Thursday, 15 July 2010

Workshop at Leeds Art Library

Photos from the brooch workshop I ran for the Art library's creative craft programme. July 2010


In early 2010 I submitted a proposal for a textile garment piece to be exhibited as part of the  '(un)veiled' exhibition in Poole. My application was successful and the piece was on show in Poole's Dolphin retail centre in April.

The exhibition was a great success and its organisers Daisy Carr and Morna Whilte have been invited to take thw show to Bristol as part of the  Unchosen Film Festival  in October 2010. 

Images from the exhibition

'Woman's Dress', 2010- needle felted and machine embroidered cloth.

"My work explores the concept of the 'empty dress', The idea that clothing appearing without a wearer in art is potentially more significant than if it appeared worn. Clothing is inexplicably linked with people, a dress hung in a gallery space provokes questions, “who's dress was it, why is it hung there, where is the person to whom it belonged” The viewer is then forced to ponder over the significance of their absence from it? What is the meaning of what is not there."

Links to (un)veiled and Unchosen fiom festival

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Salon Exhibition at Union 105, Chapeltown Road, Leeds

Thursday the 18th of March marks the official opening of East Street Arts latest venture 'Union 105' a new creative space in Chapeltown, Leeds. The first event being 'The Chapteltown Salon' an exhibtion taking inspiration from the traditional layout of a Salon gallery with work being displayed sll over every available wall.

All the pieces in the exhibition are produced by local artist and all the work available for purchase.

I have submitted two pieces for the show including some of my recent landscape work.

The exhibtion runs from Friday 19th March to Friday 16th April with the preview night on Thrusday 18th March.
Open houts: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 – 5pm, Wednesdays, 2 – 8pm.
Venue Address: UNION 105, 105 Chapeltown Road, Leeds. LS7 3HY.

Monday, 25 January 2010

22.2 days

22.2 days is a small drawing project I’m currently working on that will culminate in an exhibition in Leeds.

The Story

I have estimated I have spent over 270 hours (22.2 days) sat on trains this last year travelling between Yorkshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales. 270 hours sat there thinking about all the time I was wasting. Nothing to do but sketch and take photographs of the scenery that rushed past and Think. Thinking about what I’d left behind and what I would find on arrival.

Rivers, canals, bridges, rows of white  pebbledash terraces,  the crooked spire, gateway to the national forest, the morning mist lying heavy on the fields, deer, disused tracks,  unknown hills and Ponds, little houses along the Severn estuary, Gloucester cathedral peeping into view.  

After a while the scenes all merge into one, each journey lost amongst a landscape of similar experiences.
This project uses those seemingly pointless, time killing sketches, notes and photographs turning them into finished pieces. Seeing the drawings framed and in the exhibition space will acknowledge this lost time and thought then maybe it won’t be lost after all.