Cracks in the City

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Not before time, here are some photos from the exhibition I was involved in at One Fox Lane as part of Made in Roath 2018. The exhibition comprised artists involved with Foxy’s one way or the other whose work responds to living in, navigating through a city in the midst of change. I was delighted to have work alongside Vaida Barzdaite, Imogen Higgins and Ian Cooke-Tapia.

Despite my horrible illness in the run up to the event, I managed to pull together some of my work from the developments at Central Square. Along with my photos, I also exhibited four A1 screen prints which I printed with the help of Shaun at Printhaus. I’ll do another blog on those in more detail.

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My signs were borne out of my need to remain in bed. Plans for Lino cut signs were abandoned in favour of channelling my ‘inner Matisse’. Armed with a load of redundant photocopies of my work, some offcuts from a local framer and a bright, shiny, sharp pair of new scissors I knocked out these babies.

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Cheap, cheerful and instant curation!

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The beginnings of my journey into linocut also makes a guest appearance.

To complement my exhibition we had Metropolis running on a loop. It would have been wonderful to cut out the story and instead have a string of those wonderful images of the city – above and below ground. Unfortunately this was beyond my wit in the time given, but thanks to Dan we did have a stupendous new soundtrack. This imbued the entire space with amazing atmosphere. Check it out here:

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Not shy to ask people to pitch in, our opening was a ‘bring a bottle and a plate of something lush’ party. None the worse for that – especially when the space is as glorious as One Fox Lane.

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Repurposing the signs after the event into funky little notebooks