Saturday, 7 October 2017

Absolutely Everything

Our next group exhibition, ‘Absolutely Everything’, is at TAAG Gallery 1 in Teignmouth from 28th October to 3rd November. Contributing artists include: Angela Hilton, Clare Heaton, Cress de la Fosse, David Harbott, Karen Tarr, Karen Scott-Hamilton and Whitney-Anne Baker. Here is a link to the TAAG exhibition page.

Details of the PV will follow. I hope you will look in to say hello and check out what promises to be an interesting exhibition.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Baltic Wharf Mis-Guide: A Performance Walk

Facebook reminded me of this walk around part of Totnes two years ago (September 2015), led by Phil Smith. I thought it was worth reposting it here. The walk was advertised as follows:

Phil Smith, a pioneer of mythogeography noted for his mis-guided tours and books on walking, will illuminate the mottled history of a small part of the Western bank of the Dart with accidental land art, zigzags, bullets in joists, tales from Gdansk, and migrant oaks. In the shadow of the new housing development, walls will rise and windows open all around. He will set in motion a multitude of journeys around the wharf and its neighbouring paths which may include butterfly flittings, cargoes of timber trading, circling buzzards, the magnetic attraction of mines, leaps, launches and the spongy walk of Scandinavian sailors.

The walk did not disappoint. As I said in my facebook post: Phil's storytelling was as entertaining and mystifying as ever.











"I gasped when I was suddenly confronted by this view. It looks like an idea of Nature constricted in a Picture. Because that's what it is. A country estate, its grasses 'mown' by sheep farming, its oaks 'tastefully' planted rather than thinned by deer. It's the construct that, in this part of the world, has been passing for a natural world for a quarter of a millennium." (Phil Smith)

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The walk started at Baltic Wharf and then moved uphill to Sharpham Drive, the Sharpham estate and to the edge of open countryside, before we ran out of time. I don't recall the detailed stories and couldn't retell them anyway but it was like peering through a fence into another world ...


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

PCA Fine Art Degree Show 2017

The PCA Fine Art Degree Show took place at the Regent Street Studios during June 2017. Here are some photos from the exhibition.



Buy one, Get one free - Steve








Belinda Rickard


Belinda Rickard


Beth Sullivan


Beth Sullivan


David Mylor


David Mylor


Luke Gill's and Erin Neill's work (foreground)


Luke Gill


Angela Hilton


Angela Hilton


Louise Riou-Djukic


Ella Wilmot


Nara Wilson


Haris


Jay


Sasha Reeve


Vesi Zheleva


Grace Wagstaff


Becky Williams


Becky Williams


Beth Smiles


Beth Smiles


Sam Turner


Sam Turner

Monday, 1 May 2017

'Five Years' at Devonport Live

From the 21st to 27th April I had a short solo retrospective 'Five Years' at the Devonport Live studio space in Plymouth. The exhibition showed a selection of my work from the past five years, linked to the music of David Bowie.  The accompanying exhibition texts, which include links to the relevant Bowie tracks, can be viewed here.

The exhibition was extended from an original three days to a week and we had some interesting visitors, including a woman who had worked for Bowie at Mainman in the early 1970s. Here are some photographs (click to see larger):




















'Performing' as a fan (not a great stretch)