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2011 summer update

July 26, 2011

It’s been a busy year so far with lots of new and challenging projects.  2011 began with the launch of my collaborative installation with Julien Masson, titled Realms of the Unreal – a cinema-inspired piece involving elements ranging from banners to popcorn boxes, to a large-scale freestanding sculpture made from digital prints and MDF.  We also collaborated on the RELAY exhibition, curated by aspace (Southampton) and QuayArts (Isle of Wight)—to create a sculpture inspired by children’s toys and world events.  Finally we co-produced a 2D piece for OUTPOST which invited archaeologists and artists to explore new art/science hybrids as part of an international conference exploring visualization in archaeology (www.viarch.org.uk).

2011 also began with the amazing news that I’d been shortlisted for a Festival Makers Award, sponsored by The Making.  After a presentation and interview at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, I was selected as one of this year’s four artists to complete a residency and produce a large-scale public sculpture.  The Making was also very generous and selected me as the Maker of the Month to coincide with the launch of my artwork at Basingstoke’s World Party in the Park this July.

Also, I just received news that my Creative Campus Initiative (CCI) commission from last summer, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, has been selected as one of 10 artworks from the CCI that will be going on a tour of UK galleries across the Southeast leading up to the Olympics.  The first venue on the tour will be the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury this October.

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