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


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


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: (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 ///


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.


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



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

Published article

As 2012 draws to a close I am delighted to announce that my research from earlier this year has now been published. The article analyses works by artist and former Newcastle University Fine Art Student Mark Lancaster (b.1938) who studied under Richard Hamilton from 196-64. The works I analyse are a combination of the artist’s set exercises from the basic design course at Newcastle in the 60s and are contrasted with works completed by Lancaster after graduation.

The article is published in Volume 1, issue 3 of Visual Inquiry. The focus of the Journal is on arts education and celebrates the rich traditions of art making and teaching. The Journal is published by Intellect, an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture. They publish scholarly books and journals that aim to provide a vital space for widening critical debate in new and emerging subjects.

You can purchase a copy from the website.,id=2346/

And elsewhere, I am writing a new blog in tandem with my studies at the University of York. The blog ispart of a group of post-grad students aptly entitled Strange Bedfellows, who write and reflect on the relationship between academic study and the creative endeavours of the individual. Catch up with my occasionally witty textual visions of life as a post-grad art student who has mischievously side stepped the shadows of art-making and entered into the academic world of art history scholars.

(update: the blog is expired + no longer exists)

As part of the blog I contribute a new or unseen work to complement the writing. Most recently I presented this drawing from memory of an arcade machine.

Parties arcade machine, pencil on paper, 21 x 15cm, November 2012

So as 2012 is nearly fully downloaded lets change the game cartridge and start loading 2013.