Saturday, 10 August 2013

The last hurrah! A great send off for the CSTS with a record number of visitors today (for one of my exhibitions at least!). Thanks to everyone who has been involved - particularly Dave Gray, Jamie Randall and Ben Rowe. Here's Kiss Blower (from Scope, Ormskirk) to offer a fond farewell. It's been fun!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Below are the commissioned works made for the Charity Shop Tour Shop exhibition. It was a pleasure to work with these artists and I couldn't be happier with the resulting pieces.
Dave Gray's 'The Iron Gundam' (2013) (an acrylic painting onto a found charity shop painting by J. Hughes and re-signed).

 “When the light's green, the trap is clean” and High Voltage Laser Ecto Protective Containment Unit (2013) - Ben Rowe's duo of superbly crafted MDF works inspired by Ghostbusters traps bought on the Tour.

Jamie Randall's beautifully playful jigsaw pieces (Untitled, 2013) made to fit the Charity Shop Tour bought Boat Puzzle with Missing Piece - bringing completeness and five new narratives to the original item.

 Jamie Randall's radiant stained glass light piece Red Eyed Lion (2013).


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Some impromptu art works were made yesterday at the CSTS - which was great. There were no workshops running but that didn't stop my creative visitors! 
This drawing was by Mary Courtney:
This felt work by Karen Johnson:
And this drawing by Jacob Langlands:

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Some impromptu art works made today by some of today's visitors and thought I would share them:

by Mary Courtney

By Jacob Langlands

Saturday, 3 August 2013

A new view of some of the charity shop tour items on display...
The dancing Jar Jar Binks (next to Mickey Mouse) has been a surprise hit of the exhibition wowing children and adults alike!

Last of the CSTS workshops today. Here's what was made:

Friday, 2 August 2013

Today's art workshop offering. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

A week and a half left of the CSTS and that means only 5 more days of being open.
I added a new piece of work just finished to mark the half way point of the show - it's a light box housing 8 hand-etched mirrors featuring some of the 'characters' bought on the Charity Shop Tour. There will be at least one more new work to mark the close of the exhibition too (it's on it's way!).