Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Invited to review ‘Nasreen Mohamedi’, Tate Liverpool, 6 June–5 October 2014 for Journal of Contemporary Painting, Volume 1, Issue 2.

  • Invited to contribute to ‘A Tribute to Rozsika Parker’ (1945-2010), Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 9, Number 2, July 2011, pp.200-211(12). (Other contributors: Griselda Pollock (Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds); Jennifer Harris (Deputy Director, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester); Pennina Barnett (Senior Lecturer, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London); Janis Jefferies (Professor of Visual Arts, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London); Victoria Mitchell (Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts).

  • Member AHRC Peer Review College

  • Nominated for the 2008 Northern Arts Prize

  • Member of the Art and Design Sub-Panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

  • Founding Co Director, Centre for Practice as Research in the Arts (CPaRA), University of Chester.

  • 2004-2007 Member of Photostore Selected Makers Panel, Crafts Council, London

  • Member North West Textile Forum

  • Member North West Art and Design Research Group

  • One of 3 established UK artists selected to mentor emerging Japanese artists as part of Through the Surface, Collaborating Textile Artists from Britain and Japan, 2003

  • Selected for BBC production Contemporary Visions, a series of short films profiling 8 contemporary artists including Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Laura Ford, Martin Parr, Learning Zone, December 2003

  • Shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles. Crafts Council, London

  • One of Four artists selected to represent Great Britain at The 10th International Triennial of Tapestry. Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, 2001

  • Northwest Arts Individual Development Grant, 2000

  • British Council Grant, 2000

2008 Northern Arts Prize

2008 Northern Arts Prize