Nancy is a Manchester-based artist and a member of Salford’s Islington Mill Art Academy, a one year intensive peer-led learning programme. Here she is part of a collective of 12 artists who work to their own curriculum, projects, workshops and ways of making and showing work.
She is currently working across a number of projects, using painting, printmaking and drawing to respond to themes including movement in the everyday, the home, the built and natural environment. Pushing the familiar and recognisable into abstraction and working out why certain visual subjects interest her.
Last year Nancy was a finalist in the Waterside Open and exhibited in group shows in London and at Northern galleries, before she started working as part of the IMAA collective in October.
So far this year Nancy has worked in a collaboration and residency with Donna Wood, taken part in leading an open critique and drawing workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery for the Joy Forever exhibition and has been involved in self-organised group projects, workshops and exhibitions at Islington Mill.
Projects coming up include her leading and taking part in a group residency at Victoria Baths with the IMAA collective with an exhibition in September for Heritage Open Days and Swim for Restoration. Nancy has been selected to exhibit in the New Mills Arts Trail in September and is now working with IMAA artists on an open studios exhibition for Manifest Salford.
Nancy is a member of Hotbed Press, Artists Network (AN) and Castlefield Gallery Associates and is one of three co-founders of Make it Marple arts and crafts movement to establish a local market place and shared creative support network for makers in her local area.