Artist / Writer / Curator
Currently based in Berlin.
Non-Productive Readers is a Berlin-based monthly reading group for art writing, cultural theory and experimental criticism. Taking its name from artist Josef Strau’s essay ‘The non-productive attitude’, the group aims to explore relationships and hierarchies between theory and practice; talking and making; publication and exhibition. Each group session will feature a different text, which will be sent out two weeks prior to meeting. If you’d like to attend, please email email@example.com to receive reading material and further information.
Basket is an occasional event series for live art, performance, poetry and sound in Manchester. Co-curated with Jordan Hayward. Details for upcoming events here: @open__basket
/ Open Studio with Olly Williamson, Islington Mill, October 2021
/The Naming of Things, Castlefield Gallery, September 2021
/OUT_PUT: An Exploration of Listening, PINK, online, 2021
/Underground Manoevres, Soft Spot, November 2020
/Picture Window, Soft Spot Online, May 2020
/Manchester School of Art Degree Show, June 2019
/Binary, Partisan, Manchester, April 2019
/Manchester School of Art Fine Art Auction, Holden Gallery, Manchester, April 2019
/Life Is Elsewhere, The Old Bank, Manchester, March 2019
/Why Smash Atoms? Ps Mirabel, Manchester, April 2019
/A Christmas Show, Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester, December 2018
/Assistant curator at PINK, 2021-2022
/The Naming of Things, exhibition alongside Ryan Gander's The Annotated Reader at Castlefield Gallery, September 2021
/Underground Manoevres, Soft Spot Online, November 2020 (accompanying ekphrastic texts).
/Flat Instance, Soft Spot, September 2020, Featuring work by Babs Smith, Owen Herbert and Ben Allan.
/Picture Window, Soft Spot Online, May 2020. Featuring work by Nina Porter, Hanne Lippard, Lydia Davies, Bryony Dawson, Georges Perec and Margeurite Duras.
/Pilot, Soft Spot, September 2019
/Life Is Elsewhere, Exhibition at The Old bank, Withington, March 2019. A pop-up group exhibition with a bar and live performances in a closed-down NatWest branch, curated by Soft Spot.
Soft Spot was a collective of artists: Bryony Dawson, Ed Gwyn Jones, Alfie Sellers, Rosie Burslem, Jay Mulholland and Saoirse Lewis. We curated a gallery space in the basement of Ps Mirabel Gallery in Manchester from 2019-2021.
/The Naming of Things -- riso publication to accompany the exhibition at Castlefield Gallery, featuring research material, images and writing from the participating artists.
/Memories of Living: a COVID-response project from Islington Mill -- produced by Greg Thorpe. Here.
/CHAIN/MAIL Issue 3: Greater Manchester/ Lancashire/ Cumbria - Corridor8 -- Edited by James Schofield with contributions from Katie Morrison, Mel Galley and cover artwork by Bryony Dawson. Here.
/Podcast: In Conversation with Ryan Gander and Matthew Pendergast. We talk about art, language and the two exhibitions we had to postpone during the pandemic. Here.
/BA Hons Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, 2016-2019, First Class
/Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Manchester School of Art, 2015-2016, Distinction
/Castlefield Gallery Spring Members Exhibition, selected by Ryan Gander, 2021
/Castlefield Graduate Associates award 2019/20
/Foyle Young Poets 2014, Highly Commended
/Borrowdale, Lake District, UK, 2019
/Joya:air, Almeria, Spain, 2018
/Foyle Young Poets 2014 Winners Residency, Arvon Centre, The Hurst, Shropshire, UK, 2014