25 November 2015
Gwyn Emberton Dance, Rehearsal
Feeling good to be back drawing Gwyn Emberton Dance at Greenwich Dance where I am Resident Visual Artist. Early stages of the R&D for the new work Shadow of a Quiet Society, already looking good
October 27 2015
Edinburgh Art Fair 2015
In 2 weeks my work will be shown in Scotland in the Edinburgh Art Fair 2015 on the Greenwich Printmakers stand. The same show as at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with a few extra’s as I will have a little more space.
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th November 2015
at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange
The Affordable Art Fair was very good for me in terms of sales, if you are reading this after buying my work at the Fair, I thank you and hope you enjoy living with my work
Between One Breath and The Next 2015. Sugar lift etching
July 19 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
Kinetic memorisation, a 15 minute movement-based workshop
British pronunciation, a 15 minute voice workshop
Laura Malacart’s practice focuses on language voice and collaborative modes to interrogate socio-political categories that contribute to the production of identity.
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
At the end of the day it was knocked down jumped on and moved to the recycling bins
Gaby taught origami Crane making part of The International Peace Crane Project
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.
Five dances follow, a highlight for me was watching brilliant Jonathan Goddard with Liam Riddick, dancing a duet choreographed by Richard Alston, Mazur, set to Chopin. “A dance for two friends sharing what they love and what they feel they have lost”.
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5 June 2015
Where to See My Work in 2015
8 June – 16 August
Number 677 in Room V, Rapidly Scrawled Life made it through to the final hang
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
Ten of my etchings are soon to be hung in ChandlerWright Hair Salon, Blackheath
Jack House Gallery. 121 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW
25th June – 1st August. 10.00am – 6.00pm. Group show
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
22-25 October 2015
on the Greenwich Printmakers stand
Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, EH14 1RJ
13th – 15th November Open 11am daily
on the Greenwich Printmakers stand
Beyond Print. No Format Gallery.
Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR
July 2016. Dates to follow soon
30 Nov – 18 Dec
Group Show, more information to follow soon.
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.
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