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On Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June 2013, 10:00-18:00pm I will be showing a range of my artist’s books, chap books and zines at the BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art , Gateshead, organized by artist Theresa Easton.

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Bound Cutlery, part of my House Hold Objects series was recently shown at Tweet Art , Westgate Studios, Wakefield.

To see the full slide show for the July Tweet Art show  visit Bob Milner’s weblog   documenting the show at the Prince Albert, part of Wakefield’s Art Walk.




I was in Newcastle on Friday and popped into the Hatton Gallery .

There were several exhibitions open including Elements Abstract Art from the Hatton gallery’s own collection, a one room show of abstract art.

There were some fabulous pieces including 2 screen prints by Victor Pasmore, prints by Antoni Tapies as well as painting by Derek Hirst, Ian Stephenson and prints by Michael Brick.

Abstract work such as this was what  inspired me to go to art college back in the early 1980’s and it was refreshing to see a room of this work looking both energetic and current.

The works were juxtapositioned next to an exhibition by artist Helen Petts Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing a digital film installation that explores Kurt Schwitters’ journey to Ambleside via a remote island in Norway.

It was an interesting positioning of works and ideologies between the two exhibitions and one that suggested a continuity of ideas.

This Friday I’ve sent two new pieces down for the next TWEETART show at Westgate Studios Wakefield, Yorkshire.

The pieces are from a new piece that I’ve been developing over the past few months.

Common House Hold Objects/Still Lives comprises of a selection of small house hold objects which have had their original purpose challenged or rendered functionless.

The objects remain solely as markers to a past which becomes increasingly inaccessible and objectified providing instead a memorial to changing cultural practices.

     Spoon, Fork, Knife 2012 (cutlery and thread)

Pegs x3 (cast wax)      Three Pegs 2012 (cast wax)

Was up in Newcastle this Monday and went to the Baltic where there’s a show on (10 FEBRUARY 2012 – 20 MAY 2012 ) of work by Andrea Zittel including some of the ‘Wagon Stations’, structures designed to explore what humans needed for survival in different ways. I found the work some how mesmeric.

Looking at Zittle’s website I was interested in the notion of what she describes as ‘Small Liberties’

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It’s really worth taking a look at the exhibition which is on for a couple more days at the Baltic or at Zittel’s website.