Japanese Textile and Craft Festival

  As part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20, Erna Janine of Freeweaver Studio has organised the third Japanese Textile and Craft Festival at Craft Central the weekend (the 13-15th of March). The show is exhibiting the work of a variety of artists and craftsmen, all of whom take direct or indirect inspiration from…

Cyanotype Workshop with Helen Dixon

Recently I attended an excellent workshop run by the lovely Helen Dixon at Bainbridge Print Studios in Lambeth. The process is simple but fascinating and capable of producing endlessly variable results. Cyanotype is a type of photogram process, one of the earliest forms of photography involving creating photographic prints by laying objects onto treated paper and…

Citroën Extravaganza!

Somewhere in the Lot is a rather lovely barn and house, recently constructed, sitting unassumingly in the surrounding countryside. But underneath, cut into the gentle slope is something rather surprising – an underground garage full of treasure. One man’s life long passion has resulted in a wonderful collection consisting of umpteen Citroën’s (models represented are…

Blues and Other Discomforts

Last year when I visited my friends in the Lot, I met the wonderful musician Anke de Bruijn. A talented choirmaster, Anke runs two choirs based in the area, Ensemble Vocal Gaia and Le Chorale de Cazals, and she has also started performing with Peter Duiverman as ‘Blues and Other Discomforts’. Playing a ‘funky, latin, bluesy, ska-ish’…

I remember…

It’s 25 years since my first Pride (LGB as it was then… QUEER as it should be now) and so much has changed – charging for entry, corporate sponsorship everywhere, a neutrering of political ambitions, the lack of reference to any form of sexuality in the title… Pride should be a call to arms for…

Anke de Bruijn

During my trip to the Lot, Annie asked if I would shoot a few portraits of her friend Anke de Bruijn. I hadn’t met Anke on my previous visits but I had heard all about her. A talented choirmaster, Anke currently runs two choirs based in the area. Ensemble Vocal Gaia is an international vocal group of…

WIP The Hermitage

A weekend celebration for my Dad’s 80th birthday at the Dunkeld House Hotel in Perthshire gave me the perfect opportunity to continue my ongoing project trying to capture the atmosphere of the forest. My tree fascination (am I a hugger?) was fed with a walk on both sides of the river Tay, north of the…

A Great Weekend

Well that was a very hectic week! After months of preparation, we headed down to the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington on Thursday morning with our friend, Wolfgang Woerner, an honorary member of moderneccentrics for the weekend. With 117m of rusted and naturally dyed recycled hotel sheets, we were all ready to set up ‘Journey’,…

Andy Goldsworthy at the Yorkshire Scuplture Park

In 2007, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Andy Goldsworthy partnered with the curators at the YSP to produce an exhibition that brought together ‘…an unprecedented range of work by Goldsworthy, forming the largest and most ambitious project ever curated at Yorkshire Sculpture Park to date.’ YSP ’07 Working throughout the…

Anish Kapoor at the Brighton Festival

This year, I am attempting to get various parts of my life organised and in order, and one of the first things I’m doing is to go through my photographic archive. Due to a mishap, jonathandredge.com was snapped up by someone in Japan (!) so I am reassessing my photographic profile, and re-posting series of…

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas, and a creative and fruitful 2018!

In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light

Last week I headed home to drop off some work to the Junor Gallery in St Andrews, Scotland. Tomorrow evening is the Private View for ‘In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light’.  This is the second show for the owner Beth Junor, who studied at the University, and has longed to return to…