My residency at Grove Projects ran from 9-14 July 2018 with an exhibition on the final day. It was a wonderful opportunity to create new work in a different environment. The residency programme is run by Barbara and David Dougan. Thanks to them for inviting and hosting me.
David has recently published ‘Bury St Edmunds the town built on a myth’ which analyses the legend of St Edmund, the history of the Abbey and the town. This and a tour of the town including the Abbey ruins were my introduction to the location.
This drawing takes a text about Abbot Samson from David’s book. Samson was elected Abbot in 1182 and kept a book of accounts called the Kalendar for raising rents from local people. The drawing includes contemporary details, the view of a local park, a patio table and a beetle that fell on my head one morning.
I also consulted ‘Opus de Miraculus Sancti Edmundi’ by Abbot Samson, originally in Latin but with the miracles helpfully glossed into English by the editor. The miracles of St Edmund were part of the Mediaeval belief system and were used as propaganda for the Abbey. I’m interested in current belief systems and propaganda and their oppressive effects.
I did drawings and took photographs in the town on market day and combined them with text about the miracles, especially in this drawing, ‘Marketplace of Miracles’.
Photos of other drawings and the exhibition installation below:
I had three drawings in the SFSA Drawing Open at No Format Gallery in Deptford in May 2018: ‘Lovejoys’, ‘Bin’ and ‘Experiment’. More information here.
A photo from the Private View.
My work was included in the OHOS Open Studios Exhibition, ‘Imago’ in May 2018. More details here. I showed two drawings, ‘As it turned out’ and ‘Street Scene with Sea Creatures and Widgets’ which are featured in the Work section of this website here.
A boat on the canal in north London was the venue for this event and exhibition, curated by Rekha Sameer for the Tunnel Artists’ Collective on 30th October. I showed a new drawing and read recent poetry.
OHOS Open Studios Exhibition: ‘Fire & Water’ 9th-15th May.
I showed four new drawings. More information on Facebook here.
My drawing ‘Crab Hunters’ (2014) will be on show at the Desire Lines Exhibition in Reading during May. I’ll be reading some new poems at the Reception on Tuesday 19th May, and look forward to seeing everyone there.
18 – 24 May 2015
Mon-Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 11-5.
Meet the artists reception: Tues 19th, 7-9pm
The Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 1HL
Exhibition of work on the ground floor of Brock Keep by OHOS artists as part of West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios. Tours of studios on upper floors.
My drawings from the 365 Drawings Project will be on show at Galerie d’Anières in Switzerland during May 2015
Exhibition open 6th to 17th May 2015
Galerie d’Anières 18 rue Centrale, 1247 Anières, Switzerland
More details here
Re Object is an exhibition curated by Sophie Loss at The Tetley in Leeds. My work, consists of three drawings collectively titled, ‘Interior’ and individually ‘Chop’, ‘Chop Chop’ and ‘Doorstop’.
Pictures of the gallery installation from the opening weekend:
Re object is an exhibition at The Tetley Art Centre complementing the 18th Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, initiated and curated by Sophie Loss. The works on display are the outcome of sixteen artists’ encounters with the same given object – a wooden wedge.
Louise Atkinson, Marco Cali, Kathryn Faulkner, Judy Goldhill,
Jane Grisewood, Ingrid Jensen, Lydia Julien, Sharon Kivland,
Yaron Lapid, Simon Lewandowski, Sophie Loss, John McDowall,
Steve Perfect, Carl Slater, Chris Taylor, Cally Trench
Private view Friday 6th March 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Exhibition is open from 7th March – 22nd March 2015
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ
My work ‘A Land of Virtual Delights’ is appearing at a group show, ‘Control’, curated by Rekha Sameer, at the Control Room in Bristol from 17th-23rd November 2014. There is a private view with performances on Sunday 23rd November from 12 – 4PM. More information on the Control Room website which uses an image of my work at the top of the post.
Installation of my work at the Control Room.
Like buses, events arrive inconveniently spaced. This weekend I am involved with the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery and the 365 Drawings Open Day at OHOS in Reading.
I will be at the Whitechapel on Friday 26/9/14. My book ‘Bird Oil’ which is part of the AMBruno ‘Lists’ project and my new print edition ‘The Night Man’ part of the ‘Stills’ project, will be available throughout. Please come along. Details: here.
All the drawings made for ‘365 Drawings’ will be on show at OHOS in Reading on Saturday 27/9/14. There is a substantial series of events, performances and a banquet. I will be reading a new piece called ‘Getting There’ at 12:05. Well worth a visit. Details: here.
Download the Programme.
Installation of my work ‘Fallen Things’ at 365 Drawings exhibition