with Duncan Lawrey, poet
Exhibition, 17 September – 1 October 2016 – all-new work
with hand-made poetry books illustrated with woodcut prints
Not far from the hustle of central Reading there is Blake’s Lock. Along this quiet backwater, five artists and a poet came, saw, recorded their findings and expressed their feelings.
The Artikinesis Art Colouring Book Volume 1:
West Berkshire and North Hampshire
Publication, 2016 – all-new work
Local scenes newly rendered as line drawings for others to add colour to and to share in the creative process. Intended to “inspire people to go out and take a new look at familiar local landmarks, or discover hidden gems they may not know existed, and perhaps even take a sketchbook out with them themselves.
We want people to colour, discover art, discover our region, and, above all, experience the relaxing power of creativity.”
The Basingstoke Project
Exhibition, November 2015 – all-new work
This was our first collaborative project, and our first exhibition together as a group. We decided to focus on the town of Basingstoke because it is a natural focus point, and because we didn’t think that Basingstoke had come under artistic scrutiny very often in the past.
We set out to create:
- an active, reactive, artistic response to the people, places, buildings and character of Basingstoke;
- a project to inspire and surprise.
In the course of the project, we learned to look again at the town. We were inspired. We were surprised.
We found hidden gems; we found delight in the familiar; we found our own visions of Basingstoke.