Wednesday, 22 April 2015

My bricks at Churchfield

The second exhibition I am in at the moment. This is at Churchfield House i Great Harwood.
The theme is 'Locality' so a good chance to show off my Nori brick inspired work
Here are some real bricks, various types, from local allotment!
And my paper brick display, Another Brick in the War(shortlisted for RA 2014) and Pals of Bricks

The main piece is again WW1 commemoration inspired, and uses 100 of my paper bricks, called Wall of Words. Uses old newspaper, and estimate contains 10 million words
Each brick has the word 'FREEDOM' imprinted into it. Something we take for granted for us , but freedom of speech is also very important. hence the link back to newspapers.
Must not forget that I was originally inspired to create my paper bricks to celebrate one one Accrington's greats, the NORI brick, when the factory was (temporarily) closed down. Now they are back in production, a display from the company is part of the exhibition.
And finally, I produced a paper brick with Churchfield House imprinted.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

My pieces at latest AOB exhibition

Here are my 3 pieces of work at latest AOB exhibition, in Accrington.

and up close
Som(m)e Impressions
The Three Tommies
both of the above are WW1 themed, the final one is based on an illustration of the old Co-op building in Oswaldtwistle

All are created using mashed up newspapers(no glue added), and either moulded or sculptured.

Friday, 10 April 2015

New Art Gallery in Accrington - Art On Broadway (AOB) and more....

I am part of a group that has started a new art gallery in an empty shop unit in Accrington. It is situated in town centre on Broadway, hence the name Art On Broadway (AOB).
First 6 week exhibition comes to an end next week, so planning what to show next.
At same time for 3 weeks a new exhibition at Churchfield House in Great Harwood starts , for 3 weeks, ending just after general election.
The theme of the exhibition is 'Locality' so I am setting up a room with various NORI brick related items.
Setting up is on Monday, so should be a busy week ahead setting up for 2 exhibitions.