Vault 100 at London’s The Ned Reverses Traditional Gender Bias – she-files by Nico Kos EarleThe Ned – the Vault 100 Collection

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back into the darkroom

April 18, 2017

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experimenting with using shapes of light from the Enlarger (used for projecting through negatives usually).

Obscura, a photogram I made in 1999 in the darkroom in the basement of The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Building, was one of the first 2D works I made which had a phenomenological effect, rather than narrative.

Thanks to the curator and art writer Nico Kos, this work has been bought by “The Ned” for the permanent collection called VAULT 100. Curated by the Head of Collections at Soho House, Kate Bryan; the collection features 93 female and 7 male British artists; the inverse male to female ratio of the FTSE 100. The Ned hotel is due to open next week, is in the heart of the city.

The VAULT 100 collection is in the old vault of the original Barclays Bank AKA The Ned.

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My work is hung among the work of some of the best female British artists living.

life painting

February 20, 2017

from monotone

breaking into colour

 

Took my beautiful and dying/drying tree down to the sea today and set fire to it during the sun set.

The tide came up and washed it away.

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A collaborative performance between myself and Dave Robinson.

An empty slide projector shined down onto the square pool of water and made a reflection of light on the wall opposite.

Vibrations made by the sound waves, combined with me “playing’ the water, made patterns of diffracted light on the wall. Dave responded to these patterns in his playing, as I responded to the sounds he was making.

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featuring Dave Robinson on the Vibraphone.

The lines seen behind the Vibraphone are the reflection off the water of ripples made by the sound vibrations made by the instrument. Very subtle, but still real.

 

with my niece Florence.

 

Clive Fletcher from The Zen Bicycle Band during The Music, Water & Light Symbiosis – Experiment 1, back in 2013.

 

Whilst on a residency at The Art Shack in the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, I started to experiment with the movement of the water’s surface using sound waves, with a light reflecting the surface onto the back wall.

I hope to develop this idea further in the Dover Studio as part of our Experimental Open Studio Weekend on 11th & 12th November 2016.

 

 

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30 degrees outside

cool inside

painting white objects, so only concerned with the light and shade and form.

acrylics and oils

So much fun.

 

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solo art exhibition and art residency

21st Dec 2015 – 21st June 2016

 

as part of The Wealden Literary Festival 2016

set in a beautiful old barn, this show celebrated the death of the winter through the recording of dead skeletal plants and the alignment of string to the winter meridian sunlight angle, in the middle of the summer.

I gave a talk about my work.

 

click link to watch the film featuring me talking about my work:

Wealden Literary Festival 2016 film

 

 

 

detail of photogram of skeletal Magnolia leaves

shadow of glass of water with Forget-me-nots in it

detail of Forget-me-nots

detail of bramble in water photogram

(in focus is the flower touching the photographic paper, out of focus is further away)

 

 

 

 

exhibition invitation

June 1, 2016

light & dark | nature & place invite

my bathroom

May 30, 2016

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In the dark room again

April 20, 2016

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On the 18th and 19th June 2016 there will be The Wealden Literary Festival, held at Boldshaves garden, near Woodchurch, Kent.

I am presently working in the grounds of Boldshaves and a beautiful barn developing new work, in response to the nature of the place. I will be exhibition this and other work on the theme of nature and place during the weekend festival.