Sunday, April 26, 2009

Reality. Simulation. Life.

I am taking part in the  'Reality. Simulation. Life.'exhibition that is being held in the old 'music zone' shop in Poole, next to the Dolphin shopping centre

32 Kingland Cresent, poole, dorset, BH15 1TB

work will be on display from April 28th to May 1st.
10am - 3pm

Private View: 28th April 5pm to 7pm

come take a lookseeeeee 

Friday, April 24, 2009

we love wuhan!

so, I'm back home safe and sound after my trip to China. I've caught up on my sleep and overcome the jetlag and am now ready to write a little about it... 

it was soooo ace!! literally could not have been better! 

our first 7days were spent being escorted around Wuhan City by government officials, eating lots of amazing food in many great restaurants, visiting many tourist attractions such as moon lake and the yellow crane tower, and meeting lots of lovely people. our last 2days were spent traveling to beijing and going up and down the Great Wall! fun times! 

The opening day of the exhibition welcomed around 250 people, and began with a collection of speeches from a variety of people, including government leaders of Wuhan, the exhibition organisers and the one and only Luke Waller! people were invited to paint a mural of the city whilst interviews were held for Chinese TV and radio. The exhibition itself was a mixture of english and chinese art, and ranged from traditional paintings, to sculpture, modern illustration and graphic design. It was a great success, to say the least! the work stayed on show for 4 days and in that time around 20,000 people came to see it!  

The art exhibition was not the only contribution the english made towards the Yangste river spring arts festival, The Demon Barber Roadshow laid on a spectacular performance of traditional Folk music, with clog, rapper and morris dancing! not only was their show lively and energetic ... but they are THE loveliest people ever!! along side 'the Demons' on stage were a selection of chinese performers who were of course, amazing. some fantastic examples of traditional chinese music and dance that were beautifully performed, some by dancers aged only 12! i was far too clumsy when i was twelve to be doing any sort of elegant dancing! amazing! 

all in all it was a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience that i am so pleased i could be a part of! i'd just like to say a huge great big thank you to everyone who attended the Yangste River Spring Arts Festival, and all who helped out to make it possible! and also a special thank you to our lovely new friends we made along the way - our super lovely translator Emma, fab tour guide Cherri, Bobby Chow, Little John, Lily, Derek our bus driver, and of course the demon barbers! you made the trip unforgettable! xx 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

jetlag is a pain in my bum

Have just arrived home from my amazing travels around china! I am in dire need of sleep right now, so will post a proper review of the exhibition and our trip soooooon (when my brain is able to function normally) here is a little photo of all the english contributors ...

Saturday, April 04, 2009


this little fellow just arrived in my inbox ... it's for the wuhan exhibition... my name in chinese teheee

Thursday, April 02, 2009


i'm SO totally excited at the moment!! I have been asked to produce some work for The Yangste River Spring Arts Festival in Jiang'an District of Wuhan City in China!! My work will be on show from 15th April for a few days, so if you happen to be around go take a looksee! Other contributors include Luke Waller, Jason Lear, Amy Palmer and Alex Dalton. So, as well as being super excited about the trip i am also super busy, getting my work ready and such. I will be sure to post a review and photos of our antics in china when i am back...