MEMORIA TECHNICA – 1 March – 4 March 2012

I have recently taken part in the mid term MA show ‘Memoria Technica’.
It was very well attended, with a rich variety of work showing the talent and extensive artistic practice amongst the students.

Thanks to all who came along and to our amazing curator Christina Millare from the ‘Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester’

The work I exhibited was 9 inkjet photographs printed on to Hanhuemule Paper and mounted on Aluminium. The images were taken of the ‘hand made bowls’, shown here with their original partner in a vitrine along with what I hope are amusing (slightly tongue in cheek) descriptor texts; an archival, museological reference is made. Taking the ‘bowl’ as one of the most ancient domestic objects that still has relevance today, the work intends to highlight the distance and closeness between the three elements and help me to develop my understanding of the link between the original artwork and the copy. Many artists appropriate other artists work and make it their own by the smallest and cleverest of tweaks, such as Richard Prince or on a grander scale Tom Hunter. In my case using Old Master’s or museum methods of display or anything really that has some historical value or reference seems to always find its way into my work. I hope this adds an extra layer of interest for the viewer and some depth of thought to the work. [Read more…]

In September 2011 I had notification about the National Open Art Competition…in fact I had several e.mails and finally decided to enter.

I made 4 submissions. Two were rejected in the first round of judging!! and two were accepted for the 2nd round.
I had to take the photos to Goodwood…the NOAC Headquarters. I believe there were 4000 submissions in the 1st round? and this was whittled down to 4-500 for the 2nd round? so I was delighted to have two for consideration.
The judges were an esteemed group including Gavin Turk (Artist & Chair), Francis Hodgson (photography critic FT) , Catherine Lampert (former curator at the Whitechapel Gallery), Lisa Wright (artist, and previous winner).

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Deadham Vale Lost in a Room in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford’ 2009

Photograph of a small Constable painting, abandoned in a small room during a refurbishment.
The image reflects how something precious can be taken for granted.

Colour digital photograph on Hahnemuhle paper. [Read more…]

‘1664’ Lino Cut on japanese paper 17cmx15cm & ‘1664’ ChineColle Etching
Inspired by a Guardian Magazine columnist Crista DeSouza and her sense of feeling younger than she looks, and the humorous take on looking 16 from behind (possibly?) and 64 from the front. I often find my mind wondering, when walking behind someone what they look like. It is very easy to be deceived into believing that a ‘young’ rear view does actually equal a young person person young. [Read more…]

ChineCollle Etching

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