New writing for Jill Berelowitz

I was commissioned by Jill Berelowitz to write a new series of short texts and a longer form piece of writing for a printed catalogue to accompany an exhibition of sculptures at 45 Park Lane.

‘Osmosis’ was exhibited at 45 Park Lane from November 2018 – January 2019, curated by Ackerman Studios.

Some of the longer text I wrote for Jill can be read on her website HERE.

The Geometrics: Volume 2 Book

The Geometrics: Volume 2 textiles experiment research vision

Full-colour, A5 90pp book, published by the Slow Textiles Group (launching 19 July 2014), is fully-illustrated with images from textile designers and artists with texts by Daisy McMullan, Emma Neuberg and contributing artists. This volume forms the second in The Slow Textiles Group’s future anthology of geometric textiles.

The Geometrics: Volume 2 will be available shortly to buy here

The Geometrics: Volume 1 Book

The Geometrics: Volume 1 new media new methods new work

Full-colour,A5 90pp book, published by the Slow Textiles Group, illustrated with images from textile designers and artists with texts by Daisy McMullan and EmmaNeuberg. This volume forms the first in what will become an anthology of geometric textiles.The book features 15 artists, each with pages of images and text that describe their practices and inspiration.With contributions from Marie O’Connor, Ele Carpenter, Emma Neuberg, Camille Walala, Melanie Bowles and others, this book is research, practice, inspiration and more.

Each artist specialises in geometric pattern and form and features together for the first time.  The anthological format is designed to describe a narrative of geometrics in art and design that goes beyond fashion and tells a timeless design story.  The underlying theme of sustainable development for materials practice promotes and makes public the publisher’s longterm research in Timeless Aesthetics for Textiles ®.

Featuring artists: Suzanne Antonelli | Lisa Bloomer | Melanie Bowles | Ele Carpenter | Bridget Harvey | Tanvi Kant | Katherine May | Marie Molterer | Marie O’Connor | Emma Neuberg | Geraldine Peclard | Egle Vuleviticiute | Samantha Warren | Camille Walala | Clare Willard

The Geometrics@ Volume 1 is now in its second edition, available as a downloadable e-book.

The book is available to order here

The Archive and the Museum: framing contemporary art practice, Engage Journal

This article, titled ‘The Archive and the Museum: framing contemporary art practice’ was published in Engage Journal 31: The Past in the Present in December 2012.

It examines the ways in which artists use appropriated curatorial devices to examine the relationship between past and present.

Abstract:
The archive and museum have been the subjects of artistic exploration in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, from Claus Oldenburg’s Mouse Museum (1965 – 77) to Grayson Perry’s recent exhibition Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman (2011). Museum practices are exploited and subverted not only to challenge the institution, but to also create the effect of a mimesis, whereby the contemporary mimics the apparatuses of display, which in turn bestows some of the aura of the historical artefact upon the artwork.  In this article I examine the ways in which the creative appropriation of museological and curatorial tools, such as labels, vitrines, plinths and archival modes of presentation, sets up a relationship between the past and the present.

Engage Journal is the international journal of visual art and gallery education. Each edition of this twice-yearly publication focuses on a separate theme to form a definitive collection of work on all aspects of visual art and gallery education. The article is available here.

Young Masters Art Prize 2012 – Part 2

The Young Masters Art Prize 2012 – Part 2 

Gallery 27, Cork Street, London

19th November – 24th November, 2012

Artists: Christina Benz | Mia Brownell | Karina Chechik | Christopher Coppers | Lottie Davies | Naia del Castillo | Georgia Dodson | Nina Fowler | Karim Hamid | Debbie Han | Jane Hoodless | Beth Katleman | Charles Moxon | Jeff Muhs | Fabiano Parisi | Claire Partington | Wieland Payer | Ethan Pollock | Derrick Santini | Su-Ran Sichling | Kiril Ass + Anna Ratafyeva | Christoph Steinmeyer | Adrian Sykes | Sandy Volz | Brad Woodfin | Masaki Yada | Ali Assaf | Lluis Barba | Yinka Shonibare, MBE

The Young Masters Art Prize 2012 – Part 2 featured the 26 shortlisted artists and three Guest Artists; Ali Assaf, Lluis Barba and Yinka Shonibare, MBE.  The Prize is awarded to an artist who shows skill, invention and innovation in relation to art history and the work of the Old Masters.  The Prize was awarded to photographer Lottie Davies, with additional runners-up prizes awarded to Mia Brownell, Wieland Payer, Brad Woodfin and Georgia Dodson.

Find out more about the Young Masters Art Prize initiative here.