W.B. Museum

Our exhibition went up smoothly over two days the hanging system took a little getting used to and in the end it all looked wonderful. Such an amazing old building, the first factory, and so full of time and a sense of history.

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Adeliza at Blakes Lock

I have discovered so much around the area of Blakes Lock, it has been a real surprise. In a strange way, although it oozes a sense of industrial grittiness and history, it has also been rather romantic, especially with Artikinesis’ own collaborative poet reciting in the background above the constant rush of ┬ápressured water underneath the Turbine Room.

My fellow artists’ enthusiasm and support has meant that, once again, we are creating a genuine ┬áresponse to our location and there is an either literal or enigmatic relationship between the site and the Artwork.

I think this exhibition is going to be very special, as it has been unpremeditated and immediate.

Basingstoke People

I chose to seek special people in Basingstoke, and a couple of them I know, and so that meant I had a vision of the painting beforehand. In reality, it was very different and harder to manoeuver than I could have ever imagined, and, what’s more, I had a couple of images of different people on the go at the same time. Although it was very hard, I was in the end very pleased with the new way it made me work.

This is Rosemary. She is a wonderful person, so I just hope I have done her justice.