I am delighted that my work is now available to buy via Ruth Davies art consultancy @elasticspace and @artweb
I am co-curating and showing new work at this year's #artopenhouse exhibition 'Land Marks'
Affordable contemporary art displayed in a domestic setting, offering a direct and informal encounter with the artworks. ‘Land Marks’ reflects the ways in which nature supports life and in which time and people put their mark on nature
We've got a great selection of exhibiting artists who will be available to chat at the exhibition
Entry is free and all are welcome to come along and say hello
CORDUROY PART 1 - ARE WE IN PROGRESS?
An international exchange exhibition featuring selected artists from Studio 44 (Stockholm, SE) & neo: artists (Greater Manchester, UK).
Alyson J Barton, Sandra Bouguerch, Mariana Ekner, Louise Garman, Emma Göransson, Christina Göthesson, Bethan Hamilton, Maggie Hargreaves, Suzanne Harulow, Susanne Högdahl Holm, Geraldine Hudson, Thaleia Kavvada, Brian Neish, Helena Norell, Sebastian Nordbeck, Angela O'Mara, Steph Shipley, Jason Simpson, Nina Wedberg Thulin & Denis Whiteside.
What does it mean to live in a post-industrial northern city in this time, where perhaps, through the stream of social media, we are psychologically more informed than ever before... but, are we more aware?
What is our relationship to our living and working environment?
Are we merely observers or participants? The alienation that Karl Marx spoke of when relating to the modernisation of working life, is this behind us? Could it be said that we are living in a post-alienated sense?
Two groups of artists from artist run spaces, from Greater Manchester (UK) and Stockholm (SE), have over the past 14 months been engaged in various forms of dialogue, collaboration and parallel directions in research. Considering how as artists and European citizens, we interact with our physical environment and the effect this has on the larger world, physically and metaphysically, especially after this past tumultuous year in politics.
Corduroy, a project in two parts, will reveal how artists from both countries attempt to grapple with these ideas employing a diverse range of processes, techniques and materials. Considering our past, present and future through historic art practices such as oil painting, drawing, printmaking and embroidery to modern day video, digital photography, spoken word poetry and found art objects. The first exhibition in Stockholm will showcase artworks, works in progress, products of this ongoing dialogue, alongside sketchbooks and digital documentation as the project continues to develop into a final group show in Manchester, in September 2018.
'Corduroy Part 1 - Are we in progress?' will be open to public viewing at two separate gallery locations in Stockholm - Studio 44 and ABF Stockholm.
Friday 10th November at 17-22
Tjärhovsgatan 44, Stockholm,
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 12-18, Saturday - Sunday 12-16.
Vernissage + Artist Talks & Performances
Saturday 11th November at 15-20
Artist talks & performances from 16:00
Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 08-20, Friday 08-17.
I'm delighted to be showing some drawings in this exhibition at the beautiful Portico Library in Manchester.
I've also just been curating and hanging the latest version of (re) Allotted at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, lovely people, lovely place
We now have a full list of artists taking part in the show, it's going to be a great one. Come and see, chat, nibble, buy!
The preview is Friday 30th June 6.30 -9pm
Later this year I will be showing work at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal where 'Re:Allotted' will be taking over various gallery spaces in August.
Also Chapel Gallery , Ormskirk in September
And New Mills Festival. High Peak, Derbyshire in September
An exciting time ahead, I'm cracking on with making new work!
ART AT HOME
Open House is a rare chance to see contemporary artworks in the setting of an artist’s home and garden close to the city centre.
It is an artists’ initiative, aimed to coincide with Manchester International Festival (Jun 30th to July 2nd 2017) and showing a group of works on a garden theme as part of Old Trafford Open Gardens trail.
Kate Davies, Sarah Feinmann, Maggie Hargreaves, Fiona Moate and other artists are showing a selection of work including photography, painting, collage, sculpture and installation much of it with a landscape and environmental theme.
Inspired by the success of their Open House event last year, Kate Davies says:
“We were keen to return to the domestic setting to showcase new works to coincide with the Old Trafford Open Gardens trail. We are also delighted to welcome several more artists "
I made a tree sculpture from plastic bottles and packaging a piece of an old garden umbrella and a fallen branch. The sculpture featured in Love Earth Festival 2016 at Nuttall Park in Ramsbottom .
The tree is about 12ft tall, very colourful and added a great 'festival feel' to the event along with the many stalls and activities. We had a great time
The tree is making an appearance at Incredible Edible's event on Setember 3rd at the Eagle and Child
New drawing, 'Shed', charcoal on paper, 220 x 140 cm ,2016
Shed brings together a variety of aspects to allotment gardens; a space of order, planning, competition and tradition, but also creative use and re-use of materials, a space to relax, exercise the body and mind, to experiment and to dream.
A new exhibition opening on June 30th at Neo:Gallery27 in Bolton. The exhibition explores allotment gardens; the sites, the people and the wider environmental aspects surrounding food production. My new drawings prints and installation will be included. Come and see. The opening event is on July 2nd 2-4pm