Thursday, 17 March 2016

Wool Cycle (at 40 degrees)

My old washing machine drum was sitting outside the house for a few weeks and as I decided whether to take it to the tip I had a thought... This piece brings together my love of nail and thread / string art designs with a more truly sculptural form of the disregarded. There's a little bit of Barbara Hepworth about it too which I like.

Wool Cycle (2015) has just moved from Gallage to the group show End II Begin in Coventry Arcade, curated by The Pod and its arts collective Collective//Pod. For further details of this show and the Scratch the Surface Arts Festival (running March 14th-27th 2016) please follow the link:

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Neon Spillage!

500ml of neon paint from a 14ml paint pot in an apparently accidental spillage (!). Strangely, as the paint dried, the little paint pot began to levitate! One of those nice, unexpected occurances.

Gallage 360

Gallage from a different view. A 360 degree stereographic.

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Here are a couple of great art works I came across while I was researching for Gallage:

 Jasper Johns - Painted Bronze (1960)

Jim Dine - 5 Feet of Colourful Tools (1962)

I love these. They would sit nicely within the exhibition I think. Might need to up the security though...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A gallery in a garage

Gallage is the meeting of concepts:

Garage / Gallery

Crafter / Artist
Utilitarian / Aesthetic
Disregarded / Beauty

A gallery inside a garage. It was a simple answer to a problem. 

After I had parted ways with Bob and Roberta Smith’s Coventry Centre for Contemporary Art I needed a new place to exhibit. So it was interesting that when the ‘shed’ left my garage (where it had resided for the majority of time since moving into my house) suddenly a new space opened up - a white (ish) cube with a few extra cobwebs and some old rotting carpets on the floor.

I have used the garage as a starting point to guide the sort of work I've chosen to exhibit. The garage is a place where tinkerings take place and where everything that won't fit anywhere else resides. 
I've tried to encorporate as much of the original unique character of my specific garage as possible. There are traces of its life and those who lived here – remnants of old carpets, labelling, shelving. At the same time I have sought to balance this with the presentation of my exhibition as a genuine gallery space. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Gallage is here

My latest exhibition Galllage has just opened. I'm showing new work including photography, sculpture, found objects and installation.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Shed is Shed

Shed - Collect - Shed finished at the weekend. The exhibition has provided many amazing opportunities for me to show and share my work, to collaborate with two excellent artists, to meet new people - Herbert staff, volunteers and visitors. As always it's been the opportunity to connect with people that has really made the whole thing worthwhile.

The completion of the exhibition marks the end of my involvement with the Coventry Centre for Contemporary Art. I'm passing this on to The Pod who are working with Fargo to ensure this great resource can continue to propagate art projects and ventures. Many thanks to everyone who has been involved with the CCCA over the last 5 years.

Now onto the next thing...!