Phil Callaghan

acorn box in yewMy wood sculpture and photography tell stories that transform the perceptions of the viewer, redefining the relationships between things and inspiring a sense of curiosity and wonder.

Current displayed work uses woodturning as a technique to tell the story of wood.

Having recently moved to North Wales, I am now working on a series of sculptural works in wood that explore forms within the landscape and the sea.


I am largely self-taught over a period of 10 years, interspersed with intensive 1 to 1 and group trainings in specific skills:

2017: The Design Trust: Starting to Sell Online course
2016: BSAA course: Making it as an Artist in the 21st century course
2014: Jennifer Tetlow – Sculpture in stone (2 days)
2013: Watercolour course with Niamh Hanlon, Staithes Art
2012: Steve Gosling – Landscape Photography course
2011: Michael McManus – Wood carving and sculpting 1 to 1 intensive (2 days)
2011: Tony Wilson 1 to 1, group courses and woodturning group sessions
2010: Matombo – Sculpture in stone with stone carvers from the Gambia
2010: Phil Greenwood – Wood turning courses

Society memberships

2010–2014: Snainton Woodturning Group, North Yorkshire
2009/2010: Thirlby Art Group, North Yorkshire

Group exhibitions

2017: Anglesey Arts Week Open Studios
2016: SeaThought Exhibition, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
2016: A5 Postcard Exhibition, Slate Quay, Caernarfon
2016: Tabernacle, Llandudno
2015: North Yorkshire Open Studios
2014: York Minster photography exhibition
2014: Moors & Coast Taster Exhibition, Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
2014: North Yorkshire Open Studios
2014: Grand Depart Exhibition, Blossom Street Gallery
2014: York Open Studios


Art prizes and Awards

2015: Harrogate Flower Show photography awards
2014: Harrogate Flower Show photography awards


2014: Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire – Interior photography of Scampston Hall


Private collections in North Yorkshire, Lancashire and USA.


2013-2015: Scampston Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire:
Documenting Grade II* William Richardson Conservatory renovation project.


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