The Little Book of Answers

July 19th, 2015

19 July 2015

The Little Book of Answers

Yesterday at Tate Modern, visual artist Laura Malacart led a fascinating and engaging one day event in the Turbine Hall. The Little Book of Answers was based on a book she has compiled, there was a choice of short activities to participate in

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Kinetic memorisation, a 15 minute movement-based workshop

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British pronunciation, a 15 minute voice workshop

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Laura Malacart’s practice focuses on language voice and collaborative modes to interrogate socio-political categories that contribute to the production of identity.

My Signature on Copper

July 13th, 2015

July 13 2015

My Signature Etched on Copper Plate

My signature’s on the way to Spain to be attached to Sara, my latest sculpture commissioned by an advertising company in Madrid. I etched a copper plate using sugar-lift and ferric acid

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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2015

July 12th, 2015

July 12 2015

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace

Greenwich World Cultural Festival is a free dynamic one day festival that takes place at Eltham Palace and Gardens with a diverse celebration of dance, music, theatre, art and circus. It  is a Greenwich Dance initiative, where I am Resident Artist. For the third year I was invited to run the family Art activities in the sunken moat. Thank you to the wonderful Art team: Maxim McKay-Jones, Georgie Harrison, Gaby McKay-Jones, and Becky. We worked with the children creating a cardboard tower inspired by the entrance to Eltham Palace

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At the end of the day it was knocked down jumped on and moved to the recycling bins

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5 4 Gaby taught origami Crane making part of The International Peace Crane Project

Sculpture Commission, Sara

July 1st, 2015

July 1st 2015

Madrid Sculpture Commission, Sara

Over the last few weeks I have been working on a life size wire sculpture, I have named her Sara, she is currently on her way to Madrid.
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Sara, preparations for the journey

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Richard Alston Dance Company

June 12th, 2015

12 June 2015

Richard Alston Dance Company. The Place

20th Anniversary Season

Opening Gambit, choreographed by Richard Alston Dance Company associate choreographer, Martin Lawrence, opened the evening. Ten dancers almost fly, they move with such speed, clarity and energy with rapid direction changes.

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Five dances follow, a highlight for me was watching brilliant Jonathan Goddard with Liam Riddick, dancing a duet choreographed by Richard AlstonMazur, set to Chopin. “A dance for two friends sharing what they love and what they feel they have lost”.

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RA. Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015

June 6th, 2015

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Royal Academy. Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015

Last night at the Private View of the Summer Exhibition, my daughter picked out works that if she had the money she would buy for herself and a few she would buy for me, as we left I suggested an affordable option, a look in the shop to see if there were cards of her favourites, I flicked through the ‘Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015‘, “First published in the 1870’s the Summer Exhibition Illustrated presents the highlights of each year’s selection and is a fascinating barometer of changing tastes” ‘I’ll buy this for you if they’re in here’, to my delight I saw my etching Rapidly Scrawled Life is in the book above Cornelia Parker’s Stolen Thunder III.

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Where to see my work in 2015

June 5th, 2015

5 June 2015

Where to See My Work in 2015

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015

8 June – 16 August

Number 677 in Room V, Rapidly Scrawled Life made it through to the final hang

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Rapidly Scrawled Life. Two plate etching with sugar lift

Greenwich Printmakers Gallery  

1a Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ

I am one of 32 artist-printmakers running a printmakers gallery to display and sell our work in Greenwich. I show  1 – 3 framed prints each month as well as unframed work in the browsers. In September I will be the Featured Artist and given a wall to myself

Ordinary Courage

Ordinary Courage. Two plate sugar lift etching and aquatint with chine colle

ChandlerWright Hair Salon

Ten of my etchings are soon to be hung in ChandlerWright Hair Salon, Blackheath

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Astral Convertible. Etching with cine collé

Jack House Gallery121 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW

25th June  – 1st August. 10.00am – 6.00pm. Group show

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SUB II. Sugar lift etching with chine colle

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

22-25 October 2015

on the Greenwich Printmakers stand

Close Your Eyes and Dream

Close Your Eyes and Dream. Two plate etching with sugar lift

Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ

13th – 15th November Open 11am daily

on the Greenwich Printmakers stand

Drawn to You. Etching and Aquatint

 

Beyond Print. No Format Gallery

Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

November and December, dates and more information to follow soon.

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Between One Breath and the Next. Sugar Lift Etching, 2 plates with chine collé

Morley Gallery

30 Nov – 18 Dec

Group Show, more information to follow soon.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

June 1st, 2015

1 June 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

I enjoyed Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition today. Rapidly Scrawled Life is number 677 in Room V, top right

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Greenwich Park, Evening Run

May 27th, 2015

27 May 2015

Greenwich Park, Evening Run

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Last night running with my daughter in our local park

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Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

May 25th, 2015

May 25 2015

Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

Prima Ballerina Sylvie Guillem at Sadler’s Wells takes her final bow after 39 years dancing

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