Thursday, 23 June 2016

THESE WALLS MUST FALL




THESE WALLS MUST FALL 
A Fundraising Art Auction and Exhibition
Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DU

PV 14th July 6-9pm, Auction bids open
15th-17th July 12-7pm, Final bids 6pm on Sunday 17th

Exhibition:
Rosanna Martin and I are showing a developement of the installation No One Owns the Land, the show we did in Brighton for the HOUSE 2014 Festival. The exhibition will also be featuring ceramic work by Anne-Laure Cano and Bina Mohamed, and photographs by Rob Pinney, James Newey and John Radcliffe Studio. The works will be shown throughout the storage areas behind the shop and the living quarters above.

Auction:
A silent auction will be held for the duration of the show to raise funds for Articulate, a charity working together with the Hummingbird Project to run art workshops for residents in the Calais refugee camp.
Works for teh auction have been kindly donated by a number of high profile artists, ceramists, and sculptors, including Alison Britton and Kate Malone (from the Great British Throwdown). The work will be exhibited in the shop front of this beautiful old Italian delicatessen.

We would be very happy if you could come along!
















Thursday, 14 April 2016

colour in grey

My sister Jenny and i have made a little book, published as an e-book. It's poems that Jenny has written, and also includes some pictures of my work.

"This little book is about (be)longing – about being, longing, and belonging in the world.
It is about losing what we love, where living becomes a motion followed and not a life lived.It is about the hollowness of spirit when we cannot see the colour for the leaden grey of the heart.And about how life becomes colourful again."


It's available here!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Sale!


12th December, Copeland Park, Peckham London
11am-5pm
I'll be there selling these little porcelain ornaments, as well as some mugs, cards, and handmade bags from a women's co-operative in Balakot, Pakistan! So if you need a present or two, please come and have a look.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Open studios!


This weekend is our Open Studios! I'm going to a wedding on Saturday afternoon, but Rosanna Martin will be there. Like last year, we'll be baking some bread in the kiln.
Welcome!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Resor // Journeys

In a couple of weeks I'll be taking part of a show that opens in Angered, Gothenburg Sweden, together with Phoebe Boswell and Aysan. All three of us have moved across borders. Our works contain narratives about the movements of people, migrating to find a new place, home, existence. About fleeing, about the longing for freedom.
26 September - 24 October


ESTER SVENSSON is Swedish, born in Pakistan and now lives in London. Her work is influenced by the landscapes and cultures she has lived in or passed through. Ester Svensson describes travelling or migrating people and how the sense of identity, belonging and home is in constant change.
http://estersvensson.com/

PHOEBE BOSWELL
A seven meter long portrait of the tram ride between Linnéplatsen och Angered. Phoebe Boswell is an award-winning visual artist who was born in Kenya, grew up in the Middle East and now lives and works in London. She makes multimedia installations, animations, and drawings. Phoebe Boswell is also invited by GIBCA to participate in the biennial program.
http://www.phoebeboswell.com/

AYSAN' s art studies in Iran was interrupted because she expressed political opinions. When she fled to Sweden she left also her art work behind. Here in Gothenburg she will create new pictures.

Photo: Ester Svensson, A journey.

#gibca2015
GIBCA - Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal is held every other year and is one of the leading art biennials in the Northern countries.

#gibcaextended
This exhibition is a part of the biennials satellite program GIBCA Extended.
http://www.gibca.se/

   
Click here for the event details!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Solidarity with Refugees

Image from No One Owns the Land, Rosanna Martin & Ester Svensson 2014
In London this Saturday 12th September, there will be a demonstration in 
Solidarity with Refugees.

Starting from Marble Arch at 12:00, we will march to Downing Street.

You can find all the information here.





On September 14th, Theresa May will be attending a meeting of the EU's 28 member states for emergency talks on Europe’s escalating refugee crisis.

It is vital that she takes with her the conviction that the British people that she represents are open to helping refugees and that we can’t continue to allow thousands to die trying to reach the EU and their legal right to claim asylum. 

We have to ensure that refugees can reach Europe safely. There needs to be either official safe transport provided, or if people could apply for asylum from outside the EU they would be able to enter by official routes.

We need to prioritise the fast processing of asylum claims from people from particularly dangerous regions, such as Syria.

We can’t allow any EU countries to close their borders or build fences. There needs to be Europe-wide consensus on providing help where it is so desperately needed, relieving pressure on the Mediterranean countries.