Wednesday, 4 November 2009

By Hand / On Foot

Heres a little info about my most recent show at The White Space Gallery, Somerset College, Taunton which runs from the 30th Oct to 27th Nov;

If you are in the area, it's worth a lil'look......
For the exhibition By Hand / On Foot, I really wanted to take advantage of this interactive space by working on-site in the exhibition space for a week, interacting with passerbys, most of whom were lecturers and students whilst installing Ship to Shore, a 4m x 4m shipwreck sketch.
Also whilst in Taunton for the week, I did a wee bit of lecturing....which I rather enjoyed. Felt great being back in College.Very inspiring.
Best of luck to all the 3rd years I spoke with at the College and also a big thank you to Kirsty who helped me out one morning threading, it was great working with you and looking forward to seeing your stand at New Designers next year
heres a little snap shot tour of the gallery from setup through to completion
Day 2.....day 1 was spent preping the walls
Day 3- progressing slowly, to much chatting
Day 4- still hammering


Day 5- Completed Ship with a 3D net....

pylons connecting across the room
The Pylon Diptych again working well in 3D space. I added the wires to create a flow around the space

The final view, on Monday morning. The work on the left is by photographer Zac Mead who is the other half of By Hand / On Foot. His work includes stunning urbanscapes and moving deadpan portraiture, click here for more info Thank you Zac for all your help and it was great working with you!

Also a big thank you to Imelda, Neil and all the other staff at the college who were all so helpful and lovely during the installation.

The show runs until the 27th of November. After that Ship to Shore will be no more; it's only temporary so catch if you can !!

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

It has been a busy week since the GNCCF and I'm only just catching up with myself. It being my first craft fair, I was a bit unsure what to expect but it was great. Had a brilliant response to my work, lots of sales and commissions and lots of interest after the show too. Made some lovely friends with neighbouring exhibitors and saw some old faces too. And the cherry on the cake; I was the winner of the prize sponsored by The Manchester Craft and Design Centre which means I'll be back in Manchester at some point in the new year with my own solo show.....watch this space!!

Also had a lovely write up by Sian Astley following the Preview Evening-Click here to view
Thank you Sian, it was lovely to meet and chat with you and weldone for picking a great selection of makers.....

And finally, a big big thank you to everyone who popped by my stand and for making my time at the fair so enjoyable. Here are a couple of pics of my stand if you missed the fair....



I also created a lot of new work for the fair, heres a glimspe of what was on show....

Detail World Table(below)

World Table (above), which is one of my most recent creations was launched at this years GNCCF. The coffee table, which pictured here contains the world,however it can also be commissioned to encase various other imagery, please contact me for more info on commissioning a table.

Other work on show included my new figurative pieces

Sisiters (below)

Puzzled (below)


And finally some of my text art pieces which also are available to commission(please contact me for more info)
Thanks for reading and pop back soon won't you!