A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light

October 10th, 2014

10 October 2014

A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light, London Grey & Green Company

A new play by Ben Maier, Directed by Charlie Ely

This evening my daughter and I were at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Hackney to see A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light, (#BlindingLight) written by friend Ben Maier who also plays a character in the play, directed by Charlie Ely. I would urge you to see the show performed by @GreyGreenTheatr, which finishes on Sunday.

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In the words of the hugely talented Ben Maier

“This play is for anyone who has ever felt snowed under. Not in a patronising way. But as a gesture of solidarity. A rallying cry for “Keeping Going”. Because theatre like magic is a spectacular kind of defiance.”

Merge Festival 2014

October 10th, 2014

9 October 2014

Merge Festival, Bankside

Bankside arts festival, Merge, is on until 19th October and is well worth a visit. The one to see this weekend is the interactive kinetic sculptures, Dance Machines by Peter William Holden which finishes on Sunday.

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Laban BA1

September 30th, 2014

30 September 2014

Laban BA1

A wonderful afternoon with Susan Sentler‘s class of BA1 dance students at Laban encouraging mark-making and drawing each other in response to movement

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Fabulous work

Now Gallery Launch

September 17th, 2014

17 September 2014

Now Gallery Launch

A new North Greenwich gallery was launched this evening, the Now Gallery on Greenwich Peninsular, all eyes were on Simon Heijdens‘ light projection through the windows it is stunning, responding to wind and light, creating rhythmic graphic shadows.

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26-27 September Florence Peake will create a new sculptural performance work which will include dancers, responding to the light, atmosphere and people in the space.

Return to Harrods Fine Watch Room

September 15th, 2014

15 September 2014

Baume & Mercier Sculpture Commission. The sculpture is displayed in a special Promesse exhibition in the Fine Watch Room on the Ground Floor at Harrods during the month of September.

Today I returned to Harrods Fine Watch Room to see my most recent sculpture commissioned by Baume & Mercier to celebrate the launch of their new ladies collection, Promesse. On my first visit I was told that it was a marketing success and again this time was told how well it is being received. The sculpture surface is now full of padlocks, many with personal messages written on. Although the padlocks have now run out I am told there are more on the way. Behind the sculpture there is a interview with me filmed in my studio while I’m working on the sculpture.

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Years ago when I was an art student at Goldsmiths College I worked in Harrods during the summer sales in the china department. As the doors opened to the public on the first day of the sales we were told to be still and listen, a distant rumble became a deafening roar, it was the pounding of hundreds of feet and they all seemed to be coming our way: the Summer Sales had begun! An enjoyable time, I made lasting friendships earning enough to pay my student rent and take a great holiday on a Greek Island with 9 others.

Tall Ships Leave Greenwich

September 9th, 2014

9 September 2014

The four day regatta is over, about 50 spectacular Tall Ships from around the world left Greenwich in style

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New Etching

September 9th, 2014

8 September 2014

Today at Thames Barrier Print Studio worked on a new etching here’s the first proof

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Distracted by the magnificent Tall Ships passing by outside the window, part of the Tall Ships Festival 2014, ends tomorrow

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Southbank Unlimited Festival

September 7th, 2014

7 September 2014

Fabulous to watch Marc Brew Dance Company under Hungerford Bridge performing (i)land with Marc Brew, Aaron Vickers and Rebecca Schmevans, at Southbank’s #UnlimitedFest

(i)land. Marc Brew Dance Company

Then to the Riverside Terrace to watch Stop Gap Dance Company’s The Awakening

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My Wire Sculpture at Harrods during September

September 4th, 2014

4 September 2014

Baume & Mercier Sculpture Commission. The sculpture is displayed in a special Promesse exhibition in the Fine Watch Room on the Ground Floor at Harrods during the month of September.

You may remember that in June I was commissioned by the luxury Swiss watch brand, Baume & Mercier, to create a 5 x’s life size wire sculpture of two hands with little fingers entwined in the ‘Pinkie Promise’, the sculpture was made to celebrate the launch of the new ladies collection, Promesse. The sculpture is already a great marketing success, from the Marketing and Communications Manager: “The sculpture has been in Harrods for almost a week now and the response has been fantastic”. Visitors to the Fine Watch Room in Harrods can collect a padlock at the Baume & Mercier stand to lock to the sculpture, a pen is available to write your message, you keep the key.

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Wire Sculpture Promesse

Since the launch in London at the ICA in June the sculpture has travelled to Singapore to launch Promesse and later in the year will be in New York and Dubai. Just wish I could go too.

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works

August 9th, 2014

9 August 2014

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works Raven Row

Last day tomorrow, this is a wonderful insight into the work of dancer and choreographer Yvonne Rainer. Irina Baldini is one of the dancers, Irina modelled for my seated figure sculpture, title: Irina. Now installed in a Lawyers office in EssexYvonne Rainer 2

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