Friday, 18 November 2011

Just an update on why its been so quiet on my blog!!! I have decided to have a sabbatical and concentrate on developing work without the pressures of exhibiting....

This has been harder to do than it might at first seem, however an interesting body of work is starting to emerge. I also decided not to post images of the work on my blog as I want my next exhibition to be fresh.

However.....I have now been invited to take part in GHOSTS , showing in gallery 3 at the Horsebridge Centre. This is going to be great fun and I hope you can find the time to visit it!!

Friday, 30 September 2011


Check this link for the celebrations at the Fundacion Malba in Buenos Aires, celebrating their 10th birthday>

Can't wait for our return visit in 2012.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Two images of my work at the Made in Whitstable exhibition at The Horsebridge Centre, set-up yesterday!! Decided on prints for this one. Its open until next tuesday, so if you fancy a trip to the seaside, pop -in. Great mix of work.

Monday, 12 September 2011

http://horsebridge-centre.org.uk/?q=node/4996 Check out details for Made In Whitstable Exhibition starting on Wednesday.....I'm showing a selection of my prints!!

Sold this one at the Chelsea Art Fair....come and take a peek!!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Katerin Seda's "From Morning Till Night"

taking part in the action
at St. Benet's Church

I spent an hour learning Czech, it was great!!

Thankyou to our lovely teachers seen here in action.

You can just about see my finished pieces for Katerina Seda's From Morning Till Night.The larger piece by the wall is a watercolour. It's been a long time since I painted using watercolours and I rediscovered how much I enjoy the process!!

All the artworks made on the day will form part of a larger exhibition of Katerina's and will also be included in a book. I'll keep you posted when I know more.........

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

These are two more aspects of the photos I was sent to draw or paint as part of Katerina Seda's Action . I was positioned at St. Benet's Church, helping to map the outskirts of Bedrichovice upon London. I then drew and painted a specific angle of Bedrichovice (see yesterdays post) while facing St. Benet's Church. At the same time the villagers from Bedrichovice performed activities in and around the Church.
Photos of us painting and the villagers actions (for example teaching Czech in the church) will follow as will photos of the sketches and paintings.
Let me know if you were there!!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

This is the image I was asked to paint as part of Katerina Seda's action From Morning Till Night!!

What a great day, more images of the day and the emerging painting to follow.

I will also keep you up to date with the development of the project so keep an eye on my blog.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tate Modern

Katerina Šedá: From Morning Till Night

Katerina Seda, From Morning Till Night, 2011
Katerina Seda
From Morning Till Night 2011
© The artist. Photo: Michal Hladik
Saturday 3 September 2011, 06:15–19.44

The artist Katerina Šedá has invited eighty residents of all ages from Bedřichovice, a small village in Czech Republic, to perform a one-day action in London.

The eighty volunteers from Bedřichovice become participants of a game, created and orchestrated by Šedá, for one day: from sunrise to sunset. The area chosen by the artist extends from Tate Modern to St Paul’s Cathedral with the church of St Benet at the centre, to replicate the area of the village.

An additional eighty UK-based professional and amateur artists have been invited to assist Šedá in representing the imaginary borders of the village. Each of them positioned at the outskirts of the ‘new’ locality, draws and paints a specific angle of Bedřichovice while facing the urban landscape of London.

Come and explore Bedřichovice on Saturday! Download the map and brochure (PDF, 869KB)

06:15Start of the action
06:15-9:00Morning activities:drinking coffee, reading newspapers, chalk drawing on the pavement, sweeping the Millenium Bridge, riding bikes, doing physical exercises, walking around the village, computer games and greeting passers-by.Throughout the village
09:00-onwardsGardeningTate Modern Community Garden
10:00-14:00Hanging laundry on clothes lineOutside St Benet Church and Tate Modern Community Garden
09:00-11:00Car washingSouth end of Millenium Bridge, outside Tate Modern
10:00-11:30Singing and musicSt Benet Welsh Church
10:00-11:30Cleaning the ChurchSt Benet Welsh Church
11:30-12:00Free Czech language lesson - Come along!St Benet Welsh Church
10:00-18:00Czech books and magazines LibraryIn front of Tate Modern
10:00-19:44Watching DVDs on TVTurbine Hall Bridge, Tate Modern
13:00-18:00Sports activities (table tennis, netball, petanque, badminton) - Come and play!In front of Tate Modern, on the lawn. Sports area marked
13:00-18:00Washing windowsLevel 2 Gallery TM, Salvation Army outside windows, Old Mutual Place building
13:00-18:00Make-up artist - Come and have your face painted!Near TM. On the benches by the green lawn
13:30-14:00The village as seen through the eyes of the locals. A special tour of Bedřichovice village in London. Meeting point: Entrance to L2 Gallery, Tate Modern
14:00-16:00Dog walkingMeeting point: Level 2 Gallery entrance. Throughout the village
15:30-16:00Free Czech language lesson - Come along!Tate Modern Community Garden
18:00-19:44Socialising with friendsThroughout the village
18:00-18:30The village as seen through the eyes of the locals. A speacial tour of Bedřichovice village in London. Meeting point: Entrance to L2 Gallery, Tate Modern
19:44End of the action


Rasha Albazaz, Layla Al-Marzooqi, Debbie Atkinson, Ade Awofadeju, Grace Aza, Vanessa Brier, Virginia Burdon, Leonie Cleeves, Pilar Cortés, Samara Couri, Cherie Deakin, Janine Dela Cruz, Héloïse Delègue, Bertie Dixon, Max Dixon, Emilia Dotcheva, Kristin Duffy, Stephen Feather, Yu Fujita, Gaya3in1, Alexander Green, Dianne Green, Rupert Haines, Georgina Haly, Catherine Hall, Kate Hardy, Jeremy Harvey, Grace Hsu, Lu Hudson, Seo Hyomin, Anna Jones, Francis Kelleher, Caroline Kha, Nikolai Kolev, Aliki Krikidi, Helen Laishley, Nicole Leaning, Colette Lilley, Gilly Lovegrove, Erica Lowe, Derek Man, Gillian Mann, Isabell Markus, Ruth Marquez, Toby Marsh, Jess Mathews, Danell Nelson, Keisha Njoku, Carla Nizzola, Aliyah Owen, Shera H Park, Fiona Parry, Vijay Patel, Elspeth Penfold, Nana Afua Pierre, Aimee Pitassi, Alina Maria Popescu, Charlotte Posner, Cathy Read, Chevonne Reeves, Debbie Roe, Setare Salehi, Inez Schrader, Gabriela Schutz, Margaret Sharrow, Lisa Smith, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Chinatsu Sunaga, Asako Taki, Claire Tarling, Sara Teramo, Morgan Tipping, Chris Townsend, Jan Tozer, Katie Tunn, Cat Tyack, Jon Braley, Rush Vizette, Julie Wrathall, Ingrida Zvera.

Follow the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of this event on the Tate Blog

With support from Galleria Franco Soffiantino, Turin and Viglietta Matteo SpA,Fossano, Italy, and Czech Centre, London

Tate Modern various locations
On the day please meet us at the information desk on Level 2 to get your map of the village

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Absolutely love this!!
M A Show at Wimbledon College of Art 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

From Morning Till Night

New commission by Kateřina Šedá

Saturday 3 September 2011, 06.15-19.44 - in and around Tate Modern.

For this new work commissioned by Tate Modern, the artist Kateřina Šedá has invited eighty residents of all ages from Bedřichovice, a small village in Czech Republic, to perform a one-day action in London.

From Morning Till Night takes inspiration from a text by Šedá describing the daily lives of Bedřichovice's inhabitants, who leave the village at sunrise for work and return at sunset. This routine limits their social encounters and residents meet only when they bump into one another accidentally. Her wish to bring the village, Bedřichovice, to the city, London is to do with enabling such 'accidental' meetings in an unfamiliar context, and so highlighting them. By displacing Bedřichovice, socially and physically, the artist aims to enable the residents to see each other in a new way, and to explore the conventions and behaviour that unifies and divides them. In so doing, she creates a real exchange between both places, collaborating with communities around public spaces in London such as churches, libraries and local businesses.

The eighty volunteers from Bedřichovice become participants of a game, created and orchestrated by Šedá, for one day: from sunrise to sunset. The rules are simple. The volunteers must be available on Saturday 3 September, hold a valid passport to fly to London, and be willing to perform publicly a series of daily activities within a designated area. The zone chosen by the artist extends from Tate Modern to St Paul's Cathedral with the church of St Benet at the centre. The village's borders have been literally mapped upon the capital. London hosts Bedřichovice for a day.

An additional eighty UK-based professional and amateur artists have been invited to assist Šedá in representing theses imaginary borders. Each of them positioned at the outskirts of the 'new' locality, draws and paints a specific angle of Bedřichovice while facing the urban landscape of London. The borders miraculously appear throughout the day and Bedřichovice finally unfolds itself to the public.

In discussion with the artist the villagers have collectively decided upon activities to perform together in London. The suggestions are varied and some unexpected. They plan to present their choir, play Football-Tennis, clean windows and sweep pathways, greet all passers-by in Czech, organise a barbecue, go to the church, bake traditional cakes and organise children's games. Kateřina Šedá has produced a situation in which the villagers are now free to inhabit as they see fit. Together they will create new encounters and forms of togetherness which cannot be predicted by the artist, and which will - in turn - affect the locality in which they are performed in London.

The materials Kateřina Šedá chooses echo her past projects: a community; a group of volunteers; the Czech Republic and a set of activities. She once again works with the individual and the local, neighbours and families, to stage a choreographic mass-action. Šedá invents a framework and a set of tasks to create a collective experience and to question ideas of community, with humour and lightness.

The performance presented on Saturday 3 September is only a partial illustration of the project as a whole. The process leading up to the mass-action is an equally important component of the artist's practice. As with previous works, her method includes investigation, discussions with each resident; letters and posters to communicate within the village and staging meetings and workshops, in order to convince a group of people, previously unknow to her, to believe and take part in a seemingly absurd idea. The everyday activities presented by the villagers are unavoidably altered, acquiring a new meaning when performed outside of Bedřichovice. The success of such a social experiment is measured in the long lasting, but subtle effects upon all who take part in it and us who witness it.


Kateřina Šedá was born in 1977 in Brno, Czech Republic. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the School of Applied Arts in Brno. She has had recent solo-shows at Cubitt Gallery, London, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen and Millennium Gallery, Sheffield. She also exhibited widely in several group exhibitions in 2011, including this year's Venice Biennale, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

I have received my information for Katerina Seda's comission and am really looking forward to it, hope it doesn't rain.....I will be at post 262. For more about the project follow this link and click on the information for

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

I'm really excited about taking part in Katerina Seda's commission at the Tate Modern, From Morning Till Night, on September 3rd.

Since becoming a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic in 1999, Katerina Seda has staged interventions into the life around her she identifies as “normality”. These experiments have taken place in small villages near Brno, her home environment, as well as in the urban setting of her second home Prague. Based on rigorous research into behaviour and communication patterns in both art and non-art communities, Seda has developed some poignant sociology-driven themes and spun around the truisms about production, consumption and meaning of contemporary art.

for more see

Monday, 25 July 2011

Here is another collograph!! I love the freedom of working with paper on paper and creating my own printing plates!!

The process involves building up the image using card, oil, mesh, balsa wood, collage and found objects.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Timbre 22.5 x 32 cm

Just delivered my entry to Bite at the Mall Gallery
It is called El Viaje and is a relief print, using ink and collage. The piece is inspired by the groynes and harbour at Whitstable and makes me think about voyages. I think its a result of coming from a family of immigrants!

Wish me luck.

Monday, 11 July 2011

This is one of the prints I have been working on. I am really pleased with this one as it uses a lot of layers of different materials to build up the image.

It is called Low Tide and is a monprint from a collagraph on paper using ink, collage and watercolour, 32 x 46 cms unframed

Hope you like it!!

Been a bit quiet on this blog!! Have been busy using my new printer, I'll be posting images of my new work during this week. Am working on how to photograph them. In the meantime, check out
http://www.whitstableoysterfestival.com/. I have been notified today that my proposal for an installation will be included as part of the program next year, I will keep everyone in touch as the ideas develop.

Starting this week and on show during this year's Oyster Festival I am exhibiting a monoprint at the A1 exhbition at the Horsebridge. Hope you can make it!! Check out http://www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk/?q=node/5217

Monday, 6 June 2011

chelsea Art Fair 2011 (June 3 - 5)

For those of you who didn't make it here are the photos of my stand!! Hopefully this gives you a feel for what it was like and you might make it next time.

A big thank you to those who came I really enjoyed it and will hopefully be back next year with some new work. All feedback and comments on my work is much appreciated.

To those who bought, I hope the paintings and prints give you a great deal of pleasure. I certainly enjoyed making them! Also a big thank you to my family who led me to La Cumbre and Salta where I found the inspiration to continue developing my series Huellas de una otra Historia.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Rumbo 2011 - oil and collage on canvas 60 x 60 cms ,continuing my Huellas de la otra Historia

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

These are two paintings I will be exhibiting at the Unitled Chelsea Art Fair in June.

the painting on the left is titled: Camino a.....
(oil on canvas, 76x 51 cms unframed)

the painting below is called:
(oil on canvas 40 x 40 cms unframed)

Both paintings are part of my Huellas de la otra Historia series, inspired by petroglifos de los Valles Calchaquies in Salta in Argentina.

Hope to see you at Chelsea, Saturday June 4th 10a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 5th June 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road. Let me know if you'd like an entry ticket and I can post them to you!!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tadpoles!! Just amazing, I'll be posting photos as things happen.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Getting ready for the Untitled Art Fair at Chelsea Town Hall, Saturday June 4th - Sunday June 5th.

This painting is called Recuerdos de MAAM (oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cms unframed )

Hope to see you at Chelsea Town Hall!!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

This is one of the postcards printed for the Post-Nude exhibition at the Horsebridge Centre!

They are for sale for £1 and are a great follow-on from the original idea of an original nude on a postcard which had to be mailed to the gallery, celebrating the opening of the gallery, our interpretations of the nude and the mail system.

Really well done to Sarah and her team. Try to buy one if you can!!!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Post -Nude Private View. Celebrating the opening of Gallery 3 at the Horsebridge Yesterday!! Its a lovely exhibition well worth a visit.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

This is another painting from my Huellas de la otra Historia series. I am calling it Calchaqui (2as it reminds me of the amazing colours in the mountains of the calchaqui valley in Salta , Argentina. I will be exhibiting this painting at the Untitled exhbition at Chelsea Town Hall in June. Hope you can make it !!

Calchaqui 2011, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cms unframed

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

This painting is called Salta la Linda, its one of the images from my trip to Argentina and is part of the Iconic lines series. I hope you enjoy it!

Later I will be posting images from my Impossible weaving installation. I am going to be installing the pieces in our unit in Tooting Market. The area all around the unit has suppliers of beautiful woven cloths. I will be spending time developing a textile installation there using materials supplied by traders in and around the market which I will post as it develops!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Peter Gander Fine Art: Post nude, red and blue grad

Peter Gander Fine Art: Post nude, red and blue grad: "Post nude, red and blue grad © Peter Gander Tonight I blended passionate Vermillion and warm Pthalocyanine Blue oil colours (mixed with..."
Love this Post Nude by Peter Gander, looks like its going to be a great show - pencil in May 1st !!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

These painting are a continuation of my Iconic Lines series and there will be a number of these focussed on a book I have been looking at called Huellas de Una Otra Historia. I found this book in the archeological Museum in Salta Argentina. It seemed to link with my reading of iconic lines and piedra abstracta. I hope you enjoy them, they are close to my heart.

I am looking forward to tomorrow when as part of POST (a group of artists, myself included),we take possession of Unit 32 (at the back)

21-23 Tooting High Street,Tooting, London, SW17 0SN.

We will be working here intially for a period of four months using the space as an exhibition space/project space/studio/coffee lounge style discusssion with public space!!! So a lot going on!!! I'll keep this site posted as things develop.

My proposed use of the space is to create a textile installation. I love the area particularly the clothes and textile shops....there is an impressive sewing department store nearby!! I pass through it on my way to the print studios in Coldharbour lane. I am hoping that this project will give me the opportunity to work within the community using materials from local shops and using the expertise of visitors to the market that reflects something of the area. I will be photographing the installation as it progresses and posting images here.

We will also be launching a website soon which I will link to my blog!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Back from Argentina!! What an amazing country ......

Looking forward to making new work! Still working on iconic lines series. Keep looking at this blog for new work.

I am entering these postcards for the Post-Nude exhbition at the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, I think its a great idea and a lot of fun. Hope you can support the Horsebridge be visiting the show. See my link for more information.http://www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk/?q=node/5095

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Check out my website for new works, look under gallery, paintings, Iconic Lines!! Hope you like them.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Happy new year!! I've just realised its February already and I haven't posted any news!! A lot has been happening with several exhbitions happening this year.

First I am continuing to develop my work using the Inca Gods and the Nazca lines as inspiration. I have been reading Tim Ingold"s anthropology of lines and this has led me in an interesting direction which involves both painting and printing!! So watch this space as I will be posting images of my work!!

Exhibition dates for 2011 : May open studios at WAS, June "Unititled" at Chelsea Town Hall, there is also the possibility that I'll be exhibiting at "Parallax" which is a New Art Fair in Pall Mall at the end of June, September group exhibition at the Redgate Gallery, Camberwell, November, open studios WAS. I will post dates nearer the time.