I was invited by Mucha Murapa to talk on his Radio Suffolk show Monday 18 March.
A very interesting discussion and timing for me as I increase my time practicing as an artist artist.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY
This is the title of my project and artists residency at Asylum Studios running from 14 May for two weeks.
There will be an exhibition and artists residency opening, as the summation of the eleven year project. The artwork presented will include a wide selection of the accumulated completed works from the ongoing period of the project and also works progressing during the residency. It brings together art making with the everyday. The work on show will be drawings, printmaking, assemblages, installations and maybe some painting. All of the work on show relates to appropriation and transformation as key aspects and art concepts that inform the work, and form a bridge between the real and representation. The subject matter and content of the work addresses notions about our changing connection to the world. The work highlights the mundane, the ubiquitous and the overlooked, with the intention of reassessing and restating the obvious and the everyday in curious, quirky and sometimes poignant ways.
Openings: Saturday 19 May 11am to 4pm. Interim opening and Wednesday 23 May 5pm to 8pm. Concluding opening with all completed work on show.
I have work on exhibition at the Frame Workshop & Gallery in Ipswich during December 2017 and until 30 January 2018 and ongoing at The Minories Gallery shop, Colchester
6 march - 25 March
The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich.
Open M-F 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sat 10.00am to 3.00pm
One man show exhibiting printmaking work from my artist's residency at the Univsersity of Suffolk.
Find it here: University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ
Artist's Residency at the University of Suffolk
I have been working in the print room at the University of Suffolk developing my work and realising ideas that have accumulated for printmaking. The ideas relate to theories about the deluge of images that are the condition of our technological age, notions about 'the Copy' and how that might be considered in different ways.
I have started writing a blog on AN (Artists Newsletter, www.a-n.co.uk) about the development, the ideas and the interactions with others during the residency.
Here is the link: Simulacrum an artists residency
This year I have been showing work in Ipswich and Colchester open shows at The Foyer Space at Suffolk University, and at the Minories in Colchester, and my work was also selected for the birthday exhibition for The Pop My Mind project.
Currently and until 7 October at The Ipswich Art School Gallery in the Open Call exhibition.
I also have work in The Minories Gallery shop currently.
This is the first public showing of my recent painting, in fact painting as you never have perhaps quite seen it before. The exhibition includes a variety of artwork from 10 artists of the Creative Freelance group. Discarded made Beautiful is the theme we all considered and all have responded to in very individual ways.
The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk. Open from Friday 3rd June to Saturday 25 June 2016.
I have work on show at Freudiansheep from 13 February to 4 March.
I have been developing a new course to run from January 2016.
The course explore layout, formating and presentation that will enhance the impact of the sketchbook for inspirartion and provide introduce a way of working that will help students explore, generate and develop ideas and concepts towards future new work.
Working now on show at Kerseys Solicitors in Ipswich, from February to August 2015 as part of the Art for business scheme.
My work showing reflects concerns relating law and family fitting the context of the location.
Working towards event in Ipswich Town Hall, 28 March 2015.
Producing new work and developing material for the event including demonstration examples for visitors to try out.
I have just completed the ReCreate Creative Entrepreneurs course at the Eastern Enterprise Hub, so I am currently reviewing and planning strategies. I am working on promotional aspects as well as practicing as an artist at the moment so I am active behind the scenes at the moment.
December 3rd at EEHub in Ipswich is Market Day running through the afternoon and into the evening, so I will be showing some small works and cards.
This exhibition by the PostMasters artists group presents a wide variety of work at The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester, Essex. The exhibition starts 4 October 2014 and the exhibition continues until 15th November 2014. Contact the gallery for opening times.
The project explores interpretations of the theme eight of our members.
Preview 6pm to 9pm 3rd October 2014
Recent work will go on show soon in a pop-up shop exhibition in Chelmsford. The exhibition will include work by the AA2A artists on the residency scheme at Chelmsford College, which I run, along with work by some of the other college staff. It will be an eclectic mix of work viewed from outside, exploring the nature of viewing artworks out of the white cube situation of most exhitions.
The Foyer, UCS Waterfront Building (Ipswich Maritime - 24th and 25th August 2013)
Producing work specially for the exhibition
Working on an independent site-specific project, invited as part of the Post MA group.
Venue: Frame Workshop Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street Ipswich IP1 1TJ.
Recent work to be shown as an eclectic group exhibition
venue: Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, IP33 1BT
Work selected for open exhibition.
Venue: The Foyer at UCS Waterfront Building Neptune Quay Ipswich IP4 1QJ
This is the second annual exhibition of members of Atrium Studios, and as a member I will be submitting some work.
Currently I am working on further 'Photocuts' appropriating family photographs, other found photographs, found printed matter including packaging and books, and also I am working on a series of printmaking and installation ideas for future development.
I continue to engage in Post MA research which is also logged as I develop work in the projects. The projects take the central themes and concepts in different directions. But always questioning the nature of objects, images and experiences, and the unreliability or inconsistency of images and meaning; and how we might or might not expect to find things.
The progress of these projects are documented on my A-N Artists Talking Blog: