Obscure Alternatives Private View
Jacki Cairns



1967 Born in Liverpool (grew up in London)

1993-94 Chelsea College of Art and Design – Art Foundation studies

1994-1997 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury – Graphic Fine Art            

2002-2003 University of Hertfordshire, PGCE (Secondary Art)



October 2012 - January 2018, Regular exhibitor at  Art in the Heart, 13                 Westgate                 Arcade, Peterborough, PE1 1PY.

July 2013, Mixed MediaSapphire Stigma Summit Conference, Kings College Hospital, London.

October 2014, Mixed MediaADDISS Conference, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.

October 2014 –Dragon’s Den (Spalding) with my ‘Little Treasures’ idea (producing bespoke collages of children's artwork) – ‘WINNER’

May 2015/Present - Mixed Media, Ongoing residency at Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton.

Sept 2015 Mixed MediaPost-Gender Exhibition, The Rum Factory, London E1

2016 Little Miracles Charity Calendar.  - Development grant awarded (in 2015) by Peterborough Presents (via Arts Council). 

22/23 April 2016 - UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD Network) Conference, IET, Savoy Place, London. 

21/23 September 2017, UKAAN 2017 Conference,

Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, London, EC4.

9/11 November 2017, ADHD Foundation Conference, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.

5th-16th March 2018, Green Matters 50+ Pieces of Art, Frogmore Paper Mill Visitors Centre, Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, Hertfordshire, HP3 9RY

March/April 2018, Identity, The New Maynard Gallery, The Hawthorne Theatre, Hertfordshire, AL8 6BX



June/July 2015,  PAOS Open Studio Exhibition, Culley Court, Orton Southgate Studio, Peterborough.    

Sept 2015 - April 2016 Residency at Buckles Solicitors, Stamford, Lincs. 

30th August – 30th September 2016 - Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton ‘Retro-Spective’  - A Month long celebration of my retro obsession…

1st October 2016/7th January 2017 - 'Obscure Alternatives' - A three month solo exhibition held at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London.  The exhibition included work produced in collaboration with the families who benefit from the charity Little Miracles used for their 2016 calendar.

April - July 2017  'Heartwork' - A community based project -Westraven Community Cafe, Hampton Court, Westwood, Peterborough.




Future exhibitions/projects... 

My Sh!T CV -  My biggest project to date.  Still in its embryonic stage, I will be creating and curating an exhibition to raise ADHD awareness from a female perspective.  Initial exhibition will be in 2018……

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