Geometry of Memory at Ta·da, Copenhagan

I’m showing a small work at Ta·da space in Copenhagan. Ta·da is an artist-run space situated in a laundromat in Copenhagen, Denmark. The monthly exhibitions mainly consist of 9 x A3 frames placed above the washing machines. The exhibition runs 17 June to 21 July 2018

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The exhibition, Geometry of Memory, is a group exhibition by POST Artists,the peer-led UK network for artists who respond to place. Founded in 2008, POST stages site-specific shows reflecting members’ diverse practices. In POST projects network artists respond to a place, curated by artists with personal links to it. Projects occur anywhere, including overlooked or disused spaces, investigating notions of public space.

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The proportions of the human body in the building itself. Height and width of doorways, ceilings that give us space to feel alive. The familiarity of a place, machines that are circles and straight lines. The large expanse of industrial glass that frames the street outside looking in. A brain that idles snugly in a closed bone box, that imagines, remembers and demands the life lived.

POST is the peer-led UK network for artists who respond to place. Founded in 2008, POST stages site-specific shows reflecting members’ diverse practices. In POST projects network artists respond to a place, curated by artists with personal links to it. Projects occur anywhere, including overlooked or disused spaces, investigating notions of public space.

Participating artists: Camilla Brueton, Marco Cali, Fiona Long, Samantha Penn, Nadia Perrotta, Marianne Walker, Helena Wee and Mary Yacoob.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018

I’m delighted to be in the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Grayson Perry’s curation of the show is so refreshing and colourful. If you go to see the show, I’m in the bright yellow room selected by Grayson Perry. The show continues until 19 August.

My painting selected is “Night Crawler”

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Night Crawler is a darkly humorous exploration of the detachment we feel from nature in urban environments, even though nature constantly exerts its force on the human made.

This rather surreal painting may feel like a filmic scene from a 1950s science fiction horror movie, or something you may have dreamed about. It’s impossible, yet somehow feels familiar. Abject yet potentially enticing.

It toys with the constant battle between nature and man-made environments, imagining a dark yet perhaps erotic world where gelatinous sea creatures creep their way around our urban landscapes.

Tannery Arts Group Show 2017

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I’m very pleased to be showing some work in the Tannery Arts Group Show 2017 at Tannery Projects

A group show of work from Tannery Arts studio holders and staff

Anja Aichinger, Frank Ammerlaan, Michael Armitage, Andrew Bick, Tom Brown, Marcus Cope, Chris Daniels, Mahal de Man, Benjamin Deakin, Howard Dyke, Laura Eldret, Jamie George, Nick Goss, Fiona Grady, Adrian Haak, Fiona Long, Hannah Luxton, Anna Lytridou, Alice McCabe, Sarah McDonald, Jacqui McIntosh, Robert Montgomery, David Musgrave, Roger Phillips, Ellie Pratt, Nell Sully, Nadine Talalla, Nicola Wallis, Alison Wilding

Private view Friday 27 January 6.00-8.30pm

Show continues Saturday 28 January – Sunday 19 February
Tues – Fri 11am – 6pm
Sat / Sun 12 – 6pm
Closed Mondays
Accessible through Drawing Room

Drawing Room
Unit 8 Rich Estate
46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF

Helical Swirl

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When one era ends, a new one unfurls. Ten artists present new paintings and sculptures in this once derelict Georgian end of terrace where the rest of the row was demolished to make way for railway lines. The artworks play against the cracked and peeling walls, telling their own story as you ascend the stairs. Each artwork rewards the viewer with more than first meets the eye. Contemplate them again as you wind back down the stairs, and you might just see them differently.

Benjamin Bridges, Christina Christova, Fiona Long, Maria Christoforatou, Michael O’Reilly, Paige Perkins, Rhys Trussler, Sasha Bowles, Sonya Yufei Zhang, Yuichiro Kikuma

Private View Friday 4 November 6-9pm
Open Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November 12-6pm

Studio 180
180 Lambeth Road
London
SE1 7JY

Marshmallow Soup: Cubitt Salon #8

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Paige Perkins and I are delighted to have been given the opportunity to host a Salon at Cubitt where we’ve been painting this summer. These Salons celebrate Cubitt’s 25th anniversary this year.

We will be presenting a playful mix of our paintings and invite you to join us for a vodka jelly, or tipple of choice, and a little bit of nonsense.

6.30-8pm Tuesday 23 August

Cubitt, 8 Angel Mews, London, N1 9HH

Turps Studio Programme 2016

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To mark the end of our wonderful journey at the Turps Studio Painting Programme, we will be showing a selection of works at our show, opening this Wednesday evening at Art Bermondsey Project Space.

I have just finished my two years of developing my work there and it’s been amazing.

Please join the Turps Studio Programme 2016 at the opening of our end of year show…

PRIVATE VIEW – August 17th 6-9pm

Exhibition continues 18th-27th August Wed-Sun

Katie Brookes, India Dewar, David Edmond, Roisin Fogarty, Maj-Gret Gaupas, Athene Greig, Norman Hyams, Benjamin Jamie, Mari Kolbeinson, Fiona Long, Stephanie Maeseele, Jessie Makinson, Scott McCracken, Coll McDonnell, Paige Perkins, Nadja Plein, Tim Ralston, Mel Scott, Anna Jung Seo, Jenny Smith, Jonathan Stubbs, Sharon Swaine, Nadine Talalla, Rhys Trussler

Art Bermondsey Project Space
183 – 185 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3UW

Turps Painting Programme Open Studio and Mentors’ Exhibition

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To mark the end of our year at the wonderful Turps Painting Programme, we decided that rather than trying to cram all of our work into the gallery, we’d prefer to open up our studios so that you can come and explore what we’ve been up to, and see the context in which we make it. We may tidy up a tad, but this way, you can see more work displayed, and take a peek through other things we’ve worked on throughout the year if you’d like to see the wider context of any of the artists’ work.

Our thinking is that you’ll get to see more paintings, and we can get painting again straight after the show! We are all prolific! Our mentors and visiting artists often comment on the quantity of work we produce, and our level of dedication compared to the various MA programmes they teach on. There’s a great energy of mutual support.

We are delighted to be exhibiting paintings from our mentors at Turps Gallery concurrently with our Open Studio event. It’s an opportunity for us to demonstrate the unique, reciprocal dialogue that happens within the discourse at Turps.

This event will also include the launch of Turps Banana issue 17! The most wonderful contemporary painting magazine, written by painters, for painters, and with no adverts! You can nab yourself a launch event discounted copy on the night.

I’ll be there on the Friday opening event, and Sunday July 3 from 2-5pm.

Art Car Boot Fair London 2016, June 12 12-6

Art Car Boot Fair London 2016

I’m pleased to be taking part in the London Art Car boot Fair again this year with my fellow Turps Banana Art School Painters.

The line up this year includes Sir Peter Blake, Tracy Emin, Marcus Harvey, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, and many more!

The theme this year is the hand, which inspired my pieces.

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Do come along, soak up the atmosphere, and pick up an art bargain!

I’ll be there from 3-6pm.

“The Art Car Boot Fair returns to Brick Lane on June 12th and it’s all hands on deck to bring you our most incredible line-up of artists, art and frivolity yet.

Last year we went to the dogs for inspiration with a celebration of our four-legged friends.
This year we’re making it all about the hand.
Slap!

As well as bootfuls of art, hand-made, drawn, painted, thrown, tooled and printed, there’ll be astonishing glove -puppet performances, palm readings, sleights of hand, artisanship and thrilling things to do with your own hands!
Originals, limited editions and maybe even a few second-hand objets… who knows?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the boot at this year’s super exciting Art Car Boot Fair!

Join us on June 12th, doors open at midday at the corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street.”

Parable Shift at Whitstable 2016

I’m proud to be taking part in ‘Parable Shift’ a.k.a. ‘Parables Displaced‘, a POST Artists‘ exhibition which is a Satellite project to this year’s Whitstable Biennale.

Remnant of St. Aphege

We are exhibiting in St. Aphege Church, and I became fascinated by the extraordinary tale of this saint’s life. My tattooed “relic” presents a glimpse of the chronicles of St. Alphege. Peer through this anachronistic religious relic, illuminated by the light coming through the church window, and witness the tales of an extraordinary life.

Parables Displaced
11 – 12 June 2016
Sat 12:00-18:00 Sun 12:00-16:00
St Alphege Church
High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AY

POST is the peer-led UK network for artists who respond to place. Inspired by the historic ties of St Alphege to Whitstable, ten artworks have been specially commissioned for installation in the Victorian church building on Whitstable High Street. Each artist has responded to produce distinct and unique works in a variety of media. A fissure appears in the church representing a point of intersection between science and religion. A walking experience that engages ones sentiments when visiting the religious space. A music score that is illuminated, taking inspiration from the crescendos of orchestral music and vocal harmonies along with the imagery conjured up by the poetry of the hymn itself. A performance of a site-specific existential dialogue that leads into a sung performance of Edith Piaf’s Je Ne Regrette Rien with accompanying projected visual art.

Performances will take place throughout Saturday and Sunday, with two timed performances at 14:00 and 16:00 on Saturday, one at 14:00 on Sunday, and an Artists Tour and discussion, open to all, Sunday 1pm.

Artists participating: Marco Cali, Matthew Kay, Aliki Kylika, Fiona Long, Jessica Mautner, Danielle Imara, Natalie Sanders, Soren James, Helena Wee, Mary Yacoob