I asked the invigilators looking after the Welsh contribution to the Biennale to make a single piece of work based on a journey made during their time in Venice. I asked that the work should be started at the beginning of a journey and ended when the destination is reached. The works made have been published on the Featured Artists page including links to artist websites and contact details. A big thank you to Sian Green and Jess Matthews for their
I am really excited about this impromptu Canal Boat holiday/residency/delivery of a boat! Some good friends of mine who live in London bought a boat a few weeks ago in Derby. I have offered (along with my dad!) to deliver them their boat using the time to practice my helmsman skills and use the time as a residency to generate more work! This is going to be a fantastic way to test run a residency on a canal boat and
Me and Ellie are travelling to Stourport to meet Uncle Merv a fountain of knowledge about canal boats. We hope to go to boat yards meet some boat builders and maybe test drive some boats! We need to narrow(!) down the length and width of boat we want as well as get some idea of price! Its time to get geeky about engines and paintwork!
Directions to Venice Star hostel. After each instruction given I stopped to sketch what I could see.
Three drawings made on journeys in and around Venice by lightly holding a pen on paper and letting the movement dictate the marks.
These photos are part of an on-going project called ‘Above and Below.’ Started in Mongolia I wanted to find a way of documenting certain moments each day of a trip as a visual and written diary. Each piece works as a prompt to bring back the particular moments that would have normally been lost to memory.
Each day I choose a moment to stop and take a photo of what is above and below me and describe what I can see including what is to my right and left.
I have been awarded a travel grant to go to Venice to carry out research for The Boat Project!
I am traveling out the 29th July – 2nd August and will be using this time to investigate art being made in transit. In previous trips to the Biennale I have found journeying integral to the experience of Venice. When seeking out far-flung pavilions or searching for an old masters’ painting in a hidden church you inevitably traverse a myriad of alleyways,