Archive for the ‘Drawing’ Category

Unbound. Exhibition at Thames-Side Studios

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

April 7

Unbound: Sally McKay and Michele Fuirer

Thames-Side Studios Lounge, Unit 0

Exhibition dates: 8 April – 8 May 2017

Unbound suggests not bound by the singularity of the print medium, as well as the freedom or lack of restraint in finding the image. Printmaking for each artist is part of a wider practice. Both artists are driven by other media which come into the printmaking and flow through it. In the case of McKay drawing from live performance and in the case of Fuirer framing the image through her association with film and photography.

Opening Hours: Sunday 9 April, 14.00 – 17.00, Saturday 15 April 12 – 17.00, Sunday 23 April 14.00 – 17.00, Saturday 29 April 12 -17.00, and by appointment: 07803609977 or

Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London SE18 5NR

Hong Kong VIP Pop-Up Show

Monday, February 13th, 2017

I am very pleased to say my etching Rapidly Scrawled Life has been selected by the Department for International Trade, to be shown at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong in a VIP Pop-Up Show

23 -27 Feb 2017

Conrad Hotel 88 Queensway, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

In The Kitchen

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

On Tuesday evening I was very happy to be drawing in the kitchen of the fabulous London EC3 restaurant, 1 Lombard Street. From the drawings I made a monotype which today was hung in Southwark Cathedral Refectory. The Greenwich Printmakers exhibition, London Life will continue until 8 December.


Kitchen 1, Lombard Street. Monotype

New Movement Collective at Royal Festival Hall

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

July 26 2016

New Movement Collective at Royal Festival Hall

“Our relationship to the urban environment, the complexities of group memory and the cyclical nature of evolution” are questioned and explored by New Movement Collective during the promenade performance of Collapse in the lesser known spaces at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall. I was invited to a rehearsal where I made some quick sketches, this will be a fascinating and immersive performance.

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30 July – 6 August 2016

Spirit Level (Yellow Room)
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX

Anne De Terese Keersmaeker Tate Modern

Monday, July 11th, 2016

July 11 2016

Anne De Terese Keersmaeker Tate Modern 

Over the weekend the renowned Belgian choreographer Anne De Terese Keersmaeker and her company Rosas were performing Work/Travail/Arbeid in the Turbine Hall Tate Modern. The music, composed by Gérard Grisey was played live by musicians with the collective name Ictus: a grand piano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. I drew Anne De Terese Keersmaeker in 2012 when she performed at the opening of the Tanks at Tate Modern. It was fantastic to have the opportunity again to watch and draw Keersmaeker’s choreography and see the excellent Rosas dancers performing.

A small selection of the many drawings I made, I will work from the drawings to create monotypes and etchings, maybe even a painting:




Wishing for more Rosas rehearsals/performances …

Open Studio

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

3 June 2016

Open Studio

Open Studio this weekend
at Second Floor Studios & Arts
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road) London SE18 5NR

Friday to Sunday 3 – 5 June. 1.00 – 7.00pm

I am in Unit 0, Studio 17, by the river beyond the Royal Iris boat
(If you would like to use the lift please text me for the code 07803609977)

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Between One Breath and The Next. Sugar-lift etching, edition  of 40

Dress rehearsal at Brighton Festival

Monday, May 9th, 2016

May 9 2016

Brighton Festival 2016. Tilted Productions Dress rehearsal


Brighton Festival 2016 @brightfest, BELONGING(s) dress rehearsal, a promenade performance, began in the council office underground car park and moved outside gradually getting closer to the sea, by the time we reached the sea-front the cast had doubled in size, the sun was setting and the sea became the atmospheric back drop for this thought provoking fascinating performance.








BELONGING(S) Tilted Productions, choreographer: Maresa Von Stockert

Tilted Productions. BELONGING(s)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

May 4 2016

Tilted Productions. BELONGING(s)

Feeling privileged to have spent yesterday drawing choregrapher Maresa von Stockert’s Tilted Productions rehearsal of BELONGING(s) at Greenwich Dance, where I am Artist in Residence. Looking forward to drawing the dress rehearsal next Friday at Brightfest 2016





A Week of Sculpture

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

April 28 2016

Last week I took part in a week long sculpture course, mornings were spent at the V&A drawing, afternoons in a beautiful victorian studio close to the museum, sculpting under the exceptional tutoring of sculptor Marcus Cornish. Here are 2 of my 3 heads.



Ali sculpted in brown wax



Vanessa sculpted in yellow wax

It was a joy to work with the wax, a very different experience to working with unforgiving wire, so good to be tutored and to work with others. I feel encouraged to explore the wax modelling further, but for now I must concentrate on completing a wire life size sculpture and printing etchings for our Open Studios in June.

Where To See My Work

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

April 27 2016

Where To See My Work

Blackheath Gallery. 7 May – 18 June. Corpus

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Greenwich Dance. Drawing, painting & etching. Solo show

until 20 May


Greenwich Printmakers Gallery. Group show

Spring Exhibition until 8 May

Early Summer Exhibition 11 May – 3 July

Mid Summer Exhibition 6 July – 4 September


Harefield Hospital, Middx. Group show

30 April – 27 July

My Open Studio

3 – 5 May. My studio: studio 17 Unit 0


No Format Gallery

Residency with 2 other artists, more information to follow

18 – 24 July

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

Showing on Greenwich Printmakers Stand

20 – 23 October