Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Feature on Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel

Check out this new mini series I did with Shoo Rayner for the Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel! 




Monday, 18 August 2014

Free Family Art Workshops - Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell

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All this week I'm running FREE family art workshops! There will be collage, drawing, sticking and... monsters. All welcome. Phone individual libraries for details.

Dudley: Tuesday 19th August

10.30 - 11.30    
Long Lane Library, Long Lane, Halesowen, B62 9JY 

3.30 - 4.30
Brierley Hill Library, High Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3ET
                                
Wolverhampton: Wednesday 20th August

11-12
Tettenhall Library, Upper Street, Wolverhampton

2.30-3.30
Central Library, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AX

Walsall: Thursday 21st August

11-12
Pheasey Library, Collingwood Centre, Collingwood Drive, Great Barr,        Pheasey, Birmingham, B43 7NE                  
                     
2.30-3.30
Aldridge LibraryRookery Lane, Aldridge, Walsall , WS9 8NP                                       
Sandwell: Friday 22nd August

11-12
Great Barr, Birmingham Road, Great Barr, B43 6NW

2.30-3.30
Rounds Green, Martley Road, Oldbury, B69 1DZ
                    

Monday, 28 July 2014

Goodbye Studio

Some photos by Jonathan Shaw of my empty studio at The New Art Gallery Walsall. I've moved out and it's been replastered ready for the next inhabitants!











Talk at New Art Gallery Walsall

Thanks to everyone who came to my talk at New Art Gallery Walsall. For pictures and text from the exhibition, click here



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014

NEWS IN BRIEFS at mac Birmingham

My two part artwork (drawing and newspaper) News in Briefs is currently on show at mac Birmingham as part of 50 Years On: The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, until 29th June 2014. Head to mac Birmingham to see the original drawing and pick up your free copy of News in Briefs.

The exhibition features works by Trevor Appleson, Sarah Maple, David Batchelor, Mahtab Hussain, Nick Waplington and Sarah Taylor Silverwood.

Click here for a further exhibition and events programme at Vivid Projects, I'll be part of DISCUSSION: FILM/FEMINISM/IDENTITY/ACTIVISM on 21st June.

Scroll down for images and a piece of writing on News in Briefs by Dr Kieran Connell.






Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s News in Briefs was commissioned for ’50 Years On’, an exhibition at mac birmingham that marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS). News in Briefs is an artwork in two parts. The large drawing, comprised of ink and oil paint, hangs in the exhibition and is in inspired by imagery Taylor Silverwood found in an archive of newspapers she collected over a period of 12 months. The work is then brought back to its origins in the form of this tabloid newspaper. Taylor Silverwood has thus returned News in Briefs to the world from which it came.

Using innovative teaching and research methods and often adopting a politicised engagement with its subjects, the Centre was one of the first academic bodies to take ‘mass’ culture – pop music, television programmes, fashions – seriously. Although it was controversially closed by the University of Birmingham in 2002, the Centre became famous around the world as the institutional origin of what had become the global field of cultural studies.

Alongside the exhibition (running from 10 May to 29 June 2014) a conference will take place at the University of Birmingham (on 24 and 25 June 2014) looking back at the Centre’s legacy. An archive of CCCS material has also been established at the Cadbury Research Library, comprising material from former staff and students at the Centre.

The exhibition explores the ongoing need for cultural studies in the present day. It features the work of a range of artists alongside Sarah Taylor Silverwood, including Trevor Appleson, David Batchelor, Mahtab Hussain, Sarah Maple and Nick Waplington. Although most are not formally working in a cultural studies tradition, like the Centre before them they are each critically engaged with the world in which they live.

Dr Kieran Connell, University of Birmingham, March 2014