21st FEBRUARY 2021 / LAUNCH
Following on from my first set of Anteriors watercolours last year, reflecting my experiences in lockdown and raising money for Downright Excellent, I developed a second set, Anteriors 2, along similar lines. Again based around the format of the cover of World of Interiors magazine these featured isometric exercises, paperwork and a self portrait painted without looking. Happlily, again they sold out within a few days, raising £1600.
23rd JANUARY 2021 / EVENT
Turf Projects in Croydon have asked me to speak about my recent work teaching a course in Covid-safe curating at University of the Creative Arts, Farnham. I'll be discussing the material I brought together to inform the course and the six exhibitions my students put on. The event is free. More info HERE.
22nd DECEMBER 2020 / EVENT
I have been invited by Focal Point Gallery to deliver an onlinbe version of my Introduction to Laughter Yoga - based on my recent Instagram Live sessions below - as the gallery's Christmas message to their followers.
13th NOVEMBER 2020 / EVENT
For the second UK Lockdown I have started a regular series of 10 minute sessions of Laughter Yoga direct from my studio on Instagram Live. Every Friday at 5pm for the foreseeable future join me for a short introduction and a series of improvised exercises to see you into the weekend.
See previous episodes HERE
28th AUGUST 2020 / LAUNCH
As part of the Artist Support Pledge I produced six unique watercolours reflecting my experience as part of a shielding family during Lockdown. Based on the size and layout of World of Interiors magazine each one incorporated different imagery around disconnection, repetition and suburbia. They all sold out on the day of release, raising £1000 for Downright Excellent.
For images see #ASP4DEX
18th JUNE 2020 / LAUNCH
I've been commissioned by Focal Point Gallery to record a YouTube tutorial based on my performance piece 'An Introduction to Laughter Yoga' for their new 'Why Don't You?' series of instructional videos designed for life during the Covid-19 lockdown.
More info HERE.
21st MAY 2020 / EVENT
I will be delivering a new version of my performance 'An Introduction to Laughter Yoga' as part of The Holden Gallery's Interruptions programme. These are usually commissioned live events in the empty gallery between exhibitions, but responding to Covid-19 this has been designed especially for Zoom.
More info and registration HERE.
6th APRIL 2020 / PODCAST
Emma Cousin invited me to record an episode of her 'Chats in Lockdown' podcast where she interviews artists and writers about how the Covid-19 Lockdown has affected their practice. We discussed logistocs, authenticity and making work in these times. You can listen HERE.
28th FEB 2020 / EVENT
'Still Busy' a film made by L.I.E. and scripted and narrated by me will be screened at 41/42, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, alongside works by Bryony Gillard, Vicki Thornton & Kersti Jan Werdal.
23rd JUNE 2019 / EVENT
I'll be delivering several versions of my 'An Introduction to Laughter Yoga' performance at pertinant locations around Walthamstow as part of the Art Night weekend.
(HAD ANOTHER BABY*)
*Wonderful, yes! But also here to explain the shift in output.
3rd DEC 2018 / EVENT
I'll be discussing Radical Essex and my #aNaturistClubInEssex project with fellow Radical Essex artist Scottee, Jess Twyman of Art Exchange and Hayley Dixon of Focal Point Gallery.
More info & Tickets HERE.
30th JUNE 2018 / EVENT
Book launch for 'Radical Essex', an anthology of writing and imagery collating two years of research and events as part of Focal Point Gallery's Radical Essex season. Including essays by Ken Worpole, Rachel Lichtenstein, Tim Burrows and a six page collage of my residency at Oakwood Sun Club. Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.
Twenty One, Southend, UK
24th JUNE 2018 / EVENT
Open Day at Oakwood Sun Club, where I'm currently Radical Essex Artist in Residence. Explore the grounds and meet the regulars of one of Essex' remaining naturist clubs, near the site of the UK's first over 100 years ago. Featuring a pay BBQ and various activities devised by myself & club members.
11am-6pm. Clothing Optional. Towel useful. RSVP (Map ref HERE)
(NB: No need to be naked yourself but others there may well be!)
16th/17th JUNE / EVENT
Open Studios at my studio block, 114a Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow E17 6AA. Meet over 25 artists working in various media, including Matthew Krishanu, Helen Maurer, Asger Gjerdvik, Tam Joseph and more. (More...)
Sat/Sun 1pm-6pm. PV Fri 15th 6-9pm. FREE
26/27th JAN 2018 / TALK
Artist Talk on Friday 26th January 7pm and Sauna Reading Group on Saturday 27th January 1pm, both at Scottish Sculpture Workshop.
23rd JAN 2018 / TALK
Artist Talk as part of f(r)iction, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Location & timings TBC.
7th OCT 2017 / EVENT
I’ll be presenting four sessions of my ‘An Introduction to Laughter Yoga’ and a special new ‘Activity (& Inactivity) Sheet’ at ‘The Festival of Radical Fun’ at the Museum of London. Various live projects from artists, magazines and musicians around the building including Ruth Beale, Company Drinks, Gal Dem, Juneau Projects, Lady Lucy, and The Quietus.
10am-10pm. FREE. (More...)
17th SEPT – 31ST OCT 2017 / EXHIBITION
‘Concentric Zone Theory’ with Adam Chozko, Simon Linington, Domonic from Luton and Emma Smith. With a panel discussion ‘Post-London’ Moderated by Lynda Morris Sunday 17th September 12pm. Open Thurs-Sun 12-5pm. FREE. (More...)
25th JUNE 2017 / EVENT
As Part of my Radical Essex Residency at Oakwood Sun Club I’ll be presenting a display and demonstration of my work so far at the Club’s annual Open Day. All welcome. Clothing optional. 11-4pm. FREE. (More...)
10th DEC 2016 / TALK
A CONFESSION: ANARCHY, ANONYMITY, HEALTH & EFFICIENCY
An Amateur History of Social Nudity in Modern Essex 1896-2017, Performance Lecture at Focal Point Gallery to launch my research into the history and legacy of Essex' 1890s Tolstoy Colonies.
Part of the Radical Essex season. FREE. (More...)
(HAD A BABY*)
*Wonderful, yes! But also here to explain a shift in output.
6th Feb - 3rd March 2016 / EXHIBITION
Manual Labours (Sophie Hope & Jenny Richards) have commissioned me to write a feedback form for their exhibition 'The Complaining Body' that looks at the physical and mental issues around complaining.
The Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square,
1st October - 1st November 2015 / EXHIBITION
Division of Labour launch their new London showroom space in West Hampstead with 'Hermits and Reasonable Artists', a display of two of my current sculpture projects alongside works by David Blamey.
This space is strictly by appointment only, designed to encourage one-one conversations, particularly with collectors, curators and interested parties.
Please contact the gallery directly to arrange a viewing.
25-27th September 2015 / SCREENING
The music video I made for Astronauts' single 'Only Son' has been selected by Video Social Club for their screening programme as part of The Plymouth Art Weekender at Plymouth Social Club, 38-39 Tavistock Place PL4 8AX. Screening night: Friday 25th September, 8pm - late.
21st-22nd August 2015 / EXHIBITION
Curator Toby Huddletsone adapts his 2011 curated group show into
'To Pay Respect To The Generosity Of Three Minute Punk Song Pt.2: Re-Edit', an weekend-long arrangement of screened and projected films across the studios, offices and windows of BEEF, Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film. Including my video 'The Least Most (The Most Least?).
27th March 2015 / EXHIBITION
solo exhibition, 'Sociable Hermit', presenting all the projects I've developed over the course of my residency with ICIA at the University of Bath, UK. Featuring an outsourced sculpture, a series of mundane photographs, borrowed furniture, a set of prints made on Sir isaac Pitman's original letterpress, a video trailer for a failed project with the Architecture students, and various ephemera from my residency research.
12 December 2014 / EVENT
As part of Craig Barnes' Centre for Remote Possibilites currently at Matt's Gallery I am hosting a talk and discussion entitled 'Focus Group for Failure' in the restored Futuro House on the gallery rooftop. The talk will work through the details of an unresolved residency project for 83 imaginary exhibitions that has itself failed to materialise. Friday 12th December, 2-3pm
28th November - 31 January 2015 / EXHIBITION
I have an editioned work, 'Quality Time' (see above), in Enclave's new 'Yearbook' project. 10 artists including Martin Westwood, Toby Huddlestone, Joey Holder and Frances Thorburn produced new works for this limited edition portfolio, the book is then part of a group show in the gallery featuring all contributing artists.
25 November - 19 January 2015 / EXHIBITION
One of my 1.234p photographs is in the group show 'Macht' curated by Sandra Mann, featuring Caroline Krause, Jos Diegel, Natalie Grenzhaususer, Sandra Mann, Roy Lichtenstein & others. Prevent.on, Frankfurt, Germany.