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Interpretations extended – 1 week left to see it!

My solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town has been extended until the end of October, so there is one week left to see the work all together.

Address:  First floor, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 2BX

Opening times: The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm

Studying the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

Here are some images from each series:

Ophelia #2 - polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. You can also see the book online at blurb.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (Cambridge, morning)

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

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this table is sad… book for sale!

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ is now available as a book, for sale via Blurb.

Available either in softcover, hardcover with dust jacket, all hard cover with image wrap, all printed with Proline Pearl photographic paper. Prices start at £24.73 (+VAT and delivery) for the softcover.

Here’s the front cover:



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And here’s a couple of images from inside:

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Tulips – this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

 

night swans - this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

night swans – this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad… at The Heart Grows Fonder / FORMAT 2015

Miniclick are holding another of their great The Heart Grows Fonder interactive book-making exhibitions in association with the Artist’s Book Cooperative (ABC) at FORMAT 2015.

This image from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ will be included

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

Following FORMAT 2015’s theme of Evidence, this years workshop will take the form of a crime zine. Photographs will be shown in a live evolving exhibition (THE WALL), and used in a ‘zine-making workshop (CRIME ‘ZINE) during the opening weekend of FORMAT 2015.

Here are the workshop details:

Where: St. Werburgh’s Church, Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1UZ

When: Saturday 14th March, 10.30am-5pm

Cost: FREE, drop in

FORMAT International Photography Festival presents a selection of the best of international photography in a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT, hosted & organised by QUAD and the University of Derby.

Brighton based photography organisation Miniclick curates free talks and discussions, hosts participatory events, workshops and exhibitions and publishes affordable photography books and ‘zines with the remit of being open and accessible to all, experimenting with different ways of looking at images and focusing on stories and ideas instead of kit and cameras.

this table is sad at The Heart Grows Fonder

My photograph ‘my father reflected in his garden’ is in Miniclick’s experimental participatory project – ‘The Heart Grows Fonder’.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

Part of Miniclick’s ‘Another Way of Looking” programme, created in association with Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, this free event gives participants an opportunity to curate their own photo-book from a range of artists work – in photographs, prose, poetry, drawing, collage, etc, etc.

When: 11am-5pm, Saturday 25th October
Where: at The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS, Middle Street, Brighton
 

Below is one of Miniclick’s documentary photographs of all the work ready waiting to be part of someone’s book.  And you can just about make out my photo in the middle of the shot (hanging sideways, behind the giant ear!)

As a photographer I think there’s something quite exciting about giving up a photograph to the unknown, for someone else can use it to tell their own story.

The Heart Grows Fonder - in action

The Heart Grows Fonder – in action (event documentation by Miniclick)

Here’s a link to the online gallery for the project.

My photograph is from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’, which employs a twin lens technique to consider the subjective experience of the everyday transitory moment. Click here to see more from this series on my LensCulture profile.

 

 

Chasing Shadows at Islington Exhibits – documentation

Thanks to Rowan Arts and Islington Exhibits 2013 for giving me the opportunity; this installation is something I’d wanted to create for a long time.

Here are some documentary images, and some footage (without sound), and a record of viewer comments.

Images:

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 1

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 2

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 3

 Some of the lovely comments left by visitors:

“Exquisitely, skilfully crafted photographs. I love the movement, the merging of one image and sense into another.  You have a gift for finding such serene beauty in the easy to pass by scenes of everyday life.”

“I liked the rambling impact of nature against buildings.  The urban mundanity and beauty, emphasised by plants, trees, shadows, walls, windows makes my senses dream.”

“It perfectly demonstrates how things are really out of our control.”

“Has a strangely compelling quality – the way the images move through a journey – and each time you look you find yourself drawn in further.”

“I love the way the prints almost pour into each other.  It’s very hypnotic.”

“It is wonderful the way that very ordinary everyday things are transformed into something very mysterious.”

“I could feel the same dreamlike gaze that you must have had on your night walk.  It took me back to memories of my own walks at night time – the larger than life plants, the dark leaves but bright flowers.  For some reason I find the vegetation says more at night and that really came across through the texture and light and shade.”

Footage:

I had a great time meeting people and seeing/hearing their responses, and I learned so much more about the work from those interactions. Thanks everyone!

To see the full series take a look at my website.  If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

If you want to find out more about Islington Exhibits 2013 take a look at this video

Islington Exhibits – promotional images

As well as commissioning my first solo show, Rowan Arts selected one of my photographs to use as the poster image for the whole Islington Exhibits festival! Here are some examples…

Placement on websites:

London Artists Quarter:  http://www.londonsartistquarter.org/events/islington-exhibits-2013

Furtherfield: http://www.furtherfield.org/community/calendar/islington-exhibits-2013

I’m really pleased with how they used it for the programme’s; it’s so well designed.

Poster/postcard/cover image (design by Rowan Arts):

Islington Exhibits 2013 cover image

Chasing Shadows – shutters (Islington Exhibits 2013 programme cover image)

Programme insert (design by Rowan Arts):

Islington Exhibits 2013 programme insert 2

Chasing Shadows – shutters (Islington Exhibits 2013 programme insert)

Leap!

River Wolton’s first full anthology of poems, ‘Leap’ is now on sale, featuring an image from the Ophelia series!

 

‘Leap’, by River Wolton, published by The Poetry Business. Cover photograph by Nicola Jayne Maskrey. Design by Utter.

 

To find out more or buy your copy click here.