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.

Promesse 3

Promesse 4

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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Tall ship 6

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

tall Ship

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

Stop Gap Dance

 

 

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.

Wire Sculpture Promesse 2

Wire Sculpture Promesse 3

Wire Sculpture Promesse 4

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

Yvonne Rainer 3

Yvonne Rainer 4

The Balletboyz at The Roundhouse

August 2nd, 2014

2 August 2014

Balletboyz. Serpent/Fallen & Young Men (Excerpt) at The Roundhouse

Balletboyz final 2 performances of Serpent/Fallen with live music performed by BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Roundhouse.

Balletboyz 1Serpent. Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Balletboyz Young Men 2Young Men. Choreographer Ivan Perez, Music Keaton Henson

Young Men takes its inspiration from the First World War, this is an excerpt the finished dance will be premiered in 2015.

Balletboyz Fallen 1

Balletboyz Fallen 2Fallen. Choreographer Russell Maliphant, Lighting Michael Hulls

Fallen, Choreographed by Russell Maliphant with lighting by Michael Hulls, was particularly strong and beautiful to watch, with the dancers creating different levels by lifting each other and falling.

My Etching Shortlisted for NOA

July 31st, 2014

31 August 2014

Delighted that my etching Rapidly Scrawled Life has been shortlisted for NOA.

Born to Run ©Sally McKay

Inspired by small sketches made of the Balletboyz during a performance of Fallen at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Russell Maliphant. Looking forward to tonight’s performance at The Roundhouse

New Movement Collective. Casting Traces

July 24th, 2014

July 24 2014

New Movement Collective. Casting Traces. The Paper Maze

at the Louise Blouin Foundation, London.

Casting Traces is an uplifting, dynamic multi-media performance. Six highly skilled dancers, move amongst a labyrinth of reams of hanging paper, the audience free to follow independently or together as they wish. Violinist, Aisha Orazbayeva, opened the show with a beautiful melancholic solo, her shadow behind paper, which was to be painted open for us to move through the silhouettes of the dancers.

NMC 1

NMC 4

I haven’t read Paul Auster’s novel The New York Trilogy which inspired the performance but am now encouraged to.

New Movement Collective will be in Brighton performing Casting Traces. The Paper Maze, 28-30 August at Circus Street Market. Then to Winchester at The Guildhall 23-25 October. Don’t miss this extraordinary engaging work