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Ophelia Under the Bed

Single images from my Ophelia series are on sale for the next month at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield as part of their annual Under the Bed sale.

The sale runs from 10th January to 4th February 2018 at the Cupola Gallery, 174-178 Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm.

Ophelia #3

Ophelia #3

Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing methods, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional artistic representations of the story of Ophelia, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to simultaneously intensify and degrade the images. In the final stage I used out-of-date Polaroid film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Each emulsion lift is handmade by me and completely unique. The mounted, unframed  original prints are on sale at £44 each.  If you don’t mind mixing and matching edition numbers you can collect the full set of 6 in the sale.

Established in 1991, and hosting a wonderfully eclectic collection of beautiful work, Cupola remains one of the most respected contemporary galleries for the sale and exhibition of fine art & fine craft in the north of England.

 

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Ophelia in Rebel Daughters

My Ophelia series has been selected for the Rebel Daughters exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of the first votes for women, and launching a year-long programme of activity in partnership with Doncaster Museums. Just under 60 women artists based locally, nationally and internationally have been selected to show work that celebrates the passions and interests of women artists today.

Ophelia 4 

The exhibition runs from 18th January – 7th April 2018 at The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

Open weekdays from 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-1.30pm. The Point is closed on all Bank Holiday Mondays and during Easter weekend.

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

Here’s also a copy of the December 2017 issue of Doncopolitan, promoting the exhibition and featuring one of my images.

The Point hosts a team of artists, makers, musicians, performers and support staff who collaborate to design and deliver creative programmes which inspire learning, build good emotional health and strengthen professional practice for people of all ages who live, work or learn in Doncaster.

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

Ophelia at Shape Arts Gallery, Westfield Stratford – 2 weeks left!

The current group show at the Shape Arts Gallery, featuring Ophelia #1-4, has just 2 weeks left.

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2

The Shape Arts gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

…late additions (Alma Street Fair today!)

Today!!   Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

As well as 5 complete sets (and a handful of single images) of the Ophelia series, I’ve some teeny tiny prints of other photographic works – some new, some not so new, and a couple of my old favourites too.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Perfect for small budgets, prints include a selection of interesting trees and plants, a striking section of rock (which reminds me of the Boyle family), and an impressive bird – a new image from the series Heralds (faded glory).

Heralds (faded glory)

Heralds (faded glory)

Regents Park, spring 2014

Regents Park, spring 2014

There’ll also be 6 prints from my new series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow – more information on this work later but here’s an image from the series:

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street.

Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me from 12-7pm.

 

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/

For one day only… Sunday 27th July, NW5

On Sunday 27th July I’ll be at this year’s Alma Street Fair, selling original limited edition prints from my series Ophelia #1-6.

This annual festival across Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5 celebrates the diverse talents of Kentish Town, London.

The fair is on Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street. Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me and my Ophelia prints – with complete sets and individual prints for sale.  I might also be showing some new work too – more on that later.

This is my first year at the festival so I’m very excited to be taking part! Fingers crossed for good weather!

 

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift
Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

Ophelia #1-6

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text such as Waterhouse and Millais.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing methods, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

This is a limited edition run of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to simultaneously intensify and degrade the images. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

 

More information:

To find out more about Ophelia #1-6 take a look at my website, more information is here on this blog, or you can contact me directly.

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/