The Writing on the Wall
Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk
15-27 August 2014
The Writing on the Wall brings together the work of five artists (Andrea Booker, Sarah Bridgland, Nicola Dale, Sarah Simpkin and Cherry Tenneson) who use text as a point of inspiration. The artists have freed a variety of texts from the usual confines of punctuation, page, book, sign or institution to create work that proposes an alternative way of reading them.
Opening hours: 11am – 4pm
Talk: 7pm, 15 August
Workshops: 15 Aug 10.30 – 1.00pm; 16 Aug 2.00 – 4.30pm
Mon 4 August – Fri 8 August
I’m doing a week of FREE paper sculpture drop-in sessions at the Forum. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Paper, scissors and refreshments will be provided.
All the work you create will be showcased at Victoria Baths in Manchester to accompany Home’s spectacular production of Romeo and Juliet. If you’ve never had your artwork in a professional exhibition before, this is your chance!
If you would like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 200 1533.
3.00 – 6.30pm
4th July 2014
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Following my recent residency, I’ll be back at YSP this Friday. I’ll be in the Bothy Gallery showing works in progress and chatting to visitors about what inspired me during my time at the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA). There will be some small exercises to try too…
Hope to see you there!
Friday, 29th June 2014
12-5 pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck College,
46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
I will be presenting at this invitational workshop which approaches the themes of ‘Perversions of Paper’ specifically from the perspective of contemporary arts and creative practice. It brings together invited participants from a range of different practices, each of whom focus in different ways on the use, reuse and misuse of the page in a creative context.
There will be a series of presentations, followed by comments and a round table discussion. The aim of this workshop is to generate a genuinely cross-disciplinary conversation about the book. What might recent experiments with the book’s form say about its status in the digital era? Is a fascination with its physical mutations indicative of a cultural change? Is the book turning into a new kind of object?
For further information, please visit: perversionsofpaper
Exciting times are here again! I will shortly be undertaking historical research at the National Arts Education Archives (NAEA). My visit is inspired by the Bretton Hall school’s educational ethos: “Excellence is accessible.”
This residency complements my recent research in Shanghai, as I work towards a solo show in Spring 2015. I am creating new work exploring the tensions between how knowledge is created/stored and how it is passed on/taught.
You can follow what I’m up to here.
7.00 – 8.30 pm
Thurs. 29 May 2014
Manchester Art Gallery
What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know – St Augustine
Pecha Kucha returns to Manchester Art Gallery for Vol. 11: TIME, to coincide with the close of the ambitious exhibition by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos Time Machine. I’ll be presenting my own thoughts on time (one of my favourite subjects) using the tricksy format of 20 images x 20 seconds…
The event is FREE, but it’s advisable to reserve a place here
Hope to see you there
Thursday Late at Manchester Art Gallery:
Nature in the City
5.30 – 8.30 pm
The evenings are lighter and spring is in the air. Come to Manchester Art Gallery for an evening inspired by Thomas Horsfall and his Art Museum that celebrates spring, nature and the beauty all around us. Take part in an art activity, listen to live music and learn about the garden on our roof and urban gardening.
Further info here
See you tonight for the Lucky Dip Still Life and more!…
6-9pm, 13th March 2014
Federation House, Federation St, Manchester
Castlefield Gallery’s new space launches next Thursday. Mark Devereux Projects is on the first floor.
Nicola Ellis, David Ogle, Steven Iles and I will be showing work in progress, come and see what we’ve been up to…
To see the full launch line up, please click here.