1952 Born Ripen, Yorkshire.
1970-71 Canterbury College of Art.
1971-74 Maidstone, College of Art.
1974-77 Royal College of Art.
1980 Fine Lines, Thumb Gallery, London.
1983 returns an echo..., Curwen Gallery, London.
  Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal, Cumbria.
1986 Ciphers, Curwen Gallery, London; Metropole Arts Centre, Folkstone.
1987 Enter the Silences (North the Light), Parco Space 5, Tokyo, Japan.
1989 Silent Systems, Curwen Gallery, London.
  Planet and Glow-Worm, Visual Arts Museum, New York.
1990 Sixteen Shimmers (& Shadows Surrender), Parco Space 5, Tokyo; Kirin Plaza, Osaka, Japan.
1991 Within Without, Huntington Gallery, Boston, Mass, USA.
1994 RSC:Works, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon; Barbican Centre, London.
1995 The Possible Slow Fuse, Pentagram Gallery, London.
1998 Trace Elements. Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1990 Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory. Space FGO-Soko, Tokyo Installation of sound, sculpture, objects and light (with David Sylvian and Ian Walton).
1992 Earth Murmurs. Curwen Gallery, London (with Ian Walton).
1993 Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory (Fragments). The Architectural Association, London (with Ian Walton).
1994 Between Two Lights. Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University Lakes Campus; Ambleside Mountain Festival (with Ian Walton).
  MW Undark. Zeffirelli's Ambleside (with Ian Walton).
1995 Soundings: Sub Rosa. Green Park Station Vaults, Bath. Installation for the Bath Festival and the Society for the Promotion of New Music (with Ian Walton), sound by Hywel Davies.
1996 Measured in Shadows. Tullie House Museum and City Art Gallery, Carlisle Installation of sound, sculpture, objects, paintings and lights (with Ian Walton).
  Looming. The Eagle Gallery, London (with Ian Walton).
1997 Measured in Shadows. Guinness Hopstore, Dublin (with Ian Walton)
  Natures Teeth. The Samling at Dovenest, Windermere, Cumbria (with Ian Walton)
  Spirit. Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria. Installation with light, sound, charcoal and x-rays (with lan Walton)
  X-Libris. Sun Street Studios, Lancaster (with Ian Walton).
  Filters; Pasts Presents, Gallery El Aljibe, Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary Islands (with Ian Walton)
1998 The Gradual Instant. Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (with Ian Walton)
1999 Artbarns :After Kurt Schwitters: Still Moves. Lentworth House Farm, Abbeystead (with Ian Walton)
2000 Sonic Boom "Mantle" Installation, Hayward Gallery, London (with Ian Walton)
1975 RCA. Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
1976-87 European Illustration Annual Exhibition. Association of Illustrators Annual Exhibition.
1978 Artwords & Bookworks. Toured in USA, Canada, Australia, Europe.
1979 Five English Artists. Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam.
  International Competition for Young Painters, Sofia, Bulgaria, Curwen Gallery, London.
  Images to Order. Scottish and Welsh Arts Council's Touring Exhibition.
1980 100 X 100 X 100. Gallerit, Stockholm.
  Into Print. Royal College of Art, London.
1981 Art in Advertising. Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia.
  Summer Reflections. Thumb Gallery, London.
  Gallery Artists. Moira Kelly Gallery, Nottingham.
  Culture Shock. Midland Group Gallery.
1982 Interiors. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Hayward Annual. Hayward Gallery, London.
  Images for Today. Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield.
  Gallery Artists. Moira Kelly Gallery, London.
1983 Britain Salutes New York. Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
  Collage. Curwen Gallery, London.
  The Music Show. Thumb Gallery, London.
1984-85 Ten Years of European Illustration. Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA.
  Gallery Artists. Curwen Gallery, London.
1985 Out of Line. ICA, London.
  Caxton to Chl÷e. British Council world touring exhibition.
  Ambit. Royal Festival Hall, London.
  Gallery Artists. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Art London. Olympia (with Curwen Gallery).
1986 Interaction. Camden Arts Centre, London.
  Gallery Artists. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Critical Lines. Talbot Rice Gallery. Edinburgh; Watershed, Bristol.
  Art London, Olvmpia (with Curwen Gallery).
  Art Meets Science. Smith's Gallery, London,
1987 Sydney Biennale. Australia.
  Gallery Artists, Curwen Gallery London.
  New British Design. Osaka, Kyoto Japan.
  Eight by Eight. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Chicago International Exposition (with Curwen Gallery).
1988 Breakthrough. Royal College of Art, London.
  Curwen in Chicago. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Sydney Biennale. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
  Chicago International Art Esposition (with Curwen Gallery).
  Design for Print. Design Council, touring exhibition London, Glasgow, Leeds.
  Starlight Wish Exhibition & Auction, Smith Galleries, London.
1989 Doobraak Berlage, Amsterdam. Art.London Olympia. (with Curwen Gallery).
  Chicago International Art Exposition (with Curwen Gallery).
1990 Pictures of Rock. Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark.
  Portfolio 1990. Curwen Gallery, London.
  Art London. Olympia (with Curwen Gallery).
  Chicago International Art Exposition, (with Curwen Gallery).
  Original Copies. National Museum of Art Kyoto; Axis Gallery, Tokyo; Century Plaza, Nagoya; La Foret Museum, Tokyo; Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
  The Metropole Art Centre's Permanent Collection Metropole Art Centre, Folkstone, Kent.
1991 Pictures of Rock. Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  The Art of Selling Songs. Graphics for the Music Business 1690-1990 Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  The Art Of Science. City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth.
1992 Chicago International Art Exposition. (with Curwen Gallery).
1994 Artists Books. Festival Hall, London (with The Eagle Gallery).
  Art in the Garden. Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
  Little Pieces from Big Stars (for War Child). Flowers East Gallery: Royal College of Art, London.
  Carlisle Open. Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria.
  Shelf Life. Eagle Gallery, London. Fuse, Royal College of Art.
1995 Artist Books. Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
  NICAF Yokohama, Japan (with Base Gallery Tokyo).
1996 Artist Books. Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
1997 Artist Books. Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
1998 Artist Books. Festival Hall, London (with the Eagle Gallery).
  Anon. Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria.
  Root. Chisenhale Gallery; London.
  Word and Image. The Samling at Dove Nest, Ambleside, Cumbria. Four person exhibition with Patrick Procter, Julian Cooper and Donald Wilkinson. To accompany the conference of "Poets and Poetry Today", with Fleur Adcock, Simon Armitage, Melvyn Bragg, Neil Corcoran, Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, Sean O'Brien, Sue Roberts, William Scammell, Jo Shapcott.
1980 Klubo Cupol. Recordings and performances, Notre Dame Hall, London (with B C Gilbert, G. Lewis and Shinro Ohtake).
1981 MZUI. Recording installation Waterloo Gallery, London (with B C Gilbert and G.Lewis).
1982-83 MU:ZE:UM Traces. Recording installation Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (with B C Gilbert and G.Lewis).
1983 Domend. Performance at Maison de Culture, Le Havre, France (with G. Lewis and Chris Evans).
1984 Run to Earth. Stage set with David Buckland for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre.
1986-91 Echoes from the Cross. Co-founder/co-ordinator for the concert series, St Peter's Church, Vauxhall, London.
1987 Wreath for Kurt Schwitters Memorial, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria. Shintin. Kurt Schwitters memorial sculpture, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria (with lan Walton).
1987-91 An Opal Evening. Light sculptures, stage sets and lighting design for concerts in the Canary islands, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain and UK.
1987-99 Festival Musica Visuale. Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Set design and light sculptures
1988 In Praise of Shamans. set design, sculpture design, lighting and all merchandising design for world tour by David Sylvian (with Dave Coppenhall).
  London-Leningrad. set design and video images for television satellite bridge for Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel.
  Wyoming, set design for Siobhan Davis Dance Company (with David Buckland).
1990 The Lakes Project. co-ordinator/producer of recording and concert project with Michael Brook, Roger Eno and Laraaji at Zeffirelli's, Ambleside Cumbria.
  I saw You, Environmental Sound Performance, The Brixton Grand, London.
1992 Make Make. music and sound design for Siobhan Davies Dance Company, also set design (with David Buckland).
1994 Between Two Lights. Soundwork for Radio Cumbria and installation (with Ian Walton).
1995 Visual Music Festival. set design and lighting Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
  Between Two Lights, Hearing is Believing Festival, Liverpool, (soundpiece).
1996 Undark. CD Album, Time Recordings (with contributions from Brian Eno, Roger Eno, David Sylvian, Michael Brook, Edge (U2), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Bill Laswell, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Clodagh Simonds, Declan Colgan.
1997 Visual Music Festival. set design and lighting, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
  Hold Me film title credits. Strange & Beautiful Productions (with Michael Webster)
  I-War. Film Commercial music. Silverfilms Ltd.
1999 Undark II: Pearl and Umbra. CD Album for Bella Union Records. (with contributions from Tom Smyth, Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Roger Eno, David Sylvian, Michael Brook, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Bill Laswell, Ian Walton, Emma Townshend and a myriad of others)
1976 The Luftschiffer Park Piece. (limited edition), Royal College of Art, London.
1977 Evening Breakers. (limited edition). Royal College of Art, London.
  Geek. (limited edition). Royal College of Art, London.
1986 More Dark Than Shark. (with Brian Eno and Rick Poynor) Faber & Faber, London.
1990 Ian Walton/Russell Mills. Art Random Series, Kyoto Shoin, Kyoto, Japan.
1991 Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory. (with David Sylvian; edited by Rick Poynor) book and CD in boxed set, Virgin Records, London.
1996 Looming (with Ian Walton) limited edition handmade book, boxed (Eagle Gallery/Dinosaur Press)
Measured In Shadows (with Ian Walton) limited edition catalogue with CD, boxed.
Abbot Hall Art-Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria; British Coucil; British Museum; Kent County Council; Reuters PLC; Victoria & Albert Museum; Tate Gallery, London; Virgin Records Ltd.; Island Records Ltd.; Nothing Records.
Private collections in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland, The Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Yugoslavia, U.K., Denmark.
1976 RCA Travelling Scholarship (Berlin).
1977 Berger Award RCA, London.
1983 International Editorial Design Three: Award of Excellence for total design of International Resource Management publications (with Pentagram).
1984 Design & Art Direction Silver Award for most outstanding complete magazine for International Resource Management publications (with Pentagram).
1989 Diamond Awards Festival, Antwerp; Diamond record cover award for Weatherbox by David Sylvian (with Dave Coppenhall).
1994 Grammy Nomination.for ENO 1&2 CD Box sets for Brian Eno, Virgin records. (with Dave Coppenhall).
1995 Between Two Lights, (soundpiece), Sony Award 95
1998/99 The Cort Exhibition: Winner of sculpture commission for Farham Town Centre, Hampshire. (with Chris Brammall, Blacksmith).
  AIGA Boston
  Architectural Association; London
  Bath College of Higher Education
  Birmingham Polytechnic
  Brighton Polytechnic
  Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design
  Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts
  Canterbury College of Art
  Kent Institute of Art and Design
  Bristol Polytechnic
  Chartered Society of Designers
  Association of Illustrators
  Corsham College of Art
  Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic
  Kingston Polytechnic
  Falmouth College of Arts
  Leeds Polytechnic (Metropolitan University)
  Liverpool Polytechnic
  Maidstone College of Art
  Middlesex Polytechnic
  National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  Norwich School of Art
  Parson's School of Art & Design, New York, U.S.A.
  Pratt Institute New York U.S.A.
  Preston Polytechnic (University of Central Lancashire)
  St Martin's School of Art Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
  School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
  Royal College of Arts, London (Visiting Tutor)
  University of West England, Bristol (Visiting Professor)
  Glasgow School of Art
  Salford University
  Oporto University, Portugal
1988 - Real World Seminar - Chartered Society of Designers, London; guest speaker.
1989 - Creativity, Ideas Plus Inspiration - Chartered Society of Designers, London; guest speaker.
1995 - Design Symposium: Anticipating Unknowns, Falmouth College of Arts; guest speaker.
1997 - The Creative Show: The Business Design Centre, Islington, London; guest speaker.
1998 - Kurt Schwitters: Forward to Far (Life, Works and Influence) The Grizedale Society, Theatre in the Forest, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria.
  Going Critical: Synergies in Communication Design, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, under the auspices of the University of the West of England; guest speaker.
1999 Beyond the Wall; The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. (Lecture and Workshops).