Printmakers Exhibition: First Impressions

November 24th, 2014

 24 November 2014

First Impressions

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Affordable hand-made prints from Greenwich Printmakers

Private View: Saturday 29 November 2014  2.00 – 4.00pm

Gerald Moore Gallery, Mottingham Lane, London SE9 4RW

Open Saturdays: 12.00pm – 4.00pm on 6th, 13th & 20th Dec 2014 and 10th 17th 24th & 31st January

Plus late night opening Thursday 11th december, 5.00pm – 9.00pm

Where to see my work, November & December 2014

November 10th, 2014

9 November 2014

Where to see my work, November & December 2014

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 November 2014  10.00 – 5.00pm

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Rapidly Scrawled Life©

My 2 plate etching: Rapidly Scrawled Life, edition of 30, will be part of the ING Discerning Eye exhibition which opens next Thursday. My etching was selected by the Curator, Writer and Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin.

OPEN STUDIOS weekend

Sat Nov 15 – Sun 16 Nov 11.00 – 18.00

Second Floor Studios & Arts

My studio is Studio 17, Unit 0 I will be showing new etchings, sculpture, painting and drawing

Ordinary Courage.

 

Greenwich Printmakers Gallery

Wednesday 12 November – 14 January 2015

I will show 3 new etchings in the group show

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Gerald Moore Gallery. Group show

Saturday 29 November – 24 January

New Adventure’s Edward Scissorhands on Tour

November 7th, 2014

7 November 2014

New Adventure‘s production of Edward Scissorhands choreographed by Matthew Bourne opens 10 November at Theatre Royal, Plymouth running until 15 November, then touring and coming to Sadler’s Wells, London 2 December 2014 – 11 January 2015 with orchestra led by violinist Gina McCormack

Edward Scissorhands 1b©

 

 

The Discerning Eye Exhibition

November 5th, 2014

4 November 2014

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Thursday 13 – Sunday 23 November 2014  10.00 – 5.00pm

The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

My 2 plate etching: Rapidly Scrawled Life, edition of 30, will be part of the ING Discerning Eye exhibition which opens next Thursday. My etching was selected by the Curator, Writer and Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin.

Rapidly Scrawled Life©

“The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by 6 prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by different selectors. Each selectors section is hung separately giving the impression of six small exhibitions within the whole.”

Other selectors are Artists: Nicola Green, Emma Stibbon; Collectors: Chris Ingram, Dr Giles Brown, Critics: Chris Ingram

Sunset, Thames Barrier Print Studio

November 4th, 2014

3 November 2014

At about 4.30 this afternoon, this was the view from the window of the studio where I do my printing at Thames Barrier Print Studio. I was working on 2 new plates today, it wasn’t going too well I left one of the plates in the acid too long and had some foul biting, then I saw this sunset and my spirits lifted.

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My studio is Unit 0 Studio 17, 2 minutes walk from the Print Studio. The majority of the artists with studios on the complex, including me, will open their doors for the

OPEN STUDIOS weekend

Sat Nov 15 – Sun 16 Nov 11.00 – 18.00

Second Floor Studios & Arts

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La Veronal, Siena

October 31st, 2014

31 October 2014

La Veronal, Siena. @Southbank Centre

Last night I was at the Southbank Centre to see Siena, the Barcelona choreographer Marcos Morau’s company La Veronal. A fascinating dance exploring  memories, strength and fragility of the human body.

Siena©

Siena 1©

Siena 2©

There is a section in the dance which is in slow motion reminding me of the fantastic and atmospheric video work of Bill Viola. This is dynamic choreography, not an easy watch, but it is rewarding, posing many questions for the viewer too consider.

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

October 30th, 2014

30 October 2014

Edward Scissorhands Rehearsal

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day drawing the cast of New Adventures, rehearsing Edward Scissorhands at Three Mills Studios. The day began with the company class, I was delighted to see my friend and talented musician Ronan Kozokaro was the accompanist for the class, we have collaborated on several projects in the past.

Edward Scissorhands 4 ©

Edward Scissorhands 3 ©

Edward Scissorhands 1 ©

Edward Scissorhands 5 ©

On Monday I will start working on new zinc etching plates in response to the drawings I have done of the day.

Le Patin Libre @Dance Umbrella UK

October 30th, 2014

31 October 2014

Alexandra Palace for the evening to watch Canadian company Le Patin Libre (Free Skate), extreme ice dancing, felt fast, dangerous and beautiful. Part of Dance Umbrella UK

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le patin libre a

Loved the rasp of skates and traces left behind as swirls on ice.

Etching. One Fine Day

October 27th, 2014

27 October 2014

Etching. One Fine Day

A new plate using chine colle, edition of 50

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This will be  in the Greenwich Printmakers next exhibition, opening 11th November – Sunday 4th January.

As well as in my Open Studio 15 – 16th November

Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR

Etching: Ordinary Courage

October 26th, 2014

25 October 2014

Etching: Ordinary Courage

Theo Clinkard was invited to present the emotionally charged Ordinary Couragea dance concerned with loss and inspired by the death of his mother, at The Danzalborde Festival in Valparaiso and at GAM in Santiago, Chille. Theo needed to raise £5000 to get the 6 dancers and musician to South America. Undaunted, Theo started a crowd-funding campaign, met their target in time and is now back in the UK.

This 2 plate etching was made after drawing the dance at the beginning of the year. The etching wasn’t working and I felt lost with it and put the plates to one side. Recently I began to work on it again, I cut the plates down to create a smaller more intimate space, then to tried the addition of chine collé, here is the result

Ordinary Courage.

 

Theo and I are both Resident Artists at Greenwich Dance.

This will be  in the Greenwich Printmakers next exhibition, opening 11th November – Sunday 4th January, as well as in my Open Studio 15 – 16th November

Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR