Exhibitions & Projects:


Family Workshop: Luminous Landscapes

Workshop Leader

Light Night 2020

8 February

BACKLIT, Nottingham

Narrative in New Media Art

Visiting Lecturer

The University of Nottingham

2 February


The Thinning

Exhibiting Artist, Solo Show

Near Now Gallery

7 - 14 December

Broadway, Nottingham

A Long Engagement

Exhibiting Artist, Group Painting Show w/ Terry Shave, Carole Hawthorne, Lois Sabet, Rob Hart & Sheila Ravnkilde

14 October - 08 November

Backlit Project Gallery, Nottingham

Leonardo Fellow


September 2019 - July 2020

University of Nottingham, Digital Humanities Hub


Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

5 April - 2 June

Harris Museum, Preston

Space Academy: UKYA x Nottingham Refugee Forum

Artist Workshops

13-16th May

BACKLIT Gallery, Nottingham

Tate Exchange in partnership with Backlit Gallery 

Artist Workshop

24th February

Tate Modern, London

UKYA City Takeover

Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

7th - 13th February

118 Parliament Street, Nottingham

Virtual Realities Season

Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

3rd February

QUAD, Derby


Continue London w/ UKYA and the British Gaming Institute

Panel Host

3rd July

The British Library, London

In Another Place

Billboard Commission for CVAN

27th May - 1st July

Nottingham Ice Arena

Mountain of Tongues

Exhibiting Artist, Group Show w/ Slavs and Tatars, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Samson Young, Taus Makhacheva and Leila Al-Yousuf.

26th May - 17th July

Backlit Gallery, Nottingham


Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

18th April - 18th May

TAC, Eindhoven, NL


Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

18th Jan - 08 February

Lee Rosy's Tea, Nottingham


Mythos Plastic

Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

17th November - 10th December

Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

The Harley Open

Regional Painting Competition

Exhibiting Artist, Group Show

24 June -  20th August 

The Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Ryan Heath lives and works in Nottingham, UK.


Heath works with painting, sculpture and moving image. He is also a BACKLIT studio artist and former member of Chaos Magic - an arts project space in the city.

His work explores signs and symbols and their use or interpretation. He revives lost and hidden markings from the urban landscape and reinvents their purpose or meaning. The artist is interested in the way possible narratives are gained and lost through symbolism and abstraction.