Hello Martin, Thank you so much for your application!

Unfortunately, on this occasion you have not been selected for ASSEMBLE. I actually saw this piece as I worked at greenroom and I was really pleased to see an old greenroom artist applying!

However, we are looking for work that is, literally, an idea, and wants to be developed and we had some strong applications which we felt had more room for development. If you’d like more detailed feedback, please let us know and we will get back to you. And please keep in touch!

Doing The Buy Art Fair tomorrow, hope the buying public are buying.


Dear Martin,

Thank you very much for taking the time to apply for the Platform residency program at Site Gallery. We were amazed by number of genuinely exceptional applications we received and our panel of UK curators, previous Platform artists and the team at Site Gallery spent several days looking at every application.

Making the final selection from 250+ very high quality applications was a difficult task and there are many excellent proposals that we have not been able to take forward at this stage. I am sorry to say that you were not successful at this time.

Being of such a high standard we would like your permission to keep your application in our system and if future opportunities arise that seem appropriate we will have your information to hand.

We will use our mailing list to advertise future Platform residencies and applicants are welcome to reapply.

Thank you again for applying and very best wishes


Over a month since my last entry. I’ve been busy performing “two steps forward, one step back” at The Harris Flights – a temporary installation of stairs leading to the first floor veranda (a forgotten space) of The Harris Musuem and Art Gallery and Library.

Various feedback from various people, some critically engaged some lay but it’s all good; some of the people, some of the time, not that I’m trying to please just another useful saying to summarise the gist (to my mill).

To summarise then, comments ranged from the abusive “You’re a fucking clown” to the surprising “It’s profound”.

It’s important to be patient and make no assumptions. As with other interventions in public space some people made the effort to come back and carry on the conversation.

A surprising number of people joined in, not all of them young.

Many people wanted to know why.