Here are images of the artwork in my solo exhibition: ‘I’ve been using art as therapy all my life honey’, which is at dot-art showroom, starts tomorrow & runs until 27th September 2013.
The exhibition is open to the public Mon-Fri from noon-6pm. Viewings at other times/days can be made by appointment! Although there is no private view for the exhibition, I will be at the space on Friday 16th August from 5pm-6pm if anyone wants to talk to me about the work!
‘I’ve been using art as therapy all my life honey.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £300; 100cm x 100cm.
‘Have you got any normal cheese?’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £250; 75cm x 75cm.
‘Look! We cooked. We cut the mould off the bread and made toasties.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £300; 100cm x 100cm.
‘This situation reminds me of dealing with divorced family members.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £250; 75cm x 75cm
‘I’m really hungry – it’s 5am, I can’t sleep & all my bread is mouldy.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I have many special people in my life right now.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I need to remember to stop spending my money at the pub & to buy shower gel.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm.
‘Are you going away this year? Oh you know, camping.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I have an extremely addictive personality.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £200; 61cm x 61cm
‘If I’d wanted a running commentary, I’d have turned on the radio.’: Indian ink and acrylic on paper; £35 Unframed / £50 Framed; Framed size: 39cm x 51cm
‘Procrasticleaning.’: Indian ink and acrylic on paper; £35 Unframed / £50 Framed; Framed size: 39cm x 51cm.
All are available to purchase for £35.00 unframed (framed prices vary). Limited edition prints (1/15) are also available for £25.00 (A4) or £30 (A3). Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07811059702 for more info.
Ok. So we’ve established that I’m a complete bitch. Can we move on now & talk about ANYTHING ELSE that is slightly more engaging and interesting!
I am self employed, therefore I am my own boss. I am constantly having arguments with myself about whether I deserve a day off or not. (SOLD)
– How are you getting on with the commission? – I’ll be honest with you. I got wasted, spent the money you paid me and now I”m still in last night’s clothes & make up with no idea how I’m gonna pull this one off. (SOLD)
– So Nanny, why don’t you sit outside in the sunshine while I do the cleaning – it’s a lovely day. You could get some vitamin D. – It’s ok – I have vitamin D in tablet form so I don’t need to. I’m quite happy here.
So the irony is you need £500 to go bankrupt. (SOLD)
I was going to clean up but instead I sat around in my pyjamas all day eating hobnobs because there was no bread. Did you have a good day?
Not sure what to have for my tea. There’s always that packet of raspberry angel delight that’s been there for months.
So yeh, the straight guys think I”m weird, the gay guys certainly aren’t interested and the dykes have all decided I’m a hasbian and don’t want to know either. What is a girl to do?
– What did you do last night? – Went on Facebook, drank a bottle of wine & got trolled by one of my exes. It’s ok, I have lots of exes – I don’t mean you babe.
If by “date” you mean we get wasted & find somewhere to go & fuck then yes I’ll pick you up at 8. (SOLD)
– You didn’t reply to any of my messages. – I had work to do. – It said you were ‘active now’ all night on Facebook. – Ok shall we put an end to this now? – No I still want to stalk you.
If you dress up the things you’re actually saying to me like that again, I seriously may have to vomit.
Passive aggressive is so last year.
So I feel a bit like a fag in the body of a dyke but dressed up in drag.
There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good she was very very good. When she was bad she was horrid.
– So how’s life treating you? – Not bad – could do with more sex & more money – apart from that I can’t complain. (SOLD)
– So where are you from? – I’ve moved a lot. – Are you on the run?!! – Yeh – you got me – that’s exactly right – dead exciting like.
Ok – so which version of events would you like? The diplomatic one, the sarcastic one or the scathing one?
– It’s the way you tell them. – But you’re not laughing! – Exactly.
I don’t just want meaningless sex – I’d like to find someone I can have meaningless sex with on a regular basis. (NOT FOR SALE – PRIVATE OWNER)
So we’re making another go of it for the sake of the cats.
So my Dad got offended ‘cos I told him to fuck off – I was actually joking. He said I didn’t bring you up to use language like that. I said I know Dad. You didn’t bring me up.
Why are you still talking to me about this shit? I am not your counsellor.
This is cleverly masked desperation, paranoia & sexual frustration dressed up as style in an attempt to impress you and possibly even get laid.
You’re not allowed to say those things. Really? Well I’m thinking them. Surely that’s just as bad?!
I just want to say something profound
Is it wrong that I fancy my ex boyfriend’s sister, no my ex girlfriend’s brother. Both. All of them?
Congratulations you did really well selling that artwork didn’t you – how do you feel? Great! Look I’d love to stand and chat but the money I made still doesn’t cover any of my bills so I need to go now & do some cleaning.
Yes I’m in the office – let me just check my diary & see when I’m available.
If I was to pretend that I agreed or even understood that would be more insulting than my honesty right now.
I wonder if you can help me… …I want endorphins & not those released by smoking a cigarette.
Shall I buy this really expensive oversized paintbrush or food?
Please don’t insult my intelligence by lying to my face in that utterly patronising way. Thanks.
So what are you gonna have for your tea tonight? I think I’m just gonna have this bottle of wine. You?
I am very fickle but also fiercely loyal once I am committed provided you are too.
Here are images of the artwork I created for 33.33 hours (2013 minutes) during Impropriety’s depraved & debauched Improvathon 2013. I documented scenes as they happened in front of me and used quotes for a lot of the pictures. I only slept for about an hour when I literally passed out/couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. As a result some of the episodes/scenes could quite possibly be a bit mixed up and some of the outfits are painted using the wrong colours. To be honest, some pieces are also considerably better than others: I was after all improvising & didn’t have a clue what I was going to do when I got there. They got a bit better over time.
All are available to purchase for £33.33 unless marked sold. Limited edition prints are also available from £20.13 (A4 size). If you were a cast member or part of Impropriety’s team, I am offering everything at 1/2 price. And if you want them framed they will cost more. Please email me at: email@example.com or call 07811059702 for more info.
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.1: “I need some help”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.2: Jimmy Dingleweed learning to read
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.3: Poker Night
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.4: Fruit Palace
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.5: “Sometimes I just feel like Saloon Doors – like swinging both ways”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.6: “Cock blocking”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.7: Stan Pede
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.8: Good horse / Control your fruit
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.9: Will Stanton / Fruit Palace
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.10: Sacrificial Affair
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.11: “Proposed Murder”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.12: Mini Soda / Educating Pizza
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.13: Wilson’s Church
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.14: Sally May Swallow meets Stan Pede
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.15: Poker Gang
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.16: Borderline 1
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.1: Pickle Night SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.2: Pickle Night 2
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.3: Moves Like Jagger
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.4: Evil Comes To Town
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.5: “I eat my own fruit”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.6: “Let’s rob a bank”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.7: One Legged Sea Story
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.1: Shootin’ Birds
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.2: “You like to be in charge I see” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.3: “Three Mexicans looking for friends”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.4: “Fuck You Dingleweed”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.5: “It’s what father’s do”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.6: Sherrif Rusty Badge
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.7: “No Jack off in town”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.8: “You’re a dad”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.9: Whipping Bill Wilson & Sally May Swallow’s reunion
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.1: Crackerjack Wilson
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.2: Three mexicans sitting
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.3: “He just wanted to go back to his wife” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.4: “Love is a lot like a banana”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.5: Dr Quim’s work night out
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.6: “If someone comes in & they’re about to die, you wanna have a conversation with them?”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.7: “Picking up the money”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.1: “How many meals are you getting?”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.2: On the sofa
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.3: “You have so many eyes” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.4: “Let’s go back to talking about meat & bread”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.5: “I think a week in detox is what I need” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.6: “I thought you meant the matches. I was gonna burn down your house”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.1: “Have some more beans”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.2: “I’ve never drawn a picture of two men in such a position before”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.3: “Lean forward when we’re going uphill & backward when we go downhill”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.4: Explicit waxworks
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.5: You’ve got to ride a horse NOT FOR SALE
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.6: Borderline 2
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.7: “You’re gonna do it – or I’m gonna kill you”
So, it’s December and it’s nearly Christmas. Already. How did that happen? Wasn’t it summer (if you can call it that) like about five minutes ago?
You can tell it’s almost Christmas, my last weekend was made up of eating some gingerbread & orange cake, several glasses of mulled wine with friends, a bonfire, hats, scarves, gloves, soggy feet, coming home to my excited flatmate putting up a Christmas tree in the living room, Christmas songs playing in the street and trying to learn the words to various Christmas carols ready for a gig this week. Oh yes & I acquired an electric blanket. A particular highlight. Who knew they were so great?!
Anyway, as well as the said gig, I have (or will have as of this week) lots of my most recent artwork up in the seven exhibitions that are listed below. So, if you are interested in seeing my artwork in real life & not just virtually on my website and on my Facebook page, then please go to one of these places to take a look! Another thing, if you need a wedding or event photographer in the near future, we at Capture Photographers are currently taking new bookings and if you are interested in developing & making the most of your digital photography skills you will be pleased to know that our courses are returning in the new year.
***Don’t forget, if you are Christmas shopping at the moment to consider buying affordable, original artwork as presents for your loved ones whilst also supporting local emerging artists***
Dot Art Pop Up Art Shop: Affordable, original and limited edition art by local artists on display at The Cavern Walks. All part of Liverpool Pops-Up For Christmas. I have several original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Alistair Parker; Angela Burton; Blacksoup; Bryn Davies; Chris Turrell Watts; Clare Ellis; Craig Magee; Danny Hampson; Dave Broadfoot; David Tunstall; Erica Hamilton; Frank Linnett; Gareth Arrowsmith; Graeme Murray; Jackie Stevens; Jane Adams; Jason Bradley; Jazamin Sinclair; John Christiansen; John Sutherst; John Walton; John Whitelaw; Judy Musselle; Julian Heath; Marianthi Lainas; Mark McGowan; Martin Jones; Matthew Thomas; Mike Rickett; Nathan Pendlebury; Olga Snell; Pam Holstein; Patrick Higgins; Rob Edmonson; Sophie Green; Stephen Collett; Susan Brown; & Susan Finch. Exhibition continues until 23rd December 2012.
Christmas Art Exhibition: Original and limited edition artwork by a group of locally acclaimed artists all on display at The Gallery Liverpool. I will have several mini canvases on display. The private view is this Friday (14th December) from 7pm – 10pm so come along & say hello! Full list of artists to be announced. Exhibition continues until 10th January 2013.
Winter Blues 7: An annual group exhibition at The Egg that I organise with HeadSpace@EggSpace full of affordable artwork by local emerging artists. I have two original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Paulina Balicka; Peter Barker; May Chong; Ria Collister; Anna Di Scala; Tim Dunfo; Frances Gillyon; Consuelo Giorgi; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Karl Harry; Karen Henley; Pamela Holstein; Sidney Jarrett; David Lunt; Claire McAteer; Spike Pickard; Jazamin Sinclair; Jackie Stevens; & David Symonds. Exhibition continues until 20th January 2013.
Landscape at the University of Liverpool Vice Chancellor’s Lodge: An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery. I have two large canvases on display. Participating artists: Anton Dolders; Felicity Wren; Xia Lu; Tom Donahue; George Lund; Sara AbouMrad; Richard Ashworth; Peter Barker ; Feroz Khan; Susan Lee Brown; Sarah Ryan; Alice Lenkiewicz; Colin Serjent; Jazamin Sinclair; Janine Pinion; Barbara Harrison; & Sarah Nicholson. *Viewing strictly by appointment or invite only. Please enquire*. Exhibition continues until January 2013.
Great Expectations:An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery at LCAD. I have several mini canvases on display! Participating artists: George Lund; Michael Kirkham; Sidney Jarrett; Anna Di Scala; Peter Barker; Sarah Nicholson; Alice Lenkiewicz; & Jazamin Sinclair. Exhibition continues until 7th January 2013.
81 Renshaw Street:Myself & several other local artists have artwork up on the walls of this fantastic newly opened arts cafe. I will have several mini canvases on display. If that isn’t enough to tempt you in, they are offering *free (delicious) cake every Friday in December* when you buy a hot drink! Exhibition ongoing.
The Caledonia: Myself & several other artists will have original artwork up in an exhibition organised by Lis Edgar, Collage Collectables & Fine Art. I will have several mini canvases on display in the very near future (please enquire for exact details). Exhibition ongoing.
Capture Photographers: I am pleased to announce that there are new images from some recent weddings and events that we were the official photographers for now for on our website. We are currently taking bookings for next year and if you need to book a photographer for your Christmas party or event, get in touch by calling 07811 059 702 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sense of Sound present Winter Clear:I will be performing alongside other Sense of Sound singers at this concert featuring highlights from this year’s previous projects plus some original and fun Christmas repertoire to help celebrate the season in style at The Bluecoat this Thursday (13th December) at 8:00pm. Tickets cost £10/£8 and can be purchased from The Bluecoat box office by calling 0151 702 5324 or by booking online but they are selling out fast!
Visit Love or Nothing: An exhibition at The Florrie up until 8:00pm. It’s also part of Long Night and Independents Liverpool Biennial, there are 21 artists in this one & I am one of them, I have created a piece especially for the show made up of twenty canvases (there’s one at the top of this page). It’s all organised by Toxteth Art Gallery (TAG). (Exhibition continues until 2:00pm on Sunday 21st October 2012).
Go to Threshold Festival ‘New Bird’ Ticket Launch event at The Picket *NEW VENUE* Studio 2, Parr Street on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 2:00pm onwards, all headlined by Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six, plus many more fantastic acts! Nothing like a last-minute venue change from Threshold Festival to keep us all on our toes.
More shameless self-promotion. I am exhibiting and singing at several events over the next month or so and it’s probably easier to post them all in one go rather than to keep trolling everyone with endless facebook/twitter posts. I’ll try to keep it brief, but if you know me, you’ll know that once I go off on one that can prove to be difficult, because details are important. And me? I don’t know when to stop.You get the picture.Oh and just in case you missed it, I was a Demanding Mime in my previous post (that was fun).
Art & Craft Workshops: 14:00 – 15:50 The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) will take place from 2:00pm onwards so bring your children along! I will be helping to facilitate art workshops and Becky Crizzo from Craft Creative Events Ltd will be doing craft workshops. The children can also bring along artwork they have created previously to be entered into the competition! We will provide old T-shirts to protect your children’s clothes but please don’t let them wear anything too fancy in case they get paint/glitter on it!
Acoustic Set by Jazamin: 16:10 – 16:40 Twenty minutes later I will be singing a mixture of covers as well a few of my own songs for your listening pleasure, so come and join me!
Here’s a bit more information about the Festival directly from Threshold themselves:
“Threshold Summer Fun(d)raiser is a One Day Mini-Festival full of fun packed activities & more music than you can shake a stick at (believe us, we’ve tried).
“Don your best summer hat & come down to the already iconic Camp & Furnace to support your local world class multi-arts festival.
“With just under a week to go until Saturday’s Threshold Summer Fun(d) Raiser at Camp & Furnace, we can reveal some amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses & organisations. Prizes include: Loads of Threshold merchandise & tickets for next year’s festival in March, a Sunday roast for four from Camp & Furnace, a meal for 2 plus a bottle of wine from Mello Mello, a £50 voucher for Pillbox Vintage, £40 meal voucher from What’s Cooking, photography lessons & photoshoots with styling, single malt whiskey, Tickets for Comedy Central at Baby Blue, stay at Hotel Indigo, Liverpool Craft Beers, Vouchers from Pillbox Vintage and Made Here shops, dance lessons, singing lessons, original artwork from Jazamin Sinclair (also an exciting addition to the live music line-up), original prints, books, musician’s workshops & Lego a plenty (see full raffle prizes details below).
“If a whole host of music & fun in the Baltic Love Triangle wasn’t enough, Threshold will also be programming a whole afternoon of great bands at the Open Culture bandstand in Williamson Square in front of the iconic Playhouse Theatre.
“On the line-up from 12pm to 5pm will be Spanish funk outfit Ponteforte, the gravelly dulcet tones of Dave O’Grady, the quirsksters themselves The Science of The Lamps, the unstoppable Bolshy & the man with a talent that truly belies his years Dominic Dunn, acoustic duo Crash Amber’s Party & the a-capella stylings of jazz choir Indigo Vibe. With a headline set from the epic outfit The Fifth Movement, there is plenty in store for a perfect summer’s afternoon.
“Also with musical offerings to entertain the most hard to please from the beastly We the Undersigned, funksters 69 Watts, punksters The Thespians, hipsters Triphazard, just plain fabulous Thom Morecroft, anthemic Silent Cities, groovy Audio Voyeur, heavy DJ Monkey, quirky Jazamin Sinclair, and the opportunity to join in and do the Folk-e-oke with ‘62 Pieces of Lego.’
“The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) / Pillbox Vintage Pop Up / Vintage Clothing / Swap Shop / Raffles, Prizes & Giveaways / Kids Craft Activities / Live Art / Yarn bombing / Have-a-Go Dj Tasters with CMWMSMDM / Folky-oke / LEGO / Great Food / Craft Beers / Quizzy Rascals / Retro Gaming.
Date: Ongoing until Sunday 12th August, 2012 Venue: The Egg, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED Time: Cafe open Mon-Fri 9:00 – 22:30 / Sat-Sun 10:00 – 22:30 Cost: Free!
An exhibition of work by artists who specialise in painting, curated by HeadSpace.
The full list of participating artists is as follows: Lauren Anthony; Jack Brown; Gordon Clegg; D Corlett; Cosmic; Sue Curwen Gordon; Mikey Gannon; Gareth Halsall; Sid Jarrett; Simon Kennedy; Karen King; Stanislaw Jan Krakiewicz; Ruth Massarano Rawson; Meesh; Rachel Ogden; AE Ritchie; Jonny Seven; Katie Sharrock; Jazamin Sinclair; & ZephyrBaby.
Image: ‘E18HTEEN HEARTS’ courtesy of Mikey Gannon.
I will be singing & playing guitar at 3:00pm as part of the Fringe Festival Afternoon Stage. More details to follow.
That’s all for now, there’s more coming up (there always is isn’t there, I hear you cry) but that’ll do for this post. I did say I’d try to keep it brief. And I didn’t do that did I?So yeh. If you got this far, you’re a better person than me. I’d have stopped reading a long time ago & cried out: “SKIP TO THE END”. Anyone else ever see that episode of Spaced where Tim says that to Daisy? I did try to find it on YouTube but it but it wasn’t there. Yeh. It probably really is time to stop now and maybe practise for some of my gigs or something.
With me, I had a balloon on very long string attached to my wrist, and a sign that read:
i am a demanding mime. i exist on the demanding streets of tuebrook. tell me how you feel about tuebrook. use the magnets to create your answer. then pose for me to take your photograph.
Here are pictures from the day as well as responses that people made to my demands:
51. WHY DESTROY HOMES CAPITALIZM SUCKS
50. MAD PIZZA
49. GREAT BUT IS AMAZIN
48. GVJOF BQ
47. COME ON EILEEN
42. ITS MAD
41. NICE SHOPS
40. ITS GOOD BUT ITS MAD
39. NICE SHOPS
38. NICE AERA BUT NEEDS A FACE LIFT
37. GOOD SHOPS
36. NEEDS A PETROL STATION
34. NEEDS GOD
33. TOO MANY DISRESPECTFUL KIDS
32. I FEEL HAPPY I FEEL HAPPY
31. I WISH IT WAS LIKE IT USED TO BE
30. DONT GIVE UP HOPE
28. GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
27. I WISH HOME BARGAIN WOULD BUY OLD CARLTON
26. ITS ALWAYS BEEN IN MY LIFE
25. OLD SWANS BETTER
24. IT MAKES ME FEEL TIRED
22. GOOD PLACE
19. GOOD COMMUITY SPIRIT
8. COOL COOL
DEMANDING MIME SIGN
DEMANDING MIME FEET
DEMANDING MIME WITH BALLOON
Tuebrook Transnational are a group of local theatre makers, artists, writers and producers who collaborate with other local residents to create and produce inclusive cultural events on the streets of Tuebrook.