Imagined Realities

Imagined Realities, Solo Show, 
Fairfax Gallery, Oxford University Press, Oxford

1- 31 April 2017

The Imagined Realities series brings together collaboration and painting. Each work is made in response to a written description of a place of personal significance to the collaborator. After making sketches and plans, the interpreted space is painted and repainted, as the elements from the description are combined and recombined to compose an imagined space which hovers between the figurative and the abstract. 

Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

Lily Briscoe's Painting

Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press, Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond TW9 1TP

29 Oct- 10 Dec 2016

In the exhibition the  viewer is invited to look at Lily Briscoe’s Painting whilst listening to an audio recording of an extract read from the novel*.  

In To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf describes Lily Briscoe, an artist, standing in the garden making a painting.  Throughout the novel, clues to the composition are given, amid descriptions of her struggles, dilemmas, lack of confidence, and fear of people looking at her work.


Kate Proudman often works in a collaborative way with a piece of written work as the starting point for a painting, and she was drawn to attempt Lily Briscoe’s painting from the clues given throughout the novel. Reading the novel, Kate felt parallels with her own conflicts with composition, and echoes of her own desire to strike a balance between the figurative and the abstract.

*Read Transcript here.

Shared Histories

Shared Histories Group Show
5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, Whitechapel,

 10-12 November  2016

Participating Artists:  Jules Lampshire, Rosy Forward (curators), Dennis Plaxton,  Hannah Forward,  Judith North, Kate Proudman, Charmaine Stimson, Martin Woolley

Best of Borough

Best of Borough, A KINC Group Show
The Rose Theatre, Kingston, September 2016.

KINC, Kingston Independent Network of Creatives. are a group of professional artists, designers, photographers and makers who work in Kingston.

Together they aim to create a thriving arts culture in the Royal borough.

By working with local authorities, communities and businesses, KINC are looking to promote projects, exhibitions, and opportunities that are mutually beneficial within our local community.

Link to KINC



A Group Show at Kingston Museum

29 Apr– 2nd July 2016.  

Work exhibited:

Highway Code 
This work takes painted road markings out of context and transform them into a strange and indecipherable language.

Public Servants (Civil Disobedience)
The Public Servants paintings show the untold, unnoticed work that goes into repairing and maintaining the urban environment. They explore the paradox of the invisible high- visibility clothes, and show road workers employing strange, often archaic equipment to dismantle bus shelters, to burn off and repaint road markings, to construct kerbs or to sandbag against floods. In Anagrams, the workers start to take their own decisions…