23 -27 Feb 2017
Conrad Hotel 88 Queensway, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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
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.
30 July – 6 August 2016
Spirit Level (Yellow Room)
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
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 …
3 June 2016
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)
Between One Breath and The Next. Sugar-lift etching, edition of 40
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.
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
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.
April 27 2016
Where To See My Work
Blackheath Gallery. 7 May – 18 June. Corpus
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
20 April 2016
Pavilion Dance. Parkinson’s Awareness Day
In November 2015 I was asked by Pavilion Dance to visit Bournemouth to draw in a dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease, the artwork was made into a printed limited edition of 10 prints with the title Dance for Parkinson’s and sold at auction to help raise money to develop more of these invaluable classes across the south-west.
17 April I was invited back to Pavilion Dance to take part in their Parkinson Awareness Day and display some of the drawings made during the class. It was a fascinating day of talks, participation in movement, singing and discussion.