Humble As Hell, Merzbarn, Elterwater. Group show curated by Roland Hicks and featuring works by Susan Collis, Neil Gall, Roland Hicks, Nicky Hirst, Paul Housley, Duncan Macaskill, Stephen Palmer, Cathie Pilkington, Joel Tomlin, Richard Woods.

Vicennial, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show celebrating twenty years of Vane.

Second Glances, Michaela Helfrich Gallery, Berlin. Group show with Michael Davies, Nick Fox, Narbi Price, Flora Whiteley.

, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group exhibition celebrating tenth anniversary of the opening of Vane gallery and showcasing the work of nineteen artists from Germany, Denmark, Iceland, South Africa, the USA, as well as the UK.

Between fact and fiction, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group exhibition juxtaposing artists who make work that documents real-life situations with those that construct their own imaginary or fantasy worlds.

Multiple Choice – Contemporary Prints & Editions from Private Collections in the North, Part 1 – The Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Part 2 – The Queen’s Hall, Hexham. Curated by Contemporary Art Society North including works by Tracey Emin, David Hockney, George Shaw, Mark Wallinger, Nick Kennedy, Stephen Palmer and Luke Stephenson,

A Thousand Words, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show curated by MA Art Museum and Gallery students at Newcastle University,

Luminous Language, Launch F18, New York. Group show, curated by Vane,

The end has no end, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Solo exhibition of recent drawings,

Day In, Day Out, Aid&Abet Bibliotheque, Cambridge. Group exhibition at of artists represented by Vane,

Collecting Contemporary Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show of works from the Business Collectors Network, now gifted to the Laing,

The nails, the colours, the mast, Kotti-Shop, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany. Group show curated by Flora Whiteley, Chris Rollen and Tim Greaves

The Collection, Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show of works from the Business Collectors Network.

Outcasting: A Century of Artists Films, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan. Group show of artists’ video curated by Michael Cousin,

Art store, Idea Generation Gallery, London. Group show to launch new collaboration between contemporary art galleries, the Own Art scheme and

Business Collectors Network, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show celebrating the end of the second year of the Business Collectors Network,

A room inside them, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show as part of the Northern Print Biennale 2009,

Rotate, Contemporary Art Society, London. Curated by Vane directors Paul Stone and Christopher Yeats, exhibition of seventeen artists from the UK, Europe and USA whose work is concerned with the construction of new and/or personal narratives,

Troubles, online programme of French and British artists (during February). See

Business Collectors Network Exhibition, Newcastle upon Tyne, see for more about Business Collectors Network.

The Dead and Alive songs, 7” vinyl record/screenprint launch and solo exhibition, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne,

Slowtime 2007 – Quicktime as an artistic medium. Online exhibition of recent video curated by NewMediaArtProjectNetwork: Cologne. See February 2008 programme at

Worthless little tokens, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Solo exhibition of recent paintings, see

The Consequence, LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Video screening events curated by Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll.

Mix Cooltura/Random Mix, Trafacka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, and

Multiplus, Sideshow, Nottingham.

Go find the WMDs, Multiplus, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sheena Macrae, Stephen Palmer, Joe Woodhouse, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.

If all the world were paper and all the sea were ink…, Northern Print Studio, North Shields.

Practice, High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Thermo04: Editions, The Lowry, Salford.

Multiplus Reloaded, Saltburn Art Gallery, Saltburn.

Tuesday is cerise, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Vacant, Reg Vardy Gallery. Sunderland.

…Not just for Christmas, Northern Print Studio, North Shields.

Monster Bags, 2c Albert Road, Portsmouth.

Sack, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Shopping, Comme Ca Gallery @ Debenhams Windows, Manchester.

WO1, Washington Arts Centre, Washington.

Wall, Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend.

A Perfect World (once removed), University of Derby, Derby.

Stay, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland.

Losing the Plot, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Uninhabited, Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tonight we’re gonna parquet like it’s…, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Cheers, British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, USA.

Cool Britannia, British Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA.

Abstract Painting, The Clayton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Getting United, United House, London.

Drawing Open, Cheltenham.

Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.


…Not just for Christmas

Group show resulting from residency project with Northern Print and The Solution Group, North Shields.

Losing the Plot

Group show featuring the work of 9 artists in an empty 18th century building, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Co-curated with Joe Woodhouse and featuring Andrew MacDonald, Helen Smith, Ally Wallace and Tony Wiles, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Creative Minds, Review of Creative Partnerships Durham Sunderland, Spring 2006.
Cover featured collaborative project with Sneha Solanki produced for Creative Partnerships residency at Deneside  Infants School, Seaham.

How Big is the Sky, 2006.
Review of Creative Partnerships Durham Sunderland projects.

Workplace, Art Editions North, 2005.
Includes essay Stephen Palmer by Robert Blackson, curator Reg  Vardy Gallery, Sunderland.

Tuesday is cerise, Northumbria University Fine art Press, 2005.
Includes essay whose Culture is it Anyway by Helen Baker.

Creative Partnerships residency. Deneside Infants School, Seaham in partnership with artist Sneha Solanki

Northern Print Studio/Solution Group Residency, 2000.

Northern Arts Study and Stay Award, 1999.

Government Art Collection,

Business Collectors Network Collection (now part of Laing Art Gallery collection

Private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada and Denmark

2004 – 2013

Member of Northern Print board of Directors,

2006 – 2010

Member of AIR artist’s advisory group, see