Yearly Archives: 2013

Shutters in photos.

The process of painting the Castlefield Art Gallery was really enjoyable. Being up a scaffold tower whilst it is sunny is an ideal way to spend a few days.
The design is by Nina Chua.
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Castlefield Art Gallery shutters.

Join us to celebrate the closing of our newly painted shutters at the end of the working day on Sunday 20 October, from 5.30pm for drinks, closing starts at 6pm.


Over the summer of 2013, Castlefield Gallery (CG) has commissioned artist Nina Chua to make an artwork for the existing metal shutters that ‘wrap’ around the gallery when the gallery is closed. CG and Chua are very pleased with the results and are now ready to ‘unveil’ the painted shutters.

This commission was funded by Arts Council England through their Grants for the Arts scheme as part of the CG organisation development project over the past 2 years. Huge thanks also goes to artist Tasha Whittle who has applied the artwork to the shutters with incredible skill and ingenuity.

 So come and celebrate this new permanent artwork with us on Sunday 20 October, starting at 5:30pm.

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Forming Words

‘E’ is my letter for the ‘Forming Words’ 4 day exhibition at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre which opens today until this Sunday as part of the Manchester Weekender. To illustrate my letter I drew an Echidna, shaping his body into a ‘E’. What a wonderful creature from Australia with its many long spines and pink sticky tongue!
The image is available to buy as a digital print. Get in touch if you are interested! 


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Trinity Arts

A creative workshop at Z-Arts as part of Trinity Arts with year 7. I introduced them to the idea of ‘Note to Self’ (notes written in moments of madness and or clarity) creating cosmic’s and my way of working. Which is normally listening to music whilst drawing subconsciously and looking at what the cosmic’s have created to see what is beyond the page. It was awesome and the art work created is truly inspiring.

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After my 1 month residency in Islington Mill i exhibited these pieces of work alongside the Carbooty event. All the documentation of the residency can be found  here.
I wanted the work to show the functionality that disused objects can have.  Most of the objects were either wooden draws or bicycle wheels.
This is an on going project and I am still a hoarder.

Photographed and edit by Ric Lowe 

Searching for a place to lay 

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My interest in re-using discarded objects as a form of up cycling started with these bike wheel frames. Birch ply in the middle with mixed media paint over the top.

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DOI Illustration

T is for Tarsier
My illustration of a Tarsier holding onto a letter t can be seen in the DOI Illustration soon to be published this year along side my Column Arts Agency buddies.

T is for Tarsier

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Feel Good Freak Show Prints

Each screen print is on GF Smith natralis 200gsm paper, at a limited edition of 12 per image. Signed, numbered and printed by artist. Available to buy from the online shop!

Photographed by Ric Lowe

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Feel Good Freak Show

All of these images are screen printed onto birch ply wood.

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Sketch City X Bench Self Made

Sketch City retrospective held at the Bench Self Made Gallery held in April. As well as exhibiting in the show I co-curated it with Jonny Dub, the man who started this wonderful event back in 2005. It was a wonderful feeling having everyone from Sketch City back together and drawing as well as exhibiting the other artists who had drawn with us along the way. Artists involved: KREK, Moot, MissLed, Sri Mckinnon, Hammo, Lispencie, Yeti, Benjamino, Tasha Whittle, Tankpetrol, Ennui, TeaOne, Starvin Artist, Laurie Pink, EightBit, Mr Gauky.

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