Thursday, 27 December 2012

Webcomic - Preview Panel 3 – Difficult


In late 2013 or even early 2014 I plan to put out my webcomic. This is still untitled but I have completed 35 pages so far.
The comic is a series of poems told in the form of a comic. Making use of images and words to create poetry that focuses on visuals as opposed to just telling a story.

This is the Third Preview Panel from the series - a poem/comic called Difficult. Here the panels almost remain static and the emphasis is on the words and the change of perspective of the character.


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Webcomic - Preview Panel 2 – Problems


In late 2013 or even early 2014 I plan to put out my webcomic. This is still untitled but I have completed 35 pages so far.
The comic is a series of poems told in the form of a comic. Making use of images and words to create poetry that focuses on visuals as opposed to just telling a story.

This is the second Preview Panel from the series - a poem/comic called Problems. Here the imagery is more abstract and doesn’t focus so much on character, but on the change of imagery between panels.


 










Monday, 24 December 2012

Regime – Video Poem

I posted earlier about a video I have recently made called Regime. This is a video poem I created during my Video For Artists class at the Edinburgh College of Art. The video is now on my Youtube profile. It is embedded below:


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Webcomic - Preview Panel 1 – Mother Silk


In late 2013 or even early 2014 I plan to put out my webcomic. This is still untitled but I have completed 35 pages so far.
The webcomic is a series of poems told in the form of a comic book - making use of images and words to create poetry that focuses on visuals as opposed to just telling a story.

In the run up to the release I plan on posting up preview panels of the different stories/poems.
This is the first Preview Panel post. The debut is form a webcomic poem called Mother Silk.

Regime – A Short Film Poem about the Protest Movement in Canada.

Recently I completed a short course at the Edinburgh College of Art called – Video For Artists. I completed a short 3-minute film of video a shot during my time in Canada. The film will be uploaded to my Vimeo and Youtube profiles soon, but below is the DVD case I created and some information on ‘Regime’ the film I made.



PREMISE: A Short Film Poem about the Protest Movement in Canada.

SYNOPSIS: In the Spring of 2012 I backpacked around Canada. I took many photographs and shot some video footage on a digital SLR camera, a compact camera and my mobile phone. 
During this time I visited many cities and observed how the local population undertook protests and activism towards local issues. These issues included students protesting against tuition fees in Montreal and Quebec City, Quebecian separatists in French Canada, Pro-life and Pro-choice protesters in Ottawa and anti-capitalists in Toronto.
With REGIME I present a short documentary based on the poetry film movement. Other than focussing on a narrative I present a film that looks at imagery and non-sequitor video to present the protests I witnessed. Focussing on banners and text, along with still images, REGIME tackles the theme of power, activism and collective passion as the people of Canada stand up for the issues that they believe in.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Published Writing

Portobello Book Festival Night for YouPoem Published at festival.

Anti-Zine New Writers Anthology – Short Story ‘Camera’ Published.

A Thousand Cranes – Scottish Writers for Japan – Poetry Anthology, Cargo Publishing – Poem ‘The Positives’ Published.

Future Quake Magazine issue 18. Future Quake Press.
Comic book story - ‘S.E.X.’. Published in June 2011 issue.

Wasted Magazine issue 7. Bad Press ltd.
Comic book story – ‘Animal Magic Tricks’. Published March 2011.

Webcomic – ‘Animal Magic Tricks’ on www.somnabulations.com

Paleo-Future Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland – ‘4 Poems’ published as part of exhibition at Ptarmigan gallery in Finland.

Dare To Be Digital 2009 – Student Videogames design competition.
Story writer for  independent videogame ‘Hoedown Showdown’.

Channel 4 Talent Arcade
Story writer and director for video game Inmates.

Channel 4 Mobile Pitch
Story writer and director for video game Street Art.

Pocket Shorts Scotland –TxtGrrrl: Mobile Machinima.  2008.
Scriptwriter and Director for short animated series.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Exhibition List - 2012


·  Never Knowing - Screening at Bad Robot Poetry
Online screening of a Digital Animated Poem entitled ‘Never Knowing’. The animation was completed in flash and the video content was filmed and then edited together with ext and audio. The text was a written reaction to the visuals and was developed to create a digital poem. Bad Robot Poetry is a blog that showcases the best digital poetry from around the world. 


·  Papergirl San Francisco Exhibition
Incline Gallery, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California, 94110.
2nd November 2012
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and marker pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.


·  Papergirl Calgary Exhibition
Epcor Center, 205 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 0K9, Canada.
9th – 17th August 2012
Exhibition of illustrated postcards. This work includes photography, which I have turned into postcards and illustrated with ink and pens. The work also incorporates text and poetry to create engaging imagery and storytelling.

·  Papergirl Leeds Exhibition
High Court, The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7ST
24th – 28th June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included illustrated character designs and street photography.
http://papergirlleeds.tumblr.com/


·  Papergirl Dublin Exhibition
Supafast Gallery, Great Strand Street, Dublin
21st June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included street art and graffiti.
http://papergirldublin.tumblr.com/post/17339483213/and-another-submission-this-time-5x-photo-prints


·  Papergirl Zagreb Exhibition
BIC Info Centar, Tomašićeva 10, Zagreb, Croatia.
20th June – 31st July 2012.
Exhibition of Street Art and Street Photography.


·  Papergirl Bristol Exhibition
The looking Glass Art Space, 39 High Street, Bristol BS1 2AW
19th – 24th June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations that included illustrated character designs and street photography.
http://papergirl-bristol.blogspot.co.uk/


·  Papergirl Cardiff Exhibition
The Printhaus Gallery, 70A Landaff Road, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9NL
29th May – 2nd June 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations.

·  Papergirl Birmingham Exhibition,
Wharfside Street,The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1XL
21st – 27th April 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirlbirmingham.tumblr.com/


·  Papergirl Norwich Exhibition
Stew Gallery 40 Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1SL
26th March 2012.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-norwich.blogspot.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/papergirl-norwich-exhibition.html

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Exhibition List - 2011


·  Guerrilla Gallery 4
Tayside Recyclers, 2 South Dudhope Mill, Dundee, DD1 5AN
9th July 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. My artwork was projected on the wall of the Tayside Recyclers warehouse in Dundee. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/guerrilla-gallery-9th-july.html


·   Without Boarders Exhibition
The Point, Leigh Road  Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE
May 6th – July 28th 2011.
Major exhibition of Illustrated characters and urban artwork exhibited in a contemporary art gallery. The artwork included Urban Vinyl Toy Design, logo Design and street photography.
http://www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/without-boarders-exhibition-point.html


·   Papergirl Istanbul Exhibition
Milk Gallery, Şahkulu Mah. Balkon Çıkmazı, Istanbul, Turkey
May 26th  June 9th 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-istanbul.blogspot.co.uk/


·   Streetland Festival Glasgow 2011
The Chalet, 18 Dixon Ave. Glasgow, G42 8ED
29th – 30th April 2011.
A Popup exhibition of Illustrated characters, urban artwork graphics and street photography. I exhibited a total of 8 images. The work consisted of customising urban vinyl toys and photographing them in urban settings.
http://streetland.ning.com/
http://www.polkadotpunks.com/gallery/steven-fraser
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/exhibition-at-streetland-festival-in.html


·  Guerrilla Gallery 3
Tayside Recyclers, 2 South Dudhope Mill, Dundee, DD1 5AN
29th April 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. My artwork was projected on the wall of the Tayside Recyclers warehouse in Dundee.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/guerrilla-gallery.html


·  Papergirl Bristol Exhibition
The Parlour, 31 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TB
5th – 13th April, 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The photography included a project called 3D poetry, which included writing poetry on a 3D object and photographing the work in an urban setting.
http://papergirl-bristol.blogspot.co.uk/
http://stevens-stuff-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/papergirl-bristol-more-photos-on.html

·   ROOFRAISER Music Festival Edinburgh 2011
March/April 2011.
My artwork was selected for a poster and magazine to promote the Roofraiser Music Festival. The poster was displayed in various music venues in Edinburgh.


·   Papergirl Glasgow Exhibition
LA Group, 44 Houston St, Glasgow, G5 8RS
March 19th 2011.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The illustrations were of characters and the photographs included street art and fashion photography.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Exhibition List - 2010



·  Guerrilla Gallery 2,
Greenmarket Car Park, Dundee
13th November 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations projected on a wall of a multi-storey car park. The photographs incorporated street art and vinyl toys in an urban setting.
http://guerrillagallery.wordpress.com/


·   Village of the Damned Horror Exhibition 2010
No.70, Auchmithie, Arbroath, United Kingdom.
29th – 31st October 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy at a Halloween Horror Exhibition. The exhibition also included logo and graphic design for the character.


·   Papergirl Manchester Exhibition
Soup Kitchen Gallery, 31-33 Spear Street  Manchester, M1 1DF
1st – 21st October 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations. The illustrations were of characters and the photographs included street art and fashion photography.


·   Self Portrait Exhibition
Mash Gallery, 11 Haydock Street, St.Helens, WA10 1DA
1st -15th October 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy that was a self portrait. The exhibition also included logo and graphic design for the character.


·   Paleo-Future Helsinki Exhibition
Ptarmigan Gallery, Nilsiänkatu 1000510, Helsinki, Finland
September 25th 2010.
I exhibited 4 custom made Vinyl Toys influenced by Retro Futurism at a contemporary art gallery in Helsinki Finland. My work included Logo Design for the 4 characters and writing spoken word pieces for a performance artist to interpret. The spoken word pieces were 4 narrative poems telling the story of the toys.
The artwork and performance was presented at the Ptarmigan gallery and streamed live online.
http://www.ptarmigan.fi/


·   Summer Plinth GFT Exhibition
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
August 2nd – 8th 2010.
I exhibited a custom made Urban Vinyl Toy in the foyer of the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of their ‘Summer Plinth’ exhibition. The toy was exhibited for one week and also included logo and graphic design for the character.
http://www.list.co.uk/article/27804-the-empty-plinth-project-call-for-artists-to-exhibit-at-gft/


·  Guerrilla Gallery 1
Hannah McClure Centre, 1 - 3 Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HP
July 2nd 2010.
Exhibition of Photographs and Illustrations projected on the wall of an arts café. My work included character design and urban photographic

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Exhibition List - 2007 - 2009


·  Neon Digital Arts Festival Dundee
The Caird Hall, Crichton Street  Dundee
November 15th 2009.
I exhibited a 3D educational animation showing the effects of chest pains. This was developed in collaboration with Anatomy experts and utilised to teach students. The exhibition was part of the Digital Art exhibition at the Neon International Digital Arts festival in Dundee.


·  Dare to Be Digital 2008 London Exhibition
London Games Festival, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
October 28th 2008.
Presentation of Forgotten Souls the game my team created for Dare to Be Digital. Dare to Be Digital is a student games design competition and I worked as an Art Directed, Designer and Animator in a small team of students.
http://www.computescotland.com/dundee-team-takes-part-in-october-london-games-festival-188.php


·  Edinburgh International Film Festival – Pocket Shorts Event
The Speakeasy, 36 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
June 26th 2008.
Txtgrrrl :Moible Machinima, an animation series I developed was shown at a special event at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The animation was developed as part of the Pocket Shorts Scotland initiative from Scottish Screen and the Scottish Art Council.
http://www.teebster.com/pocketshorts/index_content.html
http://www.steven-portfolio.co.uk/txtgrrrl/index.html


·  Dare Protoplay 2007 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
August 12th-14th, 2007.
Presentation of Forgotten Souls the game my team created for Dare to Be Digital. Dare to Be Digital is a student games design competition and I worked as an Art Directed, Designer and Animator in a small team of students.
http://www.daretobedigital.com/51_Dare-ProtoPlay-2007.html


PUBLISHED ARTWORK


·  Edge Magazine March 2008
My promotional artwork for Forgotten Souls, the PC game I created artwork for during Dare to Be Digital 2007, was published as part of an advertisement for the Dare to Be Digital video game design contest.


·  PC Gamer Magazine December 2007.
My promotional artwork for Forgotten Souls, the PC game I created artwork for during Dare to Be Digital 2007, was published as part of an advertisement for the Dare to Be Digital video game design contest.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Image for Theatre Company


Recently I completed some character design for a theatre company in Manchester called Digging Deep theatre.
The images I created can be seen below.
Having done theatre reviews during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival I was looking forward to working for a theatre company and hopefully more work will come in this area of the arts soon.
The image itself is to be used on a t-shirt and marketing material. The character is called Sky and the brief was to make her look tied and exhausted, as if she has just got up in the morning.




Papergirl San Francisco


I have some artwork at the Papergirl San Francisco exhibition. The artwork is being handed out by cyclists in San Francisco on 11th November 2012.
The Exhibition itself was on 3rd November at the Incline Gallery at 766 Valencia Street.
I exhibited some of my postcards.
Information on the event can be found here, as well as info on myself and the other artists.


Postcard 10

10th set here. Another 4 images. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Animation on Bad Robot Poetry

Bad Robot Poetry is an excellent blog on Internet and New Poetry. It is run by Catherine Woodward and I have an animation the incorporates poetry on the website.

This is what Catherine says about Bad Robot Poetry:
Bad Robot is a UK based blogzine which publishes Internet Poetry, short essays and features. Given that the internet has done for literature what the camera did for art, Bad Robot would like to encourage as many people as possible to create and engage with an avant garde art that incorporates the dominant media of the 21st Century. Comprised of, about and/or using the conventions of the internet, Internet Poetry is a relevant mode of poesis which truly engages with life in the contemporary ‘Western’ world.

My animation was created in Flash and the text is short and succinct. It is the first in a series of new media poetry experiments which follows on from my other Poetry work. This will incorporate a web comic which I am currently developing. More on this soon.


Please view the video over at Bad Robot Poetry.

 badrobotpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/never-knowing-a-video-poem-by-steven-fraser/

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Postcards 7

Some more postcards here. Some of these images may find their way to Papergirl in San Francisco.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Postcards5

Some more postcards. Text from different poems can be seen on the cards.





Postcards 6

Here are some more postcards. I've incorporated characters and shapes into the artwork. For all these images I have used Promarker pens on old Lomography photographs.




Thursday, 4 October 2012

Postcards4

A fourth set of postcards. Mainly text here.Stanzas from an unpublished poem.





Friday, 28 September 2012

Ideas Tap Profile

I have a profile at Ideas Tap. This is a social network for young creatives, where I am far too old to take part in a lot of  the commissions. Never the less I have uploaded some work here and occasionally I blog over there as a break from here. My profile can be viewed here.


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Blogging for The Flaneur

I have been doing a seperate blog over at The Flaneur. Here I have reviewed spoken word shows during the Edinburgh Fringe. I also plan on writing some other articles. The Flaneur is an arts and culture blog. I have been asked to review art in Edinburgh as well as SpokenWord and Literature.
My articles can be read here

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Postcards3

Some new postcards. These may be part of a bigger project which I might develop if I have time.
Write a poem on several postcards. Have the poem with a structure that is not linear. Give the postcards out to different Papergirl events. Have the recipients post the poem postcards back. The order in which the postcards arrive dictate the structure of the poem. Then exhibit the postcards in a gallery. A new mail art project? Maybe if I get the time, but something for the future.








Saturday, 22 September 2012

Theatre Reviews for The Skinny

The Skinny is an arts and culture magazine in Edinburgh. During the Fringe Festival I got a job reviewing some theatre for the magazine. Some of my reviews can be read here.


Friday, 21 September 2012

Postcards2

Here are some new examples of the postcards I have created. These examples show illustration but also text. The text is from a short story. I don't plan to publish the story so I thought I'd add it to this art project and maybe give ti away to a Papergirl event in the future. A couple of the earlier images made their way to Papergirl Calgary.





Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Blipfoto Profile

I have a profile over at the Blipfoto photo site. This is a network that encourages people to upload a photo a day. I am not that profilic but I have uploaded some mobile phone photos and some DSLR photos.
My profile can be viewed here.


Monday, 17 September 2012

Postcards1

For some new work and a break from computer illustrations, I have decided to do some drawing on some old photographs. The illustrations are very basic but showcase a new style I am going for. The Photographs are old Lomography photos that I printed off.
Some of these postcards incorporate short stories, flash fiction and poetry. I will post some examples of these illustrated postcards soon.