Thanks to everyone who came along to Open Studios. I exhibited a medley of drawings and paintings alongside the recent Make Mud Press Chapettes. Always good to step back and look at the mud. I’ll post some photos of the launch next, which was bloody wonderful. Those women!
Do join us in celebration of all 6 letterpress & lino-printed Chapette books on
Wednesday 6th of June, 6.30-8.30pm, Caravanserail Bookshop & Gallery, 5 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6ED
The writers will be reading and all the Chapettes will be there for the seeing and smelling. They are £20 each, in a tiny edition of 50, so get ’em while they’re hot! More images of the books/printing process can be found here.
Here is one of my linocut prints for it
Also, I have 5 paintings in a show of TINY ART in London which finishes on Sunday, have a looksy, it’s fantastic! Here is the Facebook Event.
You can view more photos of the process on the Make Mud instagram page here:
A very belated Happy 2018 to you.
The drawing year show ended last month, if you didn’t see it, for shame! But ho hum, here we are in February and excitedly I have three exhibitions on the horizon. More anon.
My most favourite part of the drawing year experience was going in looking to tune up my draughts-woman-ship and coming out chucking myself around huge bits of paper with my hair drenched in indian ink. (see above photos) I have a couple of super videos of the joy but apparently this blog isn’t strong enough to take the vastness of the file. So, I guess it’ll just sit unwatched on my computer FOREVER. Unless I make a YouTube account … Any suggestions ?
These hair paintings got born out of my classes with Catherine Goodman where we engaged with the Laban technique. In short: describing movement/feeling physically through drawing. Large, all-armed shoulder shaking movements. Direction. Weight. Speed. Flow.
I have been drawing the female body, and trying to describe how I feel in my own body for the last 15 years, and here was a way to describe it. Another way, anyway.
The Christie’s show was a beaut. Thank you to the Royal Drawing School for putting it up. Such a slick operation and such a stunning lot of artwork. (Thanks to @beccamaycollins for the photo above)
Next week our end of year exhibition opens at the drawing school. That’s The Royal Drawing School, 19 – 22 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3SG. That’s Shoreditch. The show continues until the 16th of January 2018.
We have been painting our studios to make them look so super lovely and I think it is definitely worth coming to look at what we have on there too. Some cracking paintings, sculptures and animation. Open Studios opens on the 28th of November, and I think you can get in there from 11am. That’s Space Studios, 129 -131 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 3RH. The Open Studios open evening will be Friday 1st December, 7-9:30pm.
That’s enough shows for now.
P.S. Actually, no it’s not. Go see The Sentinel’s Christmas Kaleidoscope exhibition too!