My blog writing has suffered in the past few months as demands on my life expand. It can be said of many of us, life seems to be getting busier. Trying to take time out to simply enjoy can be a challenge! The past month has certainly been a massive effort for me to manage, but I seem to have done it fairly unscathed. Planning and running workshops at different schools, drawing and making large sculptures for new exhibitions, transporting and setting them up, endless admin and meetings for new roles and plans (to be divulged soon) and of course personal life, son, garden, home blah blah…! So, here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in terms of exhibitions and projects I’m involved in this summer.
I’ve been working towards several summer shows at seaside venues and in some lovely gardens in London, the South West and Guernsey.
Starting next week is my solo exhibition entitled ‘Found, Now Missing’ at Contains Art, Somerset, as part of their ‘Voyages’ programme. My largest piece (image above) will be sited on the roof of a shipping container/gallery overlooking Watchet marina and Bristol Channel. It will be seen from the West Somerset steam railway line above, too. See the Private View invite below for further details – please come along if you can.
On 7th June, I’ll be running a drawing workshop tied in with the exhibition. Do drop in!
From July to September I will be showing work in Glastonbury Abbey’s grounds for their Abbey Orchard Sculpture Trail and participating in the Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail ‘14. (See current and forthcoming exhibitions for dates.)
My work is currently featured in The Hidden Garden Art Show as part of Chelsea Fringe and the National Garden Scheme until 8th June and at Art Parks International Sculpture Festival, St Martin, Guernsey GY4 6SG until October. I also have 3 pieces on show until July for Sidcot Arts Centre’s Outdoor Artist Programme.
Various workshops in schools include recently making crane sculptures with All Hallows students linked with the Great Crane Project – soon to be filmed by Whitespace Productions in the making. We made a 2 metre high Tree at Watchfield Primary and this month I’ll be constructing a large nest for children’s litterbugs to live in as part of a Litterarti project, which will feature in Bristol’s forthcoming Big Green Week.
On 12th July, I will be discussing my SAW/NGS Abundance work at the ‘Make, Create, Cultivate Symposium’ – a weekend celebration of some recent innovative creative projects in Somerset.
Then I’m off to Florence for a short break, which I’m sure to enjoy!
I hope you can visit some of these events and wishing you a happy, hot summer ahead!