OVADA Professional Development Award

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected for a Professional Development Award by OVADA for my work ‘A Little Light’ currently on show at the OVADA Seven Counties Open.

The award, supported by The Old Fire Station and Broad Canvas, Oxford will provide me with mentoring, funding and a joint exhibition at The Old Fire Station in early spring 2018. It’s all very exciting and it’s a real boost to my practice to have this work recognised in this way.

Congratulations to Cally Shadbolt who has also been selected for the award and with whom I will be collaborating and exhibiting as part of this award.

Elements of this work will also be exhibited at the Glass Tank Gallery as part of Beyond Surface on show from Jun 19th till July 21st, an exhibition celebrating 10 years of the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education at Oxford Brookes, this exhibition showcases individual visual enquiries from artist teachers. The Artist Teacher Scheme is a national programme of continuing professional development for art educators and provides a unique opportunity for artist teachers to be immersed in their own art, craft and design practice. Beyond Surface provides a platform for past and present artist teacher researchers to showcase a diverse range of making practices that communicate these shifting professional identities.

A Little Light exhibited at OVADA

Exhibition Open

The OVADA OPEN is now OPEN!

More info —–>  What’s on at OVADA

It was a great opening night and I really appreciate the support of everyone who came along, I had a good catch-up with people I hadn’t seen in  a while and got some valuable feedback on my work. Better still I had the pleasure of meeting the other artists and making some new friends.

Image from OVADA OPEN Exhibition

Lightness of Being

The installation worked really well, the duratran print from Senecio Editions in Banbury is perfect and makes such a difference to the lighbox effect.

Work will be on show until the 4th June and then transfer to my next exhibition at the Glasstank  Gallery at Oxford Brookes opening on 19th June.

Nuffield OC Group Exhibition

Delighted to have finished hanging work at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford along with my Artist Teacher Collective Group.

Work will be on show in the lower and upper corridors from 7th Jan – 28th Feb 2017

More detail for the exhibition are available on out group website https://resistantforces.wordpress.com/

Untitled #1, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....'
Untitled #2, 2016 From: 'Something borrowed, something....'
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Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

Artist Teacher Collective Group Exhibition at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.

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This work has been a developing project for some time and focuses on my, what perhaps some would call, obsession with blue. Blue has an interesting history, the name for the colour blue is one of the (comparatively) most recent of all colours and was for a long time very much associated with wealth, power and virtue. It would seem it has become as disposable as everything else now.

Exhibition is up and ready

My work for the current group show ‘Evolving Forces’ is finally ready and on the wall. This experimental installation again explores mixing separate works to develop new interpretations and this time focuses on connections between my artist and teacher identities.

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The Cyanotype prints at either end were created as my students experimented with the Cyanotype process. I put paper sheets down for them to work on and as they coated paper and other materials they left these wonderful abstract layered patterns on the paper which I then processed and framed. I see these as portraits of me as a teacher, evidence of making, evidence of learning.

The three images in the middle are from a long term project called ‘Something borrowed, something….’ and are images taken of found objects I observe on my regular daily journey from home to work and back. These objects are all blue. I consider all my works as representations of me as an artist, self portraits of sorts.

I have brought these works together to explore new connections and interpretations of understanding that will evolve for me as these works exist together in a shared space.

Upcoming exhibition – Evolving Forces, Opens 14th October.

I am excited to be exhibiting again with the Artist Teacher Collective, all of whom are currently completing the MA in Education artists teacher scheme at Oxford Brookes University. Our new show entitled ‘Evolving Forces’ will be on show in the Glasgow Room at the Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes.

Details are :
Opens: Friday 14th October
Closes : Thursday 3rd November
Access available weekdays from 9am till 8pm.
There will be a Private View on Saturday 22nd October from 4-7pm.

 

Some images from the CICA Exhibition in South Korea

This was an amazing exhibition and I am delighted to have been included in such interesting company as Peter Christenson & Phil Mudd, Ryan Schmal Murrey and Duncan Poulton.