I am delighted to announce that I am undertaking a six month residency in the world-renowned Arthritis Research UK Centre for Excellence in Epidemiology (CfE), based within The University of Manchester.
The residency’s focus will be the CfE’s sixty-year heritage, centred on the historic Lawrence/Kellgren X-ray collection that was used to develop the standard classification system for osteoarthritis. I will research this collection and other relevant archival materials in order to inspire new artwork… watch out for a link to the project blog…
In 2013, composer Ailis ni Riain and I were commissioned to create “Intone” – an installation for Durham Brass Festival. This piece is now being shown at Platform One, as part of Lucky Dog Music‘s curatorial forays into Todmorden, a rural market town in West Yorkshire.
The work will be on show, 11am – 5pm, Thurs – Sun, 5-29 March 2015 (admission is free and the venue is easy to find – just jump out of the train at Todmorden and into the gallery on platform 1!).
A video about this piece is available here.
In 2012 I was contacted by four students from the Gutenburg School in Frankfurt – they were creating a student project around the idea of discarded books and wanted to include images of my work in their project. I agreed. Since then the project has snowballed and even attracted a publisher so that now “Book Up!” has been released (Frech Verlag, 2015). It is a manual full of ideas of what to do with old books. I have been included in the “Artists” section alongside perennial favourites Brian Dettmer and Robert The, amongst others. Thanks and congratulations to Bianca Hauert, Vanessa Morawitz, Sandra Pätkau and Anna Walach for such a successful project!
The December issue of Little Performance magazine includes a feature on my two part piece Record, which began life as a performance and concluded as sculpture. You can read about it here.
Thanks to Anthony Barkworth Knight for documentation!
I’m really looking forward to returning to the National Arts Education Archive at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in December, although not so sure the weather will be as kind to me as it was in July! I’ll just have to work extra hard to keep myself warm…
You can follow my residency’s progress here.
During 2013, filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight made a documentary about my work.
Antony came to see me in my space at Rogue Studios on a weekly basis, as well as filming various exhibitions round the country. The result is “Knowledge in Time” and extracts from it can be viewed here.
Many thanks to Antony for his hard work and patience… watch this space for Part 2 which is currently in production!
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 email@example.com or call 0161 200 1533.