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Link here to join Urban Sketchers Manchester on Facebook

Link here to my online Guardian feature 'Sketch in the City' (March 2018)


Simone Ridyard Sketchbook (Mancunian Books), November 2023

Manchester Art Fair, 17th-19th November 2023 - stand 919

previous events, workshops and exhibitions include:
Sketching Retreat 2023; online workshop instructor, November 2023
Stockport Town of Culture drawing workshop at the Hat Museum, Stockport, October 2023

Rendezvous du Carnet de Voyages travel sketching exhibition November 2022, Clermont-Ferrand, France: representing City of Salford

Collaboration with The Big Draw: Liverpool drawing workshop, August 2022

Urban Sketchers London 10th anniversary symposium - workshop instructor - July 2022

Collaboration with Derwent and Cass Art including short film, Cheltenham (May 2021)

Urban Sketching Workshop, Brussels, Sept 2018

Manchester Art Fair, October 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2022

USK Faculty Instructor: Urban Sketchers Symposium, Porto (2018) and Chicago (2017)

Salford Museum and Art Gallery: Urban Sketchers Manchester exhibition: December - June 2018

Artist-in-residence for Bruntwood Limited at RHS Tatton, July 2016

Local organiser 7th Annual International Urban Sketching Symposium, Manchester, July 2016

Speaker at Landscapes of Identity Symposium, Manchester, May 2016

Urban Sketching Workshop, Amsterdam, August 2015

Didsbury Arts Festival commissioned exhibition 'In Between Places' in collaboration with Phil Griffin, June 2015

Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries Urban Sketching Workshop, Coventry, April 2015

Chair at Women in Architecture event for MMU Special Collections (part of Wonder Women Festival), March 2015

Live video on Sky News, painting 10 Downing Street at Labour Party Conference, October 2014

Tate Liverpool Annual Summer School 'Drawing the City' 3 day workshop, July 2014

Interview BBC Radio 4 'Saturday Live' with James Hobbs, January 2014

published work includes:

Simone Ridyard Sketchbook, Mancunian Books, November 2023

The World of Urban Sketching, Stephanie Bower 2022; featured Manchester artist

Manchester Sketchbook 2, Mancunian Books (Sept 2018); contributing artist

Manchester Sketchbook, Mancunian Books (July 2016); contributing artist

Archisketcher, published July 2015 in US by North Light Books and Apple Books in UK

MCR Magazine, 'MCR Voices' feature article Spring 2016 link here

Cathedral viewed from River Irwell.jpg
View up King Street.jpg
Wix_Rochdale Canal.jpg

urban sketches of Manchester, drawn on location 2017-2018

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