Sunday, 24 June 2012

Blog migration announcement!


I've migrated my blog to Tumblr. I'm no longer posting here, but you can follow me at my new home:

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Twentyfour Houred Thetford Project Launched

Ultimate Holding Company's community project to create a digital portrait of the Norfolk town of Thetford is live! You can visit it here . It has been a great deal of fun collecting all the images submitted by local people on the 4th-5th March and creating this massive collage. Special thanks to our curator Deborah Smith and hosts the Ancient House museum. 

Just one of the thousands of pictures taken during Twentyfour Houred Thetford.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

UHC hosts this year's Postgraduate Design Show

We are very excited to be hosting the 2010 Design LAB and Media LAB postgraduate shows. Students from the MA Design, Filmmaking, Photography and Media Arts courses at Manchester Metropolitan University will be showing work at Hotspur House between 14-17 October. The private view is between 4-8pm on Thursday 14 October. 

The show has been curated and produced with the support of UHC, Hotspur House and myself. It will be the first time the public has been allowed access to the top floors of the building in nearly 10 years and it marks a watershed in our project to create a permanent collaborative design studio in the space.

More info on the show can be found here:

Friday, 1 October 2010

video extract from EVA artists in Lisbon

Here is a short extract from one of the videos made by the EVA artists in Lisbon, this collaboration between André Gonçalves and local children created customised remote control cars, pimped with recycled drinks cans.

Lisbon visit - EVA conference, 23rd Sept

It was my privilege to be invited along with Eva Merz from the New Social Art School to speak at a recent conference in Lisbon. The event marked the completion of a series of successful experimental socially engaged art projects in 7 different challenging neighbourhoods in the city. The project called EVA marked an important change in direction for art in the city, where experimental collaborative practice of this nature is still seen as rare. 

Eva Merz and myself were able to provide context from our own projects in the UK and in return learn about the issues facing artists working with poor communities in Lisbon. 

The conference was hosted by the National Immigration Centre on 23rd Sept 2010. It was introduced by Pedro Calado, representing the City's cultural department who were partners in EVA and Paulo Gouveia from the Clube Português de Artes e Ideias who's amazing studio managed the residencies. 

Feral Trade Cafe - final few days!

Throughout September I have been a participating artist in Kate Rich's Feral Trade Cafe project at Manchester's Castlefield Gallery. Kate's project brings together produce from all over the world, sourced and transported to the venue by social networks. I've been making flatbreads at our studio and delivering them by hand every week for consumption in the cafe.

The project closes on the 10th of October, and there's also a dinner on the 5th at 7pm. You can find out more at the Castlefield Gallery website.