Saturday, September 27, 2008

Matthew Parson's exhibition at gASP

It was the PV of Matthew Parson's exhibition 'Control' last night at gASP, Art Space Portsmouth. Matthew was the recipient of this year's sponsored studio. This annual award offers an artist living in Portsmouth and the surrounding area a sponsored studio space for a period of 6 months. The residency offers all the benefits of Art Space Portsmouth membership and an exhibition at gASP, as well as working in a lively studio environment with diverse and experienced artists, alongside the opportunity for mentoring and networking.

Bad Interview - Balsa wood - 2008:

Crash - Balsa wood - 2008:

Achieve - pencil on paper - 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Buxton Dome Exhibition

A selection of my Vickers collection will be exhibited at the University of Derby's Buxton Dome from Wednesday 1st October until Sunday 19th October 2008.

Wirksworth Festival Workshops

Last week I was back at the Parish Rooms in Wirksworth to deliver two days of workshops for school children aged 6-15. I worked once again with the students from Anthony Gell school who participated in the Vickers workshops last summer. Their work was also exhibited at the Parish Rooms throughout the festival.

Anthony Gell students:

Large drawings made with charcoal fixed to the end of very long sticks!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Random Drawing

Nadia (pencil, acrylic & varnish on MDF):

Forget Me & Hidden Battles, Fort Brockhurst

I enjoy experiencing and seeing art displayed in alternative venues. The cold damp eery setting of Fort Brockhurst can send a shiver down your spine! The Fort was open free of charge as part of the Heritage Open Days.

Beach Babe (pencil on paper):

Forget Me - curated by Gristle Mountain (see post below for further information):

Hidden Battles: A residency at Fort Brockhurst lead by artist Caroline Cardus as part of the Go Make commissioning programme.

Caroline Cardus is a visual artist who uses her own experiences of disability to produce work that investigates the practical, emotional and human rights issues with regard to disability experience. During this residency Caroline worked with local people to explore the everyday battles and barriers that disabled people face and the impact this has on the individual. Fort Brockhurst offered a dynamic and innovative setting to examine the issues of exclusion, defenece and barriers.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back in my studio & Forget Me!

Today was my fist day back in my old studio in Portsmouth. So here I have another tidy studio to mess up! I completed a drawing today for an exhibition this weekend. The exhibition is called FORGET ME, curated by Gristle Mountain, a group exhibition of drawings made by artists from across the South East.

Jane Archer, Mike Bartlett, Vanessa Bird, Arturo Casciaro, Rachel Cattle, Nina Clough, Matthew Corbin Bishop, Annabel Dover, Natalie Dowse, Kier Eyles, Patrick Galway, Alan Glasspool, Rebecca Gould, John Green, Paul Harber, Lora Hemy, Ruth Heppenstall, Nicole Ingham, Sanam Khatibi, Liz Kent, Noemi Lakmaier, Cathy Lomax, Kate Marshall, Alex Michon, Matthew Parsons, Cassandra Petchey, Rachel Potts, Harry Pye, Iain Rayner, Fran Richardson, Emma Seymour, Keara Stewart, Margaret Sturton, Annabel Tilley, Jo Tindal, Sam Treadaway, and James Unsworth.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm on 13th-14th September 2008
Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4DS

For further information click here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Parish Rooms, Wirksworth

This year I was invited to exhibit a selection of work produced during the Vickers Award residency at the Wirksworth Festival. The exhibition formed part of the arts and architecture trail and continues until Sunday 21st September.

My work was shown alongside Maggie Cullen's delicate and intimate sculptures and Mike Shaw's stunning inflatables.

See more about Wirksworth Festival and the Vickers Award project at


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