Category Archives: exhibition

Station to Station at The Barbican

I just filmed Pedro Reyes’ conversations at Station to Station at the Barbican for  The Lisson Gallery. South American artist, Reyes contucted a series of investigative conversations with a range of different spiritual leaders from Rastas to Shamans, over the course of a weekend and called it Spiritual Speed-date. This is Reyes with a Suffi Muslim and a Catholic Priest.

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Pedro Reyes with a Suffi Muslim and a Catholic Priest

Whilst there I wandered into Marcus Coates’ workshop area and took this portrait of him. I’ve enjoyed his artwork since I went to see his classic film…. CLICK HERE!

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Marcus Coates portrait

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And some of the others

Cirque de la Quirk Portraits

Molly McQueen and Jackie Jibbles portraits

Molly McQueen and Jackie Jibbles portraits

I was asked to shoot portraits and document the performers at Cirque de la Quirk last Friday night. It’s the latest project from the delectable Molly McQueen, formally of noughties band The Faders. Her vision is to create a cabaret party brand that can traverse the festival circuit. There was definitely something of the festival atmosphere as the heady crowd (elaborately dressed in steam punk and burlesque couture) were bedazzled by magicians, dance-offs, hoop-girls and (yes of course) live DJ sets.

Wolfgang Guy Geuth portrait

Wolfgang Guy Geuth portrait

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Rob Voodoo portrait

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Party girls portrait

This fine event took place at the strangely named club/bar “The Stillery” in Camden Town. The word “stillery” is a fictional one and a bizarre name for a club space although arguably not quite at silly as its former name of “WKDs” which, in all fairness, really was a bit of a dive. (Remember being forced to go there due to the limited late night options for one last whiskey and coke?) What makes the name even more questionable is the fact that it suggests a distillation process has taken place on the premises at some point in its history. Given that it’s part of the monstrous Sainsbury’s development that opened in 1988 I can safely say that any notion that it was once a distillery is a self-perpetuated myth. Incidentally, the man responsible for this architectural blotch on the Camden landscape is Nicholas Grimshaw (the architect not the smug faced DJ) who I happen to know resides in the area. I hope he weeps each time he pops out for bread and milk…. *fade out rant, fade in thumping techno*

Angkor Rouge

Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Its subsequent rapid decline has been hypothesised to be due to natural disasters such as disease (Bubonic Plague), earthquakes, inundations and drastic climate changes.

Angkor fell further into disrepair under the Khmer Rouge and for some years afterward organised thieves stole hundreds of priceless sculptures and carvings. Through use of antiquated techniques, filters and digital processing, I produced this series as an interpretation of that period of degradation while expressing wider insinuations to the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime as a whole.

 

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This series has also been published on flickr HERE along with a selection of my other travel photography.

Parallel Pics

Wow its zuper long since my last post. What can I say? I’ve had a lot on my plate. First up here are some pics from Parallel Lines – which proved to be a very sucessful night for all involved. Massive thanks to Mike Macmillan who’s space we used and Liza Kenrick the curator.

Parallel Lines Group Show

I’m participating in a group exhibition which will run for a week starting Saturday 7th June. I’m exhibiting several new works and the exhibition space is on the top floor of a colossal warehouse so it will be well worth coming and having a look. The show is conceived and curated by the irrepressible Liza Kenrick. If I haven’t already invited you and you want to come to the opening night party on the 6th contact Liza on the email address below and beg for it.

For Facebook link please click HERE

Kings Cross revisited in metal

I was employed to photograph a architectural model made by Pipers Modelmakers. Its testament to the architectural importance of the Kings Cross site that this model seems consistently recommissioned to them in one form or another. Pipers are on new ground here working in a variety of metals. Furthermore the red and the gold are the same metals – the red just being slightly decayed. Its a welcome break from the digital tsumani that engulfs us all.

Asia House Fashion Mela

Asia House recently hosted a two day Fashion Parade at their grandiose HQ on New Cavendish Street. Despite being a media heavy event already, I was commissioned by the hosts to document the whole event allowing me unique backstage access as the in-house photographer – it’s always a good feeling to be the only AAA in the (media) sea. The two days celebrated designers from India and Pakistan and the impact of South Asian fashion on the West.

adieu farewell auf wiedersehen goodbye

adieu farewell auf wiedersehen goodbye

Pics from the show…





THE BAYLIS ARTISTS BELTHANE SHOW 2013

So you missed the show did you? Arhhh…. sorry for you my friend!

Don’t worry – the gallerist Anthony Xuereb was on hand to get some snaps so now you can live the whole experience through your computer screens in sober isolation.

Thank you to Anthony (and his lovely ladyfriend Jordan) for putting on such a top-notch sell-out show. I know they are looking to use the gallery space for a range of events from pop-up restaurants to film screenings so it would be wrong if I didn’t give The Arch Gallery a little link HERE

And peace out to the other Baylis Artists y’all!
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Baylis Artist Belthane Show 2013

I’m participating in this show next Friday. It promises to be a biggun – I’ve seen the space and its immense. It dictates large scale work. This is copied striaght from the the Press Release…

“In May 2011 the first Baylis Artists Beltane Show was held in Shoreditch Town Hall to critical and commercial success. It drew together an exhibition of paintings and photographs from six contemporary artists, who were part of a subculture that lived and worked in the former Lilian Baylis School in Waterloo. The unique building is a classic example of modernist 1960’s architecture and provided the artists with large-scale studio spaces for many years.

Since the first Beltane Show in 2011, the artists and residents of the Lilian Baylis School have all been evicted, making way for a multi million pound redevelopment of the site by Conran and Partners. It is currently a boarded up shell – on the cusp of being converted into 149 new homes.

Launching on Friday 17th May for just one night, this exhibition not only celebrates the season of Beltane (the ancient Celtic festival that marks the end of winter and the cusp between spring and summer) but also provides an insight into the work of the Baylis Artists since their last group show 2 years ago. It reflects this pivotal period in their careers, in which their space has been lost but through accepting the transitional process their work has progressed and flourished. The exhibition features:

Felix Friedmann – photographer
David Packard and Chris Stevens – fashion photographers
Sara le Roy – painter
Rowan Spray – photographic artist
George Torode – graphic and photographic artist
Eugene Wood – painter
Helene Martin – artist

The ability for a single space to nurture the development of so many artists would not have been lost on the unconventional and pioneering great dame of theatre, Lilian Baylis (1874–1937), after whom the school is named. Baylis was the driving force behind the establishment of the Old Vic, Sadler’s Wells and the National Theatre, amongst countless other achievements. Baylis Artists Beltane Show 2013 is a testimony to how Baylis’s artistic and pioneering legacy continues to nurture creativity in London, decades after her death.”

What more can I say except come one, come all, come on Eileen