Spring and Summer are always a busy time in the art calendar so I thought I’d let you know when and where you can find my art this summer.
This year the focus has been on very small sculptures, no bigger than 8cm by 8cm. It’s really exciting working in 3D on such a small scale. Of course it has the added advantage that shipping is cheap and easy too! The downside is that when you find yourself in a gallery the instinct is to be drawn to big canvases and larger imposing artworks. There’s a temptation to miss the little pieces as you get swept along in your own thoughts. It’s important then that my tiny artworks are with the best curators who know how to work with small art.
This summer then why not pop over to Aabenraa in Denmark and have a look in the window of local artist Eskild Beck. He’s curated the show Small Worlds which features tiny artworks from international artists (including myself). The idea of a window display in a busy pedestrianised street is genius. Passers by can peer in and see these little pieces and spend time admiring the intricate details as many times as they like. The show has been so successful that we’re looking at moving the show to another gallery in Denmark from mid-August onwards.
Meanwhile, in the UK, I’m making some more little pieces for a show which will take place at the Tate Liverpool as part of this year’s Liverpool Biennial. I can’t give you much detail on that at the moment but either way you should be heading to Liverpool this summer to see some of the best the UK has to offer. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial commissions artists from around the world to make and present work. Somewhere between 14th July and 28th October some little pieces of mine will be on show.
Finally, there’s some little A5 drawings of mine which will be on sale at this year’s Environment Trust Secret Art Sale in London. This will be the third consecutive year I’m taking part in this exhibition. On 15-16th September anonymously donated artworks by acclaimed artists, art students, celebrities, architects, illustrators, jewellers and photographers will be available for sale for just £40. Only after buying a piece do you find out who the artist is. Naturally I can’t show you the pictures I’ve submitted for this year’s show until after the event. There is a list of biographies from participating artists which you can find HERE. This list will be added to throughout the summer. In 2016 I found my art exhibited alongside an illustration by acclaimed illustrator Peter Blake so I’m always very excited to find out who has signed up this year.