Limited edition, signed & mounted/framed prints (1/15) of all artwork in the exhibition can be ordered [print prices start at £25]. Commissions are also available on request. View images and information in the gallery below or click here to view the online exhibition price list. Professionally printed greetings cards are now also available of all of my artwork for £2.50 each!
The exhibition runs until 20th September at The Egg Cafe: 16-18 Newington; Liverpool; L1 4ED. Opening hours are: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30 / Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 22:30.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
Below are a few things that I am involved with this Light Night – maybe see you around Liverpool this evening!
Cocktails & Culture in partnership with City Art After Dark at Bellinis:
An exciting exhibition which will spotlight a number of works from well-known local established city artists and in addition also promote emerging creative talents. An ideal opportunity to get together celebrate our amazing city, our creative talents and of course Liverpool’s important links with Italia! All part of Light Night.
I am exhibiting some artwork & will also be singing a few songs…
Spring Open 2012:
An annual exhibition to coincide with spring / Light Night featuring work by the following wonderful artists: Belinda Armstrong; Simon Birtall; Clare Brumby; May Chong; Gord; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Mark Harrison; Karl Harry; Ashlea Haynes; Michael Kirkham; Mark Peachey; Karen Henley; Ruth Massarano Rawson; Den Rees; Will Simmons; Jazamin Sinclair; Jackie Stevens; Dem Stimson; Lee Taylor; Andy Vine; Zephyrbaby.
I have helped to organise the exhibition & I am also exhibiting some artwork…
Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Duration: 27.04.12 – 20.05.12.
Venue: The Egg, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED
Tickets: Free – RSVP / Just turn up
This is to let you know about a few creative things you might want to get involved with this January if you are based in Liverpool or the Northwest. I am either taking part in these things myself or I am involved with organising them!
Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? Have you had a digital camera for ages but you are you still trying to work out how to use it? Do you know your how to adjust your white balance so that your photos don’t come out blue? Do you want to know how to take long exposure shots. Do you know how to download your photographs to your computer? Do you know how to take photographs without leaving your camera on the ‘auto’ setting?
Get to grips with your digital camera this new year with these hands on sessions introducing you to a wide range of knowledge, techniques and tips to improve your photography.
Did you miss Journeys Through The Brook – Part 1 last month? Well don’t despair because there’s still the opportunity to come along again as it’s all returning on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January, 2012 between 11:45am-3.00pm!
The whole event is free & even includes a free lunch and celebration afterwards!
People of all ages are welcome to come along to this exciting, multimedia event, through which audiences will have the opportunity to experience the streets of Tuebrook in an intimate and unique way.
For example, what was shopping like on West Derby Road 60 years ago? Have you ever heard of the Lister Drive Miracle? Would you like to hear what the kids from the youth club think about Tuebrook, or maybe even join the Newsham Park Pirates? If you answered yes to any of those questions then join us all for Journeys Through The Brook which is made by local residents.
‘Tuebrook Transnational’ is a group of local theatre makers, artists and producers who collaborate with other local residents to create and produce inclusive cultural events on the streets of Tuebrook.
The event is free, but numbers are limited. Please book a place in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Ben Phillips on 07738905285.
Threshold Festival is returning again in just over a month’s time & the big news is that this year it’s not just under one roof it’s under many roofs all situated in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle! The Festival will all take place from 10th – 12th February 2012 and if last year is anything to go by it promises to be a fantastic event that brings most of Liverpool’s creative family together! Last year there was art, comedy, music & performances with something for everyone who came along! You can still buy discounted weekend tickets directly from Threshold Festival but hurry you only have until 10th January! Find out what Visit Liverpool have to say about the festival here.
Once again I am involved in organising visual arts for the festival with HeadSpace@EggSpace. The exhibition we are organising is called Twinned 2012, to be housed across two venues: EggSpace (where we regularly organise the exhibitions) & The Camp & Furnace (formerly A-Foundation) which is part of The Baltic Triangle. The exhibition at EggSpace will run from 27.01.12 – 26.02.12 and the exhibition at The Camp & Furnace will run from 10.02.12 – 13.02.12.
We already have several artists who will be taking part in the exhibition and are inviting others to submit entries to take part! By taking part you will also be entitled to a free ticket for the festival (either a full weekend pass for one or a one day pass with an additional one day pass for a guest)!