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)




    •           2013 - Present,  Mixed Media,  Exhibiting at Art in the Heart, 13 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough, PE1 1PY.

    •          2013, Mixed Media, Sapphire Stigma Summit Conference, Kings College Hospital, London.

    •          2014, Mixed Media, ADDISS Conference, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.

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

    •     May 2015/PresentMixed Media, Ongoing residency at Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton.

    •       Sept 2015 Mixed Media, Post-Gender Exhibition, The Rum Factory, London E1

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



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

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

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

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

    •  1st October2016/7th 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.

    •  17th April - present 'Heartwork' - A community based project - Westraven Community Cafe, Hampton Court, Westwood, Peterborough.

Future exhibitions/projects... 

  • 21/23 September 2017, UKAAN 2017 Conference, Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, London, EC4.
  • 9/11 November 2017, ADHD Foundation Conference, Titanic Hotel, Liverpool.
  • 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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