Just had a great day preparing for the next book – an artist book made in conjunction with poet and writer Andrew Jeffrey. Artist Book The Stiles of Moss Valley will be shown at the In the Open exhibition at Sheffield Institute of Arts and Bank Street Arts this September. In the meantime – here are a few preparatory prints!
Working on a trail for a yarnstorm organised by artist Lyn Carruthers. Here is the back for the map.
Aftermath (poems by Derek Smith) has been launched at a book-reading. There will be another chance to hear poems read from the book in September as part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.
I’m working with the Portico Library in Manchester on a planning a workshop to open up some of the non-fiction books in their collection, in conjunction with poet Andrew Jeffrey.
Communist Manifesto Abridged – a limited edition artist book, to be represented by the Paper Gallery at this year’s PAGES: Leeds – International Contemporary Artist’s Book Fair.
Capitalism 24,902 has been shortlisted for the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize on show at Bank Street Arts.
Oct 2015 – Off the Shelf Festival
Launch of Sarah Simpson’s Story – A sequence of Narrative Poems by Liz Cashdan.
MMU Degree show 2015 – opens on 13th June. You can find my work on the third floor of the Benzie Building. My book Addiction with accompanying full-size wallpaper has been selected to be part of the curated show in the Benzie Vertical Gallery and will remain on show until October.
My book Capitalism 24,902 has been accepted into the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize, to be shown at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, in October 2015.
Smizz and I will be taking our RE:Advertise project back to Parson Cross on 2nd March, taking the slogans we collected last May and running a badge-making workshop. The event will celebrate the work of PX (led by Ania Bas) that has been taking place over the last year. Come join us and RE:ADVERTISE!
Scramble for Sheffield has been accepted into an exhibition that will be held at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries this February. The exhibition will be called We Live Here.
Sept 2012 – I’m working on a commission for Barefoot Too, the cover for a booklet for the second collection of children’s stories and poems by Sheffield’s WEA Creative Writing group. Look out for it when it launches at the Off the Shelf festival in October.
RE:ADvertising RE:Advertise – Smizz and I will be presenting RE:Advertise, where we’re at, where we’re going, and where you can be part of it at Knutton Road Studios, Parson Cross on Saturday 19th May 2012 (11am-5pm). We are there as the first of four events run by Ania Bas as part of her artist residency at Parson Cross. The event for Spring is Location and we are ready to go with a set of words from local advertising. Come and join us to re-order the words of advertisers to say what you really want!
Friday 16th Mar 2012 – I’m leading a workshop making memory boxes with folk from the Manor. If you’re passing do pop into St Aidan’s Church, Manor Lane, Sheffield (12.30-4.30pm) and join in – there’s loads going on. The event has been organised by Voluntary Action Sheffield and involves a whole host of groovy community groups.
Monday 20th Feb 2012 – Infictions album Maps of Revenge and Forgiveness launched today. Have been listening non-stop since the pre-release gig at the weekend. Check it out at: http://www.in-fictions.co.uk. Get in quick and you can get copies of the album which are accompanied by art mapping each song.
Saturday 18th Feb 2012 – Come down to the Site Gallery between 5-7pm to see what 10 artists have been up to in the gallery space over the last couple of weeks. Drinks, nibbles & activities to take part in – plus your chance to write on the gallery walls (in pencil and keep it clean mind!). It has been an amazing 2 weeks with an incredibly broad range of artist-led participation work. Talk to/find out about:
- Sally about her soil surgeries,
- Lyn about the hidden Sheffield participants discovered over the timeframe,
- Steve about his evolving meditations,
- Smizz & I about our subvertising project,
- Charlotte about her libraries research
- Hannah about making art in response to instructions from the public,
- Ruthie’s discoveries of people’s histories through craft (I found myself talking about my primary school experiences whilst creating a pom-pom – I’ve not done one of those for years!)
- Emily about her work making sculptures with kids,
- Adam about his Co-fragilities project where he facilitated people to phone-in performances to the gallery.
7th- 18th Feb 2012 – I’m soon to be one of 10 artists in residence at Site Gallery, Sheffield, as part of their ‘A Time & A Place‘ project. It’s an artist-led participation programme so come down and join in! The gallery can be found at: 1 Brown Street Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BS and is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-5.30pm. They also have a rather nice cafe open until 4pm and one of their patrons is Jarvis Cocker – how can you resist?!
Look out for debut album Maps of Revenge and Forgiveness by Sheffield band Infictions. Release on the 20th Feb 2012. Sleeve includes artist illustrations including one of my own! Latest on the album and artwork can be found at: http://www.in-fictions.co.uk/
28th-8th December 2011 – 5.8 x 4.1 Exhibition – Holden Gallery Cafe, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, M15 6BH (I’m participating in this cool postcard exhibition – come along and pick up some art for Christmas!). www.fivepointeightbyfourpointone.wordpress.com
WEA Barefoot booklet launched at Off the Shelf festival, Sheffield. The booklet contains prose and poetry for children put together by a local writers group. I was delighted to design and illustrate the volume. Copies – available – get yours before they run out!