Solo Expedition #1

There are ten weeks to go to my first solo exhibition after years of study and various group shows. I'm writing these excerpts as an exercise to quickly map my progress (and setbacks) to make sense of my ideas for myself along with a traditional sketchbook. My Studio I've reached that stage in my research… Continue reading Solo Expedition #1

Upcoming Workshops

I will be running an architectural drawing workshop in the Glucksman Gallery beginning this Wednesday and running weekly four four consecutive weeks. This will coincide with the current exhibition Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings. You can book a place here on the Glucksman Website: http://www.glucksman.org/events/lunchtime-course

Hand- Me -Downs

I was invited around Christmas time by curator, Ana Ospina to express interest in an upcoming group exhibition in the Blue House Gallery in Schull for May 2019. Her curatorial vision for the exhibition was for the selection of works to incapsulate an alternative view of West Cork as seen by the locals, not the… Continue reading Hand- Me -Downs

Getting some thoughts in order

After an intensive taught studio masters, I am now now in research stages for my next body of work. Some reflective writing on the work made for Memories of a Nervous System is helpful to continue my art practice effectively. On Juncture II: This work was made for my MA final exhibition “Memories of a… Continue reading Getting some thoughts in order

MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18

plaster and fabric dye, 13 x 15 x 17 cmExhibition ViewInstallation: plaster and fabric dyes, dimensions varyPolaroid Photography Series, 9 x 11cm eachCharcoal and Pastel on Fabriano, 102 x 102 cmCharcoal and Pastel on Fabriano, 140 x 140 cmCIT Purchase Prize, Charcoal and pastel on Fabriano, 137 x137cmCharcoal and Pastel on Fabriano, 107 x 107… Continue reading MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18

Studio Visit and the New Artist’s Manifesto

This week I visited my colleague Rae's studio as part of a curatorial project. We read from  Manifesto: A New Role for the Artist by JOHN FOX. MBE. Below is a text that I wrote about Rae's practice after a great studio chat: Raphael Llewelyn’s current practice investigates the area of landscape occupied by the Dept of… Continue reading Studio Visit and the New Artist’s Manifesto

The Ghosts of Tower Blocks

I see buildings falling in Glasgow. I see rubble. I ask myself where that rubble goes. I discover that it’s crushed and then used to build new pedestrian streets- so people are walking on the ghosts of tower blocks[1](Cyprien Galliard) My most recent art practice revolves around the mysterious vista, ambiguous built structures and the… Continue reading The Ghosts of Tower Blocks

Brutalism’s uncanny existence

Ruined modern spaces interrupt the flow of capitalism’s escalated sense of the present tense by creating somewhere a little more desolate, existing outside of one’s everyday city experience. As author and philosophy researcher Dylan Trigg writes, these spaces are haunting in that they insist upon the integration of the past into the present by troubling… Continue reading Brutalism’s uncanny existence

The Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock,  Carraig Aonair, meaning "lonely rock", in Irish is a small clay-slate islet in the Atlantic Ocean and is the most southerly point of Ireland. It lies 6.5 kilometres southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13 kilometres from County Cork on the Irish mainland. Fastnet is known as "Ireland's Teardrop as it was the last part of Ireland that 19th century Irish… Continue reading The Fastnet Rock

Research Processes

Research for the creation of new work or development of existing works can be a tricky but exciting part of my artistic practice. The images on the wall are selected from photographs I take daily. I also find it valuable to collect literature and poetry and make plaster molds of interesting structures that I encounter.