Pages Of The Sea

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BLEIDLAIS, Conwy Feast

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St. John’s Street, LLAWN06

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Processions 100 Years of Suffrage

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Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead

Several works including paintings and photographic giclee prints will be shown at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead at Stand C4, Arte Globale, London. www.artglobale.com

Arte Globale Stand, Affordable Art Fiar Hampstead

 

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“Scansion” Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy

Scansion a large scale projection of one of my works will be shown as part of Blinc Digital Festival, after dark on Conwy Castle during the Conwy Feast Weekend.

Scansion is a ‘glitch’ of one of my paintings, deliberately manipulated by interfering with the mechanism of the printer/scanner during printing.The resulting image is one of an expressive gestural work interpreted and presented differently, suggestive of the filing and retrieval of information both paper and digital. Scansion is the act of determining and graphically representing the metrical character of a line of verse.  Systems of scansion, and the assumptions often subconscious that underlie them are numerous and often contradictory.

Digital Artwork by Rob Spaull    Music by Alex Carter

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“Eloquent Brain”, Connected Commuities, Somerset House

Eloquent Brain and Community Utopias at Utopia Festival, Somerset House, London

Exciting weekend this past weekend 24th – 27th June. Eloquent Brain was taken with the Dementia and Imagination team to Somerset House, London to take part in the Utopia Fair. More wonderful drawings were added to the drawing bank,  so now plans are afoot to decide where to next to install this ever growing envelope drawing and make more visual connections ?

But in the meantime watch the film.. filmed by Culture Colony for the Somerset House Connected Communities Utopia Fair.

https://vimeo.com/170798499 Full film 20 minutes.

https://vimeo.com/170660286 5 minute excerpt.

Taking inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the publication in 1516 in Latin of Thomas More’s Utopia, the 2016 Connected Communities Research Festival has the theme of Community Futures and Utopias. From March to June 2016 the Festival is supporting activities across the UK bringing together researchers and communities to creatively explore diverse perspectives on community futures and what ‘utopia’ means for communities in the 21st Century.

The Festival is being undertaken in partnership with The Somerset House Trust as a part of Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility.

The creative responses from the workshops will be shown at the Connected Communities fair in Somerset House between 24th-26th June, and will also include interactive activities with the artists.

Eloquent Brain is an art installation originally concieved as a site-specific piece for Llawn 02 in Llandudno. Eloquent brain is the part of brain tissue which is responsible for sense and speech. Surgeons tag or bookmark areas of eloquent brain in order to avoid them when required to operate on damaged tissue.  The artwork consists of thousands of envelopes wedged upright using the gaps between floor- boards as support. Envelopes immediately indicate correspondence and their emptiness raises questions. Are these envelopes representing letters that were never written, or thoughts and  memories  that could not be put into words ?  Since the installation many of the empty envelopes have been transformed into further artworks by those participating in the Lost in Art, Dementia and Visual Arts sessions, held in both Oriel Mostyn, Conwy and Rhyl, Denbighshire. A drawing session on the 14th April 2016, will use Eloquent Brain’s empty envelopes for an ink group drawing exploring the theme of Dementia Friendly Utopias, all invited, all ages and all styles.  On completion the drawing will become once again physically separate envelopes, fragments of a collaborative drawing which belong together but can be interpreted and presented differently depending on its arrangement. The drawing will be rebuilt in a grid format and displayed in Studio 6, Ruthin Craft Centre from April 18th.

Thanks to Denbighshire Arts Services, Dementia and Imagination, Connected Communities, Ruthin Craft Centre.

 

At the end of September I began an eleven week course of Lost in Art at Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno. Lost in Art, are weekly visual art sessions that explore creativity, visual arts and dementia and are supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy and Denbighshire Arts Services.

 

Envelopes removed for Lost in Art.Lost Envelope 1

At the end of September, 2015 I removed 1,000 empty envelopes from the ‘Eloquent Brain’ installation at Haus of Helfa  in order to provide paper supports for works to develop throughout the Lost in Art course.

 

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“Eloquent Brain”, Llawn 03 Haus of Helfa

Haus of Helfa Residency @ Llawn O3 Art Weekend Revisit/Reveal curated by Marc Rees, Alfredo Cramerotti and Sabine Cockrill, 26, Augusta Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2AE

I am currently installing ‘Eloquent Brain’ in Haus of Helfa, Llandudno part of the Llawn 03 Arts Festival.

Eloquent brain is the part of brain tissue which is responsible for sense and speech.  Surgeons tag or ‘bookmark’ areas of eloquent brain in order to avoid them when required to operate on damaged tissue.

Wedges are man – made tools that can arrest movement. Paradoxically they split, interrupt and support. Inserted into the paper structure, the metal wedges divide the sheets, suggesting either markers to prevent further brain tissue damage or shrapnel inflicting further. The envelopes placed in the gaps between the floorboards encourage associations with conflict and communication, letters sent home, graves, troop formations.

Modern blast – shock experienced by those returning from scenes of conflict is not dissimiliar to the shell – shock experienced during historical warfare. This building formerly housed the Royal Airforce Association which provided a social club for those returning with what is now recognised as post-traumatic stress disorder, generally invisible to the outside world. The narrow spaces in the floor of the room are used as the principal means of supporting the work.

Lisa Carter’s systematic use of spaces and gaps… in the house and in the memory… Remy Dean

 

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Squall has been selected for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. June 8th – August 16th 2015, Burlington Gardens, London.

Squall, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2015, painting upper left, black bar, bottom edge.

Squall, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2015, painting upper left, black bar, bottom edge.

Squall, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2015

Squall, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2015

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Alignment Ruthin Craft Centre

Throughout the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, artists Lisa Carter and Tara Dean were in residence at Ruthin Craft Centre exploring the notion of landscape within their own art practise. Visitors to the Craft Centre were invited by the artists to respond to the themes of landscape and environment through the relationship of materials and drawing in space, accidents and chance.

Ley Line Graphomania

Alignment

Alignment

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Ley lines are hypothetical alignments of a number of places of geographical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths.  A drawing installation was devised based on the method ‘Entopic Graphomania’, a surrealist process in which dots are made at the sites of impurities on a blank sheet of paper and lines drawn between the dots.

Every visitor was invited to draw an ink drop drawing using the installation ‘Random Points’ utilising movement, capillary action and gravity as assistants, ink only being applied to the hanging line.  Each wall mounted drawing represents a visitor, the connecting lines through the dots determining the alignment of particular visitors throughout the residency on a ley line.

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