Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sketchbooks from V&A Jazz & World Music Series

Some pages from my sketchbooks for the V&A Jazz & World Music Series I illustrate monthly.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Isle of Wight

In October 2012 I visited the Isle of Wight for the first time, partly intrigued by an abandoned holiday camp I'd heard about several years ago. I didn't know what it was called or where on the island to find it, but it turned up after a few days (holiday camps were designed to be found easily). This is a short series of photographs I shot on an Olympus XA2 35mm camera about the island.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Studio Work / Marbles

Continuing to use chance & surprise with new materials as active tools, I've been experimenting with marbling as a method of surface design, and introducing different forms to the process so that I am not just printing onto flat sheets of paper. Some nice surprises arrising! I'm also becoming interested in images which we cannot document without a camera. ie, temporary, degradable, perishable tools etc, or in terms of surface, things which cannot be scanned flat, as a drawing might be. I'm trying to use that as direction for my choice of materials, surfaces etc.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Film 4 / Somerset House Summer Screen with Print Club London

Just a little reminder that I am taking part in the PRINT CLUB LONDON: SUMMER SCREEN PRINTS exhibition, to celebrate Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.

Come along to the pre-show buyers night, at Somerset House on 31 July 2013 6.30pm-10pm.

West Wing Galleries
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dada Animation

As part of the Dancing Around Duchamp season at London's Barbican, I was lucky enough to see a programme of 10 films by directors Stan VanDerBeek & Robert Breer last week, here are some of my favourites by both.

A programme of early work by two pre-eminent directors of the American Underground, Robert Breer (1926-2011) and Black Mountain College alumnus Stan VanDerBeek (1927-84), working in the spirit of Dadaist collage and abstraction… featuring a healthy Dadaist sense of humour and the absurd.

The programme was followed by a ScreenTalk with Mark Bartlett, a Stan VanDerBeek Scholar and tutor at the University for the Creative Arts, and Suzanne Buchan, Professor of Animation Aesthetics at Middlesex University with publications such as The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom (2011). Additionally, they work respectively as Associate Editor and Editor of Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal.