Above are 2 photos from when we had the Caldershaw Primary School students come and see their exhibition. There were 60 kids and their parents and amazingly nothing got broken! It was an amazing project and a fantastic ending to see all their excited happy faces. The first i have ever done and it will no by any means be the last.
I would like to personally thank Nicky Culclough, Elizabeth Wewiora, Louise Hargreaves, Natalie Ellet, all the Chinese Arts Centre staff, the teachers and assistants at Caldershaw Primary and the kids themselves for all contributing, engaging and creating this project.
Here are some more of the official photographs of the Newtopia taken by the Chinese Arts Centre. A wonderful reminder of the project and the amount of work done with the children from Caldershaw Primary School.
My, My, how time flies! I am due a rather large update and new bodies of work. But for the moment i will invite you to an exhibition i have curated alongside Nicky Culclough
Over the last month we have been doing workshops with Year 5 and 6 from Caldershaw Primary School. Creating work inspired by Utopia Group’s (He Hai and Deng Dafei). Tomorrow i will be setting up and curating the exhibition.. which will be quite exciting!
So for now, you are invited to come down to the late night opening on Friday 16th.
I was invited by the Printhaus to do some live painting on their walls. The Printhaus is an arts collective. It houses 15 resident artists and allows its Workshop members the space and freedom of one of the largest print studios in Cardiff.
It’s a pretty inspiring place to be in and i recommend you join if you are in the area. This time around i did a kingfisher with a hungry kitty underneath.. i can’t remeber why, it just seemed appropriate!
Great new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester called Dark Matters, bringing together works from ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who engage with the idea of surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion.
My dear friend eightbit came and tidied up my lines at the British Ceramics Biennial in Stoke on Trent, whilst i was running around painting other walls. He even added a thumbs up after the end because once you’ve had a cuppa tea.. you’r definitely going to feel gooooood. I stole his photo to… so credits to you Sir Bit!