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10 Apr 2013


I am in this last show at the great Lokaal 01 Breda, Netherlands. 





FINAL SHOW
20 April 2013 to 30 June 2013
Once more, unto the breach, dear friends, once more
FINAL SHOW
20 April - 23 Juni
Kloosterlaan 138, Breda
We - So 1 PM – 5 PM

Lokaal 01 Breda - realizes experimental exhibition projects.



13 Jul 2012


Press Release
BookMare
12 – 13 July 2012


open daily 10.00 – 5.00

Private View Thursday 12th July, 5 – 7.30pm

Camberwell Space
Camberwell College of Arts
45 - 65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UF
www.camberwell.arts.ac.uk/camberwellspace | #BookMare | @ccwgradschool

BookMare at Camberwell Space comprises an exhibition, performance and discussions exploring how artists have used books as concepts and components in their practice, here often causing disquiet.
Packed into two days, the gallery space will be a focus for the engagement artists invest in books. The exhibition will include works from John Latham’s film and book-event archive, Damien Hirst’s commercially produced ‘I Want To Spend The Rest Of My Life Everywhere With Everyone, One To One, Always, Forever, Now’ and ‘et in arcadia’ by Helen Chadwick. landscapist (an ‘opening’ event) will be performed at the opening night and includes works by Hiromi Tshua, Finlay Taylor, Susan Johanknecht, Kate Scrivener, Alva McKenzie and Eli Zafran. Mark Harris will be creating a new sculptural work for the space which further explores his book object-defense series. Talks will include Arnaud Desjardin, a leading theorist and publisher of artists’ books, and Les Bicknell, whose practice focuses on the book and a contraption for holding and accessing ideas. Claire Louise Staunton will present Book as Event: Latham's Language of Form.

BookMare is curated by Susan Johanknecht and Finlay Taylor.



Talks:

12th July – Ceramics Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts

3.30 the book: revelation and testimony
Les Bicknell, artist

4.00 Library Stack 655
Arnaud Desjardin, artist and writer.

4.30 Book as Event: Latham's Language of Form
Claire Louise Staunton, curator at Flat-Time House

13th July - Camberwell Space

11:30 Informal Gallery Discussion with Curators

Invited artists include:
landscapist (an ‘opening’ event)
John Latham
Arnaud Desjardin
James Keith
Damien Hirst
Helen Chadwick
Kate Scrivener
Les Bicknell
Gefn Press – Cunning Chapters
Pupa Press
George Eksts
Mark Harris
Sean Lynch & Gustavo Montero Grandal
Claire Louise Staunton
Eli Zafran
Alva McKenzie
Hiromi Tsuha
Katharine Meynell
Stephen Bury
Georgios Boudalis
Clippetyclop
William Cobbing
Sigrid Holmwood
Louisa Minkin
Electric Crinolines
Kelly Wellman


                 

13 Mar 2012


Dialogues 2012 - NUCA
States of being: material, incident, transformation  
Thursday 15th March 2012

Dialogues 2012 is a one day Fine Art Symposium 
We are very pleased to announce the following speakers for this year’s Fine Art Dialogues symposium:


Mark Harris          (Artist)
Sara MacKillop   (Artist)   
Neil Powell           (Artist, academic and Assistant Principal, Student Experience, NUCA)

Dr Mark Wilsher  (Chair of panel discussion)

Theme This subtitle of Dialogues 2012 is States of being: material, incident, transformation
This symposium will consider a range of diverse approaches to practice that probe and explore the meaning generated by materials. In light of current British sculptural practice, and the rise to prominence of artist’s such as Claire Barclay and Karla Black, concerns surrounding the use of material to evoke a sense of transformation, ambiguity and encounter have sparked a resurgence of interest in these relationships.                          
Dialogues 2012 will explore some of these issues through an investigation of different approaches to material encounter. These will include: a consideration by Neil Powell of Mono-ha, a group of artists working in Japan in the late 1960’s; the subtle transformation and disruption of meaning in the work of Sara MacKillop; and the fractured, architectonic collaged works of Mark Harris. Commonalities occur in acts of spontaneity, of unaltered states, of the bringing together or rearrangement of disparate forms to create new and complex narratives.


24 Feb 2012

STAMP DUTY - PRINT PUBLICATION
My print for Stamp Duty, a print folio with Jost Munster, Leigh Clarke, Bob Matthews, Roger Kelly and Julian Wakelin for Arch402 Gallery. It will be in New York next week for Scope Art Fair.



1 Feb 2012

video


Tour of Milan show Nov 2011


My work appearing in Samsung TV advert

Milan show
advert for Milan show in Espoarte Magazine








4 Oct 2011

Check out my playlist on http://www.studiomusic.fm/ Lovely Rose Blakes artists music site





I share my studio with Bob Matthews and Leigh Clarke who regularly endure me singing the following tracks:


Darondo – Didn't I 
I've listened to this most days for the past year or so but I never tire of it. Such an amazing voice and even a nice little bit of flute at the end. Only recorded 3 tracks and played 4 shows, the last was as a support act for James Brown, before retiring and becoming a physical therapist.

Fred Williams and the Jewels Band – Tell Her
 
Again another great start that opens into something that sounds like its been recorded in the church hall. I know nothing about Fred and the band except, like Darondo, he has a great voice. Can't help but uncle shuffle around my studio when it's on.
 
Don Adams – Home Again Hello (1972 Version) 
Sweet flute intro. He sounds like an American soul singer but he was born in Glasgow and recorded the album Watts Happening in Europe. Great technicolour album cover with a cool dude on a pimped up Harley.
 
Esther Phillips – And I Love Him (live at jetts's pied piper club, LA)
 
More lovely flute in the intro (a common theme is occurring). I love a good cover version and this one by Esther Phillips is one of the best. Her warbling soulful tones make this better than the original, Every time I hear it I wish I was there in the audience listening to her say "I like to do this song for all the
lovers. We have lovers lined up wall to wall in here tonight."
 
Merle Haggard & The Strangers- Mama Tried (Recorded "Live" In Muskogee, Oklahoma) 
Bob Matthews got me into Haggard. We regularly have a Haggard hour in the studio. This is the live version as I love the thank you's at the end.
 
Tony Joe White – Aspen Colorado 
From his first album Black and White. He looks like a 70's Elvis who had realised fast food wasn't the way forward. I have never been to Aspen Colorado but after hearing this I kinda want to.
 
Donovan – Sunny Goodge Street 
When I moved to London in 1993 my first job was on Goodge Street. Beautiful visual lyrics about the kind of characters we see most days in the streets near our studio in Hackney.
 
Rodriguez – Crucify Your Mind 
Could have chosen any track from his brilliant Cold Fact album. A folk musician from Detroit who had little success in his home country but was huge in Australia and South Africa.
 
Kenneth Patchen - Murder Of Two Men By A Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves 
Patchen's poem put to jazz. Genius.
 
Betty Davis –Bar Hoppin' 
Hendrix and Miles Davis' ex chews them up and spits them out. A perfect track to end of the day especially if it's a Friday and I don't have to rush back to pick up the kids from school and can catch a happy hour at the Kenton. Arms, rock, scissors, stone.

26 Sep 2011

NEW PRINT


Continuous Movement- range 2 60x 40cm
screen print  edition 15
2011














19 Jul 2011

20 Apr 2011

NEW PRINTS



Continuous Movement - Dawn Wall 2
screenprint edition 24
2011





Continuous Movement - Nocturne wall 3
screenprint edition 24
2011

4 Apr 2011


In a show at the Mint Hotel, London called TOGETHER ALONE, with Layla Curtis, Alastair Mackinven, Miriam Nabarro and Peter Saville. Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Marte Elisabeth Paulssen in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery.

31 Jan 2011

27 Sep 2010


I have just back from a
2 week residency and exhibition in Xi'an, China. I was invited
along with 13 other artists from Europe and America to take part in:

2010 Xi’an International Print-making Workshop
Xi'an Fine Art Academy
China
14th - 28th October


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