Thursday, 9 November 2017

Donkey films, music, cats, badges and a new Sheffield view

Hi there

Well November is upon us, and it is well and truly ALL GO!

This month I have a load of new events to tell you about, two new prints, a new badge, a new album and film(!) and a new exhibition too!

Some of you may know that as well as an artist I'm also a musician. On 10th November 2017 my two worlds collide when I release a new instrumental solo album entitled 'Donkey Jukebox', on Sonido Polifonico! It is released as a limited vinyl issue (250 copies), with a lathe-cut 7inch (first 100 copies), an exclusive new risograph print (entitled 'Donkey Gathering'), ceramic token and some badges, plus a digital download, and a bandcamp version (phew!). The album is a designed to be a companion to my donkey prints, and you can have a preview at this soundcloud link or listen more fully on the bandcamp page. To make this even more exciting, animation house Finger Industries have made an animated film of my donkey prints to accompany the launch, and you can see/hear a small section of it on YouTube!

The super-limited album package (LP/7inch//risograph/badges and token) is available to pre-order directly from the Sonido Polifonico label. The standard LP/risograph version will be available from good independent record shops, inc Norman Records), plus I will have some copies in my Folksy shop and at upcoming events.

On Tuesday 14th November the premiere of the full-length animated 'Donkey Jukebox' film will be shown, with a live performance of the music by myself and fellow musician Mark Armstrong. This will take place in Sheffield at Regather Works. Tickets are limited, as the venue is not large, but you can tickets here. Support will be from Dean McPhee and Pefkin.
LP cover

'Donkey Gathering' 2-colour risograph print

LP deluxe bundle

I have two new prints available and an enamel badge:

'Otto No.3' two-colour screen-print. Otto is my cat, and the subject of my first ever linocut many years ago. It felt fitting to create an up-to-date portrait of him, now he is a senior citizen!

'Sheffield City View No.8' -  one-colour A3 screen-print and A3 poster print (dark/light blue or orange/grey). My latest Sheffield view is from the city centre looking towards Park Hills flats and the tram bridge over Ponds Forge.

'Terrace' hard enamel pin badge. Previously only available through the pin Drop project, I now have a supply of these in my Folksy shop


Sheffield Print Fair 2017
Sat 11th November 2017, 10am-4pm, St Mary's Church and Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ
Now in its 5th year, printmakers from all over the UK descend on the city for this one day event. 44 artist/printmakers, plus print demos all day and a print raffle too! I'm one of the organisers of SPF and I'm very proud of what we have put together.

Donkey Jukebox launch
Tuesday 14th November 2017, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S11 8BU
film/live soundtrack/album launch event - info as above.

Craft. Fair. Contemporary.
Friday 17th-Sunday 19th November 2017, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB (Fri  6pm-8.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm)
My first visit to this event and venue, and I have heard very good reports! Top quality art and craft in a pretty fine venue.

Welbeck Winter Weekend
Friday 24th November  - Sunday 26th November 2017, The Harley Gallery, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LL (Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm)
A return to this great event in Worksop, with quality art, craft food and more.

'Print' exhibition
25th October 2017 until April 2018, The Long Gallery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH
I'm very proud to announce that I have been asked to curate a new exhibition at the SCH! It features 18 artist/printmakers, all who have had a big impression on me, in one way or another. All of the work is for sale, and there will be a limited edition of each print available (also to buy online). Some of the featured artists include Marko, Peter Knight, Helen Peyton, Neil Woodall and Sarah Du Feu.