Wednesday 19 June 2013

BIGFOOT Printing Workshop at Turner Contemporary, Margate.

Saturday 1st June 2013.Turner Contemporary, Margate.

I was invited to contribute a series of workshops to accompany the Curiosity show at Turner Contemporary. I had an idea of doing something with Bigfoot impressions or casts. I originally thought of making plaster casts of large wildman footprints, this slowly developed over a number of months into foam footprint printing and repeat pattern printing with adapted rollers. 

I used foam pipe lagging again and large scaffolding foam ( this took ages to source ! I eventually found some in an industrial estate at the end of the Central Line).    

I have been asked to run two Wildman Life Drawing Classes at Turner Contemporary on the 14th/15th August - please come !

Artist Residency in Deptford Market.

Extra Bones: Work in Progress III 4th - 7th April 2013 Utrophia, 120 Deptford High Street, LondonSE8 4NS

I took part in a collaborative & intensive 3 day residency called 'Progress in Work III '. Andrew Kerr of  Extra Bone fame co-ordinated the event and I worked along side artists,  Reena Makwana & Tim Spooner.

First Day.

The opening night was a late, I ran an informal rubber stamp class and there was beer and some music. The rubber stamp work was included in the first Progress in Work pamphlet, I photocopied over the prints with images created by the 3 artists.

Second Day.   

I started to carve and print with the Yams, Sweet Potatoes and other root vegetables I collected from Deptford Market. Catfish, Dried Fish and Fresh Whelks were picked up to inspire the work.

Day Three

I started to explore repeated patterned printing through the use of adapted rollers. This was the first time i had attempted this, I cut out sweet potato rollers using a small piece of plastic piping then craved abstract and figurative patterns of circles and crayfish into them.

Monday 17 June 2013

Adapted Roller Workshop at B.A.B.E

Bristol Artist Book Event at Bristol's Arnolfini Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st April 2013.

I was asked to run an explorative printing workshop on the Sunday afternoon of the book fair and decided it would be a good opportunity to explore adapted rollers - We used pipe foam lagging instead of a root vegetables (see deptford residency). Here are the results . . .  .

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Festival of Nature, Bristol.

Last weekend I visited  Bristol and went with my Sister's family to the annual Festival of Nature on the harbour side. We came across a great tent and found lots of people painting animal pictures for a wildlife reserve. 
My nephew painted a Badger, my Niece a Swan and I painted a White Clawed Crayfish. 

It was for the Bristol Water/Kumiko Community Arts art project, over 130 paintings were created and will be on show at Chew Valley Lake in August.