John Powell-Jones

Born in 1984, Guisborough.

+44 (0) 7970669690


‘How Do We Look’ 2017, Group show. International 3 Gallery, Salford.

‘Print Made’ 2016, Joint exhibition with Tim Isherwood. Showcasing collaborative and solo work centered around traditional print. As part of The University of Salford’s Create Festival.

‘WALL.’ 2016Joint exhibition with Aliyah Hussain, showcasing work made during the month long residency at Mercer Chance Gallery, London.  Islington Mill, Salford.

‘Portico Library Print Making Exhibition’ 2015, group exhibition focusing on traditional print making techniques, Portico Library, Manchester.

‘BOND: Binding/Fellowship’ 2015, month long residency and exhibition with artist Aliyah Hussain at Mercer Chance Gallery, Hoxton, London.

‘Into The Abyss’ 2015, follow on exhibition to ‘Abyss’. 38b Peckham Rye, London.

‘Abyss’ 2015, an exhibition of new work , focusing on the subject of anxiety and depression through sculpture, sound and print. Islington Mill, Salford, M3 5HW.

‘Team Building’ 2014, collaborative exhibition of new work by John Powell-Jones, Palefroi, Steve Hockett and DR ME. Curated by Yuck Print House, Islington Mill, Salford, M3 5HW

‘Composition’ 2014, an interactive exploration of sound and image, collaborative project with Aliyah Hussian. Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, 2014, Liverpool Biennial 2014.

‘Secret 7’ 2014, group exhibition, 10 Redchurch St, London, E2 7DD.

‘The Ball Is Back’ 2013, group exhibition with Alex Humphreys and Barry Steadmund, Islington Mill, Salford.

Artist in residence at Salford University as part of the Artists Access to Art Schools (AA2A) scheme. 2012-2013

‘Edition’ 2013, Piccadilly Place, Manchester. A 2 week collaborative project with DR ME and the University of Salford. ‘Edition’ brought together the DR-ME and SAVWO studios in a disused space in the centre of Manchester. For the 2 weeks ‘Edition’ became a powerhouse for ‘new work for work’s sake’, where they created prints, zines, drawings, paintings, postcards etc in limited runs. They were joined by design and illustration students from the University of Salford who worked alongside them.

The work created during the fortnight was exhibited at the new temporary studio/gallery space ‘Edition’ over the weekend 2 – 3rd February 2013.

‘Project O: The Acid Rambler’, 71A Gallery, London. 2012

‘Happy Accidents’, group exhibition part of Mike Perrys Wondering Around Wandering project, Brooklyn, 2012.

‘In Translation’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2012.

‘Church of the Mystic Egg’. A Place Called Common, Manchester, 2012. Joint exhibition with SJ Hockett.

‘Seven’, Machester, 2011. Group exhibition of printed works. North Tea Power, Manchester

‘Grind’, 2011. Solo exhibition of printed works, North Tea Power, Manchester

Family’ Part 2, Incest, Centro, Manchester, 2011

‘Family’ Part one, DR-ME presents, Deaf Institute, Manchester, 2011

‘Real Horror Show, A new Nightmare’, joint show of printed works with John Butcher, A Place Called Common, 2011.

‘Real Horror Show’, group exhibition, Islington Mill, Salford, 2010.


 Work Experience.

Technical Demonstrator: Print Making, University of Salford. 2015 – present.

Freelance illustrator/print maker 2011-present.

Part time illustration and Graphic Design tutor, Salford University, 2012-2016.

Fixed term part time illustration tutor, Stockport college, 2014-2015.

Screen print and Risograph tutor, Yuck Print House, 2014-present.

Screen printer and consultant for The Richard Goodall Gallery, 2011-present.

Screen print workshop tutor, Hotbed Press traditional print studio, Salford. 2010-2013.

10 week full time A level Graphic Design sabbatical cover, Pendleton College, Salford. February 2013 – April 2013.

Running regular screen print workshops across the UK, 2010-present.

Guest speaker, Unit X project, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2012.

Studio manager, Hotbed Press traditional print studio, 2010-2012