I’ve been in the grip of what is often called ‘Creative Block’ for a long time. It’s miserable and it’s boring. In spite of it, I continue to draw and I continue to teach Drawing and to believe in Drawing […]
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I’m very pleased to find that my drawing, ‘Displaced Portrait No15 (woman with baby)’ will be included in the Turner Contemporary Open exhibition later this year. This piece is one of an ongoing series of silverpoint drawings based on souvenir and identity […]
I’ve killed a drawing that I’ve been working on for years. This sort of thing happens a lot with me. Here is a short video about this drawing (click the link below to my youtube video to watch a short […]
My silverpoint drawing, ‘Empire Day’, is about to be on show in an exhibition in New York. The exhibition is called ‘The Seventh View’ and has been organised in partnership between the ING Discerning Eye and the C24 Gallery in […]
I’ve recently had a solo show as part of the ‘Margate NOW 2019’ art festival. My exhibtion was called ‘Displaced Portraits’ and consisted of thirty-three, mostly metalpoint, drawings. I’ve always been a little unbelieving of artists who can easily say […]
Amazingly people were actually there, at The Margate School, at 9am for the breakfast opening with coffee, tea, croissants, bagels and fruit being served. I can’t quite believe the fact that 5 pieces have already been sold…. I wanted to […]
Finished the set up today! As always it takes longer than one thinks. Fingers crossed for tomorrow’s breakfast PV. Croissants, tea, coffee and fruit on the menu. The Margate School, Former Woolworth’s Building, 33 Lower High Street, Margate CT19 2DX […]
I made a flying visit to Margate to attend the Turner Prize Preview for A-N on Friday, a not insubstantial journey from Oxford! Arriving early to preview ‘Quartet’, an exhibition at the Lombard Gallery featuring two A-N artist members (and […]
The exhibition by shortlisted artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani opens at Turner Contemporary, with works spanning installation, video, sound and painting.
A journey into Englishness, from the Thames to the Lakes, industrial heartlands to chalk downs. Following tides and twittens, writing 100 poems along the way.
Venue:Lombard Street Gallery
From:September 28, 2019
To:October 08, 2019
Location:South East England
More news in brief: Carl Freedman set to open new space in Margate as gallery relocates from London; curator Klaus Littmann to plant 299 trees in Austrian football stadium in statement against climate change; plus Saatchi Gallery covers up artworks following complaints by Muslim visitors.
The four artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize span a diverse range of approaches but share an interest in unearthing and critiquing society’s physical and idealogical structures.
I presently have a drawing on show in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. It’s one of a slowly emerging series of works under the title: ‘Displaced Portraits’. ‘Displaced Portraits’ is an ongoing series of silverpoint drawings based on people […]
The alternative art school, which relocated to Margate from east London in 2017, has moved into the former Thanet School of Arts and Crafts building where it will be based alongside the Kent Adult Education service.
The bursary I received from a-n was for experimenting with bringing ideas around game-journeying and space-making into my practice, particularly through learning how to render a digital space in 3D. In my last blog post I wrote about the research […]
This year Turner Contemporary have this great sculpture, in place of a Christmas tree: And here’s what Turner Contemporary have to say about it: Visit Turner Contemporary this December and be inspired by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s alternative Christmas tree installation […]
THREAD AND WORD – A WALK WITH SHRINES AT THE MARGATE BOOKIE A Walk with Shrines, unwrapping, revealing and reflecting. Elaina Arkeooll reflects on her Ofrenda’ Blue Beard’s box’, Guy Debord and The Book of Proverbs We unwrapped Elaina’s offering […]
Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddon’s walking libraries and the book Home Altars of New Mexico, Thread and Word’s Walking Shrines is a walk which takes you on a journey through books, poetry, Margate and the passion and following these engender. […]
There’s less than a week to go until the opening of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is the new incarnation of what used to be the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Every year I […]
A Walk with Thread and Word for The Margate Bookie September 2018 This is a walk as pilgrimage creating shrines for the Margate Bookie September 2018 Led by Elspeth Penfold. Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddonʼs Walking Library and the book […]
I’ve had my work selected for the 2018 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize! The exhibition opens in September in London and then tours to various galleries across the country. This piece is one of a series of metalpoint drawings based […]
Venue:Crate project Space and Studios
From:August 17, 2018
To:August 26, 2018
Location:South East England
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A research trip to Mexico to visit the Museo Leonora Carrington de San Luis Potosí, Las Pozas in Xilitla and Mexico City, followed by research dissemination and engagement activity in Margate.
Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.