Sat
4
Nov
2017

THE CURATOR’S EGG

 

The new exhibition at A Galeria Secreta is, in the main, excellent.

 


If people knew where it was, they would flock. As it is, views are very private.

If you want a private view bring your own wine and glasses … oh and some cheese, I like cheese.

Contact me for details.

Wed
20
Sep
2017

THINKING AHEAD … again

 

I was talking to the voices in my head and one of them came up with a brilliant idea … merchandising for my next exhibition to help with costs! Consequently I’ve gone into intense production.

 

 

There will be two products for sale, both in limited edition runs and all individually monogrammed.
Minimum spend £10. Maximum £100,000.

Above is a furtive glance of one. The other will be in production soon.

Disclaimer – URMugs Ltd is a fictitious company. One product may contain baked beans. The other nothing but air.

Thu
31
Aug
2017

TIME FOR A BREAK

 


Ok, I’m pretty sure I’m organised for Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. It starts the day after tomorrow!

Details can be found by clicking *here* – studio 69 on page 94.

I’m a tad loose endish now.

I know, I’m fascinated by numbers, let’s have a little Google.

94 then …

 

… oh, it just seems to be a number. Not that interesting.

Ok, let’s see what 69 reveals.

 

OH!!! *gulp* Blinking heck!!!!!! CRIKEY!!!!!!!!

 

.

 

 

 

 

Ok, move along there. Nothing to see here. *clears history, unplugs computer, makes a calming cup of tea and has a little lie down*.

Thu
24
Aug
2017

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

A small intermission before Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017 kicks into action in just over a week. The East of Hastings section will be of particular interest.

 

This is Sean Sheep, one of the many voices in my head. Sit back and relax.

Fri
18
Aug
2017

42

 

I’ve made the labels for Coastal Currents Open Studios
2017 which opens in just over two weeks!

*small panic*

                                      

There are exactly 42 which everyone knows is the
“Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”.
I see this as a sign from the signs, which is the most powerful and meaningful sign that I’ve ever received from the voices in my head. I therefore have no hesitation in demanding that people attend, however busy their schedules.
This isn’t for my sake but yours.
‘I have no choice’ as Ross Poldark very wisely said.

 

Fri
11
Aug
2017

THREE WEEKS TO GO!!!

 

There will be high art …

 

and some at table height …

 

and some at ground level.

 

 


The extensive grounds and outbuildings of the Cliff Top Residence will be open to the public between the hours of 2pm – 6pm on 2/3 & 9/10 of September 2017.

Full details can be found if you follow this link – *THIS LINK* – Studio 69 on page 94

Must disappear now as it’s Vanishing Day.

(What did you say? Oh. It’s Varnishing Day. Whatever, I’m off anyway)

 

Mon
31
Jul
2017

A PRACTICAL GUIDE …

 

… that will help you enjoy the Open Studios at this year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival.

 

 

I know many of you will be concerned about how tall the artists will be who are exhibiting their work this year. The following practical hints might be of help when visiting their studios.

1. If they are taller than you ask them, politely, to sit down.
2. If they are shorter than you, be prepared to squat.
3. To really allay your concerns take a small stepladder and a pouffe on your travels so that any situation can be dealt with smoothly and discreetly.
If you need any other advice please contact Sweet and Dandy and speak to Tina Morris (if you can get a word in edgewise).

(I’m of average height BTW)

 

Sun
23
Jul
2017

COASTAL CURRENTS ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

 

Once again it’s open studio season in the Hastings area when people are allowed to shoot artists.

 

 

When you’ve taken your pictures you will have the opportunity to watch the artists in their natural environment. Watch some flinging materials around like spoilt children and others who are more precise carefully balancing ‘stuff’ that can reach great heights. All artists should be approached with caution of course but a surprising number act almost like normal human beings.

I’m flinging the door of my back passage open this year so that people can rummage through my works that will be in and around the shed.

Beg, borrow or steal one of the excellent catalogues for this year’s events by the Pied Piper of the arts in these ‘ere parts, Tina Morris, (or follow the link here) to find studio 69 on page 94. That’s me. All welcome.

In the meantime I’ll be in the shed making stuff so that there’ll be stuff to see.

 

 

Mon
26
Jun
2017

A SNIPPET OF MY DAY

 
As you can see I’ve been cutting the hedges at the Cliff Top Residence. This is real altfact photo of the garden.

I decided to have a shower afterwards as I was covered in clippings.

“Oh, how did that get there?”
and
“And there!?! It’s not possible.”
and
“Nobody will believe that.”

Finally I reckoned I had found all the bits.
I got out of the shower and started to dry myself.

I was wrong. Buried away between my … oh hang on, the phone’s ringing.

.

Sat
3
Jun
2017

IMMORTALITY

I suspect that many artists hope for immortality.


They produce their stuff and guard and cherish and record in photographic form and use materials that will outlive them in the vain hope that what they have made will be appreciated, loved and admired forever.

Most will be disappointed but they won’t know it because they’re dead.

This isn’t meant to be anything other than an observation.

GO artists – you really are needed whatever actually happens.