I’ve just been appointed Creative Quarter Co-ordinator, based in Folkestone. Fancy knowing more about the Creative Foundation and the Creative Quarter? Check out this link: http://www.creativequarterfolkestone.org.uk
The School’s first celebration of International Women’s Day is about to culminate in an evening of experimental performance, art, comedy, music, workshops, knitting and food. I realised we’re working with over 40 women to put on this event. All profit’s will go to Refuge – which I’m really glad about – still a very relevant charity and so good to know that they’re there when we may be feeling our most vulnerable.
I’ve been getting pretty excited about crocheting around wire:
It’s now situated on the big fence outside The School – I cant wait to get some shots of it tomorrow.
Part of the event has involved Rye Gorilla Knitters yarn bombing Rye. A mammoth task that has been tackled with gusto by some very lovely people.
One of the best things about working on a big project is the opportunity to collaborate with other organisations. As part of the event I am co-curating an exhibition with Xaverine Bates founder of Riart Grrrls and Sarah Money from Rye Art Gallery.
although i subscribe to quite a lot of arts newsletters – i’ve been pretty switched off to the international contemporary art scene of late – it’s either work by people i already know and love or if i like it, it probably looks pretty much like the the work i already love better, but had a couple of nice surprises looking at the portfolios of the artists at this gallery:
particularly Dorothea Tanning and Klara Kristalova.
i think you can see why.
i spend so much time in the company of animals i kind of feel half dog/horse and especially get the feeling the dog thinks he’s half human.
that’s the essence of what i want to get across with the little paintings i’ve been doing.
and then there was n o t t i n g h a m on saturday.
its been a really good few days with a trip to http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/ which i love for its perfect size (just enough contemporary artwork to inspire but not bore the rest of the family) and for being really close to http://www.delilahfinefoods.co.uk/ where we all gorged ourselves on delicious food. i bought http://turpsbanana.com/ and was delighted when j. flicked through it and said that it reminded him of my work! it feels nice to have a context…
I fancy making these into a limited print run – or maybe t-shirts/merchandise?? What do you think?
It feels like an antidote to all the keep calm & carry on stuff that’s got out of hand… Also all the hand crafting stuff – even though it’s everything I believe in, I cant help but be angry when it comes to twee-ness…
The 3 images at the bottom are the original paintings done in 2011 as part of open studios at The School Creative Centre. They are painted on linen canvas and I used some farrow & ball sampler paints that were given to me for another project.
Love love hate hate… Taste is a complicated business…
Slowly uploading work for sale on Folksy – it’s taking a ridiculously long time & not really helped by me waiting til nightfall to try to photograph my freshly painted work – DUH!! Check out my shop here…
This is an image from a Residency I did in Massachusetts (check out more images here) in an old paper mill – was so excited to get my hands of 6ft wide paper and as long as I wanted! It was suggested to me once that I should look into making these in less transient materials – anyone fancy sponsoring me to make these in some kind of metal??