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Athens/Greece

Five of my small works are now in Greece, at the Athens School of Fine Arts Library. I’ll be doing an online studio visit with Kleopatra Moursela on Friday.

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Creative Immersive wokshop at Orains

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop at Orains, recently, on the beautiful Argyll coast. This was a great opportunity to meet other artists, including Pieter who was our host, and to play around with new materials, techniques and ideas.

We had a wonderful range of materials and a great studio space at our disposal. I spent a day making paper frames, paper stages, and a miniature rough proscenium arch with hanging cloud, which I took out into the landscape.

I wanted to explore ways to ‘break the frame’ and move back and forth between abstracted/pictorial space and sculptural, figurative elements.

Material spilling out of the fourth wall (heather-dyed wool and paper)
Miniature weather system (wood, nails, wool)

A second day I spent playing with different mediums – egg tempera, indigo and natural inks like elderberry juice and rhodendendron ink. Still exploring tensions between figurative elements and absraction, as ever.

booklet for testing materials
Door, figure. Carbon paper, indigo and collage on paper. A3

I came back, in the end, to frames/doors and figures. Now looking forward to taking these thoughts back to the studio to see where they take me. I plan to make more prosceniums and place them in the landscape, perhaps considering how the figurative ‘wee clouds’ might interact with them.

With grateful thanks to the Balavoulin Arts Grant for funding my attendance at this workshop

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One Subject/One Drawing a Day – Paris

Wishing I was in Paris to see this beautifully hung show. I have six small works, all based on studies of an oil lamp. Opens today.

Study in collage and mixed media, A5.

https://www.abstract-project.com/expos/expoencours.htm

https://www.facebook.com/Abstract-Project-924343407585274

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Pause – SSA

I have two works in this lovely, eclectic online show from the SSA.

7 August – 5 September 2021

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Drawing Box – New Mexico

Delighted to be showing work in the US for the first time. Show opens in Questa, New Mexico, on August the 7th. I have 5 x A5 pieces in here, with over 30 other artists from around the world.

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New Writing Scotland

Out very soon – delighted to have a poem – ‘Sea Chapel’ – in here.

Available here

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One Subject/One drawing a day

Opening soon, in France. I’m delighted to have 6 small works in this show.

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Drawing Box 5 x A5

Show opens in Cyprus

It’s lovely to see pictures of human beings at an art show. Delighted to have 5 small works in this show.

https://www.instagram.com/drawingboxinternational/

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Science of the Sea – poetry anthology launch

I’m looking forward to reading my poem ‘The Bathymetry of the Inner Sound’ at this event: https://torch.ox.ac.uk/event/scipo-2021-patterning-thought

The anthology of winning & commended entries from the recent Science of the Sea competition will be launched, among readings and discussions around ‘patterning thought’ and other science/poetry collaborations.

Looks like it’ll be a fascinating evening, hope to see you there!

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Road Trip

The collaborative artwork touring Scotland, as part of the SSA’s ‘Road Trip’ has touched down in Argyll. Looking forward to contributing to this exciting project – with a theme of ‘Connection’, suitably enough.