The Hotel Elephant Crafty Christmas Market is happening this December from the 1st to the 3rd at Spare Street.
Thirteen artists will be a wide selection of original artworks, artist prints, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, and photography.
I am selling prints from my work in progress series, This Is Not Just Here, This Is Everywhere as 6×4 inch mounted prints at £2 each.
1-5 Spare Street, SE17 3EP
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd of December 2017
Market Open: Friday: 6pm – 9:30pm
Market Open: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm
RSVP via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xmas-market-on-spare-street-tickets-39040495172
I originally had this up on the main section of my website but then I thought that I should just leave that for art- and conceptually driven projects so blogging about it instead!
I shot these portraits for the Agagpe Ministries website a couple of months ago and I’ve only just gotten around to posting them up now!
Well, long time no speak!
A lot of updates to go though in this post – not least that I’ve just moved back to London after being home in Dublin for six months.
July 2016: we got through the Wimbledon College of Arts degree show (big ups!)
September 2016: moved back to Dublin and tried in vain to get a job in London and in Dublin
March 2017: moved back to London, much to my delight
Also in March: put a deposit down on a studio space at Hotel Elephant in Elephant and Castle (more on that in a later post)
April 2017: turned 26 (boo!)
Also in April: invested in a studio light setup (finally!) – check my Instagram profile
Other things: photo-book dummy. Accidental Journeys is going to be an actual physical BOOK. Thanks to William and Dirty Illness. More on that – process images, sketchbook photographs, design iteration images, and printing – to come in later posts!
Project planning: I shot another roll of HP5 a couple of weeks ago and finally got it processed and printed. I’m so happy with how the images turned out. Check back soon to see it on the website. I’m also planning to have done four projects by the end of 2017, updates on these on the blog as they happen – research, process and final images.
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People get tetchy around people with cameras. The Express train to Gatwick is deathly quiet and my camera is obnoxiously loud. This process of image=-making without knowing how to image will turn out is freeing, yet at the same time, terrifying. Is this about the abstraction of blurry, over-exposed images? Or is it about the process?
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My absence on the blog lately can be explained by attempting to pass my degree (haven’t yet, so posting might still be a bit sporadic). I’m starting a new series, looking at what I’m reading at the moment, which also ties into my current research interests and writing so I suppose I’ll just combine all that into one series – reading, researching and writing in one!
I’ve been researching and working on my graduate project which is titled “Is e Eire mo Bhaile”, which means “Ireland is my home”, in Irish. To that end, this post is about what I’m doing to research this project.
Rodinsky’s Room – Rachel Lichtenstein & Iain Sinclair
Lichtenstien and Sinclair take a very upbeat stance on the disappearance of David Rodinsky and trace this through the archive of ephemera left behind in his room in Whitechapel. The book traces Lichtenstien’s research of Rodinksy through writing and photography and gives a good example of a book using both photography and writing to illustrate.
The Photograph – Graham Clarke
Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma – Ulrich Baer
The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning – James Young
The Painter of Modern Life – Charles Baudelaire
On the Natural History of Destruction – WG Sebald
The Pivot of the World: Photography and it’s Nation – Blake Stimson
The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories – John Tagg
Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthes Camera Lucida – Geoffery Bachen
These books deal with the photographic image as carrier of memory, the memorialisation of the journey, the journey itself, the ontology of the image and photographic archives.
Images of the final book and project itself to follow.
On Friday last I had the privilege of attending and photographing an exhibition organised and curated by fellow students from Wimbledon College of Art, Katarina Rankovic and Tahmina Ahkmedov, co-curated by Kosha Hussain. CUE, held at ArtsLav in Kennington, south London, is an exhibition of painting, installation, video and mixed media work. Housed in a Victorian ex-lavatory, ArtsLav was an unusual choice of venue but worked amazingly well; with work hanging off toilet cubical doors and behind cubical doors and on the walls. The atmosphere was decidedly 1920s with Reinhardt jazz music and candles dotting the narrow rectangular space.
The rest of my photographs from the private view can be found by clicking on the photograph.
The work is on show now until the 6th of June at ArtsLav, 180 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4UZ.
Creative collaboration November 2013
Well, sorry about the long wait for a new post. I’m editing up some photos from my trip to Berlin and I’ll have a post up with those soon, but while you wait, here are photos from a shoot I did before Christmas.