Not been blogging much as we are getting close to our finals at uni and I, like most of my fellow students are very busy.
I got my book back from the binders http://www.spinkandthackray.co.uk/
I did the artwork and printed the pages at University and them popped over to Leeds to get it bound by Spink and Thackery ,proper old school artisans and craftsmen.
Got my Exhibition prints printed and they are at this moment being framed at http://www.framesandgalleries.co.uk/index.php/8/
just off Leeds road Huddersfield
FRAMES AND GALLERIES
5c Grove Road
so just to pad this blog out as i am very busy
here’s a few photos
And i’ll sign off for today with a well deserved pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord Bitter
A uni trip to the International photographic festival at Derby.
First time i have ever been to Derby,a bit of a culture shock 😀 right opposite our first port of call “The Quad gallery” http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-current.aspx was a great big shocking pink tent within which the “Lady boys of Bangkok” show was performing as part of its touring season http://www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk/ not what i expected in a quiet backwater town,which Derby I have now found out is NOT !
The festival is located all over Derby ,and i do mean ALL over Derby lots of little gallery’s and lots of improvised gallery’s in old derelict or Semi derelict buildings the theme is Habitat
“FORMAT17 24 MARCH – 23 APRIL 2017
The 2017 edition of FORMAT will explore the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. We will share the experiences and stories that coalesce as we negotiate our complex existence, including the flora, fauna, landscapes and the lives within.” http://www.formatfestival.com/
Interesting and very diverse works,and interesting and diverse places to see them. Here are a few examples from the Exhibition
seems like our uni is not the only place to use chipboard to hang photos
I Used to make these things in another life
I did say the Exhibition utilized derelict buildings ? didn’t I ?
And a few pics i took around Derby
Been a busy week and a bit,we have had our final interim Exhibition
Heres a few photos of the work on show
three of mine
Superb work by Josh
and a board view of the Exhibition itself
I also took in two Exhibitions in Manchester,The Strange and Familiar Exhibition at the Manchester Art gallery ,I had been earlier in the year but it is way too much to take in at one go.http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/strange-and-familiar/
As you can see Photography was not permitted
so heres a few of the Exhibits for you to see
two by Sergio Larrain
and some of Edith Tudor-Hart’s work
Then up the road at the Whitworth gallery was an Exhibition of Andy Warhols work ,not his best known work but some good stuff none the less http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/artistrooms/
My Photo of the Artists rooms at the Whitworth
self Portrait by Andy
Guns i think this is a painting of the gun which was used in an attempt on Andy’s life by a deranged feminist Valerie Solanas
Solanas was a radical feminist and playwright who had reportedly been turned away by Warhol’s team earlier in the day, after asking for a script that she had given to the artist to be returned.
you may know that on 3 June 1968 he was shot and pronounced dead – and it took open-heart massage to bring him back to life. This exhibition at The Whitworth Gallery uncovers how he was influenced by this dark event.
As you might expect I took a camera with me and below are three of my photographs taken the same day
one of which is a manipulation of a photo I took in the Whitworth Gallery
And here are two of a series I took through a pub window on the way to the Exhibition