Well! I’m sorry I haven’t been more communicative recently. I’ve been up to my ears in teaching and I am now (thankfully) coming to the end of an extremely busy, but exciting, 6 months.
View from the Shipwrights 285 x 117 cm
Just because I haven’t been posting here doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working and in between the teaching weeks I have been frantically making. This summer I will have new work in four exhibitions. Two of them are here in Wells, another is just down the road in Cley and the final exhibition is in Birmingham.
Firstly, I am very happy to have been selected for two inaugural exhibitions at the newly refurbished Maltings building in Wells-next-the-Sea. The Maltings is a new community space and cultural and heritage hub for this part of North Norfolk. It is right in the middle of Wells and was originally built in the mid 19th century. It is one of the last remaining malthouses in the town. The beautiful new extension opens in the summer and there are 2 exhibitions to celebrate: one is in the gallery space and one is an outside art trail that leads you around the town, onto the quay and down to the beach.
Detail fromView from the Shipwrights
I have a major new work in the art trail (26 June-30 September 2018). It is called View from the Shipwrights and it is a representation of the view across Wells Harbour from the residence on the quay at the East End of Wells called the Shipwrights. Formerly a pub called the Shipwright’s Arms, its name gives us a clue to the approximate location of a previous boatyard and the materials and techniques I have used connect the work to the boatbuilding trade in Wells in the 19thcentury.
In CONNECTION: 2018 OPEN (26 June-30 September 2018) which is in the Maltings gallery space, I have two small paper collages …..
…. and over in St Margaret’s church in Cley-next-the-Sea (5 July – 5 August 2018) I have a new soundwalk drawing in this year’s Cley 18 exhibition . It is a long watercolour drawing that is 1000 x 20 cm and is hand-bound into a concertina book. This is a detail.
Ground Cloth: Chalk 120 x 197 cm
Ground cloth: Yellow Ochre 106 x 190 cm
Ground Cloth: Seacoal 75 x 297 cm
I’ve got another week of teaching and then I’m off on holiday for two weeks. When I get back normal service will resume and I’ll write more about these exhibitions and the works. I also have some very exciting news to share with you!