John Lyons, born in Trinidad, educated at Goldsmiths College School of Art and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a prolific painter, prize-winning poet and winner of the 2003 Windrush Arts Achiever Award. He has made a nationally acknowledged contribution to the visual arts and literature in the UK. His work has been exhibited internationally and regionally; is privately collected and is represented in national public collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery Collection, Rochdale Touchstone Art Gallery Collection, the Arts Council National Art Collection and the V&A Museum Word and Image Collection. At Present his work is included in the No Colour Bar Exhibition at the Guildhall Gallery, London until the 24 January 2016. An up-coming exhibition at Babylon Arts is planned for April 2016.
He is a prize-winning poet; and has seven published poetry collections and a recent publication, Cook-up In a Trini Kitchen which contains his recipes, poems, drawings and watercolour illustrations. His poems are represented in The Poetry Archive. He has tutored creative writing at the Arvon Foundation on numerous occasions; and performed his poetry at literature festivals, on radio and television.
Exhibition displayed at Hot Numbers Gwydir Street until the 15th February.