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Ice Cream Artworks

25th July - 21st Aug 2022

Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton


Continuing Yvonne J Foster's first solo show. Premiering previously unseen artworks in the ‘Ice Cream Artworks’ series. 


Supported by Pride Cultural Development Fund, Pride Brighton & Hove, Culture Connex, Arts Council England and Urban Flo Creative. 


3am Project

Feb 2022

Online Exhibition

"In the Spring of 2021, The Lost Letters Project put out a call for words and artworks responding to the ideas of sleepless nights and nocturnal offerings."

'The Pianola Roll' was one of just fifteen works discussed by the panel and was awarded as a highly commended work. 

"Very high quality work.  Addresses the brief from an interesting angle.  Dreamy."

"Love the careful detail in this, so thoughtful, calm and meditative."


Layers of Creativity

Sept 2021 - Jan 2022

Online Exhibition

Outside In Collection curated by Jo Baring. 

"Layers of Creativity features work by 14 artists from Outside In’s collection and showcases its ‘real breadth of materials’ from textiles and unusual materials, to abstraction and traditional figuration."

Including image selected from Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'.  


Nexus 2020

12th Oct - 13th Nov 2020

Plus X, Brighton and Online Exhibition

neXus 2020 arts exchange. Organised and curated by Urbanflo Creative. Online galleries at Photofringe and Vrystaatkunstefees.

Showing new work by Yvonne J Foster; a film delving into the imagery of trauma. Using an MRI scan as a backdrop her new Brain Landscapes work.


Thirteen Exhibition

4th - 26th May 2019

Barker & Stonehouse, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton

"Creative Future's latest exhibition, part of Artists Open Houses 2019 in Brighton & Hove. Featuring an eclectic mix of artwork from thirteen regional artists, displaying work that can be bought as limited edition prints." 

Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  


Community Base

2018 - 2019

Community Base, Brighton


A group exhibition organised by Creative Future.

"A set of nine framed Miniature Artworks on display at Community Base in Brighton by Yvonne J Foster. 

Each separate miniature artwork measures 18mm x 13mm. Each framed piece comprises of a set of either four miniatures."

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Eleven Exhibition

9th - 26th May 2018

Brighton Dome, Brighton  

"Marking the launch of Creative Future’s curated retail website the 'Eleven' exhibition at The Brighton Dome is part of this year’s Brighton Festival. The exhibition showcases artists featured in the charity’s new digital venture and displays work that can be bought as limited edition prints."

Debuting Yvonne J Foster's new 'Ice Cream Artworks' series.  

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Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior

16th May to 28th September 2018

Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham

"City Arts have teamed up with the Institute of Mental Health for a new art exhibition looking people’s experience of trauma. The exhibition is called Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior. Works on display include: Allan Oliver’s Electric Dreams, which captures the loss of identity that comes after electro-shock therapy; and Yvonne J Foster’s The Filing System of Trauma which explores how memories are stored in our minds."


Drawing Insight

2nd - 26th March 2017

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


Drawing Insight - A collaborative project with Outside In and Chichester University.

"Yvonne and Deborah worked over a three-month period supported by artist and project facilitator Rachel Redfern. Throughout the project they have used art as a means of communication and dialogue. Gaining shared and unexpected insights into themselves and their practices, the resulting artwork is a celebration of the differences that revealed themselves."

Debuting new work created by Yvonne J Foster specifically for this project. 


Tight Modern Tour

Nov 2016 - April 2017

Jubilee Library, Brighton; St. Helens Central Library; Haydock Library, St Helens; Eccleston Library, St Helens; Redbridge Library, Ilford; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

"Tight Modern - the world’s smallest pop-up gallery. An 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern, showcasing the UK’s best under-represented artists. Touring to galleries and libraries across the UK."

Organised by Creative Future

Including an image selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  


Art @ Community Base

2016 - 2017

Community Base, Brighton

Group exhibition organised by Creative Future.


Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'. 

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21st April to 14th August 2016

The Drawing Room, The Beaney, Canterbury

Prescriptions: Artists’ Books on Wellbeing and Medicine exhibition. A collaborative exhibition, including Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'

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Creative Debuts

May - June 2015

Black and White Building, Hoxton, London.


As part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays.

Creative Debuts featured artist for both May and June.


"Some people can't even type on an iPad. Well, how's your iPad art? Because our artist Yvonne can do this on an iPad. Jaw dropping." 


"I was last night at the exhibition in London, I bought the print 'Bette Davis' love your art. I look to see more work from you."

Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  


Tight Modern Tour

May 2014 - January 2015

Brighton Fringe Festival; ORTUS Learning & Events Centre, London; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; St Helen’s Cultural Hub


"Tight Modern, produced by Creative Future, is a miniature replica of London’s iconic Tate Modern Gallery, showcasing 60 artists. Around 42,000 people saw the Tight Modern Tour."

Video: Tight Modern

The first exhibition including an image selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  

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Outside In, South East

July - Sept 2013

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings

"Bringing together the work and talent of a wide variety of Outside In artists from the South East region who have had little or no contact with the mainstream art world either because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance."

Press: Art on the Edge

Including work from Yvonne J Foster's first publication 'Inside'.

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Eclectica Artists

April - June 2013

Jubilee Library, Brighton

Group exhibition with Eclectica Artists, supported by Creative Future.

An exhibition and launch of Yvonne J Foster's first publication 'Inside'.

Including digitally manipulated self portraits printed on vinyl 51cm x 86cm.

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Ice Cream Artworks

6th - 17th July 2022

Plus X, Lewes Road, Brighton


"This is Yvonne J Foster's first solo show and premiers previously unseen artworks. The ‘Ice Cream Artworks’ series are hand-drawn digital images inspired by early-20th century illustrations."

Supported by Pride Cultural Development Fund, Pride Brighton & Hove, Cultural Connex, Arts Council England and Urban Flo Creative. 


Kindred Spirits

20th Nov 2021 - 6th Feb 2022

The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

"Kindred Spirits - An exhibition showing Outsider Art made by UK artists, offering a fascinating insight into the genre’s impact on the story of modern British Art."

Curated by a group of Outside In artists. 

Including two images from Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'.  



20th May - 6th Jun 2021

Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

Finding Dad - a part of The Museum Of Ordinary People's immersive exhibition 'Home' 

"There’s something missing. I went to look for it and it wasn’t there. All I found was a gap (and all the bad memories). Where is the pile of missing memories? Where is he? Where is Dad when I was young?"

New immersive and interactive work created especially by Yvonne J Foster for this exhibition.  

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Grimy Heights

Sept 2020

Website Launch 


The Alchemist became a character in Otillie Hainsworth's Graphic Novels Real Life Stories group in 2020.  


"Grimy Heights began under lockdown on Zoom. It was inspired by the idea of Warren and Gary Pleece’s graphic novel ‘Montague Terrace’ about a dilapidated ‘30s building haunted by the stories of its occupants."  ​​

Previewing new graphic work from Yvonne J Foster.  

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Talented Art Fair

1st - 3rd March 2019

The Truman Brewery, London


"We look forward to welcoming you to our 3rd edition of the Talented Art Fair, there will be over 2000 original artworks & limited edition prints plus 100 Talented Artists. Talented 2019 brings a plethora of the most talented and sought after contemporary artists who are currently making serious waves in the art world today."

Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  

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Shop Ethical

7th November 2018 - 9th January 2019

Community Base, Brighton and Online

Organised by Creative Future.


"This Christmas, we’re on a mission to challenge views of local art by selling ethical prints that depict 'the real' Brighton and Hove. Created by some the UK’s most engaging artists and sold from our Online Gallery Shop, the works encapsulate the stories of real artists who actually live in or have connections to the area. We’re championing limited-run prints of abstract paintings, vibrant photorealism and digital pop art exploring a range of themes."

Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  

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Mind the Gap

1st - 13th October 2018

Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge

"In recognition of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, CBM UK and BasicNeeds invited 15 artists with lived experience or an interest in mental health to display their work in a two-week long exhibition to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health in the world’s poorest communities."

Featuring five digitally manipulated self portraits printed on vinyl 51cm x 86cm enlarged images from Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'.


Autumn Exhibition

16th - 24th September 2017

The Regency Town House, Hove


5 artists, 3 exhibitions, 1 venue

Featuring artworks by Sussex artists Rachel Cohen, Yvonne J Foster, Deborah Petch, Rachel Redfern and Jim Sanders. 


"Drawing Insight - The aim of the Arts Council-funded Insight Partnership is to bring together artists from different creative backgrounds in order to experience each other’s ways of working, learn from each other and explore the connection between arts and health."

Showing unseen work created during the project by Yvonne J Foster: 'Art as Storytelling' 



13th - 18th December 2016

The Regency Town House, Hove

Fragments - an exhibition of Brighton Artists: Katie Bailey, Tom Barwell, Topher and Yvonne J Foster. Supported by Creative Future

"Your work is wonderful. The pharmacy exhibition is world class. Your little pictures mighty. Well done. Best in show."

Previewing new 'Pharmaceutical Boxes' work from Yvonne J Foster's Miniature Artworks and Miniature Boxes. 



10th - 21st October 2016

Churchill Square, Brighton

A special pop-up exhibition created for Brighton's Photo Fringe Festival.


"With a backdrop of the city's major shopping complex, the theme explores 'loanwords' in the English language that you can find on the high street - everyday words which are firmly entrenched in British Culture, but have actually been adopted from another language."  


Organised and curated by Urbanflo Creative

Showing new photographic work by Yvonne J Foster. Debuting her series 'Look Down'.  


A Journey

23rd May - 23rd Sept 2016

Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham

A Journey: Loneliness, Hope & Resilience

A City Arts' collaborative exhibition, including images from Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'.  



Sussex Craft and Design Fair

July 2015

Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne

"In association with Pop UP Brighton, the largest craft & design fair in Eastbourne this summer, with more than 20 of the region's most innovative and creative craft-makers & designers."

Including images selected from Yvonne J Foster's 'Ice Cream Artworks'.  


Postcards from the Edges

Sept - Nov 2013

Bankside Gallery, Southbank, London; Baltic Mill Gallery, Gateshead; Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol; Camp and Furnace, Liverpool.


"Postcards from the Edges - Through artwork, poetry, photography, stories, collages or messages, United Response asked people with disabilities to express what is important to them and put it on a postcard. To hear about the full range of life experiences, good and bad." 

Press: The Social Issue, The Guardian and The Guardian in pictures

Including work from Yvonne J Foster's first publication 'Inside'.

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May 2014

ONCA Gallery, Brighton 

"Happy Planet's Doodlefest an event within Brighton Fringe Festival exploring the theme of happiness via the art of doodling. Broadly examining the intrinsic link between our emotional wellbeing, the natural environment and human behaviour. With themes such as giving, gratitude, togetherness, creativity, play and friendship."


Yvonne J Foster's Brighton Panorama Doodle-sketch was sold in the charity auction, raising money for the charity Mind. 


Impact Art Fair

July 2013

Block 336, Brixton, London

"Showcasing work by highly talented artists whose opportunities are limited by mental health issues, disability, chronic ill health or social circumstance." 

Organised by Creative Future 

"A thoroughly humbling, moving experience, one of the best of my life" - Steve Murison

First public art fair showing Yvonne J Foster's series 'Inside'.

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Be Nice I'm Scared

December 2012

Yolo's, Hove


Yvonne J Foster's first exhibition in over 12 years. As part of a group exhibition with Eclectica Artists supported by Creative Future.

BBC Radio Sussex, Danny Pike

Interview about living with depression.

Debuting selected works from Yvonne J Foster's new series 'Inside'.  

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