Foundation Press

(Adam Phillips & Deborah Bower)

Selected Exhibitions & Recent Public Projects

Unequivocally Different (with Celebrate Different Collective), Sunderland Museums & Winter Gardens, 2021

MIMAZINA, Collaborative publishing project, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, 2020-22

Black Path Press, Solo exhibition, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2020

The Everyday Political, Group Exhibition, Southwark Park Galleries / CGP London, London, 2018

Ideal Science, Group Exhibition, Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange, Penzance, 2017

Precious Stone (collaboration with National Saturday Club), Solo exhibition, NGC, Sunderland, 2017

Found Objects (with Ruth Ewan, Thomas Whittle, Yelena Popova, Sam Watson, Holmeside Writers),

Collaborative publishing project, NGCA, Sunderland

These Rotten Words, Group exhibition, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2017

Print In Practice, Solo exhibition and curated reading room, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle 2015

Workshops, Performances & Events

The Quick Fox & The Lazy Dog, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2022

Things To Do Online Workshop series (with Ciara Phillips, Katie Schwab, Kate Owens, Temporary Services, The Big Family Press), MIMA, Middlesbrough, 2022

Foundation Press + The Comfrey Project, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2020

Wallpaper Weekender, Arthouses, Whitley Bay, 2019

Unbound #5 (with Giles Bailey), Performance, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2018

World is Sudden: Summer Lab (workshop in collaboration with Anne-James Chaton), CIRCA Projects, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2017

Unbound #4, Performance with Rachel Ags, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2017

Unbound #3, Performance with Chooc Ly Tan, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2017

Colour Experiment, Performance, as part of Experimentica Festival, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 2017

Unbound #2, Performance with Ant Macari, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2016

Unbound #1, Performance with Nicola Singh, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2016

Recent Publications

It’s all about dis•course,

edited by Charli Payne/Roberto de Abreu Preciosa/Wesley Bray, 2020 (Publisher/Designer/Mentor)

Black Path Press,

36 publications made with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough, 2020 (Publisher/Editor/Designer)

Talk Over Print: Conversations with Self-Publishers, 2019 (Publisher/Editor/Designer)

Anna Barham: Poisonous Oysters, 2019 (Designer)

Eros in Blue,

edited by Katy Bentham & Sophie Soobramanien, 2018 (Publisher/Designer/Mentor)

Awards, Funding Support & Links

BALTIC Northeast Artist Bursaries, 2021

Arts Foundation Visual Arts Fellow, nominated artist, 2020

Arts Council England, National Lottery Projects funding 2017, 2019, 2021

Great Place Tees Valley, Heritage Lottery funding 2019

Advanced HE, Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence, 2018


Adam Phillips (Cambridge, 1984)

MA, University of Sunderland, Fine Art, 2007-2008

BA Hons, University of Leeds, Fine Art, 2003-2007

Foundation Art & Design, Stamford College, 2002

Deborah Bower (Birkenhead, 1982)

BA Hons, Northumbria University, 2002-2004

Foundation Art & Design, West Cheshire College, 2001

Other Related Projects/Practice

Adam Phillips

CIRCA Projects (Co-Founder/Curator/Director)

The Northern Charter (Founder member/Treasurer)

The Hepworth Wakefield (Adult Education Programmer)

Deborah Bower

Film Bee (Founder/Member)

Star & Shadow Cinema (Founder member/volunteer).