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Here I broke with recent tradition and drew onto a large sheet of paper. Felt tip pens allow a more precise, clear line than chalk. Looking close, the drawing is full of human error and inaccuracy. This makes it feel somehow alive, less rigid and perfect than a digitally rendered image.

The paper used is 274 x 290 cm. I want to work as large as possible. Please get in touch if you have a spare gable wall or expanse of concrete you’d like me to draw on..

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The drawing in my space in Cathedral Studios:

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Detail of the centre

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These are finished in the sense that any art work ever is. I could keep working at them adding more layers but judge it’s time to paint over them and start again.

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An old piece of work, from around 2010 when Robert Rauschenberg and Mark Bradford were my work’s biggest influences.

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This is the full performance I made on the opening night of The Melody of Dust exhibition. The performance followed a pre-determined ‘recipe’ score that provided a loose structure for what to play during each section. The score allows for improvisation within parameters, ensuring that each performance will be different.

It was kindly filmed by Colm Clarke, who curated the show with Tonya McMullan.

 

I created this wall drawing by working directly onto the wall of Pollen studios in Belfast. The wall surface was rough and full of character, showing evidence of many past exhibitions in the space.

My performance set-up, utilising both electronic and analogue kit components, a loop station and a Marshall Amplifier remained in the space after my performance on the opening night, as sculptural presences.

Wall Drawing, Pollen Studios.

 

 

 

I made these two geometric chalk on board pieces as a commission for Art Loves. They are both 110cm squared and to be hung as a diptych.

I’m back in my space in Cathedral Studios and I’ve been trying to maintain some kind of creative momentum over the Summer holidays from Art School. Here is one wall drawing at 3 stages of development:

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summertime drawing 2

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Here are some photographs of the three drawings I created for the end of year exhibition at the Belfast School of Art. I realised I need to include more ones of the room to achieve a sense of scale.

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One of the 3 wall drawings I currently have on display in the Orpheus Building, Belfast as part of the MFA show. I am honoured that the image was used in the exhibition flyer.

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The show will continue this week at the following times:

Monday 8th June: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9th June: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 10th June: 9am to 5pm
Thursday 11th June: 9am to 5pm
Friday 12th June: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 13th June: 10am to 5pm ( show closes)

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Wall drawing is becoming more focussed and minimal, though I hesitate to use that word. Something is activated when multiple layers of chalk are built up, the form appears more solid and sculptural.

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