- Georgi Andonov
- Michael Azgour
- E Tyler Burton
- Jane Burton
- Jill Daniels
- Paul Ecke
- Oliver Hilton
- Craig Kerrecoe
- Steven Larson
- John Lyons
- Anji Main
- Luis Marzoratti
- Donna McGinnis
- Geoff Morten
- Mariel Polinotto
- James Shilaimon
John Lyons (b. )
Windrush Award Winner, Arts Achiever of the Year 2003
Co-Founder: Hourglass Studio Gallery
Member of the Board of Trustees
Hourglass Educational Arts Development Services: HEADS from 2004 to 2010
1959-64 – Goldsmiths’ College, School of Art, London.
1964-65 – Art Education Department, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
International Association of Art
Ovenden Contemporary Arts
Founder member of CAM (Cambridge Arts Movement)
2004 – 2010 Trustee Member of the Board of Hourglass Educational Arts Development Services
1998-2004 – Director, Hourgass Studio Gallery
2000 – Adjudicator Co-operative Insurance Christmas card competition
1994-2002 – Member of the Board of Directors, AXIS Visual Arts Information Service
1994 – External Assessor, BA Hons in Cultural Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design
1994 – Adjudicator, British Council Children’s International Painting Competition
1994 – Adjudicator for W. H. Smiths Illustration Awards to Schools, John Moores University, Liverpool
1991-92 – Member of the Board of Directors, Nia Centre
1991 – Selector for Dub Transition, an exhibition of work by Denzil Forrester, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
1991 – Selector for the Nottingham Open Exhibition
1989 – Advisor to Young Contemporaries Exhibition Company
1988 – Adjudicator for the Young Artist Award, Whitechapel Art Gallery London
1987 – Selector for the exhibition, Double Vision, Cartwright Hall Bradford
1987-89 – External purchaser for the Arts Council National Collection
I have been exhibiting since the early sixties: From 1972, thirty-three mixed / group exhibitions and fifteen solo exhibitions. The following is a selection of the most recent:
2010 – Selected Retrospective from 1964 to 1984, Williams Art Cambridge
2009 – Chimera, Needhams Restaurant and Art Gallery
2006 – Diorama Art Centre Gallery, London.
2005 – 3Cups Gallery Ely, Cambridgeshire
2002 – ‘In the Terrain of the Psyche’ Hourglass Studio Gallery, Hebden Bridge
2000 – Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech
1999 – ‘Ovation’, Rochdale Art Gallery
1998 – ‘Daydreaming’, Lawrence Batley Gallery, West Bretton
1997 – ‘Mythopoeia’ a major touring exhibition from Wrexham Art Centre.
1992-94 – Behind The Carnival; a major touring exhibition Huddersfield Art Gallery.
1994 – Galway Arts Centre, Republic of Ireland.
1991 – Castle Museum Nottingham.
1990 – Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Mixed / group
2010 – Art To Die For, CAM at Williams Art Cambridge
2009 – Ever After The Honey, Clare Hall, Cambridge University
2009 – Ovenden Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, The Old Palace, Ely
2009 – Hills Roadf Exhibition, Cambridge
2007 – Upper Gallery, Home Affairs, Cambridge Open Studios Artists
1998 – ‘Evocation’: Hourglass Studio Gallery.
1995 – Caribbean Connections, Islington Art Factory, London.
1990 – ‘Let The Canvas Come To Life With Dark Faces’ Arts Council sponsored touring exhibition.
1989 – Jouvert Print Exhibition. The Paddington Print Project, a major touring exhibition.
1988 – Plotting The Course. Arts Council sponsored touring exhibition.
1986 – Caribbean Expressions in Britain, Leicester Art Gallery.
1982 – The Hayward Annual, South Bank, London.
1982 – Edison Galerie, The Hague, Holland.
1979 – Galerie du Musee des Duncans, Paris.
2009 – Self. Self-portraits from around the world. Beautiful Cariad Publishing
2001 – responses: intercultural drawing practice, Centre for Art International Research, Liverpool University
1998 – The Dictionary of Artists in Britain 1945-1998, David Buckman
1998 – The Art Pack, History of Black Artists in Britain, Haringey Arts Council
1997 – Intermediate GNVQ Art & Design, MacMillan
1997 – Black Art, Plotting the Course, Exhibition Catalogue
2009 – Firstsite Art Bus, Colchester
2007 – Barns Young People’s Forum, Community Centre, Barns Estate, Ely
2005 – Art Workshops: Sutton, Wilburton, Witchford and Harbour schools, funded by ADEC.
2003 – Carnival Workshops, Youth Bank, Rochdale
2003 – The Carnival of Chairs, ‘Local Children Network. Calderdale Community Foundation.
2002 – M6 Theatre Company at Hamer School: permanent 3-D sculpture: collaborative process between artist and pupils
2002 – Belgrave Infant School, Chester, Words and painting
2002 – Shade School, Todmorden, Masking-making workshop
2002 – Mixenden Community Drawing on the Earth Project
2001 – Mixenden Community School holidays, painting workshop
2001 – Ossette School, Wakesfield, Carnival Costume making workshop
2001 – Year of the Artist Residency, Stubbings School, Lancashire
1997 – Paula Rego Exhibition, Tate Gallery Liverpool.
1995 – Vital, Tate Gallery, Liverpool.
1994 – Africa Explores, Tate Gallery Liverpool.
1994 – Artist in Residence, Rush Common County Primary,Oxford.
1993 – Community Artist in Residence for the Tate GalleryLiverpool.
1993 – David Tremlett Exhibition, Cornerhouse Manchester.
1992 – Russel Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth.
1992 – Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art and Design John Moores University, Liverpool.
Community Artist in Residence with Joseph Beuys exhibition at the Tate Gallery Liverpool and Liverpool carnival 1993.
BBC World Service, Meridian programme on Africa Explores.
1998 – BBC Television, ‘Windrush’ 50 commemorative programme
1997 – HTV Wales, Preview on Mythopoeia
1994 – ‘Lush Life’; Celebration film series, Granada Television
1990 – The New; Granada Television
1989 – Jouvert Print Exhibition. Ch.4 Box Office
1989 – Plotting The Course exhibition, Late Night Show BBC 2
RochdaleArt Gallery. Huddersfield Art Gallery. Victoria and Albert Word and Image Print Collection. Arts Council National Collection.
In England, France, Holland, United States and Switzerland.
From 1987 I have been involved with a number of visual art activities. They include, designing the stage set for the play ‘Empire’ at the Abraham Moss Community Theatre; art lectures and seminars at art galleries and educational establishments, including Cornerhouse, Manchester, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, John Moores University, Liverpool and the Metropolitan University, Manchester. I have also written feature articles on visual art and on art criticism for magazines; eg., Bazaar and The Artful Reporter ( a North West arts magazine, in the 80’s). My visual art writings also include exhibition catalogue essays for the following: Dub Transition, a major touring exhibition of the work of Denzil Forrester; Jouvert Print Exhibition and Tony Phillips’ ‘Jazz and The Twentieth Century’.