Site Canteen at Site Gallery, Sheffield has gone into summer with a new tact. New lovely food. Longley Farm yoghurts always win me over. I did the frieze map months ago and just made some amendments. So if you're in the vicinity, check it out - find out where your bread was made or even where they sourced your tea cup.
Monday, 11 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Awful break in blog maintenance not for lack of things to say (promise) but a great deal of excitement at Site Gallery and Article Magazine, from radioactive merry-go-rounds, book clubs, shows to write about and general planning. Surely not enough making.
Yesterday I met with the delightful Sarah Abbott (Sheffield illustrator) and stressed my concerns over this hiatus in my art making, having gained so much in the last few months supporting artists such as Eva & Franco Mattes, and writing about the latest young artists at degree shows. Mark my words, by the end of this summer I'll have prepared towards an exhibition (no matter how small) as I'll have revived my paints and pens!
Collage Party at Bloc Projects, Sheffield
Tonight I remembered the joys of collage, joining artist Elizabeth Rowe and a group of fellow cutters & stickers at a Collage Party - definitely as fun as anticipated. Printed material and tools provided, great vinyl djing by the artist herself and lovely conversation whilst we all selected between a photo of a tropical fish, and a photograph of Prince Charles when he was remotely handsome. Pieced together on the gallery walls, our pictures built into narratives as we utilised the matter that artist Rowe sourced in charity shops but made individual choices about them.
These collaged works certainly say a great deal about our disparate visual interpretations and decision making processes. Here are my results, mostly ridiculous! :
I've been really inspired by Rowe, who will take her collage approach to the Bloc Billboard on the building exterior. Thanks to Bloc Projects for providing such a fun place to cut & chat! Collage night should come weekly...