Sunday, 28 November 2010

Rolf Harris - Manchester

I'm really looking forward to meeting Rolf Harris next Sunday in Manchester for a preview of his new wildlife collection.

He's been a hero of mine for many years and his signed photograph sits proudly on the wall of my studio at home.

For more details follow this link

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Buxton Art Trail

This weekend as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe 2010 Buxton will be hosting the Buxton Art Trail at 34 venues throughout the town - maps will be available at various places around the town and from the Opera House. 

I will be at 'Nats Kitchen' on Market Street where I will be displaying some of my recent work created in conjunction with my projects at Manchester University.

Hope to see some of you there.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Profusion at Calke Abbey

In July I will be at Calke Abbey as part of the Profusion exhibition talking to visitors who will be there to view artwork from a whole host of acclaimed International artists including :

Anna Barham • Karla Black • Marcel Broodthaers
Lucy Clout • Clem Crosby • Jimmie Durham
Mark Fairnington • Doug Fishbone • Martino Gamper
Roger Hiorns • John Plowman • Daniel Silver
Harald Smykla • Jack Strange

The exhibition runs from 19 June through to the 11 July and is set to be a really popular event

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Amandas Summer Workshops

A new set of exciting workshops starts next Thursday at New Mills Original - they can either be booked as a set or as individual sessions - this week I am in Stockholm and finding some inspiration in the many galleries and vintage shops in the city... I look forward to seeing you next week.


A series of 4 workshops. Exciting ways with recycled textiles use traditional crafts to transform pre-used fabrics into beautiful and useful items. Learn new skills and recycle. Materials will be provided but please bring any old textiles you have that you would like to work with.

Pre-book preferred, drop in OK if space - price per person £10 per session.
Thursday 10th June 7:0pm – 9:00pm,
Thurs 17th June 7:00pm – 9:00pm,
Thurs 24th June 7:00pm – 9:00pm,
Thurs 1st July 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A series of 4 workshops. A mixed media drawing project that will include making your own sketchbook to keep all your work in. Materials included.

Pre-book preferred, drop in OK if space - price per person £10 per session.
Thursday 10th June 10:30am – 12:30pm,
Thurs 17th June 10:30am – 12:30pm,
Thurs 24th June 10:30am – 12:30pm,
Thurs 1st July 10:30am – 12:30pm

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pakistani vehicle art

The tradition of painting vehicles started so that truck drivers could take pictures that made them happy on long journeys across the country - the tradition has been passed down throughout the generations.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

New Mills Primary Schools - Exhibition

Myself and other local artists from New Mills Original have been working with three local primary schools, Newtown, St.George's and Thornsett.

We are holding an exhibition to celebrate the work produced by the children.

The exhibition will be open from Friday 2 April until Friday 16 April at New Mills Original.

You are welcome to attend the Private Viewing tonight, Thursday 1 April from 4pm to 6pm or come along to view the children's work and the work of many other local artists in the Gallery.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Chris Ofili - Tate Britain

Had a great day at the Tate Britain in London yesterday visiting Chris Ofili's exhibition which is on until 15 May 2010.

Chris Ofili’s intensely coloured and intricately ornamented paintings are on show at Tate Britain in a major survey of the artist’s career that brings together over 45 paintings, as well as pencil drawings and watercolours from the mid 1990s to today. One of the most acclaimed British painters of his generation, Ofili won the Turner Prize in 1998 and represented Great Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.

Ofili has built an international reputation with his works that bridge the sacred and the profane, popular culture and beliefs. His exuberant paintings are renowned for their rich layering and inventive use of media, including balls of elephant dung that punctuate the canvas and support them at their base, as well as glitter, resin, map pins and magazine cut-outs.