Welcome to the first newsletter of the
year and warm wishes for 2008!
University of Cumbria
Which Way Up video
High Resolution Image for you to Download
First please accept my apologies
for the late arrival of the January newsletter, which has now become
the February newsletter too! It certainly has taken a while to get
organised and back to normal work after the festive break. However
hopefully now Im back on track with regular monthly offerings
Exhibition at The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright
Last year ended with the sometimes
seemingly chaotic preparation for my solo exhibition in Kirkcudbright.
However it all went well in the end. It was lovely to meet up with
some of you and again receive such warm and very kind feedback on
my work. So much of the time is spent working away in isolation
that it can be surprising and more than a little daunting when people
take the time and trouble to view my art.
The Tolbooth Gallery
The Tolbooth is an interesting space
to exhibit in. While the natural stone walls are beautifully coloured
and textured, they provide a particular challenge of how to hang
my work to best advantage. It very much demonstrates how different
surroundings can affect the appearance and lighting of a piece of
art and these are necessary considerations for an artist as an exhibition
is set up.
Thanks very much again to all of you who visited.
Now I am looking forward to a very busy and exciting year ahead.
AA2A - University of Cumbria
At the moment I am continuing
to work at the Brampton Road Campus of The University of Cumbria
in Carlisle. As I mentioned in a previous
newsletter, I am using the facilities of
the wonderful textiles department on the AA2A
I am developing some new work, which
I am finding really invigorating. Working alongside students is
extremely interesting and eye-opening as I discover new techniques,
which I can bring to my work. I also love the structure and time
discipline, which a day in the textiles resource gives me. Working
at home can lead to all manner of distractions, as Im sure
any of you who are self-employed will recognise.
When I finish on the scheme in the middle
of April, there will be a showcase of work produced there, including
sketchbooks, sample pieces, work in progress as well as finished
pieces. I intend writing more about my experiences in Carlisle and
show some examples of this current body of work in a forthcoming
From 27th July to 28th August I will be exhibiting at The Mill on
the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Do come along if you can.
Which Way Up?
When artwork is abstract rather than representational,
the question can sometimes arise, "Which way up should I display
Download a free high-resolution image for your own wall or computer
Following on from the theme of the video above, here
is an image of "Between the Lines". This is the way up
I intended it to be, but do feel free to turn it around to see if
it says anything else to you.
Right-click on the image above and select
Save Target As. You can then save the image on your computer
and print it off on photographic or watercolour paper at up to A4
size without losing any quality, or use it as a desktop background
for your computer.
Be advised that the image is approximately 2MB big,
so might take a little while to download
If you run into any difficulties then please let
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