Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Sneak peek: Lochgilphead Map Drawing

Here's a sneak peek at a new map drawing I've been working on lately. It's taking a while and I like it that way, it gives me time to really connect and enjoy the process, feel the map, be in that zone of just me and a pen working away to complete a decision, a goal which is all at once important and ridiculous. Don't you just love contradictions?

Monday, 20 September 2010

To See: Interactive exhbitions

http://www.stanscafe.co.uk/project-of-all-the-people-oldham.html
Here's a couple of exhibitons I want to go see and participate in! 'Of all the people in all the world' is an exhibition of people statistics which are visually represented by rice- one grain of rice=one person. People will be measuring out statistics daily so they will be constantly changing, and you can submit your own here for consideration. I submitted this one: UK women in parliament: 143 it's quite shocking how low it is considering there are 650 altogether. When is change going to arrive? The exhibiton is on Gallery Oldham until 28th September 2010.

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I also really want to see Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer which includes 7 interactive installations which hear and feel the actions of people around them, so visitors to the exhibition are literally creating and influencing the works which cannot exist without them. Can't wait to experience this, it's on at Manchester Art Gallery until 30th January 2011, if you can't get there I'm going to write my first exhibition review of it here, so keep your eyes peeled on my blog!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Positive Posters

Here's my idea for the Positive Posters Project, this year's theme is the 'A glass half full' I thought I'd keep it simple and use the negative and positive symbols. Just by turning a negative around, looking at things from a different angle, by thinking half full, you can change them into positives! Submissions close on the 10th September and the winner will have there poster put up all around Melbourne, Australia.