Isle of Portland, Dorset
A biennial Arts Festival with art performances and events all over the island.b-side.org.uk #bside18
217 Wakeham, Isle of Portland, Dorset
Currently showing as part of the b-side Festival, 10.30 – 4.30, 7 days a week until 1st November 2018.
Penyagolosa Natural Park
near Castillon de la Plana, Eastern Spain
A land art residency to make a piece in a forest is situated south of Barcelona and north of Valencia.enclavelandart.org
The Sculpture Collections
Leeds Art Gallery & Henry Moore Institute
Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Work included in survey exhibition (including Phyllida Barlow, Tony Cragg, Cornelia Parker etc).Henry Moore Institute
Up the Duff – La Fortezza del Girifalco
Via Santa Margherita, 52044 Cortona, Tuscany, Italy.
With Leandro Lottici. Now showing permanently in the castle.fortezzadelgirifalco.it
Art at Broadgate
Ground Floor atrium, Exchange House, 12 Primrose Sreet, London EC2A 2HS
2 exhibitions: The Sheltering Five (5 sculptures) and Traces of Traces (a suspended glass sculpture).firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my drawings has been selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY. Private View and Prizes: Wed 26 Sept at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Exhibition open 24 Sept – 4 Oct 2018. Opening hours: 9 – 5 Mon – Sun (closed 6 & 12 Oct), and on tour nationally:
- The Gallery at Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5H11. 22 Nov – 10 Jan 2019. Info: aub.ac.uk/campus/thegallery.
- Royal Drawing School, 19 – 22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG. 2 – 22 Feb 2019. Info: royaldrawingschool.org/exhibitions.
- Drawing Projects UK, Bridge House, 10 Stallard Street, Trowbridge BA14 9AE. 2 March – 26 April 2019. Info: drawing projects.uk.
- Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk L39 4QR. 4 May – 6 July 2019.
I have recently been making work which refers to vernacular architecture – anything from termite mounds to Buddhist stupas. For b-side I have made a new sculptural piece which takes as its starting point a little known aspect of of Portland’s archaeology – the mysterious Beehive Chambers. Several of these underground prehistoric stone structures have been found on the island but nothing now remains except a few old photos and drawings.
I recently completed an outdoor piece for the Vistabella Landart Residencies in Spain November 2016, to make an environmental sculpture with the theme Enclave. It remains just outside the village of Vistabella del Maestraat in the mountains 50 miles from Castillon de la Plana.
Currently I am much interested in structures such as Wind Towers, Bottle Kilns and Dovecots – this type of architecture we probably dont see in our everyday lives. We used ceramic tiles to make the piece from the local Ceramics Industry near Valencia, and it allows the North Wind to blow through at the top, the small window will allow access to birds for shelter.
There is an interview with photos in INSIDE ARTISTS Issue 6 Autumn 2016. Available to view online at: issuu.com/insideartists. Pages 72 – 75.
I have recently finished making smaller versions of each of the five pieces of Up the Duff and they are now cast in bronze.