Penultimate day to see these guys and other works in and around The Midland Morecambe, as part of This Building for Hope, closing Sunday 22nd at 2pm. Thanks so much to everyone who has visited, both local and from afar, I am very touched! 😍💛👍
CANCELLATION of Artist Tour this Sunday 22nd 3.30pm at The Midland Morecambe. Unfortunately I have had to cancel my upcoming artist tour this Sunday at The Midland. I have contacted everyone who has booked on, but just in case you were going to pop along I wanted to let you know! Unfortunately, I had a cycling accident and have fractured my arm and have other injuries. The exhibition is on at The Midland, Morecambe until the 22nd October.
In This Building for Hope at The Midland, Morecambe, I have shown a series of large screen prints on fabric and paper, which act as posters or drawings for the other works in the show. Each print focuses on a particular building and their distinguishing motifs in Miami South Beach or The Midland itself, and were printed at the wonderful @artlabcps
'Fountain- Colony Theatre', print on card, paint on polystone pot, 2017 at The Midland Morecambe, in This Building for Hope, on until 22nd October. I made a series of Fountains for the interior of the Midland which were influenced by the recurring fountain motif in the Seaside Moderne architecture I viewed on Miami South Beach. The Fountain was used as a symbol of the social attitudes of the time, and the ideology behind this optimistic architecture- everthing was spouting upwards, full of excitement and progress. However, this progress was quickly halted by World War 2.
The Fountains also reference the abundant foliage in Miami South Beach which was transported there to make the area seem more 'tropical'. Palm trees, parrots, flamingoes and exotic flowers were all brought there to create a more exotic environment. The flamingoes flew home but the other non indigeneous immigrants remain. This process to 'tropicalise' an area is not at all unique to Miami, I have seen this done in numerous locations. For example, palm trees have been planted on the Isle of Bute.
One week left to see This Building for Hope at The Midland Morecambe, open all day everyday until Sunday 22nd October. Pictured is 'The Tropical Garden', digital print on transparent window vinyl, on the right hand side of the rotunda, lit every evening from 6-9pm.
My exhibition, This House for Building, continues at The Midland Morecambe until next Sunday 22nd October, open all day everyday. Pictured is The Fountain- Ciccios, paint on polystone pot, screen printed paper and plastic, 2017.
Thanks so much to @jackwelsh @corridor8 for his thoughtful review of This Building for Hope at The Midland Morecambe, and the Transatlantic Seaside Moderne symposium this weekend. Link to article in bio.
This morning I was back in deepest Lancashire to go on the mid morning show @bbclancashire to talk about This Building for Hope, which continues on until 22nd October at The Midland Morecambe. Thank you for having me!
Glad to have finally made it to @drawingroom_ldn after I have followed their programme online for so many years. Wonderful space and exhibition, and incredibly extensive library of books of artists who use use drawing. Hope I can return again to explore further.
Excellent visit to Nathalie Du Pasquier and Christian Nyampeta shows @camdenartscentre Really loved the use of materials on the wall murals by Du Pasquier and the display of her smaller drawings within these 👌💛 I used to come to the artist group crit sessions here when I lived in London, it's always great to come back for a visit.
I had a quick visit to Eastbourne which has a lovely, jolly promenade. I was really taken with their elaborate pier painted in white and blue with several tiers. Their promenade has fantastic planting of tropical palm trees and exotic looking grasses and flowers, as well as an extravagant semi circular bandstand with its back to the sea.
Wonderful to finally visit @delawarr after so many years of looking at images in books and online. It is a lot larger than I thought, and has a great feeling of the outside being on the inside due to the large windows. It felt a lot more machine like in its design than other Seaside Moderne architecture I have viewed perhaps due to the heavy use of metal. I also loved the Roy Voss sculpture against the backdrop of the Channel. 💦🏊🌊
Early bird catches the worm! On my way to The Midland Morecambe to set up for our symposium event this afternoon. Nervous but excited to meet everyone! Pictured is 'The Fountain- Cavalier', paint on terracotta, print on plastic and card, 2017, situated on the 3rd floor of The Midland, access via stairs or lift.