Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Open Studios at Westgate Studios, Wakefield

On Wednesday 25 May between 5pm and 9pm Westgate Studios will open their doors for anyone to come along and talk to the artists and see works in progress. I will be opening my studio - A13  where my theme will be umm err

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Friday, 20 May 2011

The launch of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield

Tonight I had the privilege of attending the launch of the Hepworth Gallery here in Wakefield. Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield and it is so wonderful to see much of her work back in her home town.  I first saw her work back in the 1980s when the Yorkshire Sculpture Park opened.
Here are some photos I took of the night - expect more in the future






Sunday, 15 May 2011

More from Burton Agnes

The time just seems to have flown since my Artist in Residency at Burton Agnes Hall  and I am back to the old routines  and waiting for a chance to put my ideas into action. My head was so filled with amazement of the beauty of the Hall and the gardens. Here are some shots from my favourite part of the garden which is the purple one- I have plans to translate these particular  memories into  some batik work.



Sunday, 1 May 2011

Artist In Residence Part 1 - Setting Up

Wow what an amazing time I had at Burton Agnes Hall- I had planned to blog whilst I was there but the WiFi signal was too weak to do much at all. During my two weeks residency I met some amazing people and just hope I get selected next year
The video shows the Summer House on Day 1 as it began to take shape - as ever I played around with the display every day . Whenever I do my little videos I just prattle on scriptless so apologies now for my ramblings and my wierd intonations haha

PS For my friends across the pond- Yorkshire folk often miss out "the" in fact many don't use the word at all