Sunday, 24 November 2013

PRESS - BBC, 24th November 2013

BBC NEWS - 24th November 2013.

'Inviting people to throw things at the head of a cabinet minister is perhaps not the most diplomatic way of advocating anything to the government' 

I never was any good with diplomacy & tact... It was great fun however!

EXHIBITION - The Art Party Conference 2013

GOVESHY - After the Epiphany.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

PRESS - York Press, 20th November 2013

York Press - 20th November 2013 (Web Version)

GOVESHY previewed in todays York Press ahead of the Art Party Conference. Link to the web version:

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

GOVESHY - Kiln Firing Number Two

Second batch of finished Michael Gove busts out the kiln... One more firing to go.

Monday, 18 November 2013

GOVESHY - Badges

I've just been designing an image to have made into badges for the Art Party Conference. Can't resist going for the 50mm size badges... 

PRESS - GOVESHY previewed in the Broadsheets

Yorksire Post, The Times and The Telegraph - 18th November 2013

Goveshy was featured today on Page 4 of the Yorkshire Post, Page 8 of the Times & Page 2 of the Daily Telegraph. This is all pre run up press for the Art Party Conference on the 23rd November.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Introducing... GOVESHY (Coming Soon)

GOVESHY - Draft drawing. 2013

It's time to announce the work I'm creating for the Art Party Conference at Scarborough Spa on the 23rd November 2013. GOVESHY will be a performance installation piece. This piece is in keeping with the theme of the day whch is a follow on from Bob & Roberta Smith's impassioned protest artwork letter to Michael Gove MP (Secreary of State for Education), which campaigned for the inclusion of art subjects in the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc).
GOVESHY will be open for a 30-60 minute slot on the 23rd November. It will consist of approx 200 Michael Gove busts that punters can throw wooden balls at to smash. 
The Michael Gove busts are being made from the finest quality Wedgwood blue clay, this is made possible by a very generous 'in-kind donation' from Wedgwood towards my project, for which I am extremely grateful as this enables me to realise the full potential of the work.

So, come along on the day, lets smash up Michael Gove as he continues to smash up the very foundations of craft in this country. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

WORKSHOP - SMT Portraiture Workshop

Scarborough Museums Trust - Portraiture Workshop.

A lovely workshop today in the Art Gallery for Scarborough Museums Trust. Lots of creativity and fun was to be had... Mostly by me! ha...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

PRESS - Art Party Conference & Goveshy

Some great press on the Art Party Conference today from Culture 24. They also picked up on GOVESHY, which was nice...

Saturday, 2 November 2013

DRAWINGS - Parade Map

Just completed the map of the route of the Beach Parade March for the Art Party Conference on November 23rd. It's up on the Art Party website now... Best get a move on with making my placard! 

Friday, 1 November 2013

TUREEN HEADS - Angela & Wilf

Artist Angela Chalmers & Wilf

Wilf is off to a new home today. He has been lovingly chosen by the fab artist Angela Chalmers. Off he goes, bye bye Wilf...