Print and video exhibitions

Current events

Makers of The Metaverse: Tess Baxter On The Future Of The VR, AR & Mixed Reality Industries. An Interview With Susan Johnston. 21 December 2022.

Past events

All my video art can be seen online on Vimeo – there are now nearly sixty works. My printmaking is on another page of this website.

Iron Press Affordable Print Fair. The Storey, Lancaster. 2-4 December 2022. Held in the Iron Press print studio. Framed and unframed prints and greetings cards.

Hadrian’s Wall 1900. Northern Print, Ouseburn, Newcastle, 10 August – 29 October 2022, then Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria, 14 November – 18 December 2022. One of my prints alongside those from 59 other printmakers. Each printmaker chose a section of the Wall near one the Milecastles to produce a print from, each approaching it in different ways.. This exhibition is one of the HW1900 series of events, which mark 1900 years since building started on the Wall.

Rhythm: Art in Conversation with Music, The Storey, Lancaster. 11-19 October 2022. My video Our Music of the Spheres, alongside printmaking produced from individual images taken from the video. Light on screen and ink on paper are different ways of looking at things, and they interact when placed together. An event set up to run along with Lancaster Music Festival 2022. The Lancaster Guardian published an article that looked ahead to it during September.

The Great Print Exhibition 7. Rheged, Penrith. 3 December 2021 to May 2022. Print work on display and for sale. Now in its seventh year, Rheged’s flagship Great Print exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Celebrating the art of printmaking and all the different techniques used to create hand-pulled prints, this free and original exhibition, curated by Rheged, has a reputation for showcasing both emerging and established artists.

Printfest. Printmaking, on show and for sale. Ulverston, Cumbria. 29 April – 2 May 2022. Printfest offers visitors the experience of making artwork purchases direct from the artists – and to talk with them, to hear the story behind a piece of work, as well as finding out more about printmaking. Founded in 2001 and the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival.

Fruitful. Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria. 19 February – 27 March 2022. Unframed prints from the Future City series.

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art Annual Open Exhibition 2022. Across Flooded Levels selected. Conwy, 8 January – 26 February, as well as online viewing and sales on the website.

Affordable Art Fair, King Street Arts. The Storey, Lancaster. 8-16 December 2021. Framed and unframed prints, and greetings cards.

Iron Press Affordable Print Fair. The Storey, Lancaster. 3-6 December 2021. Held in the Iron Press print studio. Framed and unframed prints and greetings cards.

Osprey Short Film Awards at Keswick Film Festival. Flames Tear the Soul. 23 October 2021. One of twelve shorts shown in the newly refurbished Keswick Alhambra.

The Art of Music. King Street Arts, Lancaster. Showing The Constant Falling, White on indigo and Innominate on a loop. 14-25 October 2021. Covers the Lancaster Music Festival weekend of 14th – 17th October 2021. The focus of the exhibition is twofold, to show the work of visual artists inspired or influenced by music, and musicians who are also visual artists.

Supernova 2021: Regeneration. Running through September in Denver, with two works selected. Tree of Life of Avatar, in Bodies in Motion showing 5 September, and The Blue and The Jubilant showing in Director’s Choice 15 September 2021.

Mundos Paralelos/Parallel Worlds. Innominate showing in a collective exhibition of digital art, curated by CapCat Ragu and Meilo Minotaur. A part of the 25th Avanca Film Festival at Casa Municipal de Cultura de Estarreja, Portugal. 24 July – 29 August 2021.

Haus A Rest, Issue 14, June 2021. The Queer Art Issue. Selected work Travelled All Night.

New Media Film Festival. The Safe Shipment of Small Cargo, Best Mixed Reality winner. Los Angeles, 2 June 2021.

Creative Reactions, as part of the Pint of Science Festival. Selected work Breaking Ice: a 70-Year Story as video art, and Future City: Look, printmaking. Currently online, with main event streamed online 17-20 May 2021.

FantaSci Short Film Festival. Repeat Hikari, selected in machinima category. Florida, 15 May 2021.

FilmArte Festival. out of isolation came forth light, selected as semi-finalist, in the Experimental – Art House category. Madrid, 23 April 2021.

Mozfest. My video art proposal accepted in the Art and Media, Global Culture and Heritage section. 8-13 March 2021.

Around The House. Online exhibition, made in Unity as a three dimensional space. My work, The Blue and the Jubilant, is in the bathroom, naturally. Opened 1 March 2021.

MiraBanART Showcase. Flames Tear the Soul. Photography, painting and video art competition. Winner Season II – Digital Art. February 2021.

Made at Castle Mills: Members Show 2020. Printmaking, on show and for sale. Online edition of forty artists who made work at Edinburgh Printmakers in recent years. 21 November 2020 through summer 2021.
‘The Members Show 2020 features a diverse range of works, from Tess Baxter’s hauntingly atmospheric This Moment Brief…’

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Printmaking, on show and for sale. Online edition this year, event due to run from 12 November to 13 December 2020, but was continued through 2021. One of the Collectors Picks, by Jeany Cronk.

Seacourt International Mini Print Biennial 2020. Whichever Path She Finds selected.

Oxen Park Cinema Club. Repeat Hikari. Talk with a showing of the video. 6, 17 & 25 October 2020.

Supernova 2020. out of isolation came forth light selected for showing in theme section of World on Fire. Main event in Denver, with the work showing on a street screen in the theatre district on 20 September 2020, but also online through the month.

Triangles Are Not My Genre. Group show. My contribution based on Our Music of the Spheres, linking both video and printmaking (Rippled by Life and Junction City Fields). Queensland College of Art Gallery, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. 7-20 September 2020.

Anharmonic Online Film Festival 2020. Showing of out of isolation came forth light with interview, 16 August 2020, as part of a festival that took in an imaginative range of video work. Online, 10-16 August 2020.

Materiality. Online group show. Opened 5 July 2020 and currently open.

FilmArte Festival. The Digital Pilgrims, selected as semi-finalist, to be shown online. Festival in Madrid, 18 October 2019.

Edinburgh Printmakers: Residency. Crafting my virtual world material, including my video art, into ink on paper, using photopolymer etching techniques. A period of time to explore, experiment and rework, and produce a body of work. During the months October 2019 to March 2020.

Foresight Film Festival N° 4: Top Down – Vision reaches city. Future City selected as one of ten finalist entries. Urania Berlin, 26 September 2019.

Supernova Digital Animation Festival 2019. Repeat Hikari selected for showing, in the ‘Competition’ section. Denver, 21 September 2019.

Tell me a story. Showing of my video, Innominate, as part of an exhibition that brought together the work of about 26 artists at CRUgaleria, Porto, Portugal. It was work that came out of an installation in Second Life by Meilo Minotaur (Sameiro Oliveira Martins) at Delicatessen. 4 May – 28 July 2019.

Oxen Park Cinema Club. Future City. Talk with a showing of the video. November 2018.

The Comings and Goings of a Virtual Itinerant Wayfarer. Continuous showing of Repeat Hikari in entrance foyer of Salford University at MediaCityUK, as part of NWCDTP Postgraduate Conference, Digital Humanities, Human Technologies, 10-11 October 2018.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2018. Innominate selected. Denver, 22 September 2018.

Future City: video art and the montage of virtualities and realities. Continuous showing of Future City in a bus, as part of the Visual Research Network Conference, Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality. Manchester University, 26-27 September 2018.

Interface. Continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City, as part of an art exhibition of 23 artists organised and curated by neo:artists. At neo:gallery23, The Market Place, Bolton, 31 March – 20 May 2018.

Women CineMakers Vol XI. Interview for a Special Edition on Art and Independent Cinema. Online, 30 March 2018. Direct link to interview pages.

There is No Cure for Curiosity: Moving between worlds using machinima. Continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City in a shipping container, as part of the Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures conference. Lancaster University, 2-5 November 2017.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2017. The Digital Pilgrims selected. Denver, 23 September 2017.

Oxen Park Cinema Club. The Constant Falling. Talk with a showing of the video. January 2017.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2016. Our Music of the Spheres selected. Denver, 24 September 2016.

Work has also been shown as a part of academic presentations.