Another View – Prism at the RBSA

This year, for the first time, the international textile exhibiting group PRISM are presenting their annual show in two locations, Birmingham and London. The first part is currently on show at the prestigious RBSA Gallery, and the second part of the exhibition will be showing at the Hoxton Arches in October. ‘Another View’ presents opportunities to explore…

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,…

Looking Forward – PRISM at the RBSA

In 2017, PRISM will be showing their new exhibition ‘Another View’ in two venues – at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in the May and again at Hoxton Arches in the October. Although using the same title, a different selection of work will be on show at each venue. This is the first time PRISM have exhibited…

Select Festival 2017

This year, Stroud International Textiles have introduced an open call competition to create ‘original creative head adornment’ as part of the Select Festival. The selected and winning works will be exhibited in a Shop window trail through the town centre. The SitSelect festival is also pleased to feature the launch of DIS/rupt, the Textile Study Group‘s new exhibition project, which…

Scotland in Spring

When the sun is out, which does happen occasionally, usually at the most unexpected times, nowhere is more beautiful than Scotland. The one thing you can really count on is the complete unpredictability of the weather. I have just returned from 6 days at home, and I was assured by my Mum that the weather…

Looking Forward – ‘Another View’ at the RBSA, May 2017

After the success of ‘Fracture’ at the Hoxton Arches, this year Prism will be exhibiting in both Birmingham in May and London in October. The title of this year’s exhibition is ‘Another View’, and we are thrilled that my image of Ross Belton’s (@spottedhyenas) piece ‘Split Traditions’ has been selected for the press and publicity…

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…

Richard Serra at the Gagosian

‘I’m involved with the evolution of form.’ Richard Serra, in conversation with Michael Craig-Martin, the Guardian,1st October 2016. At the end of 2008, only a few months after we’d met, both halves of the modern eccentrics went to see an awe-inspiring show at the Gagosian on Britannia Street. It was the first time I’d encountered…

Robert Rauschenberg, Tate Modern

This show is like a starting point. Art movements in the second half of the 20th Century, seem to have sprung from ideas explored here, and each room posts it’s own ‘what if we…?’ question. This retrospective show, currently at Tate Modern and moving to MOMA in May, is filled with works that radiate imagination and…

Walhalla, Anselm Keifer at White Cube

Walhalla, Anselm Keifer at White Cube Sometimes trying to describe art is a self-defeating exercise, as it is the atmosphere and emotions created by experiencing the work that are key. If you are in London this weekend try and get to see this Anselm Keifer exhibition at the White Cube, Bermondsey. ‘Walhalla’, as the title suggests,…

Abstract Expressionism

So I finally made it to the Abstract Expressionism show at the Royal Academy on the very last day. And I’m glad I braved the cold and cycled into town as what a great exhibition it was. Often these shows are billed as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity, but this really was a chance to…