Friday, 29 March 2013

Sketchbook Project - Fashion Design for Monsters - Tour Dates

The Sketchbook Project asks artists of all levels to complete a small book with ideas, drawings and sketches. I recently completed my sketchbook and it is called 'Fashion Design For Monsters'.
I don't want to give too much away with this project as it is going on tour as part of a big Sketchbook exhibition. Info on the tour can be found here. It takes in

  Brooklyn Art Library
March 1- 3

Co-Lab Project Space
March 8-10

The Goat Farm Art Center
March 15-17

The Gladstone Hotel
June 7- 9

Hyde Park Art Center
July 12-14

Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
July 19-21

S.F Center for the Book
July 26-28

August 2- 4

Sketchbook Project - Page Preview 2 - - Fashion Design for Monsters

The Sketchbook Project asks artists of all levels to complete a small book with ideas, drawings and sketches. I recently completed my sketchbook and below a preview page can be seen. My book is called 'Fashion Design For Monsters'. It has this title as several of the sketches involve fashion designs for different types of monster. There are also comic book pages and some text in my sketchbook. The below image is a badly taken photograph of the front cover.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

To This Day Project

I was recently involved in creating an animation for a project called To This Day. This was an anti bullying initiative from the Canadian Poet Shane Koyczan (who I saw at the Edinburgh Fringe last year- He was fantastic).
The brief was to anime a short section of one of his poems (To This Day) and then clips from various animators will be edited together. This was my first piece of animation for a while and my first piece of Machinima animation since 2008.
Below is the final video. My clip unfortunately got edited out, however my name is still in the credits and my animation can be viewed at this link.

Friday, 22 March 2013

6*"4 Exhibition

I have some artwork in an exhibition in Dundee. The exhibition involved creating some artwork on a postcard and is called 6*"4. This is something I have done before but for this exhibition I wanted to do something different. 
I created an illustrated poem called Leaves. 

The exhibition details can be found here. It is on at the Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HT until March 27. Details of the exhibition are below. I will post up my work later.

Poem in Far Off Places Anthology - Published Poem

I have a poem in a writing Anthology called Far Off Places. The theme of the anthology is 'Fairy Tales' and my poem is called 'Dark Forest' . Details on the anthology can be found here. The anthology was launched at the Stanza Poetry festival in St Andrews and is available to buy as ebook.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sketchbook Project - Page Preview 1

Recently I completed a new art project called 'The Sketch Book Project'. I basically had to complete a sketchbook in the space of a few months for an the Arthouse Co-Op in New York City. I decided to create a comic book that told a few different stories in a few different styles.  I will be posting several images from the book in the next few weeks. The sketchbook is also going to tour around North America. I will post more on this later. My book is called 'Fashion Design For Monsters'.
The first image is below.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Noise Project - Week 1 - The Pulse

My response to week 1 of The Noise Project is up on my blog over at the Labspace Studio site.
For my response I had to listen ot the Pulse of the city. As I now live in Edinburgh my image reflected the people and the history and traditions of the city. The title is Traffic People.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Noise Project - Noise Intercepted - My new Art Project

I'm taking part in a project called Noise Intercepted.
Basically I'm given a noise challenge every week for 10 weeks and I have to respond to it creatively. I've received the first challenge and I'm on my way.
Here is a link to the project homepage:

And here is some information taken from the Noise Project website given some more information on the project itself:

Noise Intercepted is a series of ten experience-activated noise challenges that prompt participants to listen, observe and interact with their urban soundscape in new and unlikely ways.
The project brings together over 200 collaborators from 28 countries around the globe — artists, sound ecologists, designers, writers, mothers, fathers, educators, filmmakers, administrators, technicians, scientists, students, programmers, health practitioners, and the list goes on.
Over the course of four months (March – June 2013), participants will be sent (via text msg & email) a series of ten noise challenges and creative prompts.
They have exactly 1-week to respond to each challenge and share their findings here with you.

And here is a direct link to my page for Noise Intercepted. You can view my work on there when I post it up.