Following my first residency in Iceland in August 2015 I worked in my studio, developing drawings and paintings from on-site sketches. These works, plus the performance film Taking a landscape for a walk, have been presented as an exhibition entitled Iceland – Before and After.
The show was at The Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham (Jan.16th – Feb. 20th 2016) and then toured to The Gateshead Library Gallery (April 2nd – May 21st 2016).
During 2016, a collaboration between the artist/curator Dr. Dominic Smith and myself resulted in a 7 minute film entitled Virtues of Cultural Leadership.
Together, with my partner Julie Livsey, I was artist-in-residence at Herhúsid (the Armyhouse) in Siglufjördur for one month in July 2016. I produced a number of drawings and paintings and a short film called Hresst Hross (Hearty Horses).
In October, Hresst Hross was featured in the Short Films of the North East Screening night in Newcastle.
My role as a free-lance artist at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is ongoing. In November 2016 and January 2017 I facilitated a number of life drawing sessions for undergraduates and adults. Currently, until the middle of April 2017, I am involved in weekly sessions as part of the Creative Age project.
- In the pipeline: –
We have been invited to return to Herhúsid in Siglufjördur in April/May 2017. I have a film ‘in mind’.