbkog Drustva, Podgorica,Montenegro
Od Smeca Do Umjetnosti, Loza Gallery, Medulin, Croatia
The Object of Things – Toys, Studio Valeria, Medulin, Croatia
The Object of Things – Toys, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK
Trading Forever - New York, Texas, Maine, Georgia, Washington, USA
State of Perception, Metal at Edge Hill, Liverpool, UK
2010
Friend Request, Camden Lock, Brick Lane, Westminster, Spitalfields, London, UK
Soup is Touched, GRR Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
How Much Exchange Can You Stand, Maerz & Salzamt Gallery, Linz, Austria
Global Studios, Riposte, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2009
Zeitgeist, Down to Fine Art, Cheshire
Go Penguins, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Dream Homes, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Contents May Vary Collection, Piece Hall, Halifax
2008
Soup at GRR, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
North By Northwest, Holy Trinity, Leeds
Liverpool International Artists, Novas Gallery, Cultural Quarter, Liverpool
Bridges Not Walls, World Museum, Liverpool
Soup at Redbill , Redbill Gallery, Wales
Mini Print exhibition, Artlink, Hull
2007
Journey, Movement, Place, Wolstenholme Square Gallery, Liverpool
Pocket, Site Gallery, Liverpool
Square Route, Blackburne House, Liverpool
2006
Esquared, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conway, Wales
Transmute, Liverpool Biennial, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2005
Private Commission, Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden, Bebington, Wirral
You Don’t Have to Be a Genius, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
Private exhibition, Onset Gallery, Chester
Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
2004
Journeys, River City Artists, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Private Commission, Lancelyn Green Sculpture Garden,Bebington
Mainartery Gallery, Chester
Consequences, Up Front Gallery, Cumbria
2003
Fecundus Commission,The Women’s Hospital, Liverpool
Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral
Germinate, Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool
Speke Hall, Merseyside
2002
International Centre, Harrogate
Royal Liver Buildings, Liverpool
2001
Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden, Wales
Progressions, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham, Wales
2000
Drumcroon, Wigan
Layers of Meaning,The Gateway, Shrewsbury
1999
Simmonscourt, Dublin, Eire
Tatton Park, Cheshire
Alexandra Palace, London



COLLECTIONS and MAJOR COMMISSIONS

Leonardo Centre, Wirral - Wrotan II
Hope University, Liverpool - Orm
South Wirral High School - Wrotan
Lancelyn Green Collection, Bromborough,Wirral, UK.
2010 - Pillar of Wisdom, Pattern of Culture
2008 - Roots
2006 - Nature’s Breeze, Vision, Contemplation
2005 - Pod
2004 - Brunanburh Viking
Liverpool Women's Hospital - Fecundus
Work in Private collections in: USA, Canada, Eire, Croatia, UK


EDUCATION
2008 - ACME Professional Issues Creative Focus, Blackburn House, Liverpool
2005 - Teaching Certificate of Education (part one), Wirral Metropolitan College
2004 - Fine Art Fellowship, Wirral Art School, Wirral, UK
2000-3 - B.A.Hons. Fine Art (1st class), John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
1999 - BTec Foundation Studies, Wirral Art School, Wirral, UK
1997-8 - Creative Digital Technology, Knowsley College, Merseyside, UK
1997-8 - C&G Advanced, Art Design, Creative Textiles, Knowsley College, Merseyside, UK
1994-7 - C&G Creative Textiles, West Cheshire College, Chester, UK


EXPERIENCE

2003-2010
Artist/Educator, Family Education workshops, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
2009
Artist residency, Merchant Taylors School, Sefton
Artist residency, Bidston Avenue school/Methodist Housing Association, Merseyside
Project leader/artist, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral
2008
Artist residency, World Museum, Liverpool
Artist residency, Leonardo Centre, Neston, Wirral
2007
Artist residency, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
Artist residency, South Wirral High School, Wirral
Artist residency, Leonardo Centre, Neston, Wirral
2006
Artist residency, Neston High School, Wirral
Artist residency, Children’s University, Park High School, Birkenhead
2003-6
Tutor Ceramics, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral
2005
Project leader/artist, Children’s University, Park High School, Wirral
2003-5
Tutor Art and Design, Wirral Metropolitan College, Wirral
2002
Artist workshop, Eastway Junior School, Wirral
2002
Artist workshop, Art in the Community, Heysham
2000
Lecturer, Digital Technology, Computer Textile Group, Hertfordshire



MEMBERSHIPS
Post- International Female Collective
Studio Valeria – International Artists
Soup- North West Artist Collective
Red Dot Artists
Markmakers Art Collective

PUBLICATIONS
The Historical Gardens of England: Cheshire
The Battle of Brunanburh, Cambridge University Press 2008
A-N Magazine, Aug 2007
Cheshire Life Magazine, August 2006
Wirral Champion Magazine, front cover, May 2006
Wirral Champion Magazine, August 2004
Wirral News, April 2004
World of Embroidery, ‘Six Wives to Hard Drives‘, March2000
Merseyside Arts Monthly Magazine, Feb 1999
Workbox Magazine, Dec 1998
Daily Post Newspaper, Oct 1995