The Exhibitionists present Photosoirée No. 4

Tonight we have a clash of Private Views, and we need to be in two places at once – the Garden Museum for the Curiosity Project and also the Shortwave Cafe at the Biscuit factory in Bermondsey, where I am exhibiting some of my photographs and cyanotypes (a moderneccentrics collaboration). We will be starting off at…

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

    ‘This exhibition will take you on an olfactory journey through a series of rooms designed to reflect the inspirations of the scents, from the Moroccan desert a Catholic confessional, a water theme park to a lover’s boudoir.’ Somerset House This exhibition at Somerset House must have been a challenge for the curators Claire Catterall and…

Twine at Twilight

Last night’s Twine at Twilight at the Chelsea Physic Garden was an ‘evening to celebrate the world of plant-based fabrics’  and formed part of the CPG’s programme of events to celebrate ‘Weaves & Leaves’, which continues through 2017. With live music, from harpist Felix von Spreckelsen, Layla Tutt and Bromide, roaming interactive theatre by Studio Cultivate and…

New Adventures in Etching

This year has flown by… In my last term at Morley, I’ve spent my time exploring Etching, something completely new to me. Preparing plates is a much longer and more involved process than say, drypoint or collagraph. I spent a good few weeks producing the final plate, repeatedly stopping out different areas for the dips…

Show 2017: The RCA Graduate Exhibition

Yesterday, I headed down to the RCA’s Battersea campus, to catch the second part of this year’s graduate Degree Show. A huge show spread over 4 buildings, I started in the sculpture hall. Unlike the exhibition in Kensington, the departments are loosely combined in the hanging, with Print, Photography, Painting and Sculpture, all shown together….

RCA MA Textiles Show

Degree show season is always an interesting time of year. From the student’s point of view, there is the last minute frenzy of panic and stress, followed by the slight anti-climactic feeling once the show has opened. For the visitor, it is a challenge of spotting future stars and talent without feeling overwhelmed by the…

Poppies (for Henry)

On the 22nd of May, Henry Wilson, the partner of my good friend Andy, was killed by a lorry minutes from his house whilst cycling to get a haircut. Henry was a photographer and textile designer, and such a kind soul. The reason I mention this tragic accident is that one example of his kindness…

The Archive Project @ The Cello Factory

On Friday, Ross and I headed down to visit The Archive Project at The Cello Factory, in Waterloo. Though the show has now finished, I felt that the work and thinking behind the show was really worth sharing. Conceived in 2016, ‘The Archive Project’ was set up by Poppy Szaybo, Mary Morris, Debbie Lyddon and Denise Jones…

Deborah Colman at Pulse London

Last week I spent the day shooting images for the London designer Deborah Colman. Apart from having a great time (as Debs is lovely company) it was a pleasure to shoot such beautiful designs. ‘Deborah Colman‘s collections of fabric, lighting and wallpapers are all based on her hand-printed designs inspired by the natural world.’ Debs’ designs…

Scotland and Medication

We are now halfway through our two week break from college, and I’ve finally had a bit of time to process the images of the rest of my work from last term. Scotland and Medication were the starting points behind these two sets of prints. This is the first time I have explored the monoprinting process,…

Printing Report

Following on from my Return to Education, here’s what I have been working on in my second term on Brian McKenzie‘s Printmaking For All course at Morley College. We finished last term looking at Photo-etching, which gave me a chance to transform some of my photos into prints. I really like the way the images are…

Made 2017 at Morley College

Last year I did a piece covering Made 2016 at Morley College, which showcased the work of the Textile Department and featured the work of @spottedhyenas, one half of moderneccentrics. You can see the full set of images from that show here. This year, it’s my turn, and after only a term studying with Brian McKenzie on…