The exhibition at Primrose Hill Community centre is coming up on Sunday 31st of May.
There will be lots of drawings by locals of locals and an auction of the works for which donations will go to keeping the local library open.
Do come down and have a look – it’s been a great experience meeting all sorts of local people and getting to know them while drawing them. Running over to people’s houses and workplaces in my lunch hour to make sketches and sitting over tea and pencil shavings in pubs and cafes.
Here’s a few of the drawings that will be in the auction in Sunday……
Sadly I can’t make the exhibition but i’m looking forward to the book which may be published of all the drawings in many artists different styles…..
I’ve just become part of a lovely little project in Primrose Hill where people in the community are drawing and photographing each other. There will be an exhibition at the community centre and a book of images and interviews published and called…
‘Faces on The Hill’.
It’s such a lovely idea and I’ve just finished my first portrait which is of the lovely Rachel Poulton who took my photograph.
The exhibition is on May 31st I have on my list to draw, a local lawyer, an art curator and a retired ballet dancer amongst others so I think this is going to be a really fun project !
In September I had the chance to work an a very interesting project created by Nicoline Van Harskamp. A reading of Pygmalion. It was live-translated back from over 14 different languages back into English and recorded. My drawings capture the reading in progress.
My drawings were then published along with the script in a limited edition book by Onomatopee.
Some of my reportage drawings from Nicoline Van Harskamp’s exhibition are showcased by the publishers Onomatopee. A fuller set of my drawings from the days events have been published by Onomatopee in the book which resulted from the reading Nicoline set up at Kunstraum Gallery in Hoxton, London.
I really enjoy reportage drawing and capturing the mood of the participants and how the marks of the drawings echoed the varied marks of the many written languages in the open books.
There was a great humour in some of the phrases as they were re-translated, the process also showed up some fascinating cultural assumptions and differences.
I hope to have the chance to work with this project further as I find the links between text and images and the cultural crossover and divergence fascinating.
Looking forward to the opening of the Obsession Exhibition this Friday 27th 6:30-9:30 at the Embassy Tea Gallery near Southwark station, London – do come along, we set up yesterday and it it was exciting to see such a mix of different styles around the theme.
I’m happy to say I’ll be taking part in a group exhibition Obsession: Love, Ritual, Collection at the Embassy Tea Gallery in June.
My work for this exhibition is based in the art of letter-writing, as a certain ritual that embodies love, collection and, sometimes, obsession. I find that there is a spill over from words into images and vice versa…… subtle links between our verbal and image-based languages that can be very powerful.
Letters are a subject I have been exploring for a long time both in personal and in community work: Painted Veils
Further details of the upcoming exhibition below:
Obsession, Love, Ritual, Collection
OBSESSION: Love, Ritual, Collection
EMBASSY TEA GALLERY
195 – 205 Union Street London SE1 0LN
Exhibition open by appointment only 24th June – 27th June
I am happy to say I have asked to be an artist in residence at the Caravanserai project in Canning Town following the 21Artists exhibition in late November for which I created and showed artwork based around the local area. The piece itself can be seen in progress below and further images and details on the project found here.