Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HALLelujah! documentation

The Glasgow exhibition documentation is in, and it looks like people really enjoyed the assignment packs.

Thank you to Janie Nicholl for curating the marvellous show, and sending the documentation of my Participatory Artworks.
They included:
"create a sculpture from the HALLelujah Gallery cutlery drawer" by Raymond.
Above: Raymond and random guy 'being Boyfriends' where the participant had to persuade people at the party to pose as their boyfriend or girlfriend.
Above looks like the one that said 'do a blind contour drawing of everyone at the HALLelujah! exhibition' which included blank postcards and a pen.
Make an unorthodox house of cards - this pack included a pack of cards and some sellotape; fixed item using repair kit by Rachel Mimiec.Self Portrait using bits and bobs, by Paul aged 10.
Here we have assignments to: 'make a sixties intervention out of string' by Margarete Skinner. I am surprised by this response, as I was thinking of one of those string drawings of geometric style patterns.
This one was in response to the helpful intervention assignment, where the participant had to repair something. This pack included sellotape and a puncture repair kit.
Above: 'make a flock of birds out of today's newspaper' by Fran Schoppler. I like the fact that this one is a flock of flamingos.
The Fridge with poster and 2 participatory artworks, by Nolan Love and Paul. The Headless Rabbit Sculpture and mini viewers in the fridge gallery, which Janie followed the instructions for.Janie said: 'Anna Francis assignments went down a storm at the opening along with the Fridge Gallery exhibits' on her blog, which was nice. GO TO JANIE'S BLOG to see the other exhibits in the show.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Tomorrow night visitors to the HALLelujah! exhibition will be given assignments to carry out, which is my interactive art work for the show: along with this I have sent detailed instructions for the second Fridge Gallery, involving a strawberry jelly rabbit amongst other things.
The exhibition, curated by Janie Nicholl opens in a tenement flat in Glasgow, go here to find out more. It features an exciting mixture of artists, and I am really pleased to be one of them.


I am really pleased that my cinema poster has been selected for the marvellous magazine Soanyway. My piece is in the Over and Over edition.
Here is what the publishers say about the new additions:

Derek Horton and Lisa Stansbie are pleased to announce major new additions to Soanyway magazine - http://www.soanyway.org.uk/ including new writing by Paul Rooney, David Berridge and New York poet Davey Volner, as well as work by several emerging and established artists.

Soanyway is an international project centred on words, pictures and sound that tell stories.

The new additions since our launch in February are: Diana Ali David Berridge Sarawut Chutiwongpeti Phil Constable Chris Paul Daniels Alex Farrar Anna Francis Leanne Bell Gonczarow Erin Gutierrez Marion Harrison Karen Heald Barry Hughes Les Joynes Maria Kapayeva Bommsoon Lee Simon Lewandowski Jo McGonigal Moenipulation Brighid Mulley Alex Nodopaka Paul Rooney Gregor Rozanski David Steans Davey Volner Jamila Walker Jelena Zindovic

“There's a thousand sides to everything - not just heroes and villains. So anyway, ... so anyway, ... so anyway… “So anyway” ought to be one word. Like a place or a river… Soanyway River.”
(Zabriskie Point, 1970, Michelangelo Antonioni)

Soanyway welcomes submissions in any form, medium and format. Material to be considered for inclusion or general enquiries should be sent by email to: submissions@soanyway.org.uk

Soanyway so far is: Diana Ali Steve Arg├╝elles Dale Devereux Barker David Berridge Erini Boukla Richard Caldicott Jimin Chun Sarawut Chutiwongpeti Phil Constable Chris Paul Daniels Alan Dunn Odette England Alex Farrar Karin Felbermayr Anna Francis Leanne Bell Gonczarow Erin Gutierrez Marion Harrison Karen Heald Derek Horton GH Hovagimyan Barry Hughes Krissie Ireland Les Joynes Maria Kapayeva Bommsoon Lee Simon Lewandowski Jo McGonigal Joe Mawson Moenipulation Brighid Mulley Joseph Nechvatal Alex Nodopaka Yelena Popova Claire Potter Keith W Roberts Paul Rooney Gregor Rozanski Doug Sandle Phil Sawdon Silver-Mawson Marina de Stacpoole Alex Staiger Lisa Stansbie David Steans Lisa Torell Tony Trehy Paul Violi Rob Voermann Davey Volner Jamila Walker Jim White Jelena Zindovic