Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Peace Camp

I am in Peace Camp, a group show hosted by Bob & Roberta Smith which explores our perception and vision of Peace, at the Brick Lane Gallery from 2-31 December 2006, Private View: Friday 1 December 6-9pm. I chose to show my Have A Nice Day book instead of a painting because the subject matter was more in keeping with the show. It is on display on a shelf with some postcards that go with the book.
The exhibition will bring together over 100 established and emerging artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk, Jason Shulman, Shane Bradford, Mary Zygouri, Mattia Paganelli, Ellie Howitt, Keith Ball, Alan Miller, Brian Dawn Chalkley, Andrew Mummery, Ryan Booth, Thom Driver, Sue Golden, Rebecca Taber, Rebecca Meanley-Eyre, Velika Janceva, Mike Newton, Eduard Bigas, Mark McGowan, Maria Chevska, Seb Patane, Lucy Harrison, Julie Caves and Leigh Clarke all treating the notion of Peace through different mediums and disciplines.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Art For Art's Sake

I have donated a painting to an auction taking place on 23 Nov. to help raise money (I hope) for a musical production of the life of Sister Wendy the TV art critic. The event on Thursday is called Art For Art's Sake. Buying art to help fund more art! What a lovely idea!
Update: ended up being a one week show, everything was left on display.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Chocolate Factory N16 Open Studios

Superb ceramic art and high quality paintings feature amongst the fascinating attractions at the two Open Studios weekends at the Chocolate Factory N16 in Stoke Newington, North East London. The public is being given open access to over 20 top and upcoming artists in their studios on two weekends: Nov 25 & 26 and Dec 2 & 3 (from 10-6 on the Saturdays and 12-5 on the Sundays).
The art on view will range from a variety of painting styles to functional and non-functional ceramics, from performance art to exclusive designer lampshades.
There will be sculpture, drawings, artists’ books, photography and textile art.
As well as the chance to view the artist’s studios and artwork, there will be the opportunity to buy or commission a unique creation. The old building and cobbled yard will be full of life. There will also be a preview of the new studios building, nearly finished alongside, that will double the spaces and artists in the complex.
I hope to have some new work finished in time, wish me luck!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Exhibit at Pleasance Theatre in Islington

The foyer of the Pleasance Theatre in Islington will be filled with my paintings for a month! It is a challenging space, as the walls are different colours, the ceilings are low and the hanging rod system is unusual. I am looking forward to finding the right works for the space. I may even get a new piece finished in time, made especially for the orangish wall at the back.
19 Nov. to 17 Dec. The theatre is a five minute walk from the Caledonian Road tube station on the Picadilly line. The big show that will be on while my work is up is Tim Rice's Blondel.