Crystal Caverns

Crystal Caverns is a series of drawings completed at various stages over the past three years.

Occurring naturally within underground caves Crystal Caverns are hidden in often hard to reach rock formations. These seemingly hidden depths feature mind-blowing arrangements of organic crystal formations.

Crystal Caverns 12, 2015

The drawings will be made available as an e-exhibition to download at a later date following an evening event held at the end of March. The event will invite visitors to take part in the curation of the e-exhibition and serendipitously coincides with the final printing week of the Independent newspaper as they choose to favour a digital only content approach.

Influences on the Crystal Caverns series include thinking about the fourth dimension, the Rock of Gibraltar, boredom, Vogue magazine and Alison Knowles’ The Big Book.

Watch this space for more to follow…

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Eating Lunch With Andy Warhol

Occasionally, I find myself home alone around lunch times so I like to put Andy Warhol on YouTube and eat my lunch with him. Its a technique of 21st Century companionship and lasts about five minutes. I decided to make this video so that everyone can enjoy their lunch with me and Andy Warhol. The original film footage comes from Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth, the scene appears in his art movie “66 scenes from america” which was filmed in 1981. For my film, I filmed the footage from a YouTube video uploaded by the user Hidden Below. Happy lunching!

Two new cassettes released Sept 28 – Cassette Store Day 2014

As part of Cassette Store Day 2014 I have two new artworks on cassette going on show and for sale as part of Les Cassettes at NewBridge Books in Newcastle.

Saturday 27 September // from 12noon // NewBridge Books

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My two new artworks on cassette are ‘Whats my Methodology Again?’ and ‘PHUNNY’. Both are an edition of five and produced 2014. See photos with descriptions below.

On Saturday 27 September, NewBridge Books hosts Les Cassettes; an exhibition of cassette-based artworks celebrating International Cassette Store Day. The exhibition takes the form of a pop-up shop based around the collection, display and sale of artist-made cassette releases and audio artworks. There will be a whole host of limited edition Cassette artworks  on offer, at affordable prices. The project is initiated by multi-disciplinary art collective and fictional band Stabbing Les.

Les Cassettes will be open from 12 midday on Saturday 27th September, with performances taking place throughout the day.

There will also be musical performance from Accord-Iain to Gary at 7pm

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What’s my Methodology Again? – A comical spoken word appropriation of a ‘90s pop punk classic. This two minute thirty interpretation tells the cautionary tale of being too contemporary to study art history.

PHUNNY

PHUNNY: (slang) (adj) something funny but phoney. ///  Put some mirth into your everyday with two hilarious twenty minute episodes of canned comedy laughter without dialogue. ///  Discover renewed humour in your daily actions and live your own phunny sitcom ///

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Contemporary Art Fair Durham – August 2014

A few of the DysFunktional Ceramix Family are heading down to the Contemporary Art Fair in Durham

You can spot new work ‘Fauvist Boy Broken’ as well as some of my other work at the Globe Gallery stall
Fauvist Boy Broken, 2014  (Ceramic + Glaze)

Fauvist Boy Broken, 2014 (Ceramic + Glaze)

 

The Contemporary Art Fair in Durham,

29 August 2014—31 August 2014

Friday 29 August from 17.00 – 21.00

continuing Saturday 30, 12.00-18.00 and Sunday 31, 12.00-17.00
@ Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HP

Rock Paper Scissors

I have two ceramic cows on display in the exhibition ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ at Arts Centre Washington.


The exhibition will include work made from paper, metal and stone. Origami, papier mâché, jewellery, sculpture, stone carving, ceramics will all be on display.  Like the game the exhibition explores the strengths and weaknesses and interactions between the different mediums – in a playful manner

Exhibition runs Friday 25 April until 14 June 2014.

Arts Centre Washington
Biddick Lane, Washington,  Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AB.

 

What Has Gainsborough Done For You Lately?

New work on show in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this summer at Quilliam Brothers Tea House gallery. The work is a part of group show Tea-Total organised by a fine artist collective named Run of the Mill.  My work is titled ‘What Has Gainsborough Done For You Lately?’(2013) and examines my continual fascination with the devices inherent in parameters between art and it’s histories.

Tee-Total is open 17 – 30 August. Get yourself along and enjoy some of the great selection of teas on offer.

Entrance is free. Tea is reasonably priced and tasty.

See you. See me soon.

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an individual piece from the series
‘What Has Gainsborough Done For You Lately?’ (2013) Found paper and ink

 

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a falling process

The following two photographs are homage/recreations of works by Dutch Artist Bas Jan Ader whose work I am analysing for my dissertation. These two photographs were taken in March of this year whilst in West Wales. In the distance is the most Westerly tip of Wales and seemed a fitting location to complement the discovery of the artist’s boat, found as it was off the coast of Ireland by Spanish fishermen in April 1976. Thanks to Hannah for taking these. The wild landscape of West Wales coupled with the experience of falling were both inspiring epiphanic. I will be analysing Bas Jan Ader’s use of objects and the body as object to explore gravity, emotions and process in his art. To the library, its time to write this dissertation.ImageImage

Peter-Ashley Jackson, ‘Fall, West Wales’, 2013