Etching (Untitled)

October 27th, 2014

27 October 2014

Etching (Untitled)

A new plate as yet untitled, edition of 30

untitled ©.

 

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 so 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

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.

1. dance machines

2 dance machines

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

BA1 1s

BA1 4s

BA1 5s

BA1 6 s

BA1 7s

BA1 8s

BA1 9 s

BA1 2s

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.

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

Tall Ships 8

Tall ship 5

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

etching

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