Opening Night

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening of our exhibition Places and Chases! Unfortunately I only remembered to take a few shots before everyone arrived but a least you can see all of our works clearly presented on the wall.

The lovely Sarah Bradley made a time lapse movie of Gary Venn and I hanging our works - as you can see Sarah from The Framing Workshop did most of the work while I just made hand gestures in the air. :) Thanks Sarah!!

Check out her handy work here!

The 'Places and Chases' exhibition is on till the 18th of January 2013 so if you couldn't make it last friday there is plenty of time to stop by The Framing Workshop for look see!

Wild Goose Chase

So the exhibition 'Places and Chases' opens this friday and I thought I'd elaborate a little more about my works for this exhibition.

This exhibition continues the themes of exploration and discovery that often appear in my personal work. For this exhibition I developed a fictional narrative around the idea of a Wild Goose Chase which I set in the Victorian era. My characters are on the hunt for the Wild Goose - (a little like the golden variety) but the wild, elusive, curious and playful goose seems to outwit them all every time. Gradually stories of their exploits turn into legends that small children listen to at bed time while hugging their own stuffed toy version of the Wild Goose...

I had a lot of fun creating a large world map of 'Recorded Wild Goose Sightings', a botanical illustration, a pattern-like landscape where you can play spot the goose and various other smaller illustrative works.

The opening is 5.30pm this Friday 23rd November 2012 at The Framing Workshop, Siverdale Road, Hamilton. It runs until 18th January 2013.

If you get a chance to see it please drop me a line and let me know what you think!