Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

My Work at Greenwich Dance Fun Palace

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

October 3 2015

My Work at Greenwich Dance Fun Palace

Today Greenwich Dance are hosting one of a network of Greenwich Fun Palaces. A selection of my work is on show in the foyer outside the Borough Hall, join in the fun free creative event today or visit Greenwich Dance over the next couple of months to see my work.

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Etchings, all inspired by drawings made at dance rehearsals

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Don’t Look Back, oil and acrylic on canvas. Candoco; choreographer, Hofesh Shechter; dance title, The Perfect Human.

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The Little Book of Answers

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

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.

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

RA. Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

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Royal Academy. Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015

Last night at the Private View of the Summer Exhibition, my daughter picked out works that if she had the money she would buy for herself and a few she would buy for me, as we left I suggested an affordable option, a look in the shop to see if there were cards of her favourites, I flicked through the ‘Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015‘, “First published in the 1870’s the Summer Exhibition Illustrated presents the highlights of each year’s selection and is a fascinating barometer of changing tastes” ‘I’ll buy this for you if they’re in here’, to my delight I saw my etching Rapidly Scrawled Life is in the book above Cornelia Parker’s Stolen Thunder III.

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RA Illustrated

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. 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

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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.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015

1 June 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

I enjoyed Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition today. Rapidly Scrawled Life is number 677 in Room V, top right

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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.

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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RA Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015 (catalogue)

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

June 5 2015

RA Summer Exhibition Illustrated 2015 (catalogue)

This evening my daughter and I went to the RA Summer Exhibition private view, we should have gone yesterday evening but she had an exam today. Our first stop was to see my etching: Rapidly Scrawled Life, as we walked through the galleries she marked her favourites in the ‘List of Works’ catalogue and joked about which ones she would save up for and buy, some for herself some for me. On leaving we checked in the shop for postcards of the favourites, picking up the Illustrated Catalogue I flicked through to see if they were highlighted there.

And what did I find?

My own etching, Rapidly Scrawled Life, on the same page as the amazing Cornelia Parker’s ‘Stolen Thunder’ and the facing page to Prof. Ian Mckeever RA,  Eagduru Study. Very honoured

RA illustrated catalogue