I am a writer and artist based in Liverpool, England. I write mostly fiction based around art and cities, primarily focusing on Berlin and twentieth century art. I began writing as a child, often spending my spare time creating new worlds or designing book covers. Along with a love of art, writing stayed with me and in 1999 I began an Undergraduate Degree in Writing and Literature at Liverpool John Moores University, returning again in 2011 to undertake the Masters Degree in Writing which I successfully completed and graduated from in 2014.
Publications, Competitions and Exhibitions
‘Bring Your Shoes To Frank’s’ – Postcard design for ‘A552 Hex’ by Jeff Young and Martin Heslop – Part of ‘Translating the Street’ 5 March 2016
Stuplex 003 – 23 Enigma Vortex Sutra by Jeff Young – Designer – September 2015
Stuplex 002 – Decadence – Curator – June 2015
The Auction of Thomas Rakewell – Short Story – June 2015. Published as part of Stuplex 002 – Decadence.
The Real Junk Food Project – Poster Design – February 2015
Ray + Julie on London Road – October 2014. Collaborative Installation at Liverpool Everyman as part of the Everyword festival.
Stuplex 001 – Decay – Curator – March 2014
Four Exits – Short Story – March 2014. Published as part of Stuplex 001 – Decay.
Insecure Postwar Cities – Exhibition Catalogue – May 2013.
1944 – Flash Fiction – April 2013. Shortlisted for the Writing on the Wall Flash Fiction Competition 2013.
The Dream Writer – Article – April 2013. Published in Subtext Anthology
The Waiting Room – Review – November 2012. Shortlisted for the John Moores’ Art Critics Prize 2012
Why is this site called Manifesto?
Basically because I detest the idea of the site being in my name, but there is of course a reason why I picked Manifesto as the title.
In the early part of the twentieth century, art movements seemed determined to redefine our world. Bauhaus, Dada the Situationists, art to these groups was something radical, a form that was more than a painting on a canvas, it was literature, propaganda, theatre, politics and protest. Each of these groups had some form of Manifesto, like a political party, they laid down their agenda and they followed it. Artists probably aren’t the best group of people to follow these ideas through, but their Manifestos represent their ideas. Grand plans which were sometimes wonderful, sometimes ludicrous but always theirs. In this way, the Manifesto represents ideas and that’s what I wanted this site to be, a collection of ideas.