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WASTELAND RITUALS

SOLO SHOW - 2014

Provisional performance dates, times & locations tbc.
19th October
9th November
30th November

http://legion-tv.com/

Legion-TV,
4 - 17 Frederick Terrace,
London,
E8 4EW


Over two months I will be developing three site specific performances set in neglected spaces throughout Hackney including Wick Woods and Hackney Flyover, depicting five fictional outsiders' attempts to reintegrate into society. This project seeks to expand on my earlier working, by examining exclusion from a socio-spatial games based perspective through immersive-play and sculptural propositioning.

The performance fuses online media and pervasive Larp’ing with physical audience interactivity achieved through flocking responses, crowd stooges, monologues, live Q&A and adapted forum theatre techniques.

Accompanying the project will be a limited edition board-game created by myself based on the games devised throughout the project.


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ARTCITY: THE ARTIST AND THE CITY

4th October - 22nd February
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery,
Bethesda St,
City Centre,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST1 3DW

31st October - 13th December
Airspace Gallery,
2-4 Broad St,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST1 4HL

I have been commissioned to make two works as part of an exciting new 5 year Art funding programme for Stoke On Trent.

The first commission for Airspace Gallery will propose and imagine what the future Artcity may look like; exploring the city as a viable site for artistic endeavour, but also as a place where artists can live, work and prosper.

The second commission for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will be in response an artist associated with the city, the late John Currie.


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ART AUCTION

Fri 12th September, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
http://experimentalstudio.org.uk/events/art-auction

Commercial Union House,
39 Pilgrim St,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear,
NE1 6QE

I'm donating a new work for a fundraising Auction to support the launch of The Experimental Studio.

Based in Vane’s premises in Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, in the centre of Newcastle, The Experimental Studio will host six full-time residencies a year, each of ten weeks duration and offered to two artists at a time. At the end of the residencies there will be opportunities to exhibit work in Vane gallery.

The residencies will allow contemporary artists in any field of practice to benefit from working in a concentrated time-period, supported by a communal environment: the ongoing exhibition and lecture programme in the gallery and the opportunity to interact with other artists in Commercial Union House, which currently hosts a number of studio-based groups, each home to a variety of creative practitioners.

The project has been granted access to Old Shire Hall for a limited time, to host five very special events that aim to showcase some of the best creativity in Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and the surrounding areas.

Old Shire Hall is a Grade II listed building situated in the heart of Durham City Centre. It was built in 1895 as the County Hall, and was used as such until 1963 when it was bought by the University of Durham as a home for their administration.

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ARTSADMIN ARTISTS' BURASRY SCHEME 2014

Since early 2013, I've been proudly supported by the Artsadmin Bursary Scheme. The following video is a reflection on some of the activities of the 2013 bursary award winners, myself included.

As producers, artsadmin work with artists from the first seeds of an idea to its final realisation. They produce, support and promote projects in the UK and internationally, often in partnership with other organisations. Artsadmin's projects are often hard to define and always different, they cross artforms including theatre, visual arts, dance, live art and performance. Whatever the project, what excites them is helping artists make work that is inventive, unusual, and often extraordinary.