Monday, 2 November 2009

Week: Oct 31st - 8th Nov 2009

2nd November 2009

Finally I have created my new logo and got my act together to buy an ad and some new business cards to support building my coaching work...thanks Ellen for sourcing me with all the necessary graphics etc.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Week: Oct 26th - 30th 2009

30th October 2009

AN Magazine representing Bow Arts Trust and Emily's hoardings project in partnership with St. Paul's Way Community School...

29th October 2009

Submitted images for consideration re. Accident & Emergence's new project to support collaboration with writers and visual artists....

And Ellie, no. 9 Balfron is a blast from the past...Kazoo band reformation?? Visit The Band of Nods website and check out the pics from the Save The Hackney Empire event...I am in there somewhere just not so easy to spot!

Week: Oct 19th - 25th 2009

24th - 25th October 2009

Spent most of my weekend going through more boxes, files and note books. Re-arranging my studio again and finally started drawing and painting onto a couple of found canvases...liking the idea of using found surfaces to keep linking into 'What's left behind?', almost whats behind the layers.

22nd October 2009

This is not a Gateway - Hanbury Hall, Hanbury Street to see Antony Luvera's photographs

20th October 2009
RCA Secret cards - away with you!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Week: Oct 12th - 18th 2009

Happy, happy days - teaching more kids about the joys of gardening!!

Steph & Jerome make a visit!

Poster circulated via all online Greening Carradale members as well as postering all available space in Carradale

This time without Anna B until she returns from Poland...JC has been top coming up with the idea for turfing the table (astro turfing it really!)
Equally exciting this week saw the offical launch of the St. Pauls Way Community School hoardings project which Bow Arts Trust has project managed and co-created with Emily Allchurch - all round fantastic artist and educator. Sophie Ashton has been helping out (she has now offically moved into Shelmerdine!!) as well as amazing efforts from pupils @ SPWCS, Stebon and St. Paul's with St. Luke's Primary schools...future artists!!

Week: Sept 28th - 30th 2009

Stop the press
Greening Carradale activity gets press! East End Life covered the bulb planting Anna Bauer & I took part in as part of ongoing plans for a temmporary garden space in the disused tennis courts outside Carradale House...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Week: Aug 17th - 23rd 2009

Did the site seeing trip with Susi & Marcus this weekend and saw the plinth at Trafalgur Sq. fantastic to see women taking their place in the square after so many male memorials have been there...odd though as the lady in the pink dress was not really connecting, quite liked the idea of the poem on the cards but something about it did not work...
And the next day I was back in time for another lady...not sure what she was up to though?

Week: Aug 10th - 16th 2009

Week: Aug 3rd - 9th 2009

Friday, 31 July 2009

Week: July 27 - Aug 2nd 2009

One day to go until...check out more news about Greening Carradale @

The weather seems to be holding out for us and with John Walter, Ashley McCormick, Anna Bauer and my goodself lined up to run various different activities its all looking good

Thanks to Julie for her bunting, Jeremy for being a top taxi for the gazebos and Ruth for growing sooooo many plants - you all rock!

Managed to get myself back into my painting 02/08/09

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Week: July 20 - 26 2009

Away this week at Embercombe - some kinda paradise on earth, very much in a wee corner of Devon, near to Exeter

Check our and come to a friends weekend to discover the simple joys of working the land, sharing enriching conversations and home grown, hand cooked food - with yurts and log fires thrown in to boot!

Week: July 13 -19 2009

19th July 2009
I leave for Embercombe today with the lovely Alice P kindly watering my plants and the stash for the plant swap 1st August too! checking out Greening Carradale for all the latest news....

18th July 2009

An amazingly super sunny day for the Leopold Estate Fete - absolutely fabulous time had by all. Some pics to view below as well as via Open To Arts flickr pages

Polaroid taken by Kofi Allen, photographer (C.)

17th July 2009

An amazing article has come out promoting We Love exciting to see the national press getting hold our of success story and linking it into Cities of Culture...

Week: July 6 - 12 2009

12th June 2009
Been working with Anna Bauer on the poster for Greening Carradale event 1st August 2009

Greening Carradale

12th July 2009
Helped out Lisa Cheung (ACME artist) with her original and brilliant Mobile Allotment over in SE18 Nightingale Estate in Woolwich. We are talking about exchange trips to share each other's projects. I took over 2 plants from the Artsadmin stash and came home with home grown sweet peas and sunflowers...

Week: July 1 - 5 2009

Week: June 28 - 30 2009

Week: June 22 - 28 2009

Saturday, 6 June 2009

P1 Live/work artist launch as part of Bow Arts Trust Open Studios 2009

As part of the now famous Bow Arts Trust Open Studios

P1 Launch is Bow Arts Trust latest initiative, in partnership with East Thames Housing

19th June 2009 6.30pm - 9pm
20th June 2009 1pm - 5pm
21st June 2009 1pm - 5pm

Over 3,500 sq/ft of fabulous, purpose built work space for the creative sector will be host to the artists awarded places as part of the Bow Arts Live/Work project delivered in partnership with Poplar Harca


Ross Adams
Said Adrus
Kofi Allen
Anna Bauer
Mathew Breen
Louisa Chambers
Julie Fagan
Corinne Felgate
Joe Graham
Sian Hislop
Bhajan Hunjan
Robert Luzar
Riz Maslen
Maslen & Mehra
Lisa McKendrick
Alex Noble
Alice Peillon
Emma Robertson
Gabrielle Russell
Anna Sexton
Josie Smith
Ruth Solomons
Ben Walker
John Walter
Jeremy Willett
Alice Woodhouse

P1 is situated at the heart of London's new cultural quarter next to the Olympic Park. P1 is designed to support and foster tomorrow's talent.

Week: June 15 - 21 2009

One of 10 photographys as part of 'Live/Work A-J'

One of the 100 bags shown as part of 'What's left behind?'

Week: June 8 - 14 2009

I have been playing around with shredding again today as way of relaxing so I have found out. Its been a funny old day what with the odd energy out there with the tube strike, over crowded buses and my ongoing struggle with settling into my job, flat and London....and it's not passed me by that whilst watching 'Pineapple Express' I am stuffing re-sealable plastic bags!

Week: June 1 - 7 2009

6th June

Finally getting around to updating the blog so I can follow the Artist Log Book format provided. Anything like Captain's log book? Well it is a journey already

Today been working on concepts for the P1 show at Payne Road as part of Bow Arts Trust Open Studios 19th - 21st June 2009. Cycled to source plain plastic bags but with no joy, but bumped into Corinne and she has a source!

Going to walk around the neighbourhood and along the way record the wildlife I encounter. Finally now I am not within a much more natural place my thirst for nature has become a driving per usual weird old mind of mine, miss a thing once its gone! Whilst in Enford I was often over-awed by nature now I am in London at the heart of various estates I am just pleased/relieved when I spot any rose or tree!

Today is the latest opening at The Nunnery 'Olympic Visions'

Week: May 25 - 31 2009

Playing around with my super zoom and the idea of focus, what I can see from my balcony...

The view directly SE from flat

Reflections, blurs of light and sparkle...

Week: May 11 - 17 2009

15th May 2009

I have been working @ BAT on the Schools in View annual exhibtion and got Will Stewart @ TES to sneak a piece into the latest issue...thanks Will!

14th May 2009

Anna B has been down with Polish beers! More product graphics for the collection!

11th May 2009

Plug and light switch obsessing

Week: May 4 - 10 2009

9th & 10th May 2009

IKEA bed day! Oh the joys of flat packs, odd shaped screws and almost impossibly fiddly attachments...thank god team Stanford made it over

And at least lunch was in the glorious sunshine on the balcony

And with a fully put together sofa the cushions came out of their bags

8th May 2009

I had the pleasure of supporting the delivery of a workshop in The Heritage Flat, 123 Balfron today with Corinne Felgate, uber artist and fantastic educator. Pics to come as they are stuck on the picture drive @ work...drat!

Here's some of the amazing view in the meantime...
  1. Carradale House - my flat is 3 along from the top and 8 down (see the yellow chairs!)
  2. Canary Wharf
  3. The Gasworks, off Bow Creek

Week: May 1 - 3 2009

Week: April 27 - 30 2009

29th April 2009

Started to tackle the bathroom today and get rid of the mouldy sealant although not sure how to make the new stuff stick as there is so much leaking water from the taps....

Week: April 20 - 26 2009

26th April 2009

Live/worker barbeque @ Bow Arts Trust garden, Bow Road. A super afternoon in the sunshine eating gorgeous food and getting to meet more fellow live/work scheme folk.

25th April 2009

Walkabout in and around Balfron, Chrisp Street Market and All Saints - abit like being back in Toxteth, Liverpool and some bits of Hackney & Clapton pre the Hoxton creep eastwards

The Truman eagle - a legacy of the former glory years of Truman Brewery, based in Brick Lane

24th April 2009
Corinne Felgate's opening night @ The Heritage Flat, 123 Balfron Tower

Going down in Carradale's lift

Looking up

Ah, the view, such a view!

23rd April 2009
Started on my postcard response as part of a collaborative postal arts project with artist (& friend) James Aldridge
Working around ideas of nature in the city and finding time to be with nature in a meaningful way, instead of just travelling through 'it' in response to James' piece around the bird and mapping travel. And as life would have it some of the high rise tower blocks in East London have become nesting stops for buzzards and falcons