Click on the image bellow to see a review of Grimm Tales from Mary O’Connor of the York University student paper…
This weekend will be that last chance to see our Open House ‘Fugitive Ink’ and the new drawings that I have up there, for more information see my earlier post on the House.
This weekend will also see the auction of three pieces of my work (pictured below) at the 5th annual auction of Contemporary Art by Self Representing Artists in Sussex. The brain child of owner of the auction house and celebrated supporter of Sussex Art Nick Toovey the auction has been preceded by an exhibition in Horsham and is possibly one of the best platforms for self representing artists to sell their work in Sussex, spreading the cost of exhibiting between buyer, artist and auction house in a much more balanced way than traditional galleries manage and helping to both empower the artists whilst exposing potential buyers to a broad spectrum of original work. Full details can be found by clicking on the images below.
Fig 1. Left Over (Rosy Carrick)
Fig 2. Stella Foot Study
Fig 3. The Musician
Its very suddenly Spring, Ive been to the beach, received my first minor sun burn of the year and been able to leave the studio in the evening just a shirt (and trousers, just no coat). We’ve had the first balcony picnic and the first film and fold night of the year and I’m feeling thoroughly positive about the looming presence of May on the calendar.
Here’s the week in a few pictures…
Fig 1. Drawing Inspirations Awards Certificate
The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions won an award for our October event ‘Enlightenment: Life Drawing from the Cabinet of Wonders’. It took a huge amount of work from over 60 volunteers to make the event possible so well done to everyone involved! There’s more about the award [here].
Fig 2. Fred’s Flying Circus
On Friday I poped over to Worthing to help Chi Chi, Fred and Wendy set up their Little Big Top. Fred will be in Worthing all week so go check him out if you’re down Worthing way. I’m keen to get a circus tent of our very own for the Drawing Circus so keep your eyes peeled.
Fig 3. Molotov Skull
I also spent the evenings last week putting together an EP cover design for Molotov Jukebox, those Kings and Queens of Gypstep. If you haven’t heard them, they are right [here].
Fig 4. Princess work in progress
Ive also been trying to squeeze a little drawing in between all of that. I’ll be part of an Open House in May, more details coming very soon…
Now, once more unto the breach…
A puppet play and Brighton Festival Fringe Event by Daisy Jordon.
”Orson and Valentine” is a darkly beautiful puppet play based on a French medieval folk tale, using hand-crafted table-top and shadow puppets to recount in miniature the captivating story of infant twin brothers abandoned in the woods. Whilst one brother is adopted and brought up in aristocracy, the other is raised by wild bears. Orson and Valentine grow up in very different worlds; unaware of each other’s existence, until the day of Prince Valentine’s first bear hunt…
Performed to an original score of live music, this is a dark tale of brotherhood and estrangement, betrayal and love, and the struggle between nature and civilisation.
Sat 21st 8-9pm, Sun 22nd 2-3pm and 8-9pm, Mon 23rd 8-9pm, Tues 24th 8-9pm
FREE (Ticketed, donations accepted). Meeting point for play: By Building Managers Office, New England House, New England Street, Brighton, Bn14GH, 5 minutes before performance start time.
Not for young children, Parental Guidance advised for under 16s. Email email@example.com for bookings.
So my attempts at a regular post have been thwarted somewhat by a wonderfully refreshing lack of sitting-staring-at-a-computer time. I figured though that with lots of exciting things going on I should probably post some kind of update, so here it is.
Whats been happening lately…
Life Drawing has been happily ticking along, hight lights being a Tarot themed drawing session, Marilyn Monroe themed class with Laura Nixon and another show of Strings at the Keystone in Guildford. Ive also been working on the presentation document for a Learn to Draw book for Ilex press and have just done some live life-drawing for Maverick TV for a show that’ll be aired in the Autumn. If that wasnt enough here’s an article from the lovely Nione Meakin, shining jewel in the slightly tarnished crown of our local rag the Argus. Its amazing my head is still small enough to fit on that page.
Fig 1. The Argus, March 2011
As always there’s plenty in the pipeline; new paintings and drawings for the Artists Open House in May, producing Orson and Valentine (Daisy Jordon’s new Puppet Show), curating some great events for Bookstock (Brighton Book Festival) in June, and rolling out the Drawing Circus this summer for a start.
INFACT I’m going to post on some of those right now.
Alice in Wonderland themed life drawing, a fund raiser for the Cinderella
Project (click here) was a huge success, thanks to all who tea partied into
the evening and endured the 5 hour solid drawing!
Image 1. The Caterpillar/The Tea Party/The Red Queen
Image 2. The Crow and the Mad Hatter
A big thank you to illustrator Kate Kamikaze for collaborating on set design
(click here) to to Zoe, Frankie, James, Vera, Els, Emma, Esther and all other contributors to the day. The Argus were very nice about it and said…
Image 3. The Rabbit and the Doormouse
Image 4. The Tea Party
For color photos click here….