Tag Archives: ART

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!

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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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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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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. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,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.

gallimaufry

I will be presenting new works from the dysfunktional ceramix family collection in a group exhibition at Bristol’s Motorcade/Flashparade. Featuring a tasty offering of work by the following artists:

Laura Cresser
Helen Edling
Anna Flemming
Graham Hutchinson
Peter-Ashley Jackson
Julie McCalden
Sarah Tulloch

Curated by Sarah Tulloch.
mish•mash proudly presents gal•li•mau•fry – a dish made of leftovers.
Thursday 16th February
Pre-preview critique: 6-7pm
Preview: 7pm-late


Exhibition continues:
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th February
12 – 6pm

Come and feast on the delectable delights of an object/image medley created especially for Motorcade/FlashParade.
mish•mash artists collect objects and images with junkshop origins and re-categorize them with a self-imposed logic. We cut, break, fold, fuse, add, subtract and re-arrange. The artists’ treatment of the source material creates a disconcerting undertone to a beguiling and playful world.

http://www.motorcadeflashparade.com/

Battersea Art Fair / October ’09

Country Funk (Realised) 2008/9

Country Funk (Realised) 2008/9

Following success at the Manchester Buy Art Fair in September, the dis-figurines shall be making an appearance at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London.

The works are represented by Curwen Gallery, London and the Fair is open from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of October 2009. See the Art Fair website for ticket prices and pre-booking.

Also on show with Curwen Gallery at the Fair will be…

David Rhys Jones
Edward Bawden
Henry Walsh
Michael Brayford
Simon Philpott
Thomas Martin

Hope to see you there.