Work in progress – Painting the Town… (2017) part of Summer Art Thread (2017) at LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester, UK. 26/8/17.
Two Queens members show (2016) – Dont Mind, part of the City Festival (2016) August 20-29th
Exhibiting Laying Tracks (2016)
“Get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Two Queens, whether you are interested in hiring a studio space or just want to see what our resident artists have been making recently, this is your chance to do it! ”
It would be awesome to see you on the day 23rd April
Exhibiting alongside studio members and associates.
Bhav Bhella, Sam Boulton, Hannah Dickinson, Anoushka Goodwin, Daniel Goodwin, Hattie Grace Rea, Les Hayden, Alice Hicken, James Hisset, Daniel Sean Kelly, Madeline Kerslake, Tim Neath, Sam Read, Mita Solanky, Jack Squires, Diana Strandin, Tom Van Herrewege, Hamish Walker, Alex Wallis, Louise Wick, Ellis Wills-Wilson.
The show will run from 22nd – 30th August 2015. Open everyday 12-6pm with a preview on 22nd 6-9pm.
Continuing my exploration of the Western genre of cinema, focusing on the steam train. Combining found footage and model miniatures I have travelled the length of my studio at Two Queens, Leicester, U.K.
I was really taken by the piece High Rises (2014) by Judy Chan who had crafted a giant piece that covered the floor and wall. Consisting of rectangular tubes representing high-rise buildings that keep popping up in Hong Kong to satisfying the growing need for families and businesses that need the space to work and live.
For me I was concerned with the structure of the piece, how it was constructed, a very professional and clean job. It almost comes alive, like mould or damp that just keeps on growing. There was a sense of great movement as the pieces were shooting out of the corner where they all begin.
It’s great to see cardboard being used so simply to and beautifully to create a powerful piece of work.
A few months ago I was contacted by a photography student who was building up a body of work for her final show at her college. Billie Patrick a photography student in Leicester College who is interested in the portraits of artist, contact my studio to work with artists in their spaces. I answered the request, inviting her to come to my studio space. Arriving with her assistant they both got to work, photographing me at work whilst I was completing my rolling stock’s construction that day.
I am more than happy to share her best pieces with you all. I wish her the best of luck as she begins her degree in Photography at Nottingham Trent.
31 Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester.