SHEFFIELD SHOWCASE

After a meeting with Sheffield City Council I’ve been given the go-ahead for a new piece of work.

It’s part of their Sheffield Showcase scheme.

It is technically an exhibition, but it will have to be viewed through an unused shop’s window. So some might call it a display. Anyway, the idea of the scheme is to generate footfall around a more run down area of the city centre. It also lets students training for an award in Visual Merchandising get some much needed hands on experience of dressing windows and working with artists/designers/etc. The scheme is currently under scrutiny from the Council and talks are underway about whether to cut it’s funding (cheers Conservatives!).

The area in question is SEVENSTONE << Check out that site for info about what is planned. Though it's unlikely to go ahead anymore.

With this in mind I'll be putting my work up around the middle of March this year. Keep checking back for updates, and as ever, get in touch if you've got some feedback.

Sevenstone Site in Sheffield (proposed development)

PRISM

A short while ago (ages ago in fact) I took exhibited work at PRISM, in Sheffield.

I like to think of Prism as a nomadic event, it has no base, no home. Travelling around Sheffield it gives participants a good chance to play with their surroundings and make use of unusual/alternative exhibition spaces. Yet at the same time it does have structure. Even though the place/space it is held in may differ, something about the event/night seems strangely familiar. There is always a fleeting sense surrounding Prism; each event only lasts for one night. A collectiveness and at the same time disparateness, a strength and a fragility.

With this in mind I presented a projected image. The image was from my previous piece BRACE.

Let me know what you think, cheers!

Bloc Billboard

The excellent Blog Gallery in Sheffield has commissioned me for their Billboards Project. A couple of artists each year have free reign over what is shown on the boards. I’m excited to be a part of this quirky and exciting project and send out my thanks to Bloc for the opportunity and appreciation of my work.

Bloc Billboard is situated on Eyre Lane outside the gallery and is used by artists as an experimental public exhibition space. The exhibition will be up until November, so if you get chance, pop down and have a look.

Bloc Gallery Billboard Commission

billboard
Preparing.

PRISM

I’ll be showing work at the next PRISM event.

PRISM is a bi-monthly contemporary art event. Established at The Showroom Cinema in 2008 it utilises various venues across Sheffield to exhibit work by emerging and established artists. This January it continues its residency at Bank St Arts – have a look at their SITE, they do good things!

For details, have a look on the FACEBOOK page or check out the BLOG.

I’m excited.