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1968 - Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1992 - 1994 University of Reading - Master of Fine Art, Installation (distinction)

1987 - 1991 Belfast School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Video Installation (2:1)

1986 - 1987 Belfast School of Art - Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art & Design

Background and education

Residencies and awards/grants


  • The Drawing Prize: 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast

  • Jelly, Reading ‘At Home’ Artist Residency: Arts Council/National Lottery/DCMS funded

Solo and two person exhibitions 


  • (Forthcoming)‘Touching From A Distance’ Openhand Openspace, Reading (curated by Caroline Streatfield)


  • 'To set the darkness echoing' OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

  • The Prison Pictures, Woodley Library, Reading (with Liz Real)


  • A Dialogue in Light and Shade, Holy Brook Gallery, Reading (with Paul Woolley)

  • Momento Mori: The Bronte Pictures, Woodley Library, Reading


  • Recent Work, C.U.P, Reading

  • Of the Body, Woodley Library, Reading


  • Stronghold, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading (with Donna Lynas)


  • Less Than Warm, More Than Cold, The Rising Sun Institute, Reading


  • Girdle, The New Plaza, Belfast

Selected group exhibitions


  • (Forthcoming) Whiteknights Studio Trail, Leighton Park School, Reading


  • 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

  • ‘Responsive Space’ Modern Art Oxford

  • ‘Breathworks’, Modern Art Oxford (Online Exhibition)

  • 'Here I Am', The Robert Maskrey Gallery, Curated by Sharon Magill, Porth, South Wales

  • Housebound, Chapel Arts Studios, Curated by Susan Francis, Instagram Exhibition 

  • Here Comes the Sun’ Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

  • Messages from the Environment, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury



  • OHOS at Art Line Art Market, Broad Street, Reading

  • 'In Reading gaol by Reading town’, Turbine House, Riverside Museum, Reading

  • Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show, UoR London Road Campus

  • ...To the Power of Three, HolyBrook Gallery, Reading (Open for Art 2019)

  • Undecided, Open Hand Open Space, Reading

  • Insight 2019, The Gallery, The Base, Greenham Business Park

  • Henley Arts Trail, Twyford Studios, Venue 20, Charvil, Reading

  • RGA 89th Annual Exhibition, Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Museum

  • RGA Pop-Up Exhibition, Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Reading Museum


  • RGA 25th Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition, Reading

  • ‘Secrets’ Postcard Fundraiser, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading

  • ...To the Power of Three, Turbine House, Riverside Museum, Reading (Open for Art 2018)

  • Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show, UoR London Road Campus 

  • Henley Arts Trail, Twyford Studios, Venue 25, Twyford, Reading

  • '...And the Waters Flowing beneath', Holy Brook Gallery, Reading

  • RGA 88th Annual Exhibition, Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames 

  • RGA Pop Up Exhibition, Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Reading Museum



  • 'The Critic as Artist': Reading International, (Reader for Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s 'Room for Wilde' installation) Curated by Michael Bracewell and Andrew Hunt, Reading Museum

  • Henley Arts Trail, Twyford Studios, Venue 25, Reading


  • Open studios, Reading Space Studios, Reading


  • MFA Degree Show, UoR Fine Art Department/New Gallery, London WB1    

  • Jam Factory: New work by young artists, Hartley House, London SE1


  • PresentTense: Work by 11 emerging artists, Ross’s Court, Belfast

  • Optional Orange, (Curated by Marc Camille Chaimowicz), UoR Gallery, Reading 

  • Art in Focus: Reading Arts Week, Kings Walk, Reading

  • Monaghan Open Exhibition, Monaghan County Museum, Ireland


  • Set Up, The Attic Studio, Derry, Northern Ireland

  • Six into 18, 18 Donegall Street, Belfast

  • Belfast Young Contemporaries, One Gallery, Belfast

  • Belfast Young Contemporaries, Heathrow Airport, London

  • That’s a Good Question, Harmony Hill Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Projects and curation


  • (Forthcoming) ‘Hidden Ancestors’: Caroline Streatfield, Openhand Openspace, Reading (curator)

  • ’51 Voices’, MERL (Arts Council/National Lottery funded project)

  • 'Featured Artist', AIR Gallery (Instagram), Manchester 


  • Void Collective Charity Print Sale (Online)

  • 'A View of the Trees', Nylon, Reading

  • Willesden Gallery Instagram Takeover, (Online Project), London NW10

  • 'Belong' collaborative project, Jelly Associate Artists (Online Project), Reading


  • Cuincy/Twyford Twinning Artists Sketchbook Project, Twyford, Reading 

Publications, talks and media


  • Film: 'One Minute With'  Willesden Gallery,(Instagram),London NW10


  • Film: Double Take - Two Ways of Seeing Interview  - YouTube:

  • Podcast: The Jelly Reading - Sound and Vision Podcast

  • Talk: ‘Meet the Artist - Jelly in conversation with Heather McAteer’ (via Zoom)

  • Film: ‘Housebound' exhibition artists ‘Garage party’ discussion (ICTV video @CAS:

  • Talk: Associate Artists Art Crit Group, Jelly, Reading

  • Review: AN, 26 May, 'Housebound'

  • Review: Henley Standard, 2 March, ‘Here Comes the Sun

  • Review: Henley Herald, 17 February, 'Exhibition inspired by Harrison in Henley'

  • Talk: Associate Artists Art Crit, Jelly, Reading

  • Talk: Greenham Control Tower, Greenham Common, Newbury


  • Review: Reading Chronicle, 25 November, ’The Prison Pictures’, by Alice Knight

  • Review: The Wokingham Paper, 21st October, 'Cuincy/Twyford Twinning Project', by Phil Creighton

  • Review: Reading Chronicle, 19 August, ’In Reading gaol…’ by Alice Knight

  • Interview: That’s Thames Valley TV, 'To set the darkness echoing

  • Review: Henley Standard, 10 June, 'Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show'

  • Review: Reading Chronicle, 27 February, 'RGA 89th Annual Exhibition' by Olivia Gantzer


  • Review: Reading Chronicle, 24 June, 'Reading Guild of Artists Summer Show'

  • Review: Henley Standard, 16 April ‘And the Waters Flowing Beneath', HolyBrook Gallery

  • Review: Reading Chronicle, 10 April, ‘And the Waters Flowing Beneath', HolyBrook Gallery

  • Review: Henley Standard, 12 March, ‘And the Waters Flowing Beneath', Old Fire Station Gallery


  • Talk: Stronghold with Anne Tallentire and Donna Lynas, OHOS, Reading

  • Review:  Reading Chronicle, 'Stronghold', by Steve Roth


  • Talk: Arts Council Gallery, Belfast

  • Talk: ‘Less than warm, more than cold’, Rising Sun Institute,Reading 

  • Publication: PresentTense Exhibition catalogue, essay by Dr Slava Sverkova

  • Review:  Circa, No.66, (Winter), “Artist Run” by Hilary Robinson

  • Publication: Jam Factory Exhibition catalogue, Introduction by Anya Gallaccio & Roger Cook 

  • Publication: Monaghan Open Exhibition catalogue, Introduction by Dr Slava Sverkova


  • Review: The Irish News, 8 July, Belfast Young Contemporaries, by Ian Hill



  • Associate Artist, Jelly, Reading

2018- present

  • Associate Artist, OpenHand OpenSpace, Reading


  • Reading Guild of Artists, exhibiting member and exhibitions committee member


  • Reading Space Studios


  • OpenHand OpenSpace Studios (invited artist residency)

 Other related experiences


  • Ceramics for All (part-time course), Bracknell and Wokingham College


  • MA in the Body and Representation: Critical Theory (Part-time), University of Reading (all modules completed except for dissertation


  • Editor, Belfast Film Workshop


Irish Linen Museum, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Private Collections in Northern Ireland, England and Portugal 

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