It’s been great to be a part of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair over the past few days – a real boost to see my work hanging with that of many of my printmaking heroes. Sadly the show is finished now, but lives on online for the next couple of weeks.
I would like to say a hearty thank you to the Society of Scottish Artists, both for their hard work in getting this particular show on the road and for their support of me and my work.
Thank you also to the Paintbox School of Art for their award – a truly lovely surprise and a great boost.
I am taking part in the Here & Now exhibition currently showing at the Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay, Fife. Online exhibitions are all very well but it’s great to be taking part in a real, live show again – in an actual gallery. Here & Now was organised in conjunction with the Society of Scottish Artists.
Being an artist can be a solitary life, but in the last year I have hugely enjoyed being a part of Bound:Unbound – a group of artists who make artist books based here in Scotland. This collective meets regularly to discuss the scope of the artist book, and to plan exhibitions, collaborations and commissions.
I have this scroll book in the current Tides Changing I Changing Tides exhibition with the SSA. Originally planned as a “real” exhibition, it is now to be found in its digital format via the SSA website viewing room
It is my response to the Haar (sea mist) which rolled over Edinburgh in the early days of the Coronavirus lockdown. Walking through the mist was like being enveloped in an unknown world. This feeling was heightened by the strangeness of our situation.
Edinburgh is prone to sea mists. They remind us of our proximity to the sea, and that we have little control over the elements, or anything really.
I made this book box for Robert Powell’s current exhibition at the Fine Art Society here in Edinburgh. It’s an absurdly, phantasmagorically, brilliant (too many adjectives?) confection of a show. Do see it – in actuality or online.
I am now accepting commissions for funerary boxes…
Actually, not really