Participates in the exhibition ‘Northern Realists: Realism in Contemporary Art’, at Tullie House, Carlisle, which includes paintings by L.S. Lowry and Victor Pasmore. Winifred Nicholson opens the exhibition. Attends a CAMDIN (Council for the Encouragement of Art, Music and Drama in Northumberland) weekend course at Wallington, Northumberland as a guest tutor with John Minton and Harry Thubron. Meets Ted Harrison who becomes a life-long friend.