Sunday, 29 September 2013

Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair

On Sat and Sunday (5th and 6th October) I'll be exhibiting a few of my screen prints, paintings and sculptures in the Art Weekend of the Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair at Candid Arts Galleries.

This Friday (4th October) we'll be having a private view from 5-9pm so please feel free to pop along, check out the artwork, meet the artists, and join us for a drink. If you don't know where Candid is, it's at 3 Torrens Street, directly behind Angel Tube Station. But here's a map.

Thank You Skull-A-Day

In all the rush of getting ready for last month's trip I didn't manage to thank those freaky folks at Skull-A-Day for mentioning my Swirly Skull tote bags, on their wonderfully addictive site. So now I'd like to send them a double thank you as they've just featured my recent Skull Tower painting.

For anyone that hasn't checked out their site then the blog's name pretty much says it all (resisting the urge to say that bloody awful 'what it says on the tin' phrase). Every day they feature a different skull image; be it a painting, drawing, sculpture or whatever. My favourites are the simulacra skulls, where people have submitted photos of everyday objects that bear skull-like markings. They're a bit like those photos where people claim to see the face of Jesus in a taco, or Mother Teresa in a Chelsea Bun. Although to be fare, pretty much all Chelsea bun's look a lot like Mother Teresa's face.

So if you're anything like me, and have had a life-long passion for anything skull-related, then this is definitely the site for you.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

On Telly!

I'm finally back from my short but hectic around the world trip (taking in Dubai, Melbourne, Tasmania, Hong Kong, Alaska, New York and Virginia, before touching back down in London – all in 25 days), so I suppose I had better post some up-dates on what my artwork has been up to in my absence.

The inaugural We Are Art People exhibition (a group show in which I exhibited two sculptures and two prints) at the Naked Eye Gallery in Hove, East Sussex went so well that it got extended. And I'm looking forward to finding out how the special, one night only event on the 5th September, at Lounge Lover went. It was a sort of pre-launch of Laissez Fare Art. It was also the second time that I've exhibited along side Tessa Farmer who's work I unexpectedly came across at MONA, my now favourite museum, in Tasmania. MONA is what you'd expect a Bond villain's secret base to look like if he'd suddenly decided to give up his plans for world domination and convert it into a museum of strange and macabre art. Right up my street!

And another unexpected thing that happened to me whilst I was in Australia was finding out that my life-sized, self portrait, model kit sculpture, 'And When I'm a Man', appeared on the Channel 4 programme, Four Rooms, back here in the UK. I knew that the piece had been filmed for the programme but it was so long ago that I'd thought that maybe the channel might not use the footage. Anyway – if you want to see how things went you can check it out here (well, for the next 18 days anyway). The segment about my sculpture first appears around 20 minutes, 20 seconds into the show.