Humourist, Bassist, Cult Leader, DJ

Conceived during a power cut in the second half of a previous century, the future Various Artist was raised out of stoical Black Country stock.

Having gained a modest Masters at a prestigious Midlands art and design institution Various - as he now referred to himself, retreated to the South Worcestershire badlands to curse his luck and contextualise his wounds.

Since when he has reinvented himself as the curator of the Barbed Wyre - an online guide to Worcestershire.

And whilst widespread acclaim has proved elusive he still continues to divide opinion: considered by some to be 'legend' yet by others to be a 'charlatan' the truth as always lies somewhere inbetween the two.

Artist currently divides his time between Worcester and the West Country but you can contact him at:


Paradise Circus (still)


**Zeitgeist Baby!: (Kings Heath)
404space: coffee morning
Summer Camp: ESP (Birmingham)
*Hyperutopianization: (Wolverhampton)
404space: Garden Party
404space: (don't) try this at home #2
**WorkShop: FaB, (Bath)
404space: (don't) try this at home

Monitor: Air Gallery (Altrincham)
*Friends in Impenetrable Places (London)
Summer Camp, ESP (Birmingham)
*Enshrine (London)
**LoL=Lexicon of Lust (FaB2018)

*Show Me Your Birmingham (Anchor Gallery)
*PassPort Britannia (London)
*Go Wild in the Country (Bruton)
*MayDay MayDay: Test Space (Bristol)
*Art Bank Prize FaB (Bath)
Bad Princess (Frome)
Matthew, Mark, Luke & Kim (Frome)

*As Art Bank
**Curated by Art Bank

Artist Toys (Berlin)
Summer Camp (Eastside Projects)
Transition (London)

100's & 1000's (Luborimov/Hughes)
CHAS (Birmingham)
Studio Maelor (Corris, Wales)
Control Room (Bristol)

Eastside Projects' Summer Camp
Fringe Arts Bath (Exchange & art)
Birmingham Insitute of Art & Design
Evesham Arts Centre (Cheek by Joel)

Bristol Shed Project Space
Supernormal Festival (Oxon)
44AD Open (Bath)

Movement (Worcester) M/K-IV
Worcester M&AG (Society Weeks)
Malvern DoL (Reset Manifesto)
Supernormal Festival (Oxon)
Eastside Projects Summer Camp (B'ham)
Art Vilnius (Lithuania)
Stoke-on-Trent/Worcester (Rednile)
Antwerp (Belgium)
Bristol Boardwalk Arts

Cheltenham (Unification)
Hereford Photography Festival
Oxford SuperNormal Festival
Worcester WM&AG Re-Considered.
Brussels Trajector Art Fair

Worcester The Naivety
Stoke on Trent Airspace Gallery
Birmingham RoadWorks
Worcester Open WM&AG