Next up! ‘Strange Little Things’, curated by Axel Bottenberg and showing at Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester,this show is not to missed!

Detail of Three Sheelas, soft sculptures of felt and knitting

Created in early 2017 when I was recovering from bronchitis, this is their first showing.

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I’m delighted to be exhibiting along with many talented people at Wigan’s Museum at Night Festival on 19th March.

I’ll be showing several works within the Egyptology display including my soft sculptures inspired by  two of the female Khener dance troupe of the Old Kingdom 2663-2195 BC. The Dancers, Hekenu and Iti are commemorated in the tomb of a man named Nikaure. Celebration of specific dancers was unheard of in Ancient Egypt which is what inspired me to make my own interpretation of them.

Here I’m holding one of my soft sculptures in my studio at Cross Street Arts, Standish.

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I’ll be taking part in Cultivate’s SOMETHING BLACK art exhibition online opening 6pm on 24th April

 

Glut 2011

Victorian Glass dome, plastic animals, blackboard paint

Photographed in the Victorian Parlour at Rossendale Museum by Neil Warburton.

Placement v Process invites CSA artists to reveal their artistic practice. How do we get to what leads to a finished work? Placement v Process will take place across two venues at The Old Courts Wigan and Cross Street Gallery Standish. Cross Street Artists are invited to submit what we consider to be a finished piece of work to ‘Placement’ and submit works created that we do not consider being a final piece but are integral to our artistic practice to ‘Process’. The viewer will be able to see a ‘finished’ exhibition at The Old Courts and the hidden behind the scenes stuff that goes into making artworks at Cross Street Arts. We want you to share the processes that go into making your work. The things you look at, read about, collect, sketch, make notes, discard? What gets left or included in final work. ‘Placement and Process’ will open at the old courts on Friday 31st March 7-9pm There will be an open evening/wrap party at CSA on Friday 14th April 7-9pm. Free entry.

I’ll be showing my finished soft sculptures of Ancient Egyptian dancers at the Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Wigan and the process used in the creation of these sculptures at Cross Street Gallery, Standish.

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I’m looking forward to exhibiting two mixed media works in ‘Reality Removed’ exhibition at World of Glass, St. Helens from 11th March to 28th April 2017.

Universal Magic Tree – detail, mixed media, tree root set in mdf disc, thread and a collection of amuletic, religious, pagan and small objects.

Dystopia – detail, Glass dome containing various objects including virgin queen bees, gold-leafed date stones and wax combs.

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