As mentioned in the previous post, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Collemacchia and tried to refrain from researching too much before I arrived. One thing that I did find out about, prior to embarking on the residency, […]
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From:August 17, 2019
To:September 01, 2019
Location:South East England
In July I travelled to Collemacchia, a tiny village situated in the National Park of Abruzzo in the Molise region of Italy, to take part in an artist residency with The Museum of Loss and Renewal. I’ve never had the opportunity […]
The point of this work is to explore what facial recognition technologies are and how they may affect our behaviour with regards to public gathering and protest. I have worked with six people who participated in public protest. A few […]
I’m been busy getting stuck in with the making of the placards. Tearing lightweight Japanese paper to size, prepping screens & ink, screen printing the multiple portraits (with George Barron, Double Elephant Print Workshop Screen Tech/Tutor), composing and gluing the […]
This week’s selection includes events, publication launches and exhibitions in Frome, Leicester, Bristol, Whitby and London – all taken from a-n’s busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
The title of this post is a quote from a comment on these monoprints by an artist I admire, which I am of course rather happy about and it makes me realise how hard one has to work to make […]
I finally managed to arrange a day to some printmaking with Fiona DeBulat at DBA Editions in Ramsgate. I’ve been wanting to push the printmaking further for a while now and felt I needed some guidance and nudging in the right […]
Yesterday I met with one of the founders of a Cornwall-based company “TouchByte” who sell and deliver facial recognition applications for a wide range of purposes. Jeremy Sneller was very open to meeting with me, and he was friendly and […]
Over many years I’ve been considering through my practice what part art can play in contributing to positive social change. Alongside this question, I have also been asking what forms activism takes. Traditionally activism is outward, energetic. At the public […]
How could one translate silence into imagery? We all might have an initial idea of what a “loud” image is: something with exaggerated bright colours maybe, “screaming” at the viewer. But what is it that makes a picture silent? And […]
Venue:Leo Baeck College Library
From:June 20, 2019
To:July 31, 2019
Here’s the plan for what I’ll be making for the commission. It’s emerged quite slowly. I’m generally surprised at the amount of time it takes me to develop work. I spend equal amounts of thinking and making. My process is […]
“Our vision of the future is a FRICTIONLESS SOCIETY – where your face is your secure method of triggering other multiple day to day events. There will be no requirement for keys to enter your house, space facility or car, […]
I guess there was a certain amount of beginner’s luck with my first ever cyanotype made from a quick and rough drawing on acetate last week. The fact that it was raining and there wasn’t much sun was maybe a […]
So, despite the rain and overcast sky, the members of the Dover Print Club were determined to make cyanotypes so that’s what we did. It was a huge amount of fun especially as we were very inexperienced apart from 2 […]
I have two small prints in Small Print at The Horsebridge Arts Centre in Whitstable. The exhibition runs until 17 June.
This week I printed a series of photopolymers and monotypes onto a light weight Kozo paper. The plan was to layer up similar and the same images, but shifted, looking for the liminal portrait. A portrait that both ‘is’ and […]
A selection of recommended shows, including: Rhona Mühlebach testing parameters of video installation at Intermedia, CCA Glasgow; Zoë Power’s bold printmaking at That Art Gallery, Bristol; parasitical perspectives with Rod Dillon and Jen Southern at University of Dundee’s LifeSpace.
I love the texture of wood, and have been exploring using the grain of different timbers to create texture prints. This is my latest print, exploring English Ash wood.
I have lost one artist from the studio so decided to experiment with a new print club in the studio – not for etching or anything like that, mainly monotypes, some small scale screen printing, lino prints and so on…. […]
Panopticon .. that’s a new word for me. It is satisfying to say and particularly in the context of the area of automatic facial recognition (AFR), gratifying to learn about. I was drawn to the Wikipedia page on the Panopticon […]
I spent Tuesday morning making my face into its own dot-to-dot drawing. Using this diagram as a guide (taken from the Wonderworks Museum information panel), I drew dots on my face that align with its form and structure. Places such […]
The new building in the Fountainbridge area of the city more than doubles the space of the organisation’s previous home, providing improved printmaking facilities, two public galleries, print archive, a shop and café, plus a flat for residency participants.