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drawing? was a celebration of the power of drawing - drawing as creative practice as well as a tool of scientific endeavour. The programme presented contemporary drawing as a significant element in artistic expression. It explored the role drawing plays in all our lives: in art, architecture, design, illustration, education, medicine, science & engineering.

 

drawing? was a celebration of the power of drawing - drawing as creative practice as well as a tool of scientific endeavour. The programme presented contemporary drawing as a significant element in artistic expression. It explored the role drawing plays in all our lives: in art, architecture, design, illustration, education, medicine, science & engineering.

 

drawing

Their Colours and their Forms was curated by John Strachan, Brian Thompson and myself.  It was exhibition of new work by artists, composers and creative writers responding imaginatively to Wordsworth’s life and poetry and the manuscripts of William and Dorothy Wordsworth displayed in the Museum. It featured fine art by Tim Brennan, Manny Ling, Brian Thompson and myself, poets David Harsent, John Strachan and Tony Williams, and sound recordist and musicians Robert Strachan and Sam Wiehl .

 

Their Colours and their Forms was curated by John Strachan, Brian Thompson and myself.  It was exhibition of new work by artists, composers and creative writers responding imaginatively to Wordsworth’s life and poetry and the manuscripts of William and Dorothy Wordsworth displayed in the Museum. It featured fine art by Tim Brennan, Manny Ling, Brian Thompson and myself, poets David Harsent, John Strachan and Tony Williams, and sound recordist and musicians Robert Strachan and Sam Wiehl .

 

Their Colours and Their Forms

What Is Drawing?

 

An exhibition of work by artists from the North East, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Manchester and London.

 

Curated by Esen Kaya & Dr. Mike Collier, Reader, University of Sunderland.

 

What Is Drawing?

 

An exhibition of work by artists from the North East, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Manchester and London.

 

Curated by Esen Kaya & Dr. Mike Collier, Reader, University of Sunderland.

 

What is Drawing

WALK ON

 

From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 years of Art Walking

 

Walk On was curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Alistair Robinson in collaboration with myself of WALK.

 

WALK ON

 

From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 years of Art Walking

 

Walk On was curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Alistair Robinson in collaboration with myself of WALK.

 

Walk On

Although I moved into Education in 1993 to teach Art History, I still continued to work as a curator, consultant, exhibition organiser and writer. I was a consultant for English Heritage, helping to establish the Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick and curating the first year of the exhibition programme there. I was also a project consultant for Silverlink's Arts Programme, curating Peter Randall Page's Give and Take on Newcastle's Quayside as well his exhibition Rocks in my Bed and the accompanying commissioned piece of new music by composer Jim Aitchinson.

Although I moved into Education in 1993 to teach Art History, I still continued to work as a curator, consultant, exhibition organiser and writer. I was a consultant for English Heritage, helping to establish the Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick and curating the first year of the exhibition programme there. I was also a project consultant for Silverlink's Arts Programme, curating Peter Randall Page's Give and Take on Newcastle's Quayside as well his exhibition Rocks in my Bed and the accompanying commissioned piece of new music by composer Jim Aitchinson.

Freelance work 1993 onwards

Whilst studying Fine Art at Goldsmith's College in London I was asked to chair the New Contemporaries - a national student exhibition of Art. During my term, I initiated the first Live Art element of the show - mounted separately to the exhibition of painting and sculpture and reviewed in Studio International. This was presented at the Acme Gallery in Covent Garden (it was their second show). For the next year (1976 - 1977) I was fortunate enough to work part-time for Acme whilst completing my final year at University.

Whilst studying Fine Art at Goldsmith's College in London I was asked to chair the New Contemporaries - a national student exhibition of Art. During my term, I initiated the first Live Art element of the show - mounted separately to the exhibition of painting and sculpture and reviewed in Studio International. This was presented at the Acme Gallery in Covent Garden (it was their second show). For the next year (1976 - 1977) I was fortunate enough to work part-time for Acme whilst completing my final year at University.

ICA and freelance work to 1985

As Senior Exhibitions Officer for Tyne and Wear Museums Service from 1985 - 1993 I ran the Arts Develpment Strategy. I developed an integrated policy of exhibitions, events, educational and community programmes organising and curating many exhibitions including - Outerspace; a retrospective of the work of Barry FlanaganThe Experience of PaintingNew Work Newcastle (with Projects UK - now Locus+); Figuring Out the 80s. 

 

As Senior Exhibitions Officer for Tyne and Wear Museums Service from 1985 - 1993 I ran the Arts Develpment Strategy. I developed an integrated policy of exhibitions, events, educational and community programmes organising and curating many exhibitions including - Outerspace; a retrospective of the work of Barry FlanaganThe Experience of PaintingNew Work Newcastle (with Projects UK - now Locus+); Figuring Out the 80s. 

 

Exhibitions and catalogues 1985-1993

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