Document, making a painting with 0.7kg explosive charge
Framed Photograph

Framed explosion painting
Household paints and explosives on plasterboard

Unframed explosion painting
Household paints and explosives on plasterboard

Example of other work. Featured in Bearspace show
Digital print
50cm x 50cm

"If you’re going to make art, you might as well make it about something big." - Huffington Post UK May 2012

If selected I will be showing a new series of explosion paintings. This series was born out of a desire to detach myself from my painting through a kind of scientific process. I think I told Radio Derby ( :/ ) that 'messing around with explosives in a field is more fun than sitting in my damp studio drawing.'

I also work in film and digital print.

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1st Class Hons BA Fine Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2009

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

Sept 2012
“The Dawn of ZED”
Arbeit Gallery, Old Street

August 2012
“Odds Against Tomorrow”
Bearspace, Deptford

List of past exhibitions:

Oct 2011, “BIBLE” Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, Solo pop up show

Sept 2011, Print and Design Now, Bearspace, Deptford

September 1st 2010
‘BLAST*2’ New Court Gallery, Repton, Derbyshire
Solo exhibition

12th Febraury 2010 ‘BLAST’ Abandoned Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Group show

29th October 2009 ‘EASYRIDER’ Hangar 51, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Group show

2nd October 2009 ‘Emerging Artists’ Globe Gallery Newcastle Art Fair, The Sage, Newcastle upon Tyne

15th June 2009
‘Art Sale’ Globe Gallery, Newcastle

29th May 2009
‘Degree Show’ University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle

15th May 2009
‘Material World’ Cobalt Studios, Byker, Newcastle

1st May 2009
‘MAYDAY’ Hangar 51, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Solo exhibition

27th Februaury 2009
‘Tom Whitty vs Joseph Steele’ Hangar 51, Newcastle, Group show

1st June 2008 ‘Piotr Kunce Presents’ ul Karmalizka, Krakow, Poland

20th October 2007 ‘WHAM!’ Art Below, Kennington Tube Station, London

May 2012, featured in Huffington Post UK in an ‘Heirs to YBA’s article’
October 2009, made national news with a pop up art exhibition in Newcaslte

2009: 15k sponsorship award
2009: Awarded £1.4k from Newcastle uni for setting up and running my own art nights and art exhibitions