Stephen King CV


Recent / live Exhibitions, Residencies and Commissions:

2018 - 2019 Artist in Residence - Springboard, Health and Social Care Initiative, Knocknaheeny Cork. Engaging with project workers, service users and projects across Springboards wide reaching programme to document and co-author new work to produce a series of 8 publications depicting the past present and future of the organisation.

2017 - 2019 Artist in Residence - ​I can colour within the lines, but I choose not to​... Percent For Art Knocknaheeny Redevelopment Commission. Co-commissioned with artist Mark Storor by Cork Midsummer Festival and The National Sculpture Factory Cork Ireland. Large scale commission in collaboration with various communities of Knocknaheeny for a site specific piece for the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival along with a later to be installed permanent public artwork.

2017 Commission - ​Where Things Are Different. Commissioned by Heart Of Glass in conjunction with Open Eye Gallery's Socially Engaged Photography Programme ​Culture Shifts​. This work was a site specific public artwork in the form of a series of six monumentally sized lightboxes set upon the banks of the Sankey Canal. I worked closely for several months with individuals and formalised groups of St Helens post-industrial communities (Beechams, Pilkingtons, Historical and restoration societies, Miners and labour club entertainers) to unearth the shared experience that resides within these now displaced workforces.

2017 - 2018 - Artist in Residence - ​Not Home​. Commissioned by Justlife Foundation, Manchester. A collaboration with novelist Sarah Butler and homeless service users of Justlife for a publication, novela and exhibition at The Anthony Burgess Foundation Manchester November 2018 and The People’s History Museum Manchester March 2019.

2017 - 2018 Associate Artist - ​Heart Of The Matter​. Commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Wellcome Trust and ArtsAdmin. Working with Artist Sofie Layton, Dr Giovanni Biglino and children with congenital heart disease, culminating in a travelling exhibition at The Great North Museum: Hancock Gallery Newcastle June 2018, Royal West of England Academy of Arts and Centrespace Gallery Bristol July 2018 and The Copeland Gallery London November 2018.

2014 - present - Associate Artist - Heart of Glass (The National Centre for Socially Engaged Practice) St Helens U.K. Working across the whole program to formalise their visual persona and documentation practices through artist and community collaboration.

Previous Posts​:

2010 – 2017 - Module Leader / Lecturer: B.A(hons) Photography Programme, St Helens College (John Moores University / University Of Chester)

2008 – 2015- Associate Artist: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool. Development and facilitation of bespoke photographic workshops along with documentation of artistic works

1998-2007 - Senior Photographer: Document Magazine. 1998-2005 - Photo Editor: Document Magazine. 2005-2006 - Photo Editor: +1 Magazine

Academic Qualifications​:

M.A Photography (Distinction) - University of Bolton

H.N.D Photography - Bournemouth College of Art and Design

National Diploma Photography - Liverpool Community College


2010. Danny Wilson Memorial Award - Best exhibition, Brighton International Photo Biennial.

2007. Black and White Spider Award.

2006. International Photography Masters Cup, 1st place.

Previous Exhibitions, Residencies and Commissions​:

2019 - Not Home - People’s History Museum Manchester

2018 - Where Things Are Different - Sankey Canal St Helens - site specific public artwork / exhibition. Commissioned by Open Eye Gallery Liverpool / Heart Of Glass, St Helens.

2017 - Our Town - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

2017 -2019 - Commission - ​I can colour within the lines, but I choose not to... ​Percent For Art - Knocknaheeny Redevelopment Commission.

2017 - Creative People and Places - exhibition / publication. Commissioned by Arts Council England

2017 - Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? - Commissioned by Heart of Glass - St Helens Town Centre - vacant shops

2017 - Lifted By Beauty - Adventures In Dreaming - Rhyl, Wales. Commissioned by National Theatre Wales.

2016 - Inherent - Liverpool Central Library / Bet365 Stadium Stoke-On-Trent - Commissioned by The Huntington’s Disease Association

2016 - The Simplicity Of Truth - FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool 2016 - Little Sister - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

2016 - Dry Your Eyes Princess - John Moores University and Arts Council England funded. Collaboration with Dr Emma Vickers. Exhibited - National Museums Liverpool (Homotopia Festival) and Red Barn Gallery Belfast.

2015 - Barometer Of My Heart - Associate artist in Residence - Commissioned by ArtsAdmin / The Wellcome Trust

2015 - For The Love Of... - Saints RLFC, Langtree Park Stadium, St Helens

2013 - Here / There - The Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool (Look 13 Liverpool International Photography Festival)

2013 - Where The Heart Is - Associate artist in residence, commissioned by Age Concern Lancashire. Exhibited at the Museum of Lancashire, Preston U.K

2013 - Star Men - Battle Of The Atlantic 70th Anniversary commemorations - Commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool

2013 - Artist in Residence at CREATE Dublin – Research commission as part of the Artists International Fund (Arts Council England)

2012 - Artist in Residence at Gallery Oldham with ‘Lets Go Global’, Oldham U.K. Commissioned by The Cultural Olympiad.

2011 - Artist in Residence with Wolverhampton Art Gallery / Praxis Arts Health Network Wolverhampton, UK

2011 - 18 Ludwig - Knowledge Lives Everywhere Exhibition – Commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool

2010 - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story - The Orange Dot Gallery London 2010 - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story - Brighton Photo Biennial Brighton

2009 - Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story - The National Conservation Centre, National Museums Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

Publications / print:

It Takes A Village 2019 -Springboard, Cork  (Book)

Not Home 2019 Novella Collaboration with Sarah Butler (Book)

International Photography Annual 2013 Manifest Gallery Cincinnati U.S.A (Book),

British Gas 2013 200 year Commemorative Book (Book),

Royal Mail 2013 Calendar,

Contemporary Arts Society 100 years – What’s Next? (Book),

2010 Year of Health and Wellbeing (Book) Liverpool P.C.T,

Tweedmouth Creative Partnerships publication,

Lewis’s Fifth Floor: A Department Story (Book) Liverpool University Press,

FACT (Foundation For Art and Creative Technology) 15 Years Anniversary Publication (Book).

Photo Pro Magazine (professional Biography),

Four Corners (Book) Liverpool Culture Company,

Ideas Taking Place (Book) TATE Publications,

Document Magazine,

Plus 1 Magazine,

Object Of Dreams Magazine,

Creative Review,

The Guardian,

The Telegraph,

The Telegraph On Sunday,

Doku (Russia),

Art Quarterly,

Public Art Review,

Liverpool Echo,

Liverpool Daily Post.


2010 Year of Health and Wellbeing.

Abandon Normal Devices,

A -Foundation,

Age Concern,

Arena Housing,

Art Angel,


Arts Council England,


Blueprint Skateboards,

British Gas (200 year anniversary book).

Ceri Hand Gallery,

Channel Five,

Chester Performs,

Contemporary Arts Society,

Cork City Council,

Cultural Olympiad,

Dope Clothing,

The Environment Agency,


FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology),

Freize Masters,

Heinemann Book Publishing,

Liverpool City Council,

Liverpool Culture Company,

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival,

Maritime Museum Liverpool,

Mic Mac Clothing,

National Holocaust Memorial Day Trust,

National Museums Liverpool,

National Theatre Wales,

Neutral Spoon (Project Management),

Open Eye Gallery,

Performing Rights Society (PRS),


Riverside Housing,

Royal Mail,

The Roundhouse,

The Post Office,


Squash Nutrition,

Taciturn Dance Company,

Tate Liverpool,


Unity Theatre,

Vans Shoes,

Wild In Art

Wolstenholme Square Gallery,

Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

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