I will call this Barbie Ecumenical Flashlight America 2023
My daughter left home last month. This was a significant leaving but I have found motherhood to be a series of leavings. The baby goes, and a toddler replaces them. The toddler leaves and a little girl arrives. A series of girls go and come until one day the door closes behind a young woman and she’s gone.
Before children start school and their brains are required to absorb and process a lot of social things, many children present amazing powers, fuelled by their incredible memories. For Sadie, it was her ability to remember and use a broad vocabulary, mostly acquired through watching television. During her early years, I kept a sporadic account of some of her utterances in a little pink book.
This body of work explores my experience of loss, love and humour as I take the time motherhood does not always present one with, to reflect and process the ending of things, even as Sadie’s life is bursting with beginnings. I have used phrases from the little pink book to title each painting.
You are warmly invited to visit the finissage exhibition for my placement / fieldwork with the workforce of the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
26th October – 20th November 2019
25 Palmerston Place
Open 10am – 9pm Monday – Friday
Private view: 3- 5 pm Friday 25th October
Exhibition includes contributions from Saxophonist Gavin Mungersdorf, Glass artist Bjorn Borseth and Composer Emma Arandjelovic.
With thanks to artist Katie Bootland, Gail Cook at Glen Dimplex, Debi Noël, Shereen Fazeli and the entire community of the Arthur Conan Doyle centre.
An exhibition of contemporary painting at The Coterie Gallery
Riverside Precinct, Rotherham S60 1ND
Opening times, Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm. Admission free.
Opening event, Saturday May 11th, 1pm – 3pm. All welcome.
The show runs until May 31st.
‘Prosaic’ is an exhibition that brings together work by over thirty artists, each with a keen interest in painting.
Participating artists – Norman Anderson, John Bainbridge, Sally Barker,
Marc Beattie, Andy Cropper, Al Daw, Emma Drye, Bryan Ecclesall, Paul Evans,
Chris Graham, Nick Grindrod, Warren Hayes, Dale Holmes, David Jones,
Rita Kaisen, Christian Lloyd, Stephen Lowen, Lianne Mellor, Janie Moore,
Lea Torp Nielsen, Mandy Payne, Katya Robin, Conor Rogers, Rachel Smith,
Ric Stott, T.A.R.A, Rosie Wates, Kate Whateley, Gwenyth Wilson-Rüdstrom,
Joanna Whittle, Clare Wilson, Myfanwy Williams, Sean Williams
For further information please contact Sean Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m in a shop! The lovely people at UAL SU made a page on the UAL e-shop for our exhibition. Pretty things from students of Chelsea, Central Saint Martins, Wimbledon, Camberwell and LCC – here’s a link to it:
Please join me for the private view of Xhibit 2019 if you find yourself in Soho on the day:
Thursday 25th April, 6pm to 8pm
The Koppel Project Central Gallery
49-50 Poland Street, London, W1F 7ND
I just have one fairly small painting in it but am chuffed to have been selected.