Five day residency involving artists from all over the world including Argentina, Spain, Israel and even England. The project was to have studio based artists who normally work and live in vibrant cities (Stoke-on-Trent?) To come to Harlech which is an incredibly beautiful landscape of trees, mountains, sand and sea. Then to respond and in turn produce work in and around the landscape.
My own perspective/proposal was to use and pick out the vast natural colour of Harlech and the surrounding landscape. I began by gathering scrap wood from which i could cut out circular shapes, and paint them with the intension of capturing colour and light to expose the natural beauty of the landscape.
In between things
Staffordshire University BA Fine Art 2001 - 2005
'A Fuller Space'
This was an event that intended to demonstrate the need within centralised urban areas for space to be explored in different ways, whether it be shelters or some kind of seating area. The plan was to capture people's imagination about public space and the surrounding architecture and to open up other possibilities or ways of seeing the surrounding urban landscape differently. The project started by putting together architects, engineers, artists with a local youth group and to explore and convery ideas through the use of workshops and events to inspire the young group to come up with their own ideas and to actively engage with the project.
After some plane sailing, and the scenario of getting to know who you are working with! We arranged a time table and a brief to work from, the first day we came together as a group to come up with some funny, fantastical and often sometimes crazy ideas. As the weeks went by we all came up with the idea of a 'chill out' space, based upon the shape of a football.. So it was the professional's turn to make the idea a reality, realising we should but the architect on our team to work. The next stage was to construct the shape using a 'geo-dome' which is made up of pentagons, and hexagons. Some serious late nights followed using in an old ceramic factory as a studio to construct the shape. Using the dome we collaborated with the youth group to come up with some panels to attach upon the surface, using different materials such as steel, grass, and clay to add an interactive element to the project. On the day we were unfortunate to have the worst summer's day you can imagine, but the work was brilliantly successful and the youth group certainly made it their own.