Tuesday, 20 September 2016

WHAM Transition at The Manchester Art Fair

Prints and works on paper

Louisa Chambers / Grant Foster / Georgia Hayes / Paul Housley / Marie Jacotey / Cathy Lomax / Ryan Mosley / Alli Sharma / Rose Wylie

22 - 25 September 2016
Transition at The Manchester Contemporary
Private View (by invitation) - Thursday 22 September 2016 16.30 - 17.30
Opening Night - Thursday 22 September 2016 17.30 - 21.00
Public Days Friday 23 September 2016, 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.00 - 18.00

Sunday 25 September 2016, 10.00 - 17.00

WHAM is a forceful collision of works on paper that resound with pop aesthetic. Incorporating comic images, everyday themes and advertisements, the WHAM prints, drawings and paintings sizzle with emotional subject matter that is often undercut by detached technique. Whether parody or social commentary, the resulting combination of flippant and sincere provocation strikes a powerful impact.

The Manchester Contemporary 
Old Granada Studios St Johns
Quay Street
M3 4PR

Louisa Chambers
Rose Wylie

Cathy Lomax

Marie Jacotey

Wish You Were Here - Interlocking Zigzag, Estuary Festival 2016, Metal

I have been commissioned to design the exterior of a beach hut, the Gallery Hut for Estuary Festival 2016 on behalf of Metal, Southend-on-Sea. 

Wish You Were Here is an installation of ten brand new, cultural Beach Huts installed on the shore-end platform of Southend Pier, bringing the bowling deck platform into use for visitors to the Pier for the next 12 months.

'The starting point of Interlocking Zigzag (the commissioned Gallery Hut) was the idea of Razzle Dazzle camouflage and a reference to Norman Wilkinson’s painted designs on World War One ships. Similarly, I want the hut to dazzle the viewer through the use of the bold pattern and bright colours. The design features a zigzag pattern from a fragment of wrapping paper that I have used as a motif in recent works.'

Currently on exhibition in the Gallery Hut is Billy Childish in Print (A Survey) and continues through until Sunday 2nd October 2016.  For more information about the huts please visit here

See below for images of different viewpoints of the Gallery Hut- Interlocking Zigzag on the Pier.