Presence, That Art Gallery, Bristol. Group show curated by Andy Phipps.

X – Contemporary British Painting,Newcastle Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show curated by Narbi Price celebrating 10 years of Contemporary British Painting.

Paper Cuts, 50MV, Liverpool. Group show, gallery fundraiser of small works on paper.

Champs Noir, Terrace Gallery, London. Group show of black works curated by Simon Leahy-Clark.

Paint Edgy, The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber. Contemporary British Painting group exhibition curated by Linda Ingham and Judith Tucker.

Jubilee, Vane, Gateshead. A celebration of 25 years of Vane featuring 25 artists.

Vitalistic Fantasies, Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Contemporary British Painting group exhibition curated by Paula MacArthur and Casper White.

Paradoxes, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight. Contemporary British Painting group exhibition organised by Freya Purdue alongside co-curators Natalie Dowse and Phil Illingworth.

In (Matters of the Soul), ASC Gallery, London. Group exhibition curated by Darren O’Brien.

Promenade. A virtual walk through the realm of drawing, virtual group show curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge as part of Drawing Room On Show.

Vane at Pinta Miami art fair, Solo Projects section.

Vane at Drawing Room Lisbon’s online art fair, 3-person presentation alongside Jorn Ebner and Simon Le Ruez.

Vitalistic Fantasies, Cello Factory, London. Contemporary British Painting group exhibition curated by Paula MacArthur which was originally planned to coincide with the 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial in Swansea, but postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

yes/no, Contemporary British Painting virtual open studio curated by Deb Covell, Paula MacArthur and Judith Tucker, built by Isaac Ashby.

Back Put Together It, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Two-person show with Roland Hicks.

The Flesh of Thought, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London. Group show about drawing curated by Marianne Walker.

Wells Art Contemporary 2019, open exhibition and installation programme at Wells Cathedral.

Creekside Open 2019, APT Gallery, London, selected by Sacha Craddock.

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019, shortlisted and included in shortlist exhibition as part of The Affordable Art Fair, London.

40 Celsius, ASC Art House, Croydon. Group show of current and former ASC Studios artists.

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).

Business Collectors Network Exhibition, Newcastle upon Tyne

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.

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.

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.

Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition, 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.

Northern Arts Study and Stay Award.

Government Art Collection,

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

Private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada and Denmark

Contemporary British Painting 


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