Liverpool Biennale 2018

This page documents our visit to the Liverpool Biennal on the 18th and 19th October 2018. Walker Art Gallery http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2018/ Our first stop of the trip was the Walker Art Gallery for the John Moores Painting Prize the UK’s longest running painting competition having started in 1957 and run for 60 years. The winner Jacqui Hallum with her piece King and Queen of Wands, an ink painting on cotton fabric. The piece is inspired by a plethora of imagery taken from tarot cards, illustrations in Art Nouveau childrens books, medival woodcuts and leaded glass windows. I was initially enthralled by…

Pontio: Syria Art Collaboration

Nov 2018: Update: Unfortunately I was unsuccessful on this occasion, however the panel did pass on this message to me which instilled some hope for the future. The panel wishes to share the following feedback: Although this artist is early career, it was a strong application outlining a relevant and appropriate approach to the project. However, we received several strong applications which allowed us to explore pairing different artists together, and in the event the panel decided to award the commission to the collaboration they felt would offer the greatest potential. October 2018: I decided to apply for the Syria…

Celebrating Women

Update – October 2018 The Conwy Festival is now over and the short film was projected in Conwy. I am really pleased to say my video was included in the film. I was really pleased to have the opportunity to send a video to Lisa Carter and Joel Cockrill to include in a short film about women’s voices that will be projected onto Conwy Civic Hall during the Conwy Festival in September. The film will combine contemporary with archive footage. Particular interest was in women who had participated in the Processions march and also those who felt the ability to…

ELAN Valley Artist Residency

July 2018 Update: Unfortunately I was not successful on this occasion and on reflection I do see that I was probably competing against much more experienced artists and that I have little experience in Community Engagement. However the organisers of the Artist Residency will be contacting me directly when the next round of applications opens. June 2018: I was really keen to apply for the ELAN Valley Artist Residency in 2018, particularly given my recent work on Tryweryn and my desire to continue the theme. https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/news/article/elan-valley-artists-residencies-programme-2018-19 My Application Statement is outlined below along with the supporting images: Weaving traditional with…

Nascent Inclinations

I was fortunate enough to  be nomatinated for inclusion the the regional degree show, Nascent Inclinations exhibition at Ty Pawb in Wrexham, an exhibition of work from emerging artists across the North West region of England and from North Wales. Contributing Universities were Wrexham Glyndwr University, Liverpool Hope University, Aberystwyth University, University of Chester, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Liverpool John Moores University. I also was asked to be the representative for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and the liason with the organisers at Ty Pawb, providing information such as Artist Statements, Artwork Specifics and Images for the nominated artists, myself, Jasmine Dawson…

We’re From Further South Than You

June 2018 My work was accepted for this exhibition and put on display with the other members of CARN exhibiting at Undegun in Swansea before being moved to Undegun in Wrexham. 26th May 2018 I decided to apply for this opportunity. It is short notice, however I do have work that I can put into the exhibition.   21st May 2018 I received an email today from CARN about an exhibition at Elysium Gallery, Swansea with CARN, CALL, UndegUn and others. The email was to invite people to express an interest in exhbiting.