Friday, 14 June 2013

ART PARTY CONFERENCE - It's on its way...

The Art Party Posse in the Crescent Arts Courtyard.

Bob and Roberta Smith, Jo Beddoe & Stuart Cameron in the courtyard of Crescent Arts today before heading off to the Spa for some publicity photos... Bring on the Art Party Conference in November!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

AIM & CLICK - Harrogate Mayor, Week 3

Harrogate's New Mayor & Consort - June 2013

Still the same tie! The New Mayor of Harrogate was out again tonight, this time with his Consort... A double whammy. Couldn't resist....

Saturday, 8 June 2013

EXHIBITION - At Sixes and Sevens

A couple of exhibition shots selected from At Sixes and Sevens. Clockwise from the top... THE CRITICS, Karen Thompson 2013. UNTITLED, Steven Potter 2013. ABSURD MULTIPLES, Susan Timmins 2013. MARKET PRICES, Jade Montserrat 2013.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

THE FAMILY - Arthur Boy Burke Armstrong

My Grandfather - Arthur Armstrong. a.k.a Boy Burke

Been researching Victorian cabinet cards on the internet today, amongst the ones I've come across there have been some great images of wrestlers and boxers. With last months boxing bout still fresh in my mind, I started thinking about my Grandfather, who was a boxer in the 1930's. I know very little about him other than his boxing name was Boy Burke and then Arthur Burke as apparently there was an issue with him calling himself boy. I don't know the history behind him calling himself Burke as he was an Armstrong, he was an Arthur however! My Uncle Al had a collection of all his fight posters but these were lent out for an exhibition years ago and never returned. That's about all I know of my Grandfather, other than he disappeared when my mother was a child, my Gran used to say that he fell off the Tyne bridge one night, there were rumours that he ran off to start a new life somewhere else. I guess we'll never know what happened to him and if there's more of his story to unfold.

Monday, 3 June 2013

UPCOMING - At Sixes & Sevens Exhibition

The P.V. this Friday 7th June 8pm - 10pm of At Sixes & Sevens, a joint exhibition of all the resident Crescent Arts Artists. The exhibition is on for a month, it's also open to the public on Sunday 9th June and Sunday 16th June from 11pm - 4pm

Saturday, 1 June 2013

THE FAMILY - Chloe's Dishes

Trying to sort my laptop into some order and back up my files before it gives up the ghost. I've been trawling through tons of old photographs, I'll probably end up posting quite a few over the coming weeks and months. Here's one for today, this was the very spoilt family cat's feeding hole. I couldn't believe how many dishes my mum and sister had booby trapped the kitchen with. Sadly the old dear passed away at the beginning of the year, I miss the random collections which accrued in this area.