New work at London Group show on London

This is a series of photographs that are on show at The Cello factory – Waterloo from 27 Feb – 12 March

I got permission to spend a few hours in the empty swimming pool and leisure centre in lewisham to make this piece. The building is standing empty ready to be knocked down and I am interested in photographing it as it is demolished and this was the first stage in that process. These are digital prints and they could become part of a more complex instillation between drawing and knowing a space . This leisure centre has been part of my own life with my children and we have visited and swam there many times and to enter the space in its now dry useless capacity was eerie. In my research for this piece I discovered that it was the pool used in the killing scene for the film – The Long Good Friday.

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London Art Fair Jan 16-18 2014

200,000 version II
200,000 version II

 

drawing sea with rulerIIdrawing sea with ruler IIIDrawing sea with ruler IA selection of large and small etchings and Large drawings will be shown with BEARSPACE  this January at the London Art Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bainbridge Show Oct 2013

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The show at the Embassy Tea Gallery was part of Art Licks weekend and an opportunity to see how the pieces related to eachother  in a large space.  – working through print and drawing.
This was an award to 2 graduating artists in 2013.
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Griffin prize Long List

Ruin Repeat 2013  charcoal and felt pen drawing with watercolour £2,000
Ruin Repeat 2013 charcoal and felt pen drawing with watercolour

Getting ready for my  New Graduates show at The Embassy Tea Room Gallery on Union Street

Oct 3rd  private view 6-9

I have been Long listed  for the Griffin Prize  and if successful my piece Boundary will be  at the Griffin Gallery.

 

 

 

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nothing and everything

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These recent etchings have been reworked with a blown up digital print that has line blemishes that corrospond with the etching lines suggesting a link between these two very different kinds of seeing.  Both are on hannemule paper and form a set of 6 interlinked images – all relate to the televisation of the Japan Tsumani 2011, although they allude to a general notion of chaos and disaster.

 

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The Day Remains_ii show 2013

not a wasteland show ii  not a wasteland show i

Not a wasteland was originally made for the Euston Church crypt – Surface exhibition 2011. This instillation at The Peltz Room Gallery shows the piece altered for the space. I took the idea of the church and sacred spaces and drew on influences from the early christian notion of the wood and trees being the first christian/pagan symbols. Referrencing  Albrect Aldorfer an early german romantic landscape artist who first incorporated landscapes into holy narratives – i projected and used parts of his depictions of trees and then cut them out of the black paper. These are then inverted and hung touching the floor – so as to increase the idea of unseen growth, the top of the paper being at eye level and acting as a horizon.  The title came by chance when i disovered that J D Salinger had written a book about a poets life journey called the inverted forrest – in it is the line  ” Not a wasteland but an inverted forrest with all the foliage underground” . 

Show 9 – 25 May 2013 Birkbeck/ Peltz Room gallery

 

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cut out, black paper

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Cut outs

In 2011 I made a series of black silhouette cut outs to explore themes of loss this piece was made from a photograph taken at Chateau Chaumont in the Limousin france. The chateau is abandoned and was used to hide german families and children during the war. I made a short film Chaumont which explored this theme later.

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Cut Black paper 100 x 300 cm

 

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2:2

2:2

This etching was the first Tsunami piece. It references Japanese book woodcuts with the use of the page and gaps between the images. The sliding across the page od the narrative and the subsequent ghost prints that follow on as the piece gradually fades. Again this is a long work which fades as you walk along it. The length is indeterminate and can be longer than six prints each plate can be viewed as a block or line.

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Etching on Japanese paper 2011 15 x15cm

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Everything and Nothing series ii

Everything and nothing image 3 Arney

Series 2 Editions with chine colle overprinting and double printing.

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etching, chin colle, debris

 

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British museum Grayson Perry Late

 

Installation / Head – The British Museum 2011

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British Museum Great Court

11 Nov 2011

On Friday 11 November 2011, students from the University of the Arts London took over the British Museum for one exciting night curating projects for the public to enjoy that were inspired by the exhibition Grayson Perry’s The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. In response to the Grayson Perry Exhibition – I wanted to make a piece that incorporated craftsmanship / history and anonymity. I looked at the origin of silhouettes and the early development of the Daguerreotype and folk art and craftsmanship that surrounded these early pioneers of portrait likenesses.The silhouette room was an interactive instillation – a paper curio within the museum and a collector of likenesses for one night.The general public queued and were ushered inside where they were alone in the space. The artists was hidden within by a glass panel and in the dark space there was a single light source and a specially constructed chair .The experience was about sitting in the chair and  hearing the artist drawing their profile from the other side of the glass as well as the cut silhouettes covering the structure at the end. A total 89 profiles were cut in 3 hours – thanks to : Jane Gorvet, Jo Lawrance, Maria Pavedis, Andrew Carter, Ralph Overhill, Heather Meyerratken.

off with their heads

off with their heads grayson perry late

 

British Museum Great Court

11 Nov 2011

On Friday 11 November 2011, students from the University of the Arts London took over the British Museum for one exciting night curating projects for the public to enjoy that were inspired by the exhibition Grayson Perry’s The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. In response to the Grayson Perry Exhibition – I wanted to make a piece that incorporated craftsmanship / history and anonymity. I looked at the origin of silhouettes and the early development of the Daguerreotype and folk art and craftsmanship that surrounded these early pioneers of portrait likenesses.The silhouette room was an interactive instillation – a paper curio within the museum and a collector of likenesses for one night.The general public queued and were ushered inside where they were alone in the space. The artists was hidden within by a glass panel and in the dark space there was a single light source and a specially constructed chair .The experience was about sitting in the chair and  hearing the artist drawing their profile from the other side of the glass as well as the cut silhouettes covering the structure at the end. A total 89 profiles were cut in 3 hours – thanks to : Jane Gorvet, Jo Lawrance, Maria Pavedis, Andrew Carter, Ralph Overhill, Heather Meyerratken.

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Making the work in the Studio

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