JUNE 2016 Professional Artist

27 Aug – 12 Nov 2016: TAKE YOUR ROAD AND TRAVEL ALONG ,Hartlepool Art Gallery
Joint exhibition with Barbara Reed, International Textile Artist

Nov 2016 ART IS NOT A LUXURY ARTICLE
Published in Exquisite Arts Magazine
International Gallery of Arts, Toronto

Jan 2017 Appearance on BBC Look North and Sunday Politics
Speaking in role as ambassador for Hartlepool College of FE on cuts to Adult Education funding – where I studied in evening to qualify as a welder for building sculptures

15 Apr – 28 May 2017 AN AFRICAN LIFE, Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum, Scotland
Joint exhibition with Barbara Reed, International Textile Artist

Feature article in Southern Reporter Newspaper

May – June 2017 PALACE ARTS SUMMER SHOW, REDCAR
11 July 2017 Guest on Zetland FM speaking about my art, artistic influences and life in Africa

3 June – 30 July 2017 RETURNING NORTH, KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM AND GROUNDS
SOLO EXHIBITION

10 June – 10 Sept 2017 ROBOTS: A COLLECTION OF ROBOTS,CYBORGS AND ANDROIDS, KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM AND GROUNDS
COMMISION TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURING EXHIBITION
(included working with 3 apprentices Hartlepool College FE to build a robot from scrap metal)

19 Aug – 30 Sept 2017 JOURNEYS,PYTHON GALLERY, MIDDLESBROUGH
SOLO EXHIBITION

4 Oct 2017 Featured in launch of Zetland FM magazine

5 Oct 2017 Runner Up Learning for Work Category
Hartlepool Festival of Learning Adult awards

8 March 2018 Guest Speaker at International Womens’ Day
CREATIVE FUSE TEES VALLEY, UNIVERSITY OF TEESIDE

July- Sept 2018 ART SAFARI – KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM AND GROUNDS, REDCAR
Outdoor installation commissioned for summer exhibition blockbuster show at
Joint exhibition Barbara Reed and Tim French

September 2018 MASTERS CREATIVE PRACTICE PROGRAMME, LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY
Elected by peers to be Postgraduate Student Representative

4 Sept – 31 Oct 2018 AN AFRICAN LIFE, PYTHON GALLERY
Joint exhibition with Barbara Reed, International Textile Artist

October 2018 Selected to participate in Black History Month exhibition. LEEDS CORN EXCHANGE
Group show as part of Leeds Arts University

February 2019 Artist and Artwork MOUNTAIN SNOW STORM chosen and purchased by global Investment Fund INVESTEC to be image of major partnership with award winning arts charity OUTSIDE IN.
AWARDED OUTSIDE IN ARTIST OF THE MONTH Artist