Thursday, August 7, 2008

Flowers for the Eccentric City Update Documentation

The Commission from the Eccentric City Newspaper is due in soon; just in time for their next edition - copies can be purchased via their site and they are a bargain at £1.50 including postage!
So here is a sneak preview of some of the documentary images of my piece for the paper.
Above: Take £1 to shops and buy seeds.
Above: Go to site where houses are being demolished - scatter seeds.
Above: Water seeds generously and then go away for a while...

A previously sorry corner of the city is slightly improved.

By the way: the eagle eyed among you may notice that i did not spend all of my £1 commission as the seeds were only 69p - in fact I did not see the remaining 31p as my artist's fee and pocket the difference. I donated it to the Cat protection charity.
See earlier post for more info on Flowers for the Eccentric City:
click here

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I am working on the turn your house into an art space DIY Publication for the Preston Pest supported by Castlefield Gallery this weekend - making a DIY manual.
My idea is that anyone can run a gallery from home - artists don't have to wait for Gallery/museum sponsorship or recognition. We can really Do It Ourselves!
The publication is part of a series of 3 which explore non-traditional spaces for art; and is the result of a research project which the Preston Pests have initiated as a result of the Visual arts festival 'Prestival' which they organised in Preston. They became aware of the fascinating and innovative projects which artists are engaged with worldwide; and have been across the country and beyond (Trips to France and Canada amongst other places) to speak to artists about the exciting work they are doing. The publications are a culmination of that research and present artists working in three specific contexts: Domestic Spaces (which is the one which I have been commissioned to create this DIY project for), Museums and Archives and Social Spaces. For each publication an artist has been commissioned to create a new piece of work; and a writer has been commissioned to write a piece on the particular context.
Click Here for link to the Pest Publications website for more info.
I am currently turning my fridge into a gallery.
Click on the image above to see the miniature viewers visiting the gallery.