Monday, 30 July 2012

A Taste of HOST at The LBT

Today I delivered artwork to The LBT for inclusion in The Taste of HOST Exhibition which runs until the 9th September. My work is exhibited in the Foyer alongside work by 37 local artists. This exhibition offers a 'taste' of artists work, to be shared more fully during the HOST Open Studio Trail on the 8th and 9th September at The LBT and at a range of venues throughout Kirklees.

Photography for fellow HOST Artist: Mary Lane

Recently I was asked by Mary Lane, a fellow HOST Artist, who I originally met through my Artist Residency at The Lawrence Batley Theatre, if I would photograph some of her work so that she could produce promotional materials and products. The images turned out great and Mary is hoping to get some of them printed large scale, along with a series of greetings cards. Here are some of the images of her great work ...

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Dancing With The Orange Dog

As part of the 154 Collective I am currently involved in the development of an eclectic theatre show which includes elements from a wide range of art practices, including photography, animation and film, through to the drawn line and dance. 

‘Dancing with the Orange Dog’ will tour three North of England venues in early 2013 and is being made under the umbrella of the ‘Routes North’ initiative. The venues are; Theatre in the Mill - Bradford, The Lowry - Salford and The Arc - Stockton. Keep up to date with developments via the 154 Website and Blog.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

154 Pictures and Words Workshop

Last weekend myself and Dan Mallaghan, a fellow 154 Collective artist, delivered a Pictures and Words workshop as part of the 154 Exhibition at The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley. The workshop was based around our "Pictures and Words" collaboration and shared ways in which they could capture and process interesting images using mobile devices such as iPod Touchs, iPhones and iPads and use them as inspiration for creative writing. 

As a focus for the workshop we based all photography and creative writing around our next 154 Collective Show - Routes North and asked the group to work with us to capture images of Dan, in character, to be used as promotional and publicity material. The group were fantastic and produced some super images which contributed to the final publicity image, captured by Richard Hanson and further developed by Fabric Lenny.

More information on this workshop can be found on the 154 Collective Blog.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Arts4All - Sharing Oustanding Practice: Projects featured in NSEAD EUpdate

The recent educational work I have delivered through the Kirklees Arts4All Scheme is featured in the latest NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art and Design) E Update via a powerpoint document created by Natalie Deane. My projects include Photography at Scholes J&I School and Crowlees J&I School, plus animation at Hyrstmount Junior School alongside Fabric Lenny.

Hanging prints at Scholes J&I School, Holmfirth
Extended Drawing at Crowlees J&I School, Mirfield

The Habitats Animation set at Hyrstmount Junior School, Batley

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Crowlees Photography Project Featured in In Kirklees

The Arts4All Photography Project I recently delivered at Crowlees J&I School in Mirfield is featured in In Kirklees, an online daily newspaper by Spencer Wilson which collates news from throughout Kirklees. Fantastic!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Crowlees Photography Project

I have just completed my last education project for this summer term which was a fantastic photography project at Crowlees J&I School, Mirfield as part of the Kirklees Arts4All Initiative. This was a four day project working with 60 Y5 pupils to create a limited edition hard back book and a limited edition giclee print to be framed and displayed in school. Throughout the project I worked with children to explore their school through the lens of a mobile device, including iPhones, iPods and iPads. In line with my own arts practice I encouraged the children to seek out interesting images by looking very closely at their surroundings and capturing images from angles in which they would not normally see things. 


I then worked with the children to process their images on mobiles devices through a range of photography apps. 

The children also produced a selection of drawings and pieces of creative writing by using their images as a starting point for stories, poetry and drawing. 

I had a wonderful time on this project, the children were great and they produced some amazing work. Here are some of their final images...

More information on this project can be found on the Kirklees Arts4All Blog - Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.