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An Architectural Organism

Hey! For ARCHITECTONIC, my first solo show, I wanted to create an installation that expressed my concerns about the battle between nature and humans – represented by architectural forms.  For this installation, I wanted to create many small architectural forms and have them invading different size plinths. The idea behind this was to turn something architectural into…

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Where I look, Where I walk

Hey! During my time as artist in residence with neo:artists, I emersed myself within Bolton’s urban environment. I created a short 3-minute 46-second video using 794 photos taken during a circular 2-mile traverse. It could be suggested that this is a physical photographic note taking, looking at how I move around the urban landscape, where…

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The making of: ‘A Drawing in Space’

Hello! I am currently up in Bolton with the neo:arists organising and curating my solo show! ARCHITECTONIC: Opens 18th November at 14:00. On until the 7th of January! Go check it out. As I mentioned earlier on in my blog, I managed to attain two Perspex sponsors, Atlast Plastics & Fabrication Ltd and Perspex Distribution…

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Looking In, Looking Through

Wassssup! During my time with neo: on the artist in residence, I proposed the idea of attempting to organise and execute an exhibition. My personal aims for the execution of ‘Looking In, Looking Through’ was to create an opportunity for up and coming or newly emerging artists – An opportunity to exhibit some newly created work in…

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Neo:Artists – Artist in Residence: Days 40 through 54

Days 40 – 48, 20th April to 3rd May, 2017: Hey Hey Hey! So the past two weeks have been pretty productive, I went back to Bolton’s Archives and had a look at some of the architectural plans. They are incredibly beautiful, so intricate with details. It’s interesting to see how many plans go into…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 16

Day Sixteen – 30th March, 2017: Evening! Today has been pretty straight forward.   I have begun the etching process with 3 A3 zinc plates.   3 plates take an incredibly long time to process,  firstly having to use Brasso to polish them,  then using the french chalk and Cillit bang to degrease.   This is…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 15

Day Fifteen – 29th March, 2017: Good evening! It’s been a fairly relaxed and slow day today, similar routine to the usual. Breakfast, which is now actually yoghurt with honey and maple & pecan granola (it’s delicious).  Had an early start, around 8:00AM and the weather was miserable, overcast and raining. Naomi and I arrived at the studios…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 14

Day Fourteen – 28th March, 2017: Ola! I’ve been super busy today, running around finishing off, pretty much, my first silkscreen print with reference to architecture and the urban landscape. As I mentioned in the previous post, I am very interested in how architecture and movement allow for shifting perspectives and if captured and overlapped,…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 13

Day Thirteen – 27th March, 2017: Good evening! Today has been fairly productive,  I’ve added a few more layers to the screen print and I’m pretty happy with the outcome so far.   I also had a conversation with a friend and we spoke a lot about what ideally should be in ‘an artist blog’,  what…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 12

Day Twelve – 26th March, 2017: Hey! Today has been pretty productive..    I’ve managed to take a bunch of photos attempting to capture movement and motion within architecture.   Fortunately, the weather has been absolutely banging today, yet again.   Nice clear skies.   I’ve made a little showreel of all the images I have,…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Days 10 & 11

Day Ten & Eleven – 24th + 25th March, 2017: Good evening!   I apologise for not posting yesterday but didn’t really get enough content to make it a ‘worth while’ post.   Yesterday consisted of photographing a new edition of ‘Natural Architecture’ etchings, created on Thursday 23rd of March (Day Nine).   That was…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 9

Day Nine – 23rd March, 2017: Wow, so what a manic day I have had.   So, picture this, yesterday I get home from climbing around 9:30pm, knackered, haven’t eaten, haven’t even got anything I can nibble on whilst I cook something.   I get my laptop and get ready to cook in the kitchen….

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 8

  Day Eight – 22nd March, 2017: So today has been pretty tiring, frustrating and overall, just tough.   Screen printing is actually pretty hard in a new place, takes a little while to get use to!   Denis observed me pretty much all day, teaching my different techniques to make my printing easier.  …

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 7

Day Seven – 21st March, 2017: Right,  firstly,  I apologise for not posting for the past couple of days!  I wasn’t actually in Bolton on my residency, I was in Brighton for the private view for an exhibition that I am a part of.  The exhibition ’50 x 50 = 75 Methodology of Printmaking’ is…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 6

Day Six – 16th March, 2017: Firstly, I can’t believe it’s already day 6. Jheeeeeesus. How time flys!! Anyway, there’s not really much I can say for today other than it rained all day and I finished off my Sculpture. Check the link for the finished process video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0yFRwfITlo&feature=youtu.be – Please feel free to leave me your…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 5

Day Five – 15th March, 2017 Had a crap night’s sleep. Woke up at 11am to make up for the lack of sleep. Eat the usual. Cycled down to the studios. So, today has literally been assembling the inside of the installation. Jheeeeeeeees, it’s been so bloody hard to achieve. It’s so so fiddly. I mean,…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 4

Day Four – 14th March, 2017: Waz up! Today was pretty intense. Ended up getting to sleep late last night again was busy editing together my process video, PLUS someone in the room above mine was snoring. I kid you not, it was so bloody loud. Was tempted to go upstairs and wake the bugger…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 3

Day Three – 13th March, 2017: So, I’ve had another interesting start to the day. Obviously had my typical breakfast. Eggs on toast but with a little twist, a bit of ham and cheese – with a side of coffee, as you do. Cycled down to the studios around 10:30am, weather was grey and raining. Typical…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 2

Day Two – 12th March, 2017: ‘Ear wi arh then!’ haha. Had a banging day today, feel like I was able to achieve a pretty good amount of work considering my technical skills in carpentry. After a pretty late night, 3am – No, not drinking but actually working on my website trying to get a…

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NEO:Artists – Artist in Residence: Day 1

Day One – 11th March, 2017: I arrived in Bolton yesterday late afternoon, early evening. Hectic drive up from Oxfordshire, loads and loads of road works causing bloody average speed checks! Anyway, once I had arrived I walked down to the gallery and was warmly welcomed by both Jason and Julie, the directors of NEO:Studios….

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