Thursday, 1 November 2007

Jerwood Drawing Prize

My drawing 'Map Circle' was recently chosen to be a part of the 'Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007' exhibition which tours around the UK from September 2007-May 2008. Was very exciting going to the opening at the Jerwood space in London (its behind Tate Modern, really cute space)

See locations and dates of the tour below...

19th September – 28th October 2007 Jerwood Space, London
2nd November – 18th November 2007 Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham
23rd November 2007 – 15th January 2008 Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow
27th January – 2nd March 2008 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
13th March - 5th April 2008 BayArt, Cardiff
12th April - 21st May 2008 Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Stuffed umbrellas


 {I seem to have lost my original photos for this post, but found these of the same umbrella that I originally stuffed, flying & in the landscape!}

It's the first of november 2007, a new month, a new start. Time to get my act together and start this blog to keep track of the art I'm creating and how it progresses. Have started taking the fabric off of broken umbrellas and sewing them into sacks and stuffing them to create seed-shaped sacks. Stuffing them with anything I have to hand-clothes, towels, curtains, random fabric pieces.

The blue one I got as a christmas pressie years ago (I don't use umbrellas, i hate them I cant see the sky when I use them and feel claustrophobic) and I ripped it off have used it for a few other projects. The Colourful stripy one found in the basement in my house, it was broken, used it once and now its stuffed. The tartan one found in Bristol walking back from Clifton it was just on the side of the pavement, was going to pick it up, then walked past it, then went back for it, glad I did.