Sunday, 4 September 2011

Spaces Exhibition

Hey everyone! 

Just thought i would post up a couple of photos of my recent work. Using collage, water colour and a black biro I created three fairytale-esque scenes that pop up from a plain box. The project was a reaction to the gallery space where I would be exhibiting.

When experiencing the space 'The Pipe' gallery for the first time I was reminded instantly of World War air raid shelters. I instantly imagined the tunnel crowded full of scared families hugging their gas mask boxes and desperately waiting for the 'all clear' whilst not wanting to face the devastation that might lay outside.
I was led to the idea of 'escape' in two ways. One in the sense of the evacuee children escaping from the more prominent danger of the targeted cities, and two in the idea of 'escapism' - and in the mental distraction of the unnerving dangers of living in a country at war through fun and entertainment.
My artwork contrasts the well known evacuee symbol of the gas mask and what it represents- with the escapism that a child might indulge in- fairytale pop up books.


I will be continuing my pop-up artwork in the next 'U:1 Artist Collective' Project which is called 'Nomadic Traces' where the collective will be travelling around certain locations in Plymouth on every Saturday in October. Each artist will have a portable art piece of travelling contraption and we shall be hosting workshops/activities in each location. Lookout for the flyer coming soon for more info. 

Thanks for reading! :) 

Monday, 25 July 2011

My artwork with U:1 Artist Collective

Hello there! It's been a while since i updated my blog ! I've been up to a few things with my art collective U:1 and here are some images from the last two events 'Harmony and Horror' and RameDance Festival project.

Rame Dance -Artist's name boards

Rame Dance - My Alcove in the bunker

Mine is The Paper Tree

Close up of 'Paper Tree'

Paper Tree reflected in two mirrors - creating an 'infinity' effect

Friday, 25 March 2011

U:1 Artist Collective Information

Hey everyone!

I havent posted in a while! But I will scan some images in and post them up soon!

For now I shall just mention a few things to do I with my art collective.

We are called U:1 and we are exhibiting in Bristol from Sunday the 27th March to the 9th April!
Here are some more details-

‘Party For Your Eyes’
U:1 Artist Collective Group Exhibition at Broadwalk Arts
27th March- 9th April 2011 Open Daily 9am-5pm
Please join us for tea and cake to celebrate the exhibition closing party on Saturday 9th April 11am to 3pm

Broadwalk Arts CIC, Unit 3 Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2QA

There will be all sorts going on in the exhibition space- windmills, kaleidoscopes, umbrellas with bird puppets, photos, paintings, bonsai tree sculptures, mobiles and much more! To find out more about the exhibition you should go and see it for yourself! 


Also we are organising and taking part in a Charity Art Auction to raise money for the Japan earthquake and tsunami victims. The auction will take place at the Bbar Plymouth on Monday 11th April from 8pm. We would love for as many people as possible to come along and buy some art because the money is going towards a very good cause.

Some previews of my work for the auction will be available in a few days.


 Well, that's it for now my friends! I will be posting up some of drawings and photos of the exhibition in the next week! Thanks for reading! 

Monday, 31 January 2011

Whimsy folk to the rescue!

If you've got the January blues, you should go and see a whimsical folk band.
I went to see Pentorr Duo (soon to be renamed) at Barley Folk, (Barley Sheaf) Liskeard and their folky tunes (one about automatic mice) cheered me up. I even did some semi-blind contour drawings of them. :)

Some good news for me, I sold four paintings at my last exhibition which was at the Bbar in Plymouth - three out four of those sold are pictured (not very well) here -

Below is a painting that I created as a present for my mum- the original image was of her and her sister when they were about my age.

Also, U:1 Artist collective are currently working towards another exhibition- the theme is 'feeling insignificant in a vast space'. We're working on a better title. So look out for that in March.

Another U:1 related thing - I will be starting a U:1 blog soon, so keep a lookout for that.

Well, i think that's everything. I hope all your lives are happy!

Friday, 21 January 2011

First blog of the year!

Hey everyone!

I havent posted since Christmas so i thought i would share one of my painty collages with you!

I hope you have had a wonderful start to the year!  
My first art project of the year is a joint installation with my art collective which I am very excited about!
Well, that's all I have to say for now!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas Time

Season's greetings everyone! I'm wishing you a merry christmas! I hope all your christmasses are either nostalgicaly tacky, or Victorian. :)
I havent done a christmas painting to accompany this festive message but I have done an alice in wonderland collage drawing which I hope you enjoy.

  A blessed noel to all, and to all a good fortune for the coming year!


Friday, 3 December 2010

Fancy dress life drawings!

Hello again! As part of U:1 art collective I take part in some interesting workshops. One of the more recent ones was 'fancy dress life drawing'. (Although there were more bizarre head adornments than costumes) but it was very fun. The extra bits of cloth and accesories made for some curious results.

Anyway, here are some of my semi-blind contour fancy dress life drawings for you to look at - i hope you like. :)

And here is another doodle by me

I'm working hard creating work for an exhibition at Barbican B Bar, Plymouth. It's an exhibition of work from a collection of artists and it runs from 8th December til the end of January. I'll post the flyer up soooon! I'd love it If you came along to see!

Thankyou for reading! Have a nice daaaay!