First year of the MFA is over and the end of year show is currently on. This is the final show for the second years and interim show for the first years. See further information here.
Here is a condensed version of my video installation We Have Never Been Modern (without sound to avoid copyright issues)
I am putting on a short show of the drawings I made in Shetland. This trip in May 2016 was funded by the University Bartlett Endowment. The drawings are all 150c150 cm on fabriano paper made directly at the sites.
Further information on the gallery website here
This is my artist's statement about the work
"I am interested in the relationship between an objective, scientific understanding of the world and the inner subjective, felt experience. At archaeological sites the quest for scientific knowledge meets the romance of never knowing (but always wondering). The scientific approach appears to offer truth and yet it can be at odds with how we feel. I have been looking for ways to bridge this gap. Rather than thinking of subjects and objects I am beginning to wonder if I should instead think of a series of intertwining narratives – in this case the narratives include: my life, the paper and crayons, the weather, ancient people, and the history of the stones".
The drawings can be seen on this site here
Alongside my gestural drawings I am showing archaeological drawings from the CANMORE archive:
Kielder ONSITE - show in the forest is now officially open up until 30th September 2016
More info about the show here:
General information about art at Kielder here :
Show went well tonight.
My piece is the "red dot" which is the symbol for a work of art on the kielder map
9-11 May 2016
I showed photographic and print work from the poetry festival exhibtion and got some useful feedback
Another day, another show!
I have to take down the poetry festival one down and put this one up tomorrow!
This one is related to an outdoor show of sculptural works happening later in the year at kielder forest park
This show opened at XL gallery Newcastle University on Thursday 5th May and runs until 7th May
I was showing photographs, large painting , drypoints and video
See links here and here
See Gallery shots and images below
Our first year MFA exhibition is currently ongoing.
See website for more information:
Newcastle Year 1 MFA show "Meanwhile ....." opens 12 th Feb , fine art Dept. Newcastle university
I am working on a commission for an exhibition to take place in conjunction with the Newcastle Poetry Festival 3-5 May 2016. This will relate to the Northern Landscape and the poem Briggflatts by Basil Bunting
I have been awarded a travel grant to go to Shetland and produce art works in collaboration with archaeologists
I am involved in a project to produce artwork for Kielder forest this summer