Thursday, 30 June 2011

London here I come

I am just about ready for my trip to London this weekend. Tomorrow I hope to visit the Haywood Gallery to see the current Tracey Emin exhibition.

On Saturday I will be heading to New Designers to look at the wonderful work of many design graduates including my sister and her friends.

I have a long list of other exhibitions I would like to see, so hopefully I will manage to visit a fair few of them on Sunday.

Must get some shut eye now before my weekend of art!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Screenprinting at Transmission

As a member of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, I opted to participate in the Screenprinting workshop during the Transmission Summer School.

The workshop gave an insight into how artists can build their own screenprinting facilities and alternative methods of screenprinting to using light sensitive photo emulsion.

I tried experimenting with using vinyl stencils and, using blends of colour, created some rather interesting results.

Certainly could be explored further - watch this space!





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Thursday, 9 June 2011

My artists books in the Here Gallery Bookshop

To accompany my exhibition at the Here Gallery, I have a number of artist books in the Here Gallery Bookshop upstairs.







Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Testing install options in Here Gallery

After unwrapping all my sculptures I began testing different ways of presenting the works in the space.























Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The moment of truth

I was rather worried that after the 9 nine journey my fragile sculptures may have become damaged, and so on reaching the Here Gallery I had an anxious few hours whilst Rhianna, Christine and I unwrapped the contents of the car.




Brooches

Whilst making my sculptures the floor of my studio has gained some rather beautiful spillages of plaster. This inspired me to make a number of unique brooches.

If you would like to purchase any brooches, or would like to request a commission of a brooch, please email helen.shaddock@yahoo.co.uk















Monday, 6 June 2011

Here Gallery here I come!

Over the weekend with valuable help from my kind friend Kara I managed to wrap all my sculptures to take to Bristol.

On Monday morning I collected the hire car and Steph, Anna and I carefully packed all the sculptures, along with the drawings, remnants, artist books and install equipment into the car.



Here Gallery here I come!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Briggait has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards.

The Briggait, which houses over 70 visual artists (including me!), makers and arts charities, is competing against 9 other projects to become the UK's 'Best Arts Project'.

£2,000 is up for grabs, as well as the opportunity to appear on the BBC show.

There is tough competition from the likes of Tate Movie Project, Pangaa and The Smiling Sessions, making it vital that the Briggait gets the support that it deserves. Please vote to get The Briggait to the finals at:


http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/best-arts-project/96/
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Testing install ideas

As I finish the sculptures for my exhibition in Bristol, I have been experimenting with install options.