2021

Morley College

I exhibited with my Advanced Japanese Woodcut students both online and in the Cardew Space at Morley College in two exhibitions "Shadows" and "Children's Day".

"Shadows" 

https://www.morleygallery.com/shadows

"Children's day"

https://www.morleygallery.com/children's-day

Also with fellow Morley tutors in an online exhibition "What We Do".

"What we do"

https://www.morleygallery.com/what-we-do

Koinobori Japanese woodcut on folded Pansion paper for "Children's Day" online exhibition at Morley Gallery

"Shadows" exhibition with my Advanced Japanese Woodcut students at Morley College. Exhibited online and in the Cardew Space.

Elected Associate member of RE

'Asemic Writing' and 'Gray' exhibited at Bankside Gallery RE Original Prints 2021

Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
 

Elected member of the Printmaker's Council

Asemic Writing exhibited at The Natural World online exhibition, winner of the Printmaker's Council Award

Two Interviews on Morley Radio
talking about Japanese Woodcut and my art practice

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The Arts Society

In July I became an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society.

Lumen Residency at St Johns, Bethnal Green

This was a site specific residency and exhibition in the crypt of the Sir John Soane grade I listed church of St John in Bethnal Green.

The installation was inspired by the two women Elizabeth and Mary Jennery who are still buried in the crypt and who died in 1848. This was a period of great change in London when there was for the first time more people living in the city than the country and disease particularly tuberculosis was rife.

Wisteria funereal wreath

My local park has a wisteria tree planted in 1848 the year Elizabeth and Mary died. It is a symbol of long life in Japan.

Spine wreath

The bones of a tubercular spine, scarred and distorted forming a wreath.

Writ on Water

Writ on water was carved on the poet John Keats' tombstone.

Sumi ink on Kozo paper

Blinds

IA reduction Japanese woodcut showing light passing through blinds.

Sumi ink on folded Hosho paper

River

A reduction Japanese Woodcut of  light on water and shadows of an overhanging bank.

Sumi ink and watercolour pigment on Hosho paper

Shadows

One of two experimental prints exploring natural forms.

Sumi ink and caligo ink on Shoji natural paper

Mirror to Nature
 

A  series of 12 digital images taken over the period of the residency of a discarded mirror on the street disintegrating day by day. Foucault called the uncanniness of mirrors heterotopia or a placeless place, simultaneously real, relating with the real space surrounding it, and unreal, creating a virtual image.

Printed on Awagami Kozo printer paper

Dialogue

A collaborative book made with Caroline Areskog Jones printed by Aldgate Press

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