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Celebrating In Style - Children's Art work at the "People's" Mansion

What a week! Phew!!! It has been incredibly busy and amazing fun! This week was spent installing a wonderful collection of artwork from Hannah More Primary, Cabot Primary, Easton CE Academy, Barton Hill Academy, Worle Village Primary and Glenfrome Primary, ready for the celebration of Bristol Council owning Ashton Court Mansion for the last 60 years! The students had visited us on site at the mansion over July. We had engaged 60 students from each school, encouraging them to look for architectural features on the premises made from wood, stone, tile, glass etc and requested that they draw observationally what they found. Following this task, the students had an exclusive tour of the mansion

Doe a Deer and Other Imagery

A celebration of all things Ashton Court is happening on Saturday 28th September!!! To celebrate Bristol City Council purchasing the mansion, there will be a wonderful event, running from 12 - 5pm, where I will have a solo show, exhibiting all-new artwork in the paneled lounge. The Music Room will display the incredible work by six, Bristol primary schools and activities, such as games on the lawn will be happening through out the day. In the evening is an event, taking you back to the days of gin and jazz, when parties were frequently held During my artist’s residency at Ashton Court in January, I was privileged to be given clearance to draw upstairs in the mansion. I was able to collect fi

Hotwells Voices

I had the pleasure of working alongside Anna Haydock-Wilson over the weekend, to regenerate a wall which had been badly tagged on the Cumberland Basin. Sadly, the taggers had destroyed the popular "Help the Bristol Homeless" mural, by Luke Palmer and Graham Paris, which was not only stunning, but raised awareness in a very visible location of the plight of a growing street population. Hotwells and Cliftonwood Community Association agreed to support artists activities led by Anna & I as a community engagement exercise around how local people feel about their area. There had recently been a spate of penises tagged across the site and words such as 'hate' daubed on my Heron Mural. Since H&CCA f

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