Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018
One of my large pencil drawings Dreadnought has been selected for this year’s prestigious Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize). Opening on 29th September at Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY the show then tours the UK through to July 2019.
29 September - 17 October 2018 (see website for opening times)
22 November-10 January 2019 Arts University Bournemouth
2-22 February Royal Drawing School, London
2 March-26 April 2019 Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge
4 May-6 July 2019 Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
25 Wilton Road, Victoria, London
This is a redevelopment of a former department store opposite Victoria station and was completed in July 2017. I was commissioned by MAX Architects to design two steel portcullis gates 3m x 4m which were fabricated by SCX Special Projects in Sheffield. Each panel weighs 800 Kg and the steel was cut using high pressure water jets.
The Myth of Brilliant Summers by Austin Collings
In 2014 I was commissioned by author Austin Collings to make four drawings for the inside covers of his unsettling and evocative book of short stories.
In 2014 I was asked to make a piece of work for Toulouse Lautrec Party an event at Firstsite, Colchester for Bruce McLean’s retrospective at the gallery. I showed a three minute animation of drawings, a few of which are here.
The Second Person
In 2011 Romily Hay and I collaborated on The Second Person, a large-scale book of drawings which was the culmination of 6 months work. Each of us drawing in pencil on one side of the paper and then swapping the pages so drawings by both of us are physically attached. The book explores the relationship between poetry and drawing and though made in London the drawings are consistently about nature, often the threat and menace of nature at the city’s outer limits. It was also made as a celebration of the book as physical object and at a time when the e-book seemed destined to eclipse the real.
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/pdf/newspdfs/74.pdf (pages 31 - 32)