So finally I got to visit the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft and see the wonderful gallery and workshops they have there. It was the final day of the Smash Activist China Now! Show that I exhibited in and I wanted to go see the current public art show that is on in the Bearpit outdoor gallery in Bristol. It runs until Nov 10th and I thoroughly recommend checking it out.
I can’t believe it – I won this year’s Winston Churchill Fellowship to ‘Advance the craft of community mosaics in the UK’. If you are wondering what this award is – here is the write up from their website.
“We award Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities. Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited.”
They will be funding me to travel to Chile in Jan 2014 to visit and work alongside the incredible revolutionary ceramic artist Isidora Pas Lopez. I will then travel to Mexico to work alongside side some amazing mosaic artists there.
The London art fair starts on wednesday 16th of Jan and I am there with Inked gallery. I have been feverishly working away for the last few months to make new pieces.
“Mad In England” is set to rock the art fair. Black white and gold! It was a risk but we think it has paid off.
Then to top all off, I have one of my bonnets there too. Get down there and check it out! I here it is looking pretty good.
You’ll need tickets though so I have put the link below.
This is one of three “Mad In England” framed mosaics I have made for the art fair. Each one is completely individual and full of different ceramic transfers. Black and gold though, I think looks very bewitching.
I just became a member of the very cool West London Art Factory so yesterday I spent the day with the very talented Jewel Gooby, the owner. She showed me around the studios there and how to use all the equiment. I made my first print there….the all new Mad in England. I am going to be selling these for just £10, with £2 going to Reel News. I only have a few, so you need to get down to the Treatment Rooms Collective HQ for the opening of our new show, details to follow.
Well the pop up shop in a studio has been going so well that we are extending it until Xmas. So you still have a few days to make that trip to west London and bag yourself a good deal, an ethical gift!
Well it’s been great and thanks to so many of you art lovers and friends who have popped down to the studio over the last few weeks. I’m sure you will all agree that it looks great and there are many bargains to be had. With 90% going to the artists and 10% going to Reel News, we can all afford to shop a ethically this year. The good news is that it has been so successful that we have decided to stay open this Monday and Tuesdayfron 12:00 – 20:00 with a lovely Winter Solstice closing soiree on Wednesday. So go on, make that special little trip down to the Treatment Rooms HQ, formally known as the Black Sheep Curiosity Shop and bag yourself a bargain. Photos to follow, but remember there is always new stuff arriving. Gaye Black is due to bring new pieces in this week…..