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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.
I exhibited a digitally print of the Record Shack in Walley Range for the ‘Street View’ exhibition curated by Skyliner at NQ2022. I have a soft spot for the Record Shack as it has always been there, is never really open but when you do go in it is a chaotic vinyl hunting adventure run by an old man.
Skyliner is dedicated to the pursuit of rare and fascinating art, architecture and history.
I spent 4 days working with cardboard inside the Bench Self Made gallery. I wanted to play around with the space and have fun with a material i don’t use that often and so i created some trees and a remote control cardboard owl complete with screen printed feathers.
The work was displayed alongside cardboard queen Lottie Smith, Krek, Moot, TeaOne and Muka. Everybody’s work was completely different to the others, making it an interesting show and showcasing the usability of cardboard. I think I enjoyed the making part with other people around the best bit.. free booze is free booze.
Thanks to Moot for organising the exhibition and Alistar from Bench for letting us get into the space and being generally awesome.
The lovely folk at Trof Fallowfield asked me to paint their wall.. I did an owl… mmmm. Hand painted with a bit of spray.. Super fun times. If you are in Manchester be sure to go check out their new bar refurb.. it’s lookin’ well smart!
I created a city scape for Teacup on Thomas Streets kitchen windows. Purveyors of extremely tasty cakes, pies, home made food, loose leaf tea and coffee, it is well worth popping in to fill that little empty hole in your belly. They now have a liquor licence and a wonderful ‘Suppa and Cuppa’ evening menu. I have worked with Teacup on Thomas Street for a number of years now creating one off bespoke illustrations, designs and objects for their adventures. My illustrations feature on the menus and walls of their pop up shops and hopefully there will be further illustrations all over the place in the future.
Over the past two weeks I have been busy painting and installing a new mural in the Northern Quartre, Manchester. The forest mural is situated along Thomas Street, behind the metal broom and shovel statue on the NCP carpark. You wouldn’t notice it if you went directly past it but if you looked down the bank.. there it is! Spread over 21 boards it depicts a hidden forest in an attempt to brighten up the otherwise dark and gloomy area.