Very sad to be moving out of my studio base in Ancoats, but every now and again it’s important to assess your requirements and the journey was getting to be a little bit too much for me so it was time to find something closer to home. Not a studio space as such but a former office building which could be used as one! Hello to Circle Studios and my freelance designer studio buddy Kerry-Ann Cleaver.
Lovely to have been invited again to deliver a remote talk on my practice to first year students at the University of Huddersfield. Thoroughly enjoyed discussing my working methods, motivations and all things text with these budding artists and pondering over the questions they had for me!
Returning to Turner Contemporary to have a proper look at the work in situ.
I always find it difficult to take everything in at a preview so it seemed like a good idea to go back and have a look at the exhibits on my final day in Kent. It was lovely to see further interaction with my piece too; people building on the marks produced the night before.
What a wonderful evening at the Turner Contemporary Open! My first preview since Covid lockdowns and although there were many measures still in place (entry to the show was staggered, socially distanced and included masks), you could feel a buzz among attendees… we were able to go to physical shows once more!
It was also fantastic to see the interaction occurring with my piece as I had intended! Apparently the first marks were down to a guide dog’s tail swishing across the surface. This was the catalyst needed for others to step forward, play and contemplate. I can’t wait to see what happens to the piece between now and 20th February next year!
Not too long until the Open now! You can find out more about the tenth anniversary programme, the groups involved in the selection process and see a bit of what is in store at the exhibition by clicking here. Nice to see “Passage” featured on the news page too!
Nice to get a glimpse of the new show Between the Pages at World of Glass in St Helens. Unfortunately due to the opening times of the space I have been unable to check it out myself but this little clip gives you an idea of what you can see at this unique site. You can catch my work on display until the 3rd September.
Thrilled to hear that my work has been selected for the upcoming group show at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, Kent. I don’t want to give too much away at present but the site will be perfect for this particular piece’s gallery debut! Watch this space…
I am absolutely delighted to share some real life exhibition news with you all (at long last… not something virtual)!
Involvement in physical shows seems like a distant memory since Covid-19 hit, but the time has arrived for “Between the Pages”. The show was initially due to open in 2020 but because of restrictions, the premises had to close. It has now been rescheduled and will be running from Saturday 10th July until Friday 3rd September. You can find out more about this show and the other three due to open simultaneously at World of Glass here.
Today’s the day! If you fancy escaping the monotony of lockdown restrictions with some creative action, then head over to Threshold’s site over the next couple of days for music, art and performances! It may be distanced but the festival vibe is still very much alive… Catch you there!
Sadly with Covid restrictions still in place, Threshold X (the tenth and final instalment of Threshold Festival) will be another socially distanced / online event. This means the organisers have had to think of an alternative way to share the visual art and performances that had been planned.
I am delighted to reveal that you can tune in, enjoy festival happenings online and explore the rather fancy virtual art gallery from the 9th April until 10th of April by clicking the link provided here!