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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
I will be exhibiting my Apple Wassailing print in an exhibition in Leicestershire (at the Orange Tree, 99 High Street, Leicester) as part of The rites of Spring event which will be celebrating folk custom, music and dance on May 6th at the guildhall in Leicestershire. There will be talks about broadside ballads, rapper dance workshops, music workshops, a screening of the BFI exploration in to folk custom 'Here's a health to the Barley Mow', Maypole dancing and much more alongside the exhibition so it will be well worth the visit! I hope I can make time for a visit!
The exhibition should be up by the end of next week and will be on till 26th May.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
This image is going to become the cover for the album sleeve for Caroline Herring. This image responds to a few of the songs on the album but illustrate and includes several of the state symbols for Georgia - where Camilla is placed. It references the song 'Travelling shoes' which was made in response to a Eudora Welty short story; 'A Worn Path' and also 'Camilla' which reveals the story of Marion King; another woman involved in the 1960's civil rights movement, who when visiting a friend in prison in Camilla, was assaulted and beaten by the sheriff causing her to miscarry her 6 month pregnant child. No charges were ever pressed.
I will update with the final package once the album is realeased in the summer.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Another image produced for Caroline Herring's new album ( to be released in the Summer). This image is to go with the song 'Black Mountain Lullaby' - a tragic (and true) tale about a 3 year old who was crushed to death in his sleep by a boulder pushed off the mountain tops by mountain top removal bulldozers, into his trailer. The most horrific part of the story is that the mining company paid the family compensation under the circumstances that they never talk publicly about the death of their son again.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Over the past few months I have been working on creating the imagery for the new album of American folk singer Caroline Herring - it has been a really rewarding and inspiring experience responding to politically and emotionally charged songs; something that doesn't often enter my personal work. This image is for the song 'White Dress' about the 1960's freedom riders who rode the greyhound buses as a fight for civil rights in the deep South. In particular this image is about Mae Frances Moultrie who rode a bus that was burnt and abandoned in Anniston, Alabama.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
My exhibition at Cecil Sharp House is coming down today so hope you all managed to catch it! It has been great fun and I have had lots of lovely feedback. I will be working on various new pieces for print for Cecil Sharp House so will keep you updated with this in the future...
p.s my scanner must be really dirty!
I went to see the Designing Women exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey yesterday which was a delight! I would recommend it to anyone with a penchant for the 50's and the wonderful colours that come with the post war surface designs. Displaying the well known designs of Lucienne Day and Marian Mahler and by lesser known (or at least to me!) designers such as Mary White - whose designs I thought were the strongest, it was an inspiring morning...I am ready to get drawing!
Also twinned with this exhibition was one displaying a collection of printed hankerchief squares from the 1920s - 1950's which is worth a look in at too while you are there.
I will soon have a stock of prints on sale at the wonderful Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Unfortunately I have never been but will try and get over there for a visit on one of my sporadic trips back north to Newcastle. They have a wide variety of exhibitors and installations both inside and out - it was first brought to my attention when Rob Ryan took over and transformed the visitor centre with his papercuts, but there are also more traditional exhibitions of sculptors like Henry Moore, Miro, and Barbara Hepworth; although I particularly like the look of Donna Wilson's knitted landscape and creatures from last year.
Have a look on their website HERE.