Saturday, 24 August 2013

And more..

Will's dad was brilliant!

One thing I forgot

Last year, we held an exhibition of Harry Mayor's painting at SOAR. Harry was my friend Will's dad who influenced me to draw and then go on to art college. It was a fantastic event with loads of people visiting it. The exhibition was organised by me, Kate Genever, Steve Pool and Will Mayor. Here are some of the best paintings.


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tour Dummy Run

Just got back from doing the dummy run of my subjective P.X. tour with Frances and Daniel.
They liked it. Two things to do - more tales and therefore a longer tour - 1 hour in total.
Read Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life.

Monday, 19 August 2013


Well, a lot has been going on. Our photography group recently had a discussion where we looked at lots of different types of photography and I asked people what sort of photography they would like to focus upon. Sarah said ‘natural’ and Georgia said ‘close-ups’. We are going to take a field trip soon, taking pics, in the Winter and Peace Gardens in town.  

I met with Stuart, a painter, in Asda cafĂ© last week – he saw my advert in Five Alive magazine, as did another painter Elaine who I have yet to meet. Both live on Foxhill. I am going to help Stuart realize what he wants to do in painting – he has huge artistic ambitions - much more to follow on this. I am hoping to work with Stuart for a long time to come.

I have won a bid to be part of Art Sheffield Festival Parallel Projects – I will hire a mini-bus and conduct a subjective tour of Parson Cross, visiting some spots where some interesting things happened when I was a teenager! Art Sheffield will publicize it on their printed guide to the festival and their website. Great! I’ll publicize this event nearer the time on this blog . The festival takes place between the 4th Oct and 14th December 2013 – you can find out more about it here

Kate Genever and Steve Pool ran a great week-long summer school on Parson Cross. I attended the whole thing and I gave a paper entitled Is Art Freedom? on the last day. I learnt a lot and met some great people.

Plus, lots more leads to follow.  I may be running a painting group at Foxhill Health Centre – please watch this space…

Thursday, 1 August 2013