Full CV available on request
Near Now Fellowship
Broadway, Nottingham. 2022-23
Black Hole Club. Vivid Projects. 2020-23
Manifestos for the Future Residency (collaborating with Sophie Bullock.). With Mansions of the Future, 2020
Designer in Residence at Fashion Space Gallery (collaboration with Lucy Hutchinson).
London College of Fashion,
Living Research with The British Council.
2018, 2019. Mapping and researching Maker Practices in Chengdu and Xi'an, China.
Artist In Residence at the Research and Cultural Collections. University of Birmingham., 2018-19
Artist in Residence at Modern Clay, Birmingham, 2017
Solo/ Two Person Exhibitions and Commissions
Lady Ludd (working title). Broadway Gallery, Nottingham. September. 2023
OUTWORK (working title). Public Artwork in West Bromwich. September 2023
New Babylon. With Lucy Hutchinson. Arcade East/London College of Fashion for London Design Week. September 2019
Select Group Exhibitions,/Screenings/ Performances
Chronic Youth Film Festival
Shorts: Collapse in Time and Place
Barbican Centre. April 2023
Staying with the Trouble
Vivid Projects. Birmingham. December 2022 - March 2023
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. October 2022
London Design Festival.
United Matters at Aram Gallery, London. September-October 2022
School of The Underkraft.
Mark Essen for British Art Show 9. 2022
Many Hands Make Light Work.
Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK. Jan- April 2022 with British Art Show 9 Schools Program
Welcome to New Earth.
Vivid Projects. December 2021.
London Design Biennale,: Design In The Age of Crisis. Online and Somerset House, London, UK. 2021
Ikon for Artists.
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. May 2021.
United Matters. Dutch Design Week. Netherlands. October 2020.
London Design Festival. London, UK. September 2020
The Design Film Festival. The Design Museum, London. September-November. 2020
The Everyday Martian. Design Museum, London. Dec 2019
FLIMSIES (small acts of care). With GU Womxn. Art Licks Weekend. London. October 2019
Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories. With Multistory, funded by Historic England. November 2022- September 2023
'SURGE’: A collaborative artist and engineering partnership project with Dr George Dwyer. Funded by UAL/UCL, The
Wellcome Trust / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences. 2021
British Art Show 9 Schools Commission
Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK. 2021-22
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021
Multistory Artist Commission. 2021
Longlisted for the Nova/Mullen Award. 2020
The WESLDET Project Award. 2020
Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham. Commission funding, 2020.
Viaduct Materials Innovation Award. 2019
Living Research Follow on Funding. British Council, China. 2019
The Walter Edmund Sykes Lunn Design Education Trust. Masters Scholarship, 2018
Oscar Nomination for Best Short Animation 2013 - “Head Over Heels”- Main Puppet Fabricator with Charlie Buck. National Film and Television School. Director: Tim Reckhart Producer: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Kingston School of Art. UK. 2021-current
Tutor for MA Design For Change
The University of Edinburgh. 2022
Graduate Teaching Assistant
and Visiting Practitioner for MA Material Futures,
Central Saint Martins, UAL. UK. 2020-2021
Lady Ludd: Feminist explorations of the Luddite Movement.
For Near Now at Broadway, Nottingham. March 2023
Socially Engaged Practices in the Digital
Create Ireland. Online November 2022
British Art Show 9 Schools Program. Workshops with 5 schools across the West Midlands. Jan 2021-Dec 2021
Digital Clinic. British Council Ireland. Studio we & us and Sophie Bullock. (online). May - Nov 2021
Co-Lab for Radar. Loughborough University. Jan 2020
Designing sustainable systems. Maker Circle, Chengdu, China. July 2019
Science is Fiction is Truth with Lucy Hutchinison. University of the Arts London, May 2019
Make Your Future. Craft Council. 2017 - 2019
Sample of Writings/Publications
Many Hands Make Light Work
Educational Resource for School of the Underkraft. Commissioned by Arts Connect for British Art Show 9. 2022
Rethinking the system, together: Makers and circularity in Chengdu. Chapter co-written with Dr. Kit Braybrooke and Dr. Nicola Thomas for the 'This is Distributed Design' book. Published The
Distributed Design Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. 2021
Social Works? Writing Commission. Social Art Library. Axis Web. April 2021
Women, Work & Wednesbury. For We Are Wednesbury website. Published online and in print with Multistory. Sandwell. April 2021
Break The Frame (Essay). Material Futures Catalogue
2020, UAL. 2021
Artist-Newletter: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Blackhole Club Guest Editors (As Ambience Factory with Sophie Bullock, graphic design by Kieth Dodds) 2021
May Day Reader with Black Hole Club. Vivid Projects. Birmingham. May 2020
FLIMSIES (small acts of care) with GU Womxn. 2019
Atmospheric Memory, Futureeverything, 2019
Sleep Cycles, Publication Happens,collected works of Write Club, Published by Eastside Projects, Birmingham, December 2018
Pewter Casting, Resource for teachers for Key Stage 3 Published by the Crafts Council, 2018
Meet The Near Now Fellow: Artist Talk.
Broadway, Nottingham. March 2023
Artist Talk at Sandwell College. November 2022
Artist Talk at University of East London. Feb 2022
Making Futures Conference.
Speaking on the ‘Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship’ strand. September 2021. With Dr Kit Braybrooke and Dr. Nicola Thomas
United Matters,: Social Design. Dutch Design Week Online Talks 2020
Ghost Labour with Mark Essen. University of Birmingham. October 2020 (online lecture)
School of the UnderKraft. British Art Show 9. April 2022
History and Contemporary Art. Written by Josh Allen. Article on artists working with Historic materials. Jan 2022
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Review of Ambience Factory Performance. Birkbeck University. Feb 2020
Class of 2020: Work. Review of Break The Frame. Written by
Teleri Lloyd-Jones. November 2020.
Craft Careers: how Sophie Huckfield became an artist. Interview with the Craft Council. 2018.