Saturday, 26th February to Saturday, 16th April 2022
This month I am taking two drawings to Kingshill House, at Dursley in Gloucestershire for Mind – be here, present / be here now, curated by Georgie White Winter and Stroud based artist, Athene Greig, who put out an open call for work: ‘The focus running through all the works in the exhibition is the importance of the Mind in a creative practice and the challenges of being present. This exhibition explores how important it is to ‘be here, present/be here now’ and find space for creativity, whilst exploring escapism through art and craft. The wide selection of works shown crosses themes of creating in the present mind along with a sense of mindfulness; being intensely aware of what one is sensing and feeling in the moment.’
Kingshill House is proud to be donating 10% of sales during the exhibition to Young Gloucestershire, countywide youth-work charity that supports vulnerable and marginalised young people (aged 11-25) who face complex challenges in their lives.
The drawings going on show are from my Spontaneous Art & Storytelling collaboration with Belinda McKenna-Bicknell. I am delighted to have this opportunity, particularly as this is the first time we have exhibited any of these works.
Friday, 1st to Saturday, 30th April 2022
Launching on April 1st is Teddington Art Trail, initiated by Linda White at https://www.artsrichmond.org.uk, This is an opportunity for artists from the borough of Richmond to show in shop and business windows in Teddington, from Broad Street to the High Street. I am showing with local artists Charlotte Andrew and Jillian McLaren in the window at solicitors https://kaganmoss.co.uk (at 22 The Causeway, Teddington TW11 0HF)
11/12th and 18/19th June 2022
Two weekends of KAOS open studios, Kingston-upon-Thames. I am looking forward to showing again with painter Wendy Winfield and ceramicist Carmela Kantorowicz in Kingston. Address: 15B Crescent Road, Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 7RD
An exhibition of members' works is also scheduled to take place at the Rose Theatre during this fortnight and I am very pleased to have paintings pass the first selection process.
27th April-8th May 2022
In the spring, I will be participating in Postcards from the River's Edge with the Riverside Artists Group at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the https://riverhousebarn.co.uk/ in Walton-on-Thames. Events will include a clay workshop, drawing meditation and I will be joining Belinda McKenna Bicknell for a Spontaneous Art & Storytelling performance.
29 September - 17 October 2021
I am delighted to be having a solo show at https://onepavedcourt.co.uk this autumn.
As well as showing new paintings and sculptures, events include:
Drawing Meditation: Wednesday, 6th and 13th October at 2pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, 9th October at 2pm
Spontaneous Art & Storytelling: Saturday, 16th October at 2pm, a collaborative storytelling performance with Belinda McKenna Bicknell of Curious House of Stories.
http://www.riversideartistsgroup.com. The Riverside Artists Group has been accepted as a partner of this year's Totally Thames festival, taking place throughout September. Taking River as the theme, the group will be showing at Cavendish Conference Centre, 1 America Square, London EC1 2LS. Open Days are on Saturdays 4th and 11th from 12-6pm. We are to each show 2D work.
At the same time, I am showing other River themed work, including sculpture, with a small RAG group at member Maire Gartland's Studio 5 at the Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN. The Open Studio will be available each Saturday and Sunday throughout September from 12.30-5pm.
Launch of Tenfold Art Collective with A Tempo Online
Tenfold Art Collective's first exhibition is available to view online, with a real exhibition to follow up next spring. We are a newly formed group of artists all based around the Greater London area.
Haus-a-rest.squarespace.com: Zine Issue 6 on Play
I am delighted to have work accepted for https://haus-a-rest.squarespace.com/issue-6-exhibition-play issue on Play - a small drawing and one of my Munck's Covi-Diary photos have been accepted.
"To engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose." But isn't the creation of art always an enjoyable process? What if it's not? Is play always fun or does it have a darker side? Jenna Fox and Nichola Rodgers
Climate KAOS: Kingston Artists Open Studios present works about climate change
Kingston Museum has selected one of my submitted works for Climate KAOS to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Kingston Artists Open Studios. The exhibition was due to take place in June 2020, but has been postponed until next spring, date to be confirmed.
Collaboration with Belinda Bicknell of Curious House of Stories to work together to create stories. Working intuitively, neither of us knows what will be the outcome. I start drawing and Belinda responds, developing the narrative as I draw. The stories tend to be of a mythological/fairytale nature and take about 40 minutes of intensive working. http://curioushouseofstories.com/index.html
Art Week in Italy, North East of Rome. A wonderful week drawing, exploring and reflecting in Sabina with fellow artists at https://inthesabinehills.art
Elder.org: commission to artwork a bed for their campaign to #EndBedBlocking, which culminated in a group show in London on October 11th. This has been a very successful campaign with wide coverage in both the national and medical press.