Private View of Northern Lights: A New Light Retrospective

This evening saw the opening of “Northern Lights“, a celebration of the prize exhibition’s tenth year in operation.

New Light was initially established to provide exhibition opportunities for artists in the region (especially those using traditional media), and the show at Saul Hay was held to present new work from previous prize winners. Unfortunately due to an administrative error I was marked as not being able to participate in the show and my piece was therefore missed in the catalogue.

You can view my piece “Lockdown 2.0” along with work of other prize winners Diana Armstrong, Karolina Szymkiewicz, David Chandler, Christopher Cook, Joshua Waterhouse, Anna Poulton, Joanna Whittle, Sarah Harris, James Naughton, Vic Harris, Ian Brooks, Nat Quinn, Mandy Payne, Josie Jenkins, Emma Lawrenson, Jo Taylor, Deborah Grice, Neil Bousfield, Rhea Sherriff-Hammond, Gavin Watson, Jan Huntley Peace, Linnet Rubaya, Christian Alexander Bailey, Alan Stones and Ben Ark.

The show will run from from 26th March – 17th April 2022.

 

 

The Day After The Night Before…

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.

Turner Contemporary Open Preview

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!

 

Between the Pages exhibition in St Helens

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.

Upcoming show: “Between the Pages” at World of Glass, St Helens

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.

Upcoming show – Threshold 2018, Liverpool

A little bit of news… I have been invited to share my work at Threshold Festival 2018. The event is due to take place in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool from 13th-14th April. Tickets for the music and arts festival are available from Threshold’s site for either day or the weekend. More details coming soon!

Art Across – In Conversation at Material Matters

The video taken at Saul Hay Gallery during the “In Conversation” event is now available online! Featuring (from left to right): Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, myself, Sara Riccardi, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham and Diana Terry.

All footage was shot by Michela Riccardi of Art Across.

 

Preview Night – Saul Hay Anniversary show, Manchester

A few pictures from the Anniversary show preview at Saul Hay gallery on the 29th September.

All images appear courtesy of Art Across (Sara and Michela Riccardi) apart from images 16 and 26 courtesy of Omid Asadi.