Originally a fairground artist in Blackpool and Morecambe, Shane has worked in the film industry, London theatre, commercial arts and special education.
With a reputation nationally as a provider of innovative, practical and accessible multi-media projects to schools and community groups and a successful co-coordinator of arts events in the Northwest and beyond for local authorities, arts agencies, festival and theatre companies.
Shane has collaborated with many local arts agencies and providers including The Dukes Youth Theatre on the Cultural Journeys Pilot as part of the London 2012 cultural legacies programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, and More Music since 1995 on many successful, popular and highly enjoyable arts events.
Shane has established strong working relationship with many regional cultural departments particularly recently in Blackpool where he has completed several innovative and unique public art projects with various local community groups including sculptural neon chandeliers, mirror mosaic wall panels and stained glass windows for Blackpool Central Library with students from Beacon Hill High School. The illuminated art car “Dragon Car” for the 2008 illuminated art car parade with Doctor Bernardos Youth Service and the large hand sculpture in polished vitreous glass mosaic at Carleton baby cemetery for the “SANDS” stillborn and neonatal death charity.
Shane has combined a vibrant and inclusive community arts practice with a highly regarded sculpture and mosaic company, which has attracted several high profile commissions including the role, signature artist at The 2004 Manchester Cow Parade and created popular landmark attractions such as Morecambe’s iconic Venus and Cupid sculpture.