Just completed the design for a set of 6 chocolate wrappers for Tate, including Milk, Orange & Geranium, White Lime, and Dark Chilli. All produced using the finest Fair Trade ingredients! Due to reach the Tate shop in April/May!
That’ll make you feel good until you realise you’ve eaten the whole bar, you naughty monkey!
The government is planning a massive sell off of our national forests. They could be auctioned and fenced off, run down, logged or turned into golf courses and holiday villages.
We can’t let that happen. We need to stop these plans. National treasures like the The Forest of Dean, Sherwood Forest and The New Forest could be sold off.
A huge petition will force the government to rethink its plans. If we can prove how strongly the public are against this, they will have to back down. Sign the petition now at 38 Degrees.
Local Action Day – Sunday 13th February, King’s Wood, Challock, Nr. Wye / Ashford, Kent.
If you would like to join others listening to speakers, signing the petition and making banners in protest at the proposed sell off Stour Valley Arts have organised a King’s Wood Action Day on Sunday February 13th, 2011 from 2 – 4pm meeting in the King’s Wood car park.
The sculpture project of new animal habitats by London Fieldworks pictured below is part of the sculpture trail in King’s Wood commissioned by Stour Valley Arts and is entitled ‘Super Kingdom’. Visit the forest whilst you still can to see more of the trail and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You can also visit the Forestry Commission’s website for further details on King’s Woods facilities.
What a complete tragedy and a sorry end to a sorry affair. I was due to go up to Bexhill, East Sussex for a meeting on the 5th October only to be told I should divert because Hastings Pier had gone the way of the West Pier in Brighton and burnt down.
I exhibited prints of the area at McCarrons of Mercatoria in St. Leonards, so I know many people have a great deal of affection and pride in their locale and this will come as a bitter blow.
BBC News shows footage of the devastation.
If you want to keep up to speed with latest developments on the Pier you can go to the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust website.
I am currently exhibiting at The Pushing Print Open Exhibition. This is an exhibition of print in all its diverse forms, featuring work by 62 local, national and international artists and will be running from 9th to 31st October.
The exhibition will be taking place in various different locations around Margate, Kent.
I have submitted two pieces: Dreamland Cinema and Margate Scenic Railway and they can be seen in the Margate Gallery.
We were recently invited to hear the announcement of four of the participating artists for Folkestone Triennial 2011.
The artists announced on the night were: Cornelia Parker who will be casting a life-size bronze statue of a female Folkestone resident in the pose of Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid; Cristina Iglesias who will create an architectural structure on the overgrown ramparts of one of Folkestone’s historic Martello Towers, which will give the illusion of an entrance into another world; Hew Locke is suspending around a hundred model ships collected from around the world in the nave of St Mary and St Eanswythe’s church, the oldest building in Folkestone; Zineb Sedira who will make a film about an extraordinary lighthouse in Algeria. The film will be housed in the former deckchair storage hall in the cliff-face under the Leas, which has not been accessible for years.
Since the launch the full complement of 19 international artists who have been commissioned to create new works for the Triennial, which will take place from 25 June – 25 September 2011, have now been announced.
The artists are:
The Folkestone Triennial 2011 is one of the most ambitious public art projects ever to be presented in the UK. The selected artists have been invited to develop new works for Folkestone’s streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings to create a cutting-edge contemporary art exhibition in the public domain.
Andrea Schlieker conceived and curated the inaugural exhibition in 2008 and will direct the second Folkestone Triennial, A Million Miles From Home, in the summer of 2011.
The 2011 Triennial aims to bring the wider world to Folkestone, while highlighting its status as a gateway to and from Europe and its isolation on the edge of Britain. The focus will be on social and political issues, particularly those arising from migration and exile, colonialism and its aftermath, and questions of place and language. The selected artists either live or have biographical background in countries as diverse as Algeria, Morocco, Kosovo, Israel, Egypt, Guyana, India and Brazil, as well as Denmark, Spain, Germany, the US and the UK. They will bring their stories and experiences to Folkestone, finding elements of shared ground and connecting threads
Didn’t make it down to Vintage at Goodwood until the third day, but on entering we were greeted by the sun and these groovy Sixties Dancers who were strutting their stuff to the backdrop of the retro-pop-up High Street that Wayne Hemingway had designed as the gateway to the Festival. Hat’s off to the Hemingway’s because the High Street included some really great reconstructions of favourite British retail and cultural institutions, including John Lewis, Bonhams, Oxfam, and Chichester’s very own Pallant House Gallery. It was a lot of fun and a really good way of channelling people through to the rest of the Festival. And I’ve never been to a festival with such a broad age range. It was great to see so many people dressed up and living the Vintage dream (well for a weekend anyway). Oh my word! And I haven’t even mentioned the toilets yet…which were excellent. For a self-confessed non-festival goer with a pathological fear of communal portaloos, (just see the film Kenny if you want to know the truth behind festival toilets), this was a rare treat, complete with a whole stand of Dyson hand-driers.
Well done Vintage and can’t wait to come back next year!