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Cardboard Town Workshop

During this years New Mills Festival‘s Big Weekend, I ran my first workshop at Spring Bank Arts part of Festival Art Show.

At first I found the idea of running a workshop to be a daunting, yet once I had an idea, keeping it simple and fun I sourced my material and got stuck into what turned out to be a very rewarding weekend. Seeing children of all ages responding to the installation as the made their own cardboard facades of all abilities take shape. I’m now open to putting together more in the future.


Festival Art Show – New Mills Festival (2017)

Installation in The Festival Art Show at Spring Bank Arts part of New Mills Festival (2017) . Cardboard model miniatures and video installation of Iron Horse of the Studio (2015)

New Mills Festival (2017) – The Big Weekend

I’m pleased to announce that I am returning to the New Mills Festival, taking part in the Big Weekend – 22nd – 24th September.

The last weekend of the two-week festival –

The Art Trail includes a “Big Weekend”, timed to coincide with the hugely popular Lantern Procession finale, which attracts an audience of more than 14,000 to the town. The Big Weekend sees artists and venues across New Mills open their doors to host pop-up exhibitions, open studios, workshops and demonstrations, and arts and crafts markets.

More information coming soon!


New Mills Arts Festival (2015) Arts Trail

New Mills Festival (2015)

New Mills Arts (2015) teaser

After installing my work today in New Mills for the upcoming New Mills Festival (2015), the work of another artist/craftsman Mike Durcan caught my attention, a collection of bird-boxes. All of which are anything but traditional, filling up a whole shop window they are brimming with fun attracting everyone who passes by. Here’s just a few that caught my eye.

New Mills Festival (2015)

New Mills Arts Fest Town Trail (2014)



Exhibiting alongside the following artists

Teresa Wilson, Patrick Blagbrough, Alex J GardnerAshley Sanders, Lisa Gold, Lyn Bannister, Jenny Pilkington53 Views, Karen Brookfield, Sharon Leahy-ClarkAllisdhair McNaullHigh Peaks Community Arts, New Mills Community Potters, Dee SaycePenelope WilliamsJohnny RestallJanette Byrne, Claire WeetmanTerry MarsdenSue LeakeEddie BridgeJulie WilloughbyAnjo DesignsKat ButtonClare AllanNew Mills School Business and Enterprise College Class 8MMaggie HargreavesVincent CanningNew Mills Primary School Year 6Lisa MooreHenry Walsh, Julie Levy, Amanda WhewellLaura-Jane AtkinsonSara Paola Francesca LongoAnna MasseyAnna Krystyna CaseyLucy Gell, Lucy Gell and New Mills Primary School, Deborah PitmanPaul HartleyAndrew Mercer, Irena Siwiak Atamewan, Lisa Jones, Dawn Holmes, Karen Heywood, Chris Taylor, Karol Kochanowski, Arthur Burns, Trevor Williams and Planet Hapoko

What Is A Print?

I rarely reblog posts from other blogs, But I feel that I have to when I saw Lucy Gell’s name come up. An awesome artist, and awesome work, which you can see here

notes to the milkman

I was going to add Part 87, but realised this is actually the first time I can remember asking this eternal question on this blog. What prompted me was a sign on Lucy Gell’s stand at the Spring Bank Arts Centre in New Mills last weekend.


The quality of the photo is not great (phone pic in available light) so I’ll transcribe it:

“What makes an original print?

  • Prints are made individually by hand
  • The print is closely, but not exactly identical with others in the edition.
  • It is one of a small edition e.g. 3/20, this means that it is number three of twenty individual prints (AP means artist’s proof)

The print making process used is in itself an ‘Art Form’ chosen specifically for what it can give the subject. Each print is not a copy or a reproduction but considered an original impression.

I have chosen to use…

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