Archive for the ‘Drawing’ Category

The Little Book of Answers

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

19 July 2015

The Little Book of Answers

Yesterday at Tate Modern, visual artist Laura Malacart led a fascinating and engaging one day event in the Turbine Hall. The Little Book of Answers was based on a book she has compiled, there was a choice of short activities to participate in

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Kinetic memorisation, a 15 minute movement-based workshop

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British pronunciation, a 15 minute voice workshop

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Laura Malacart’s practice focuses on language voice and collaborative modes to interrogate socio-political categories that contribute to the production of identity.

Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2015

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

July 12 2015

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace

Greenwich World Cultural Festival is a free dynamic one day festival that takes place at Eltham Palace and Gardens with a diverse celebration of dance, music, theatre, art and circus. It  is a Greenwich Dance initiative, where I am Resident Artist. For the third year I was invited to run the family Art activities in the sunken moat. Thank you to the wonderful Art team: Max McKay-Jones, Georgie Harrison, Gaby McKay-Jones, and Becky. Max and Georgie worked with the children during the afternoon creating a cardboard tower inspired by the entrance to Eltham Palace

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At the end of the day it was knocked down jumped on and moved to the recycling bins

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clay 2 Creative clay modelling

5 4 Gaby taught origami Crane making part of The International Peace Crane Project

Richard Alston Dance Company

Friday, June 12th, 2015

12 June 2015

Richard Alston Dance Company. The Place

20th Anniversary Season

Opening Gambit, choreographed by Richard Alston Dance Company associate choreographer, Martin Lawrence, opened the evening. Ten dancers almost fly, they move with such speed, clarity and energy with rapid direction changes.

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Five dances follow, a highlight for me was watching brilliant Jonathan Goddard with Liam Riddick, dancing a duet choreographed by Richard AlstonMazur, set to Chopin. “A dance for two friends sharing what they love and what they feel they have lost”.

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Where to see my work in 2015

Friday, June 5th, 2015

5 June 2015

Where to See My Work in 2015

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015

8 June – 16 August

Number 677 in Room V, Rapidly Scrawled Life made it through to the final hang

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Rapidly Scrawled Life©sallymckay

Rapidly Scrawled Life. Two plate etching with sugar lift

Greenwich Printmakers Gallery  

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. In September I will be the Featured Artist and given a wall to myself

Ordinary Courage

Ordinary Courage. Two plate sugar lift etching and aquatint with chine colle

ChandlerWright Hair Salon

Ten of my etchings are soon to be hung in ChandlerWright Hair Salon, Blackheath

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Astral Convertible. Etching with cine collé

Jack House Gallery121 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW

25th June  – 1st August. 10.00am – 6.00pm. Group show

Sally. SUB II

SUB II. Sugar lift etching with chine colle

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

22-25 October 2015

on the Greenwich Printmakers stand

Close Your Eyes and Dream

Close Your Eyes and Dream. Two plate etching with sugar lift

Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ

13th – 15th November Open 11am daily

on the Greenwich Printmakers stand

Drawn to You. Etching and Aquatint

 

Beyond Print. No Format Gallery

Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

November and December, dates and more information to follow soon.

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Between One Breath and the Next. Sugar Lift Etching, 2 plates with chine collé

Morley Gallery

30 Nov – 18 Dec

Group Show, more information to follow soon.

Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

Monday, May 25th, 2015

May 25 2015

Sylvie Guillem. Life in Progress

Prima Ballerina Sylvie Guillem at Sadler’s Wells takes her final bow after 39 years dancing

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Protein Dance. Border Tales

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

24 May 2015

Protein Dance. Border Tales

Yesterday’s performance of Protein’s brilliant Border Tales at Greenwich Dance. A powerful performance on identity and multicultural  living

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Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. Boris Charmatz. Amandine Beyer

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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.

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A beautiful enigmatic evening.

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Musée de La Danse. Tate Modern

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

16 May 2015

Musée de La Danse. Tate Modern

Dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz directed 48 hours of dance within Tate Modern. Fabulous. I delayed my Open Studio to be there today to draw

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Open Studio update

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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.

sallymckay@btinternet.com

My Open Studio

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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

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I will be selling paintings, etchings and drawings, all connected to the human figure in movement

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