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Fin is an artist, animator and educator.
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BA Hons

(Interactive Painting) University of Northumbria 2007

(Multimedia) Huddersfield 1998

(Painting) Sheffield Hallam 1991

(Secondary, Art & Design) Brighton 1985

(3D, printmaking)Bath Academy, Corsham 1978

Current animator and stained-glass-maker, working from home

2018 Crew member at Baltic art gallery

2007-17 Senior Lecturer in Media, Teesside University, member of Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts

2000-2006 Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Computing, University of Northumbria

1998-2000 Lecturer in Media Technology, Lincoln University

1995 Trainee researcher/ presenter Bradford Community Broadcasting

1991-4 Gallery based work
Exhibitions & Education Officer, Eastthorpe Gallery, Mirfield& Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery;
Live Art Officer, Ferens Art Gallery, ROOT 93

1987-90 Adult Education Art tutor, Hull & Cottingham.

1985-7 Art Teacher, Howden Secondary School

Exhibitions & Projects
2017 Illustrations for The Real Tree by Anna Round
2016 Book Chapter from the Mapping Cinematic Norths conference; "Every Good Boy Deserves Fun: One Dog's Journey to the North" Find the book here
2014 Knitted installation, with Miki Z, for Carrying the Fire festival/ conference

Knitted/ sound and Light installation, with Miki Z for MiMa/ Middlesbrough Council event "Don't be Afraid of the Dark"

2009 “Showing Off Failure” paper presented at MeCCSA conference, Bradford Media Museum, January

“Animating Painting” paper presented at Image 2.0 conference, Falmouth, September
2006 Serious Play time, Glue Gallery, Newcastle- (interactive work )


We Are Transparent, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle ( interactive work)

2002 Cyberkitchen at
Paintings & old stuff
2000 Illustrations for, Co-authoring chapter in Principles of Interactive Multimedia M T Elsom-Cook (McGraw- Hill)
1999 Studio (solo) on-line exhibition for Art in the Open
(photography)> take the tour
Mobile Homes - (solo) Art in the Open, Hull (performance)
1998-9 Digital Views of Bradford Project. Website for Cartwright Hall Education department, related paper presented to Museum Documentation Association conference
CTI-AD Outline Magazine Reviews (digital arts)
1997 Floating Sheds, (solo) Art in the Open, Princes Quay Dock (installation)
Darling, wouldn't you love a new bed? (solo) Quay Art , Hull (painting)
1996 Love Lust and Cookery (solo) Springfield, Hackney
Secret Stories (4 person), Woodland Gallery Greenwich
Making Faces (touring), Artreach, Liverpool
1996 Works included in Damn Fine Art Cherry Smyth, Cassell
Work reproduced in Women Artists Diary, International Women Artists Diary
1995 Pretend Families Bretton Hall, Wakefield
The Family, Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
1994 Red, Generation X, Manchester
Lurv, Scunthorpe Museum & Art Gallery
Family, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Happy Families, Dewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Coast to Coast, Albert Dock, Liverpool

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2019 "Night on the Toon" selected for Pride Socially Engagesd Art Salon, Brighton.

"Line" selected for/ screened at Norwich Film Festival & 11th Underground Film Festival

Baltic is Curious, BALTIC Gallery Gateshead, Screening of "Man", "Baby" & "Night on the Toon"

2018 "Tour" selected for/ screened at Sunderland Short Film Festival and at Romford Film Festival
2017 Sunderland Short Film Festival: screening of "The Slow Lane"

Walthamstow International Film Festival : screening of "Garden",

Shakespeare Film Festival: "Shakespearean Woman part4": winner, animation category

2016 Amy Johnson Anniversary Festival, Hull: screening of "Blue Sky"
2015 Wimbledon Short Film Festival & Leamington undeground Cinema festival screenings of " Blue Moon cafe", which wins the 60 second Max challenge (Leamington Underground Cinema 2015)
2014 March:BBC online hosting of "Freedom"

December:BBC online hosting of "Referendum" for "Draw the News"

Wimbledon International Short film festival and Breeze Creatives, Durham & Whitley Bay Film Festival screenings of "Baby" (animation; with soundtrack by Nik Alevroyiannis)

Mapping Cinematic Norths conference, Sheffield screening of "North"

2013 Bradford Animation festival screening "Box"

Leamington underground Cinema festival screening "North"

Wimbledon Short Film Festival screening "Box"

Guardian Witness 1-minute film assignment "Heat"... winner

Star & Shadow women's film night screening "Voice of the Shed", "Wee(d)" and "Painting"

2012 Animated Exeter: Screen Out Loud screening "The Voice of the Shed" and "Painting"

"Women and Sheds" - 3 of the 10 selected for Norwich Film Festival One Minute Movie section.

2011 Owd Towser (Holmfirth Arts Festival) screening “The sea”

Kestle Barton Gallery Fruit & Flower Show – “Women and Sheds” animation/ installation - voted best in show

Treberfydd Gallery Summer Show (Digital Painting) screening “The Dragonfly Effect” animation

Fundada Artists Film Festival, Wakefield screening “Paper” and "Women & Sheds (10 minute cut)"

Salisbury Animation Open screening "Voice of the Shed"

2010 animated short "Paper" screened at Concept Film Night, Institute of Digital Innovation and at Kino European Short Film Festival Manchester

Slow Light, Gallery North, Newcastle- screening "eight and a half"

Nexus ArtScreen, Gateshead - screening "Life"