– Solo and duo presentations this month
– LORDSHIP included in group shows
I’m delighted to invite you to two exhibitions in London this Autumn:
The Cartographer Tries to Map her Way to Deptford | A site specific installation woven over a cafe courtyard on Deptford High Street
The Rebellious Script | A two-person show featuring photographic installation (Geoff Titley) and machine-cut sculpture (Amanda Lwin)
I’m pleased to be showing one of my Stoke Newington glass houses less than a mile from their inspiration.
18 Edwards Lane, London N16 0UL
Private view 12th October.
A few weeks ago I was hunting around for a template for an artist consignment note. I couldn’t find one so I made my own. Here it is in case you need one as well. Continue reading “Artist Consignment Note Template”
I’m spending June in Venice on a Fellowship with the British Council. I spend half the time looking after the British Pavilion as part of the Biennale and the other half doing my own research.
The artist showing this year at the British Pavilion is Phyllida Barlow. When I started, I wasn’t especially fond of her works so it’s been an interesting experience spending so much time in their company. More and more, I feel like they want to get up and start jumping and dancing around the space. So I made these gifs.
Her sculptural language works as a surprisingly potent metaphor for these uncertain, unreal times. See more gifs:
Continue reading “Strong & Unstable”
“The hearth and the fireplace are as close as the contemporary secular Western dwelling comes to a shrine… the site of celebration and ritual” – Edwin Heathcote, The Meaning of Home
I enjoyed my weekend showing at Helena’s and Neil’s terraced house in the model town of Saltaire, Yorkshire as part of the Open Houses Arts Trail. Neil’s family was in the Merchant Navy and many of these trinkets are geniunely old. I thought they complemented the set-up quite nicely.
If you’re in Athens next week I’ve got a couple of pieces at Platforms Projects Art Fair showing with Lubomirov Angus-Hughes.
121 CHARILAOU TRIKOUPI ST
114 73 ATHENS
20-25 May 2017
Pleased to say I’ve been shortlisted for the above award. The show is at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle from 18 May – 20 August. And I now have my first ever Artsy listing.
• Architecture and irrationality: a new series
• Upcoming shows: come and visit
I’ve started a series of perforated metal sculptures called The Skyscraper Index.
These wall-hung panels are based on buildings that were once the tallest of their time. The series is based on a flippant idea formulated by economist Andrew Lawrence: “An era’s tallest building rises on the eve of economic downturn”. Continue reading “🏢 THE SKYSCRAPER INDEX 💾”
From ‘The Skyscraper Index‘
“A skyscraper is always a big swaying dick vaunting the ambitions of late capitalism to reduce the human individual to the status and the proportions of a submissive worker ant”
Lubomirov Angus-Hughes is showing lots of small works all under £180. A real delight and plenty of bargains – prints, paintings, jewellery, art objects – go for unusual Xmas gifts or just a riot of images. Highly recommended – and not just cos I’m in it. 9-18 Dec.
It’s already Autumn. I spent my much of the summer getting somewhat fixated on a strange little house between the reservoirs in Stoke Newington.
Next to the water and a little way from other houses, it has this almost mythic quality, of being out-of-place, of living a life apart from the rest of the city.
This ordinary-looking house was originally built to service the reservoirs, and was once known as The Waterman’s House. It was later extended (unsympathetically, according to Hackney’s Local List), following the 1980s preference for DIY Victoriana.
The neighbouring Woodberry Down Estate was a post-war utopia of social housing, schools and public facilities (my mum used to work at the health centre). By the 1990s it had become a wilderness of used needles and rats. The good intentions of the 2006 masterplan – which I know intimately – have since been maligned – part of London’s turbid housing crisis. A 3 bed flat is on sale for £945K.
Open Studios at Bow Arts Rum Factory in Wapping, tomorrow 2-8pm.
If you’re in London tomorrow, it would be great to see you at our Open Studios event. Once News International’s offices, the Rum Factory (where I’m based) is since last year home to 100 artists.