OPEN STUDIOS AT OPO
The weekend of April 9th/10th we are holding an Open Studios at the Old Parcels Office art space. I’m looking forward to welcoming people to my studio and showing my work. One of the pieces I will be showing is a piece that visitors will be invited to collaborate with. This installation piece, Connections, is my response to the history of the OPO and explores the link between rail travel and the popularity of the picture postcard as a way to connect to the stories of the holidaymakers that once passed through this building. Visitors to the Open Studios are invited to take a postcard and send it to me with their stories, thoughts and greetings. For full details on how to participate see here.
NEW STUDIO AT OPO
At the end of last year I finally got a new studio space, joining the artists community at the Old Parcels Office art space in Scarborough. Housed in a grade II listed building at the end of Scarborough station platform, its original use was the waiting rooms for the excursion train that brought holidaymakers to the town at the end of the 19th century. Excited to be in such a beautiful historical building and work together with the other artists to further develop the space as a creative hub.
ART AT THE BEACH HUT
After my recent move to Whitby, UK I have been using one of the characteristic beach huts as my “thinking space” for lack of a studio at the moment. It was only a matter of weeks before I decided it was a great space to create a site specific temporary installation for and started to work on different ideas. Coincidentally, Sabina Muller at Whitby Contemporary Arts was launching an experimental pop up exhibition programme “Beach Hut Sundays” over August at beach hut 134. This ended up being a great opportunity to develop the ideas I’d been working on into a new piece for beach hut Sunday #3. For more information on the resulting work “I wish to communicate with you” see the link here.
Excited to finally be starting my residency at Espai d’Arts Roca Umbert in Granollers, Barcelona after it being postponed due to the pandemic. Originally an old textile factory, it has been transformed into a cultural centre bustling with creative activity. Looking forward to developing new projects there!