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Book is part of the ....

MAY 2022

HALO TANGO - A solo exhibition and book launch at Newington Green Meeting House, May 7th - 4th June. Open Thurs & Fri 12 - 6 pm. Show will include talks and workshops, please see and follow Instagram for details.







May 2022

First ever self published 'proper' book is back from the printer, I am super pleased


January 2022

Really happy to be planning a solo exhibition at the 'Newington Green Meeting House Gallery' for May 2022. More info very soon. A super interesting space.....

January 2022

Really happy that I am in the process of self publishing my book HALO TANGO and my rookie InDesign files are in the hands of a trusted and talented graphic designer and amazing friend...lucky me.

November 2021

Oh well - I didn't get the Arts Council Funding. I am going to forge ahead regardless and I will be creating a print sale to help fund my project and working with friends that have offered to back me.

November 2021

Really happy to give some time to deliver portfolio reviews at Four Corners on their London Creative Network programme where I met some really talented photographers.

January 2021

Got some great meetings lined up for Format Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews

October 2020

Very happy to be shortlisted for the brilliant Format Photography Festival in Derby


August 2020

In collaboration with Newington Green Action Group I am making portraits of 20 local people in Newington Green.

July 2020

This year's addition to I AM THE DOOR is completed - made entirely in my garden in the early lockdown days in the UK. See work and text here.

June 2020

I have been working with the local Newington Green Action Group to document the Coronavirus Food Bank situated in the Mildmay Working Men's Club.

April 2019

Very happy to be appointed as a senior Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire working on the Degree programme in Photography.

March 2018

Group show 'Flux' at 'Free Project Space' with Liz Orton, Debbie Harman and Jessie Edwards Thomas. Link here


November 2016

SOLO Exhibition of work from the series I AM THE DOOR

A small exhibition at TIN CAFE in Dalston. Opens 1st December 6.30-9.30pm at 1 Middleton Road, come down on the opening night for a little drink and a little look.

March 2016

LCC Alumni exhibition at Geddes Gallery in Kings Cross

Another show with the LCC alumni group, this time with staff and current students too.  The work is made about this site-specific exhibiion in this charming and unique space. Have a look here at the work and the installation shots -

January 2016

I am giving away books

Email me to ask for a copy of 'Dark Matters' a limited edition fold out book

September 2015

New teaching post at University of Hertfordshire

Very happy to be working on the Photography pathway of the MA at University of Hertfordshire

October 2014

LCC Alumni exhibition at Oxford House in Bethnal Green

I am part of an exciting group exhibtion based around experimental approaches to installation in photography.  Have a look at the blog dedicated to this exciting show,


August 2014

Some recent work in Terrace Garden show

Come along to the Terrace Garden show at Frederick Terrace, E8 4EW Saturday 9th August 3-6pm.  I have work in the garden and I am running the hotdog stand too! Facebook Link here.


​​​February 2013

​Ribbon Machine to deliver workshop

The art collective Ribbon Machine will be running a workshop ​'Picture Your Pictures' at The Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea, come along and join in!

January 2013​

Selected for 'Photobook Show' exhibition

'Dark Matters' Volume 1, has been included in the 2013 Photobookshow, details and links to follow soon!​

December 2012

'Dark Matters' self published artist's book have a look here if you like it you can ask me for a free copy​

November 2012​

'New Forms' the second exhibition by the art collective Ribbon Machine

The artist collective RIBBON MACHINE will stage their second exhibition at Doomed Gallery in Dalston.  More work from the ‘Dark Matters’ series will be in the show.   The show is part of the East London 2012 Photomonth season.​


September 2012​

Artist's Talk

Come up to Leytonstone to The Stone Space to hear a talk from me and other Ribbon Machine artists on the last day of the show, Sunday 14th October 2-3pm, free.

September 2012

'Test' an exhibition by the art collective Ribbon Machine

A selection of images from a new body of work 'Dark Matters' will be shown in a group show with the art collective Ribbon Machine​.

October 2011

Interview in British Journal of Photography
'The Tricky Art of Diane Bielik' an interview with Diane Smythe for​ BJP-Online at The Old Hungarian Club

October 2011
Exhibition reviews

​'Makeshift Monuments' reviewed in the Telegraph and Argos, The Yorkshire Post and British Journal of Photography.

October 2011
Artist's Talk and Portfolio Reviews
I will be doing portfolio reviews with Anne McNeill at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 15th October and an artist's Talk and Tour at The Old Hungarian Club in Bradford at 2pm on Sunday 16th October.

October 2011
Ways of Looking: A New Photography Festival in Bradford
'Makeshift Monuments' will be installed into the closed Hungarian Club in Bradford and shown as part of Ways of Looking festival.  The photographs will be incorporated onto the walls and the viewers will need to move through the rooms of the disused social club to see the exhibition.
An Impressions Gallery off-site project

Click here to see a video about the show​

May 2011
Source magazine feature
A selection of images from 'Makeshift Monuments' will be featured in the Spring issue of Source magazine.

January 2011
Selected for MA Star feature on Axis
'Makeshift Monuments' was selected from the final MA show and reviewed by Cherry Smyth for Axis, it is on their website as part of the 'MA Star' feature.  Click here to go to Axis

December 2010
Final MA Exhibition
A selection of works from 'Makeshift Monuments' will be exhibited at LCC as part of the final MA Photography show.​

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