Precious Little..

Really pleased to be part of 'Precious Little' at Art-Athina  26-29 May 2016. Prior to the Greece showing it will be on view at Harrington Mill Studios8th - May 22nd 
Preview : Sunday 22nd May, 1 - 4pm

37 artists associated with HMS respond to the theme of 'Precious Little'. The show travels to Athens where 'Precious Little' will be part of the Platforms event at Art-Athina in Greece.
Presentation of UK Platforms@Art-AthinaA series of presentations as part of a special tribute to UK Platfforms.
Platforms in UK :
16.00 – 16.10 PAPER
16.10 – 16.20 SCI
16.30 – 16.40 Harrington Mill Studios
16.40 – 16.50 9th Art Wave

Jackie Berridge will be making a presentation
about the projects, exchanges and events at HMS 

The title of the show is actually quite pertinent to how much I've posted recently - and unfortunately it's not going to get much better any time soon. 2016 has thrown me a massive curved ball,  without going into details I am likely to be absent for a bit longer. I will still be spending precious time to in my studio but am having a bit of a sabbatical in terms of applying for any opportunities so there won't be much news for a while. 

2016 already!!!

A while ago I posted about an A3 light box I'd got to test as a way of showing my layered digital drawings (above left). I've been spending as much time as possible working on the backlog (as usual not enough as I'd like) but I decided to splash out on an AO one (above right) to give myself a bit of an incentive to finish my second layer drawing ('clap'). There are a number of ways the 'hold' drawings can be combined - and I didn't spend any time experimenting - they just went in the way they came out of the cardboard tube - but I am really excited about the potential. The images without the light turned on (as above) still work - although there is a much 'starker' black and white feel - but once the light is on the subtleties really show. The largest light box in this style is AO which is smaller than the drawings at 1:1 and this has made me realise I need to move away from 'only print the size it is drawn' for at least some of the drawings if I want to play around with different ways of presenting the work. I could, of course, get bespoke boxes etc. made to exactly the size I want but that would involve me winning the lottery and I'm not sure I can wait that long.