My 2D work is explored with a range of media: including oil, acrylic, etching, batik and mixed media. Most is figurative, sometimes combining close observation with comment on my preoccupations, such as mother and daughter issues, or reflections on ageing, or the foreshadowing of adult emotions seen during children’s imaginary play. Most recent work is inspired by natural forms, rocks, trees, water... I am fascinated by textile techniques, particularly batik and drawing with machine stitch. I bring a painterly sensibility to this work.

My sculptural work uses recycled materials and its underlying concern is with climate change. I am transforming everyday objects with mouldings that echo stalagmites, or corals, or calcified growths, that suggest millennia underwater or exposure to strange chemicals.

I have exhibited widely in the UK in solo, joint, group and open shows. During the last five years all my exhibitions have been with two women who share much of my artistic vision: Christine Clarke and Louise Day

Commissions include several portraits and five public art commissions.

CV and Statement Noreen White

Art Education:
97-8 Visual Studies HE Cert, Hopwood Hall College, accredited Leeds Met University – Outstanding Achievement Award
83-7 Foundation and then Continuing Arts Studies (for post grads), Rochdale Art College
Work History – Art:
85-8 Art Teaching PT Buckley Hall Prison
2003-5 Artist in Residence at Balderstone Technology College

Exhibitions since 1999 only:
In addition to the list below, there have been exhibits in many open shows over the years. Most recent work has been exhibited with Christine Clarke and Louise Day. Several portrait commissions in addition to list below.
2016 1 Apr-2 May with Christine Clarke, Coach House, Littleborough
2015 Artwork N. White, C Clarke and Louise Day at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, L’boro.
2014 Recent Work, Coach House, Littleborough with Christine Clarke
2013 Recent Work, Coach House, Littleborough with with Christine Clarke, Glennis Brierley
2012 How Does your Garden Grow, Bankfield Gallery, Halifax , with 3 other Imagengine artists
Faces, Places, HIVE pop up gallery, Rochdale with Christine Clarke
2011 Home, Coach House, Littleborough, with 3 other Imagengine artists
Different Threads at Touchstones, Rochdale, with 3 other Imagengine artists
HIVE exhibitions: two group shows
2010 Arts Feelgood HIVE show – paintings and sculpture pieces with other HIVE artists
2009 New Work at the Coach House, Littleborough, with 3 other Imagengine artists
2008 Skylight at HEADS Gallery, Hebden Bridge with 3 other Imagengine artists
2007 Everybody Dances Commission by Spiral Dance 2 textile hangings with C Clarke
Skylight Circus Arts; work inspired by time spent there sketching - exhibited in their space - with ImagEngine,
2006 Off Shoots Gallery 4 Touchstones, Rochdale with 3 other artists
Re-worked- Washington Gallery, Penarth,Wales exhibited my own work and a collaborative piece with three members of ImagEngine in show
The Mall Galleries, London in group portrait show
2005 Germinate at Bankley Studio Gallery, Manchester with 3 other Imagengine artists
Recent Work at Bankley Studio Gallery, Manchester (solo show)
Artist in Residency Exhibition BalderstoneTechnology College
2004 A River Runs Through it site specific sculpture Rochdale MBC commission with 3 artists
Secret Gardens major exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale Galleries 3,4 with Imagengine
Sheep, commission for Touchstones with Christine Clarke
2003 People and Places, Chapel Gallery Ormskirk – with 7 other artists
2001/3 Mothers and Daughters commissioned by Rochdale MBC and other funders, working with BME women – portraits, exhibited at various community spaces and galleries including:
Touchstones, Rochdale.
2002 Mural at Touchstones subway, commission with 3 other artists
Art in Mental Health – national tour London, Leeds, Cardif, Edinburgh (group show)
2001 Children at Play St Ninians Festival, Whithorn, Scotland (solo show)
Around Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough with Glennis Brierley
Paintings and Drawings Qasbar Art Cafe with Glennis Brierley
2000 Recent Work Rochdale Art Gallery 3 with Darren Tolliday
1999 A Self Portrait Brewery Arts, Kendal – ten works as part of UK group show
Black Sheep Open Wales (awarded first prize in this open)

My Work