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  • PAD Gallery 2005-2010

    PAD was a more permanent home for contemporary design craft and art. This fantatic gallery space started in a shop unit on Church St but soon moved to a more central location, in the fabulous old post office building off the Flag Market in Preston. Offering a shop stocking the best of contemporary craft produced by Northwest based designer makers, and a regular gallery programme, curated by a steering group of local creatives. PAD was the first new public cultural space in Preston since the Guild Hall in 1972. Offering a programme of business & professional development workshops for local creative industries and connected to the FRESH business support programme, Creative Lancashire and the Headspace online initiative, PAD was a hub of creative practice in the City until its unfortunate closure in 2010, when the Conservative / Lib Dem Alliance came to power and began to systematically dismantle public services delivered by Local Authorities... Ah well it was good whilst it lasted!

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  • Inner City Living 2004-2008

    Inner City Living was an annual contemporary design exhibition, taking place in unloved, unused and unusual places around Preston City Centre, showcasing the work of fantastic designer makers, artists and manufacturors from around the region. We hosted design symposiums featuring keynotes from the likes of Wayne Hemingway, and developed a range of commission and competition opportunities for makers to work with great local brands such as Graham & Brown, Senator and the Arts Council.

    A true collaboration between local designers and the council, this project really lifted the aspiration for Preston as a hub for Creative Industries, and made it possible for local makers to raise the profile of their work to funders, galleries and customers.

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Have a scroll through my projects past and present to get a feel for the type of work I do. Feedback is welcome and of course feel free to get in touch if you have a project you'd like to work with me on.

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