Production Rings



Based at Rogue Studios in Manchester, my art practice addresses links between science and the labour of artists, through exposing the process of ‘working’. Themes of trying, failing and industry are recurrent and are explored through sculpture, video, curating, and writing. In October 2015 I embarked on an international art/science expedition to Svalbard through Arctic Circle, New York, supported by Arts Council England and in 2013 was selected for the artists residency programme at I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA. I was awarded Arts Council funding for the 2013 series of curated exhibitions Free Failing at Rogue Project Space alongside Taneesha Ahmed, and was featured by Axisweb for MAstars 2013. I am founder and coordinator of Art & Science Critical Forum in Manchester and in 2017 will have a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences, specialising in Astronomy and Planetary Science.

BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences, Open University, 2009 – ongoing
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014 – 2016
MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011 – 2013
BA(Hons) Fine Art, Leeds University, 2005 – 2009
Foundation Diploma Art & Design, Warwickshire College, 2004 – 2005


2015  The Arctic Circle, international territory of Svalbard
2013   I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, USA

Papers & Talks

Artist talk: Navigating Svalbard as part of ‘Epic Journeys’, Redeye Photography Network, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
Artist talk: Geographies of Experimentation, BA Human Geography, Manchester University

Paper: Observing; the Work of Amateurs, presented in collaboration with Taneesha Ahmed as part of the session ‘Making Space; Women, the Studio and Other Scenes of Production’, Association of Art Historians Conference, University of East Anglia


MAstars 2013: Annie Carpenter‘, AN, by Paulette Terry Brien

Exhibitions and events

Rogue at Waterside, Waterside Art Centre, Manchester
Progress, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, curated by Lucy Harvey
Makers Dozen: In-Source, Made North, Sheffield
Aperture: Greater Manchester Media Art Exhibition, Media City, Salford

Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
Film Material at BEEF, Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film, Bristol
Potential in the Ordinary, ROCKELMANN& Gallery, Berlin, curated by Leen Horsford

Film Material Soup: Film and Video from Manchester, Videofag, Toronto
Shed Show ,Toast, Manchester, curated by Taneesha Ahmed
Film Material Soup and LUX13, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Laban Centre, London
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
Resolution, Malgras|Naudet, Manchester

Benzie Building Opening, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
Our Times, MEXICO, Leeds, curated by Amalie Jakobsen and Oskar Jönsson
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester
MA Show, Manchester School of Art, Manchester
Open Studios, I-Park Artist Retreat, Connecticut, USA
Little May Day 2: Ahmed & Carpenter Carry the Can, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
Schools of Art Vol. III ,Oktogon Gallery, Dresden, Germany, curated by Susanne Greinke
Ways to Escape, 2022, Manchester, curated by Saoirse Higgins and Fabrizio Cocchiarella
Bring Your Own Beamer, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester
VS, Rogue Project Space, Manchester

Oil, Grease and Rubber, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
Fayre, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Elevation to a Crash Pad, The Monks Gallery, Lincoln, curated by Tom Cretney and Nick Simpson
The Art Book Book Shop Residency, Oxfam Bookshop, Leamington Spa
Interim I & II, Neo:Artists, Bolton and Bankley Studios Gallery, Manchester
Prospectus, Triangle Space, Chelsea School of Art, London.
Distilled Life Part 1, Bakerie, Manchester, curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson
SWITCH/OVER, Wimbledon Space, London, curated by Taneesha Ahmed & Holly Black
nine-to-five-to-nine, Art in Unusual Spaces, Leeds, curated by Yvonne Carmichael
Exhibition, Kraak, Manchester.

Office Christmas Party, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Community – Consume & Collaborate, Cord, Manchester, curated by Lydia Meiying, Cameron Steward & Sarah Reid
Rogue Open Studios, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester.
Multiple Occupancy, Hatch Space, Deptford, London, curated by Jenny Steele & Harriet Hill
Office Party, Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, curated by Ahmed & Carpenter
Production of Curation, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, curated by Taneesha Ahmed
Igloos, Hive Gallery, Barnsley

Customer Circus, The Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester, curated by Taneesha Ahmed
A Room of Words, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford, curated by Deborah Britton
The Art Book Book Shop, Oxfam Books & Music, Leamington Spa, curated by Annie Carpenter

LDS 09, Leeds University, Leeds, curated by Francesco Ventrella
White, Hope House Gallery, Leeds.
Dark Day 09, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, curated by Susanna Davies-Crooke

From Book to Book, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, curated by Chris Taylor and John McDowal