Steph Shipley

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Seeking out sites of heterotopia in the common landscape; at once familiar, but set aside or transitory, disturbing what surrounds them. Re-imagined through analogue photography, projection and printmaking.

Currently studying MA in Fine Art Site & Archive Interventions at UCLan, Preston.

biography / awards

May 2017 GM Arts Prize, Manchester - shortlisted
Jul 2016 West Lancs Open Exhibition 2016 - commended
May 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 - shortlisted
Apr 2016 Waterside Open 2016, Sale - Best Graduate Award
Jul 2015 BA (Hons)Fine Art (first class) - University of Bolton



Downtown, New Art Spaces, Bolton | neo:artists in creative partnership with Castlefield Gallery
WCAFOpen17- Photography Open, Bank Quay House, Warrington
Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Wigan
Studio44 Exchange, Stockholm, Sweden(re)Allotted, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
Open House, Old Trafford, Manchester
GM Arts Prize Contemporary Summer Exhibition, Manchester
Replica, The Market Place, Bolton
One Year On, Lauriston Gallery, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
neo:Open, Neo:gallery23, Bolton
(re)Allotted, St George's Gallery, Bolton
Hotbed Press 20:20 Print Exchange, neo:gallery23, Bolton
Mono, PS Mirabel, Manchester

The land behind, New Art Spaces, Bolton, Castlefield Gallery / neo:artists
West Lancs Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
Allotted, neo:gallery 27, Bolton
Spectrum Arts Prize, PS Mirabel, Manchester
GM Arts Prize Summer Exhibition 2016, Manchester
Best of Bolton Fine Art, Castle Park Forum, Paderborn, Germany
Waterside Open 2016, Sale, Manchester
Transition, PS Mirabel, Manchester
Hotbed Press 20:20 Print Exchange, neo:gallery27, Bolton
PS Mirabel / neo:artists 24:24:24
Portico Print Fair, Portico Library, Manchester
Multiply, PS Mirabel Manchester
Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester, prize winner
West Lancs Open Exhibition, West Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, prize winner
Fine Art Degree Show, University of Bolton
Accretion, Crook Street Collective - neo:gallery27, Bolton
Mostyn 19 Open, Llandudno´╗┐´╗┐
Hotbed Press 20:20 Print Exchange - touring exhibition
Postcards, York House, London
Hotbed Press 20:20 Print Exchange neo:gallery 27, Bolton
PS Mirabel Open Exhibition (commended) - Manchester
neo:presents salon exhibition - neo:gallery 22
Bolton Open Art Exhibition, Bolton Art Gallery
Palimpsest: apparent beneath the surface, neo:gallery 22, Bolton
Do It, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester International Festival
Future Perfect - group exhibition, neo:gallery 22, Bolton
neo:printprize 2012 Finalist, neo:gallery 22, Bolton
Calendar Girls - group exhibition, Bolton Little Theatre
West Lancs Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
Relative Values, Art Lounge, New Mills
Moot Point, Cube Gallery, Manchester
About Face - neo:artists, Bolton
Open Art Exhibition, Bolton Art Gallery
Take a Look, why don't you? Solo Exhibition: - Bolton Little Theatre
Joint Exhibition - The Gallery, Harwood Library
Biennial Exhibition, BAC - Bolton Art Gallery
Nostalgia - neo:artists, Bolton
The Long Good-bye, group exhibition - University of Bolton

public art / artist talks

Apr 2016 The Space Between, Artist Talk, The Triangle, Bolton
Dec 2015 The Space Between, Artist Talk, University of Bolton
Sep 2015 In Transit, Public Art Installation, Bolton Bus Station
May 2015 Moor Lane Bus Station - TfGM / University of Bolton
Jun 2014 Bolton Market - TfGM / University of Bolton
Mar 2014 Bolton Interchange Hoardings - TfGM / University of Bolton

The Story of Betty Mace
The Story of Betty Mace

Beyond nostalgia 2
Beyond nostalgia 2

Beyond nostalgia 1
Beyond nostalgia 1

The land behind (series)
The land behind (series)