24 May 2015
Protein Dance. Border Tales
23 May 2015
Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. Boris Charmatz. Amandine Beyer
I first watched and drew Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker’s company, Rosas in 1999 performing in London’s Southbank Centre to the percussion of Steve Reich. From my drawings I made a soft ground etching, still a favourite of mine, looking at it I recall the speed of the dancers, the drumming and the spacious set.
Last night I watched Keersmaeker dance a duet with Boris Charmatz, the dancer/choreographer instrumental in filling Tate Modern with dance last weekend. They were joined by the amazing violist Amandine Beyer, Infact Beyer played alone on a dark stage for the first 30 minutes, she left as the dancers arrived to dance in silence, except not silence our heads were still filled with the earlier music, then the three performed together. Here are some of my quick pencil sketches drawn in the dark which I hope to take through to etchings.
A beautiful enigmatic evening.
20 May 2015
Time Out from Revision
A levels and GCSE’s… my younger son and daughter needed a break this evening so we went to Greenwich Park for a run and some boxing
15 May 2015
My Open Studio stop-press!!
Tomorrow ~ Saturday, I will not be in my Studio!! I will be at Tate Modern at the Musée de le danse. Please come instead on Sunday 17th May from 11.00- 18.00, or you are welcome to make an appointment with me to make an alternative time to visit my studio.
14 May 2015
My Open Studio
Second Floor Studios & Arts are having the Open Studio event this weekend. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, my studio will be open 11.00 – 18.00 on both days. Studio 17, Unit 0, entrance by the river past the boat
I will be selling paintings, etchings and drawings, all connected to the human figure in movement
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14 May 2015
Protein Dance rehearse Border Tales
I watched Border Tales at The Place last year, It was brilliant and I wished I could have drawn during the rehearsals. My wish has been granted, Protein are rehearsing at Greenwich Dance, performing as part of Greenwich Dances, I have been welcomed by Luca Silvestrini and the dancers. Here are a few of the drawings
Performances at Greenwich Dance 22 May 22.00, 23 May 14.30 & 20.00
16 April 2015
Where to See My Work in 2015
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. The spring exhibition ends on 3rd May, with a new hang on 5th May.
Bourneside Gallery. No 1 North Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1DN
Exhibiting with Greenwich Printmakers 31st March – 25th April
Open Studios. Second Floor Studios & Arts
Studio 17, Unit 0, Riverside entrance, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
16th – 17th May 11.00am – 6.00pm
Jack House Gallery. 121 High Street Old, Portsmouth, PO1 2HW
25th June – 1st August. 10.00am – 6.00pm. Group show
Edinburgh Art Fair. Arte in Europa, 77 Poplar Park, Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0TE
13th – 15th November
Studio 17, Unit 0, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
21st, 22nd November 11.00am – 6.00pm
Beyond Print. No Format Gallery.
Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
November and December, dates and more information to follow soon.
26 March 2015
Gwyn Emberton Dance. My People
I have been drawing Gwyn Emberton Dance during rehearsals for My People, at Greenwich Dance. This dark turbulent dance takes it’s name and inspiration from Caradoc Evans‘ collection of controversial short stories written in 1915. The six dancers, Gwyn Emberton, Federica Esposito, Albert Garcia, Anais Michelin, Ryan O’Neill and Rachele Rapisardi transport the audience through strong flowing movement to the turbulent village life of Manteg.
Performances: Alra Theatre London 7th, 8th April.
Taliesin, Abertawe / Swansea 10 April
Theatr y Fwrdeistref Y Fenni / Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 29 April
Glan yr Afon / The Riverfront, Casnewydd / Newport 30 April