Six of my paintings and collages and two poems will be on show in the Encounters exhibition at the VAN Gallery, Shoplatch in Shrewsbury from 20th March to 28th April 2018.
The exhibition features around 20 pairs of visual artists and poets, responding to each others’ work. I am in three pairings:
Working as a painter with:
Kate Innes (novelist/poet)
Ursula Troche (poet/photographer/psychogeographer)
And as a writer with:
Paul Baines (painter)
Two of my drawings were selected for the 2017 Shropshire Open at Gallery3 in the Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury October to December.
Earlier in 2017, I formed a collective Here Here! with artist Emily Wilkinson, Ted Eames, and Jamila Walker, based in Shrewsbury using art, walking and other creative activities to explore sites or social topics in collaboration with people.
We ran two linked workshops on 8th and 15th November 2017 from the Unitarian Church in the High Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LR.
The first workshop involved walking and creative writing in response to places in Shrewsbury. The second workshop involved mapping of the walk and creating collages. Read more here.
For further details see:
Eden, Participate Contemporary Artspace, Shrewsbury
5th August to 26th August 2017
(11am to 5pm Tues – Sat)
One of my drawings, “When Adam Delved” was included in this show, curated by Katie Hodson.
“Eden is an exhibition comprised of selected submissions and invited art works. The exhibition explores the notion of “constructed paradise” through utopian and dystopian ideas, sited in response to its title. Urban aesthetics sit side by side with rural ideals, juxtaposing our fabricated urban environment with the naturally occurring. The exhibition explores the labour of the construction process – building, making, growing”
Other artists featured:
Paola Alessandri-Gray / Peter Barnard / Sarah Boulton / Charlotte Brisland / Coral Brookes / Melmel Chen / Maria Foskett / Jayne Gough / Kaori Homma / Jill Impey / Louisa Johnson / Bridget Kennedy / Dolly Kershaw / Rhianne Masters-Hopkins / Jenni Moffitt / Zoe Needle / Richard Reynolds / Joe Stogdale / Gunhild Thomson
Your Perfect High Street!
Art Workshop, Unitarian Church, Saturday 9th September 2017
Many people might think Shrewsbury’s High Street is near perfect as it is. Visitors to the Unitarian Church for the Heritage Open Day events were able to team up with me and have a go at designing their own perfect high street in an art workshop.
Thinking about what activities are important in the town’s main street, offering thoughts, ideas and memories and making scale model buildings, participants created a number of collaborative artworks for display.
Collage Now, VAN Street Gallery, Shrewsbury
Peter Williams and I are co-curated an exhibition at the VAN Street Gallery featuring my work alongside 10 other contemporary collage artists, including Anwar Shemza, Malcolm Tillis, Ted Eames, Peter Williams, Heather Prescott, Angela Martin, Bamber Hawes, Emily Wilkinson and Gretchen Christman-Johnson.
There were workshop events by several of the artists to encourage participation in collage.
In Parallel and Entwined, The Hive, Shrewsbury
New paintings and a selection of work from my In Parallel show at Participate Contemporary Artspace last year, plus my books “The Minutes” and “In Parallel and Entwined”.
During the exhibition I led a very enjoyable walking and art making workshop Space Explorers! More events to follow in future.
Books are available for purchase as follows:
“In Parallel and Entwined”
Available in paperback at £12 + p&p, see here for preview and purchase information.
Hardback £72.71 + p&p
See here for further details or to purchase.
“Land in Hand – The Making of Coton Hill Allotments”
Andrew Howe & Mairi Turner
Paper back £29.95 or hardback £38.50 + p&p
“We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet”
Andrew Howe & Colin Blundell