It's the last day to see This House for Building @thetetley @t_barandkitchen - work from my residency in their studio earlier this year. It's also the last day of their #TetleyWeekender of performance art, music, food and drink.
This House for Building explored the architectural history of The Tetley, and the wider period of art and design during the buildings construction in 1931, focusing particularly on printed textiles and wallpaper.
Pictured: Almost.... A hundred more years of progress, 2017, screen print digitally printed on silk, 60cm x 60cm, Edition of 25.
It's been my last day of this academic year @uclanuni print rooms as part of the AA2A artist in residence programme. It's a fantastic printmaking resource which I have combined with other projects, and has allowed me to really expand in technique and scale. I have particularly enjoyed drawing directly onto the screen free hand which I have never really tried before. I'm looking forward to returning to print my book covers in September - which I am going to have to be a little more precise about!
Had a long interesting day in Morecambe. Exciting planning meeting with The Midland and then I met with 3 Morecambe based artists for mentoring sessions. Kate Drummond and @Johnkingston_backwater both work studios located across their beautiful, eclectic three story house. Photographer Irene Switala is based from her home studio behind her husbands infamous Pier Bookshop on the promenade. It was also lovely to see the new mural by @bespokeatelier in the former Super Swimming Stadium commissioned by @decopublique
Amazing tour of Miami Art Deco district this morning by Miami Design Preservation League guide, Maureen, and a visit to their fascinating Art Deco museum. Visited lobbies and rooftops, and so much history of the social situations and people that brought art deco to Miami, and those that preserved it in the 1980s.
It has come to the end of my @thetetley Artist Takeover on Instagram! Thanks for having me- to find my posts search #TetleyArtistTakeover There's only 10 days left of my residency, and 10 days until the launch of my exhibition This House for Building in @t_barandkitchen as well as my In Conversation with Sharon Bainbridge @hatsinthewind 6-8pm on the 10th May. There are still a few places left- to book see link in bio. Pictured is one of my favourite mystery picture from The Tetley archive.... I am not quite sure where it is of, but I love the patterned linoleum, perhaps terrazzo floor.
All this week I am doing an Instagram Takeover on @thetetley account! Excited to share my research and works in progress from from my residency This House for Building. It has been an amazing experience so far, so thanks so much for having me Tetley!
"... the corner ground plots provided the means for building high-yield rental houses. This feature made them preferred in the commercial housing development.The rental house on #Heydukova street by the architect #josefkonrad was one of the effectively designed houses on a corner estate." #midwararchitecture#1936
Delighted to find out I have received a Grants for the Arts Award from @aceagrams for my project 'This House for Building|This Building for Hope' this year, where I will be working with partners including The Tetley, Leeds, and The Midland Morecambe, both 1930s listed buildings. More information to follow! Image: Aircraft, 1938, designed by Marion Dorn for Orcades Ocean Liner, who designed interior furnishings for The Midland, Morecambe.
It's been a great 2016 'artwise'! Thanks for all your support and interest in my work. Thanks especially to @grundyartgallery @incertainplaces @uclanuni @jen_dean83 @rogueartiststudios @lucyelsieharvey @nyspacegallery & @wienerlibrary for Finding Treblinka and more...
I am really pleased to have been selected for this years AA2A programme @uclanuni I will be using their extensive paper and textile printmaking facilities to make new work for a solo exhibition and site specific installation at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe in Spring 2017, which I am also really excited about! Pictured is The Midland Morecambe, designed 1933, by Oliver Hill.
It was sad to deinstall 'An Architecture of Joy', yesterday but if you missed the show, you can see images of the installation on my website. Link to page in bio. Thanks again to all those that made the trip!
As part of my current exhibition @grundyartgallery I have made a limited edition print of 'Over and Over Jump In!' The print is available now, with half the proceeds going to Grundy Art Gallery. Giclee digital print on matt etching paper, 30cm X 42cm. Edition of 50. £50. Please send me a direct message if you would like to order one.
'A Sun Curtain for Arthur Towle', drawing digitally printed on light cotton, 2016 (detail). Looking Back | Moving Forward is open today @incertainplaces until 4pm at their project space, 38 St Peters Street, Preston. If you're in the Preston area next week, it's open Tuesday 22nd- Thursday 24th 11-4.30pm.
Come along tonight 5-7pm @incertainplaces 38 St Peters Street, Preston to see 'The Wheel of Fortune' and other works, as part of my project Looking Back |Moving Forward, within which I have made new works in response to my research into mid war modernist seafront architecture in the North West of England and Scotland.
Starting the week off with a bit of fun. The Fun House, designed by Joseph Emberton, in the 1930s, who designed Blackpool Casino, and many of the other rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach as their first resident architect. This photo was taken in the 1950s.
Earlier in May, my solo project 'The Fair' was on across five artists homes during the Glasgow Open House Art Festival. The three dimensional drawings reflected on modernist architecture in the coastal towns of Morecambe and Blackpool, where many Glaswegians used to visit during their two week annual holiday - The Fair. Pictured is one of my drawings at House Kinetika, which showed sculpture by Nicola Carberry and Karen Scolpa.
In April this year, I was delighted to find out I had been awarded Arts Council England funding to support my project Looking Back/Moving Forwards. During the project I have been exploring 1930s Seaside Moderne in the North West of England and Scotland, and making new bodies of work in response to this. The project has been on hold to a health hiatus, but looking forward to returning to it in the new year. Image is the entrance stairwell at The Midland Hotel, Morecambe, designed by Oliver Hill, with relief mural at top by Eric Gill.
Detail of 'The Fair #4 ' which was exhibited as part of The Fair, a multi site project across 5 artists homes during the Glasgow Open Art House Festival in May 2015. The drawings were informed by modernist architecture in the towns of Blackpool and Morecambe, which many Glaswegians visited during their two week annual vacation 'The Fair'.
Help support the development of PAPER Gallery by bidding of this drawing I made specifically for their 3rd Birthday auction- the online auction has started and closes on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm >>http://ebay.eu/1MnyOjO
I made the drawing 'Stairwells: 1933, 1937, 1938' for Paper Gallery's 3rd Birthday Auction. The drawing takes from three stairwells in the seaside moderne architecture I have been exploring. The red staircase is from The Midland Hotel (1933), the spiral staircase from the Blackpool Casino (1937) and the blue stairwell panel from Rothesay Pavilion (1938).
The drawing is pencil on card, 29cm x21cm. You can find out how to bid on the work here >> http://www.paper-gallery.co.uk/445138/paper-auction
I was really lucky to meet the authors of this book about The Midland Hotel this weekend in Morecambe. We had a really interesting, long conversation about the renovation of the hotel and its place in Morecambe.