I went to the opening of Fringe Arts Bath last night (masses of work to see across the city) where my ‘portable place portrait’ – Sticks, signs and leaves was included in a show called Out of the Box, put together by the charming Tom Buchanan and Amy Douglas. Continue reading
Another facet of the continuing Woods project (see two previous related posts here and here): a book created as part of an MA in Fine Art / Photography at the University of Plymouth, completed in September 2007. The notes below provide some context – the title of the project is a multi-layered play on words, explained in the report produced for the MA – you can contact me if you want to know more! Continue reading
A commission from Bath and North East Somerset Wildspaces project in 2005/6 to produce a series of photographs of this locally distinctive open space and nature reserve, Roundhill, Twerton, south of Bath. Continue reading
In 2005 I was invited by Louise Short to send multiples of ‘a small portable work’ for inclusion in the Art Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia which Louise and Bruce Allan were curating, representing Arnolfini, Station and Braziers International Artists Workshop. Continue reading
Another North Somerset Arts week show at home, this one in 2005, celebrating the colourful exuberance of growing things – mostly flowers in bloom but also the creatures that visit or eat them. The title allowed the inclusion of fruits that display that wonderful velvety covering also known as bloom – there are lots more in this flickr album
As part of my time at Cotham School I also generated my own response to this singular building with its distinctive features such as ‘blind’ windows, frosted glass, contrasting colour themes – strong hues along with bland creams and greens – and grid patterns everywhere. The images I made reflected these strongly formal elements and I displayed them as very small prints pasted onto the blue bricks of the corridor beneath the students’ large black and white prints.
Out of the Wired Woods research project with HP Labs came a further expansion of The Woods project when a few of the images, at reduced scale and in rollable format were taken to a wearable computing conference in Seattle in 2003. Here the relatively new wireless technology developed during the Wired Woods project was demonstrated to useful effect; I didn’t see the installation in Seattle but above is the model I made to show how the layout could be and below is a photo I was sent of what it actually looked like in situ… Continue reading
“LAND2 is a national network of artist / lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape / place-oriented art practice”. In 2003 I was a visiting lecturer in photography at the University of the West of England and was invited to become a member of LAND2, which was based at UWE. I took part in the Bridges postcard project in 2003 and produced this montage image of a landmark bridge in my home territory – the Avonmouth Bridge that carries the M5 across the Avon.
The project (see description form LAND2 website below) involved two people producing a pair of postcards on the theme of the word bridge. Continue reading
In May 2003 North Somerset held its first Arts trail, organised by volunteers and enthusiastically supported by both contributing artists and visitors. Continue reading