Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the underlined project open-evening on Thursday – it was great to see you all, thanks too to all the participants in the project and those who have helped in so many ways to make the workshops, events and exhibition happen! The exhibition has over 40 pieces of work in from across the community in Hull and Hessle, and runs until 11 April 2018 at Hull Central Library.

We got the community activity board off to a good start on Thursday, but there are still spaces to ‘make your mark’, so do add a drawing or collage and a wish for yourself and your community to the board if you happen to be passing through or visiting the exhibition…

The Underlined project exhibition is showing at Hull Central Library Gallery (through the café) until Wednesday 11 April during Library Opening hours:

Monday         9.30am – 5pm (except bank holidays)

Tuesday        9.30am – 5pm

Wednesday  1 – 7.30pm

Thursday       9.30am – 7.30pm

Friday             9.30am – 1pm

Saturday        10am – 4pm

Any feedback, comments or suggestions are welcome, either through commenting on this blog or by emailing [email protected]


I’ve just been sorting some final preparations and materials for tonight’s underlined project open evening and exhibition opening, 4-7pm @ Central Library Hull.

Whilst planning the activity and community art-wall I’ve been thinking about how we celebrate the fact that each person matters and has a unique contribution to make to the community we share. This has got me wondering how different artists have made connections with those ordinary things – hands, phones, everyday items, that come to be part of our interactions with each other and the world.

Andrea Butner’s phone etchings remind us that each of us are more creative than we think.. tracing our unique mark on the world as we navigate our daily lives.

Lisa Milroy’s Search Me takes the small things, the everyday objects we might carry around with and us makes them into art.

Mark Titchner’s what I want more than anything else asked people in Hull this very question and got some very honest, moving and heartfelt answers. Often answers we can all on some level resonate with.

All of these artists work, and the unique input of all who attend this evening’s underlined project exhibition opening will feed into the free community artwork workshop 4-7pm Thursday 29th March 2018. Hope to see you there!


We spent a long day installing the underlined project exhibition in Central Library today – thanks so much to Jon, Adam, Jemma & Kenn. Its all coming together for Thursday’s open evening. I’ve been working on a 30sec trailer for the opening, but can’t seem get the technology working to embed the video, so here’s a link to the file: underlined open evening & exhibition – 30sec trailer


Well, preparations are in progress for the Underlined Project exhibition and open-evening next Thursday, 29th March 4-7pm. Jon’s expertise at framing up work, sorting out hanging systems and advice has been fantastic, publicity is in process…. But just before I get too excited and launch into a blog about the preparations and plans, I thought it was timely to do some fact-finding tours of local exhibitions:

Under East Wind – Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker, Linda Ingham and David Power (Ropewalk Gallery)

This exhibition brings together the work of four artists exploring different aspects of landscape in north-east Lincolnshire. What made the biggest impact for me was how the curation brought together so many different modes of communication – text, poetry and drawing; an interactive space, sound, film, and paint/mixed media work.

The poetic texts and drawn works were a collaborative project between Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker, and worked very well together visually. Framed in matching white, the text and drawings alternated along the left wall, with smaller works on the right wall grouped together. The sum of the whole collection had much more impact than any one part of it, although each part could have been displayed alone.

The sound from David Power and Linda Ingham’s collaborative piece added cohesion to the different works displayed, although the video was less imposing and took more time to engage with.

The highlight for me in this exhibition was Linda Ingham’s twelve small panels, and her framed mixed media pieces. These combined an interesting variety of marks, line, techniques and texture.

Sacred & Profane – Sally Beaumont (Ropewalk Gallery)

Sally’s etchings and lithographic prints collage together diverse images and inspirations. What stood out for me was how her curation had unified the different themes of the prints, sets were grouped together using mount or frame colour, size and shape which made for a  striking exhibition space.

Endlessness, by Liz Nicol, Brodrick Gallery, HSAD, Hull

Photographer Liz Nicol presents her photographic  work from a research project titled ‘Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation’. By far my favourite examples of her work were the cyanotype prints created by Liz exposing photosensitive paper placed in trees during a residency in Cyprus. The light and movement implicit in the photographic trace is really beautiful.  Check out how she made these on her website: www.liznicol.co.uk

So, no more excuses, it’s back to work on the underlined project open-evening and exhibition preparations… (more on that to follow!)

For more information on the artists and exhibitions do follow the links below:

Under East Wind – Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker, Linda Ingham and David Power (Ropewalk Gallery) 10 March – 22 April 2018

Sacred & Profane – Sally Beaumont (Ropewalk Gallery) 3 March – 15 April 2018

Endlessness, by Liz Nicol, Brodrick Gallery, HSAD, Hull