So, if you’ve been out and about earlier this month, before winter showed its face again, you might have spotted an artist wearing a silly hat and a 1990s puffer. That’ll be me then. No more dressing up for the cameras at the BBC (still on iplayer until Friday!)
So, I've cleared the decks, and am now looking at new subject matter: evidence of industry in out of the way places. I have always had a fascination with industrial landscapes, having grown up with it in my family.
Back in 2007, I made a series of works based around a scrapyard. It was full of life and interesting colours and shapes. I'm now turning my eye to Cumbria's industrial identity. This is how I'm defining the project.
I'm holding skills sessions for beginners at M J Cabinetmakers near Keswick. They'll be once a month. Click here for the full programme.
During November, the county pauses each year to remember all those who have played their part in the many wars. In Cumbria, there have been many events, artworks and exhibitions to aid this moment of reflection.
Home is where the heart is... is a continuation of my research into notions around the space, indoor, outdoor or imaginary, we call 'home'.
My new lecture/workshop tour has begun!
What is the point of art? How do we teach it, interact with it, exhibit it, and sell it? This subject has fascinated me for years.
This is a project that has been in development since 2012 (at least). As any of my friends and colleagues will know, I am a huge fan of the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, whose work I first came across in Another Magazine.
Pursuing an understanding of what we need to exist in the world: how do we connect with others (and the wider world and its objects), how do we understand others, What is our language.