Paid a visit to Upworld today, in preparation for some new pictures. Very excited to be working with Australian author Hayley Merelle on her children’s book, Robert Mumpkin Myer & The Wishmakers.

Beryl Bainbridge, Art & Life, til Oct 19 

Sanja & I went  to see Beryl Bainbridge’s exhibition…it’s in East Wing, Indigo Rooms, Somerset House. Bloody marvellous.

imageNapoleon Dancing at 42 Albert Street Camden Town to the strains of the gramophone, 1967

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A page from Beryl’s diary

A page from Beryl’s diary

Yesterday I visited Highgate Cemetery, West wing. It’s the most enchanting place I’ve ever been.

The Brink exhibition is now open. See my collaborative woodland installation with Keira Rathbone at The Vaults Gallery. Open Tue-Sat 11-7pm. THE VAULTS, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN

If you visit, please enter the work and spend some time in it.

It’s inspired by early childhood play and imagining, the games you used to play, the place you always used to go, and the peace and excitement of it. It uses scent, live insect audio, light, earth and greenery to transport you out of the gallery into your own remembered place.

Click below to see pictures from the opening night.

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Opening this Thursday night, THE BRINK, with a walk-in installation by Keira & I, and a stack of other multi-media collaborations,from 6pm THE VAULTS, Leake St, SE1 7NN

Opening this Thursday night, THE BRINK, with a walk-in installation by Keira & I, and a stack of other multi-media collaborations,from 6pm THE VAULTS, Leake St, SE1 7NN

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Went to measure, figure out lighting & gear today, for an installation going in with Keira at Vaults Gallery, by Waterloo this month.

Looking forward to transforming the place.

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Went to the National Portrait Gallery with Michelle today.   These were the highlights.

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Simon Armitage by Paul Wright (b1973)

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Declan & his Panther Tattoo by Martin Stevenson (b1954)

imageJordan by Alan Coulson (b1977)

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Saw a talk in Fitzrovia last month by Robin Chapple, the WA Greens Councillor for the Mining and Pastoral Region.

The Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia is home to the oldest known rock art in the world, and is a prolific, living gallery, with over a million rock art engravings dating back 30 000 years.

The problem is nearby heavy industry is polluting the site, and the government want to introduce more industry to the area. The whole area should be listed as a World Heritage Site. Currently it’s listed as a National Heritage site.

Find out more here at Creative Spirits or here at Robin’s site where you can find links and contact him directly. (Above, an image shown at the talk as the oldest known depiction of the human face, Photo credit: Ken Mulvaney.)

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New postcards, just in! These are available on my website as well as at Keira Rathbone’s upcoming show ‘The Brink;’ a show of collaborative work Keira’s made with several other London artists - including me. Opening at The Vaults Gallery, Waterloo, at the end of this month.

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Happily got stuck into a collaboration with Keira Rathbone this week for her upcoming show at The Vaults. See her latest work here.

It involves a lot of wood walking and questing.

Her friend, fellow collaborator & creative, LaToyah is in the process of photographing all of us to promote the show. She was great fun to work with! Can’t wait to see the finished pictures.

imageMe, On The Brink, by LaToyah Gill

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