The exhibition consists of ten artists nominated by ten people who have been involved with the gallery since its inception in 2006. The show opens on 4 March and continues until 2 April 2016. More info here.
A few images from a private festival in East Dean.
‘Engaging with the life of an early 20th century woman, Working from home camouflages signs of industrious activity within a domestic setting.
Embedding the tools and products of work within a turn-of-the-century dwelling, the work brings into focus everyday living and precarious labour through a historical lens.’
To Julie’s design I constructed a timber and board ‘room’ with three walls, like those found in the museum. The entire room and all of its contents were painstakingly covered with the same damask pattern.
The exhibition continues until 31 August.
This weekend I attended a secret festival, and made a sculpture for it. The sculpture was to mark the final night of the tenth year of the festival. Before the last band played (the excellent Kassassin Street, performing acoustically for the first time) Effigy was lit and we watched as it burnt down.
More images here.
I spent two more days at University Hospital North Staffordshire this week, researching materials and techniques the hospital uses, and talking to the people that work in the hidden but no-less important departments.
The box contains Dr Josep Sulé-Suso’s excellent 3D radiotherapy demonstration machine. It can show a patient exactly what will happen to them in full 3D using their own CT scan to produce imagery. More info here.
I also got my hand cast in polyester casting tape in the fracture clinic.
A few images from the hidden departments at University Hospital North Staffordshire.
My one-off publication about the Duddeston Viaduct in Digbeth launches on Saturday 15 March.
Join me from 12pm at A3 Project Space to pick up your copy, and then walk the street-level route with some of the contributors.
Here’s a sneak peak at the publication, which uses an Ordnance Survey map from 1902.
I’ve spent the last few weeks doing a lot of work wearing my other hat as gallery technician for Furtherfield.
We’re launching our first touring exhibition this week - Digital Zoo, Life From The World Wild Web - featuring works selected from our recent exhibition schedule in Finsbury Park. The image above is of Animacules by Genetic Moo. The tour sees the works sited in shopping centres around the UK. More info here.
My role in all of this consisted of designing and building a series of structures, which can be dismantled and reassembled in each venue, to house the works. As the tour is being shown in shopping centres we have to install at night whilst the centres are closed. It is very strange being in an empty shopping centre at 5am.