NEWS

NEW PROJECT - Solidarity Sky

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

I was able to secure funding from Stroom Den Haag (The Netherlands) this month, to help support the online project Solidarity Sky. Created in collaboration with Dutch artist Anne Fehres, this is a virtual community driven artwork with the aim of bringing people together through sharing personal images of the sky. On the website, users are invited to become the artist in this project, contributing their own ‘piece of sky’ that will join a larger ‘virtual sky’ made up of thousands of images from across the world.

This project is inspired by Anne Frank who, while in hiding from prosecution at the age of 13, wrote in her diary: I looked out of the open window...over all the roofs and on to the horizon, which was such a pale blue that it was hard to see the dividing line. "As long as this exists" I thought, "and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts, I cannot be unhappy"

What she captures in this quote is the power of the sky, despite circumstances, to hold our hopes, dreams and desires. Solidarity Sky aims to build on this sentiment. It intends to encourage creative participation, unite people across real and imagined borders and foster hope through shared visions of something we all hold common – the sky above our heads

News From Home - Pardubice, Czech Republic

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

It is strange times and travel is not possible, but my ongoing project 'News From Home' has a new destination. This time is travels to Pardubice, Czech Republic. How is this possible, when travel is not possible? All will be revealed on May 11th, when details of the latest News From Home project are announced on the project's Instagram page: @news_from_home

An April Update

Saturday, April 11, 2020

All of the goals and plans I had at the beginning of the year, have now been disrupted by the COVOID-19 virus. A lot of my practice relies on travelling and interaction with people, and for the time being this is not possible. As a result I have cancelled residencies and projects and tried to adapt as best as possible. This a brought new challenges and hopefully new areas to grow creatively. So while it is disappointing, when many doors slam in your face, I like to think many more open. 

The future is uncertain, but the creative process goes on! I hope everyone is staying as happy and healthy as possible out there, and dealing with these challenges as best they can.

Selection for 'Sound of Our Cities' Project in Barcelona

Thursday, March 05, 2020

I am working with the Dutch artist Anne Fehres on a new audio project which will be presented at the 'Sounds of our Cities' event in Barcelona. This is an European project of Cultural Cooperation carried out between City of Roeselare, Dear Hunter, Aalborg University and Idensitat. It aims to explore urban areas, focusing on the locality, including local audiences and reflecting on cultural identity in relationship with the community. The central artistic activity of the project is the development of two sound art exhibitions, which will be embedded into specific sites in the urban environments. We are excited to be part of this project and work on some 'audio postcards' as part of the exhibition.

News From Home - exhibition in The Hague, The Netherlands

Monday, February 10, 2020

From February to May 2020, I am showing 13 works in the Hague, The Netherlands. These works are a selection from the projects undertaken in 2019, and feature pieces from Russia, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. The pieces can be found at Coffee Company Korte Poten in the middle of the city.

POSTCARDS are arriving across the world

Monday, February 03, 2020

Before the end of 2019 we sent out 44 postcards all around the world. These postcards were written on by locals of Petrozavodsk, Russia, during the opening of the exhibition of 'News From Home - Petrozavodsk'. During January 2020 we have been receiving many shares on social media of people receiving their postcards. So far they have made it to Korea, Austria, Spain, The Netherlands and Singapore - with more countries to come!

News From Home 2019 - Portfolio of Works

Saturday, January 18, 2020

As we enter the new year, it is a good chance to summarise 2019. Last year in my 'News From Home' project I worked in 6 different locations, held multiple artist talks, open studios and exhibitions. All of the work from throughout 2019 can now be seen in a summary portfolio. We plan to continue News From Home in 2020, but for now, have a look at what was achieved last year.

Exhibition Opening - News From Home in Russia

Monday, December 23, 2019

On the 24th of December, 2019 I was in Russia to open the exhibition 'News From Home' Petrozavodsk. This project was the work of myself and Anne Fehres (The Netherlands) and consisted of 16 collages and 38 photographs. As part of the opening there was a postcard exchange organised as part of our the project. Forty four locals from Petrozavodsk wrote a message on a postcard designed for this project. These postcards will be sent to to people in 18 different countries around the world including Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Iceland, Finland, Spain, Philippines, India, The Netherlands, Russia, U.S.A, Canada and Indonesia.

POSTCARD EXCHANGE

Sunday, December 15, 2019

As part of my project 'News From Home' we are running a ‘postcard exchange’ in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition in Russia. All the details can be found on our Instagram page - but essentially we will be asking the locals of Petrozavodsk to write a message, which will then be posted to you! You will get a message written on one of the postcards we designed for the exhibition. 

If you would like a postcard - fill out this form before December 27.12.2019

RUSSIA Incoming

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Opening on the 24th of December in Petrozavodsk, Russia I am having an exhibition! It is works form the series 'News From Home Petrozavodsk' a will feature a variety of collages and photographs, inspired from my residency there in July. The exhibition will be running for two months, so if you happen to be in Russia it would be great to make your way there! 

You can see a taster of some of the works that will be exhibited there on my webpage here.

Finishing Up in Iceland with a show, more work to come!

Friday, November 29, 2019

We have enjoyed our time in Iceland over the past month and it was great to be part of the group show at the SIM Residency Gallery. We decided to show a 'video postcard', which was a new way to experiment with our works. In the future we hope to continue working with the ideas and images we have captured in Iceland, to create prints and postcards.

Iceland Group Show - ICEFOLD

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

/// ICE FOLD /// SIM RESIDENCY GROUP EXHIBITION OPENING

Opening this Thursday on the 28th November from 5PM till 7PM at SIM Gallery

To see the event on Facebook and more details, click here

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