Category Archives: Drawing

The London Ultra

Three of my drawings, including ‘Lovejoys’ above, were included in the London Ultra, 6 – 9 December 2018 at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

The London Ultra is a new experimental exhibition format that brings together artists and performers working across a multitude of disciplines in an art extravaganza at London’s iconic Bargehouse.

Visitors are invited to discover a multi-sensory spectacular of artists’ showcases encompassing styles ranging from traditional to eccentric, conceptual to accidental and from minimalist compositions to opulent installations and intriguing abstractions.

Artists from London, across the UK and further afield responded to an open call to show their current work at this 4-day event. Paintings, sculpture, collage and photography are carefully grouped in curated sections, including an Otherworldly Room and the Attica Luminarti, deliberately breaking with conventional definitions and themes.

More here

Enshrine at Crypt Gallery

On 21st-22nd July 2018 I was be involved with a project called ‘Enshrine’, curated by Rekha Sameer, at the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA.

I showed drawings that followed on from the Grove Residency. Picture here:

Residency at Grove Projects

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:

Desire Lines Exhibition

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.

Details:
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.

Re object: exhibition at the Tetley in Leeds

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’.

‘Chop Chop’
Chop Chop

Pictures of the gallery installation from the opening weekend:
IMG_0817 installation view

IMG_0821 installation

Full details:
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
0113 3202323
www.thetetley.org