Saturday, 10 July 2010

Night falls on the CCCA...

Bonus Journeys!

Two groups made last minute journeys before the exhibition closed. Now the CCCA is dismantled and the dust has settled, I wanted to make the final pieces to finish things off properly. There are some fine finds I think you'll find...

The Journey of Paul Hague and Clare Hobbs (30/6/10):

The Journey of the Silbers (30/6/10):

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Interior Shots - final day

This is how the exhibition looked by the end of its run:

and the final map with all journeys marked on (each colour corresponding to a different journey):

It's over - re-live it now (part 2)

Here are the pieces of work I made after the opening of the exhibition - the evolving display of different peoples' journeys into the disregarded...

The journey of The Whelans (7/6/10)

The journey of the Vaughans (7/6/10)

The journey of the Andrews (12/6/10)

The journey of the Stallard / Powell / Carrigans (12/6/10)

The journey of Nicholas Tipple & Bethan Ellis (16/6/10)

The journey of Steve Ranford (16/6/10)

The journey of the Campos' / Ridgewells / Samways (19/6/10)

The journey of Ryan Eaton (19/6/10)

The journey of Rachel Farthing (19/6/10)

The journey of Rachel Chen (20/6/10)

The journey of Laura Firmin (20/6/10)

The journey of Paul Whiteside (23/6/10)

The journey of Susan Camps (26/6/10)

The journey of Michael Hanton (26/6/10)

The journey of the Coles' (26/6/10)

Thank you to everyone who took part in this project and making it a success. It has been great collaborating with you all.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

It's over - now re-live it!

I wanted to put all the images on the blog - for those who didn't get to see the exhibition, for those who only saw it part way through, and for those who want to see it again...

I'll post the pictures in the order that the journeys were made in. The first 9 are the original artists I invited (including myself).

Lorsen Camps (30/3/10)

The journey of Naomi Bulmer (17/4/10)

The journey of Dave Gray (24/4/10)

The journey of Martin Green (24/4/10)

The journey of George Ttoouli (24/4/10)

The journey of Helen Brown (24/4/10)

The journey of Joanna Rucklidge (24/4/10)

The journey of Ana & Stuart Tait (8/5/10)

The journey of Sue Hull (15/5/10)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Giant Haiku King Master

As a treat for those present at the closing party I read a poem I'd written using lines from many of the haikus that people had submitted. I was asked to put it on the blog so here it is...

Time to walk slowly -
noticing the overlooked
through the viewfinder.

Lower head to find
debris of the everyday:
hot, dry and brittle
sweets, drinks, chips and fags,
next to horse chestnut blossoms,
industrial gloves
oak, dark rope, railway sleepers
punctures and bunkers.

Things in pairs by chance, design?

Things that we ignore, but the
buds grow from dead wood;
laundry steam rises;
a river of yellow blooms,
colour ablaze in the sun.
Rope swing snaps above
Upturned trampolines -
loose, sagging, softened by rain;
a happy shelter,

Nothing’s left alone:
broken umbrella,
a bed in a bag,
a well earned Snickers,
blue carrier bag
(its perfect plastic colours
nestling in a tree).

Walking with people
we saw some blue things
blown in cold spirals
on a hillside run.
Town’s blind gaze awakening.

Time is dissected
through city pockets

Kneeling to take a photo,
my camera as my scalpel,
man thinks I’m praying…
Eyes see more, I see.

Still lake, shade silent
Sky above is left.

Passing through the boundary
barred by railway tracks,
meandering unnoticed,
walking on nettles,
in a tree among brambles,
Bard imagines path:
lost, but traces found.

Charred pallet left behind now.
I am off the map:
a path to nowhere,
but the universe.

Closing Party

We had a great evening yesterday at the closing party - art, wine and apple crumble - the perfect combination! It was nice to see many people who have been involved in the exhibition in some shape or form, whether those who have lent a helping hand or who made journeys of their own.

The CCCA has pretty much been filled with art work made from people's journeys. There was a flurry of activity in the latter half of the show's duration and a lot more more has gone up in the last two weeks. This week I have added the journeys of Ryan Eaton, Rachel Farthing, Campos / Ridgwells / Samways, Rachel Chen, the Coles, Laura Firmin, Michael Hanton, Stallard / Powell / Carrigans and Steve Ranford. There's one last day to see the work in its final evolutionary state.