Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Whaleless in Berlin

To give you a little taste of the sort of artwork that will be featuring in the up-coming KETOS 2.1 show at the Civic Aquarium in Milan here is a video clip of an earlier Whaleless show, from when it travelled to Strychnin's Berlin gallery. My sculpture is the wall mounted piece in the glass fronted coffin that appears early on in the video. Although now the number of contributing artist has grown so I imagine that the latest version of the exhibition will be a lot bigger.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Whaleless in Milan

My Poorly Remembered Whale sculpture is continuing on its tour of Europe and will be shown in the upcoming Ketos 2.1 show as the Whaleless exhibition opens at its latest venue, the Civic Aquarium in Milan, Italy. The show opens on the 14th April, the same day as Milan Design Week, and closes on the 16th May. This will be the largest Whaleless show so far, with over 60 contributing artists.

Click here to see the wide range of artwork being shown, and to find links to more work by each of the exhibiting
Whaleless artists

If your Italian is up to much, you can check out details of the event on the
Milan Civic Aquarium
’s website (and maybe you can tell me what it says)

Whaleless Facebook Group

Saturday, 27 March 2010

White Mischief - Tonight

I'm so excited about tonight's Great Exhibition event at Scala. The line-up looks amazing and it's just going to be the perfect excuse to get dressed up and have some fun. I'll be exhibiting my City sculpture and four of the carnival/sea side style cut-outs that myself and the photographer, Phil Sofer, previously made for one of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Friday Late Views. I'm also looking forward to finally meeting up with some of the people behind the event. Even though we've only conversed over the phone so far, I can tell that these people so love what they do.

A Birthday Extravaganza Celebrating Three Years of Neo-Victorian Entertaiments
WHITE MISCHIEF: “The Great Exhibition”
Saturday 27th March, Two Thousand and Ten, from 9pm until 4am, Scala, King’s Cross, London.
TICKETS: £25 on the door.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

RBS Workshops

This week I’ve had loads of fun taking part in a couple of the schools workshops that the Royal British Society of Sculptors have been running in conjunction with their Found exhibition, currently showing at their Brompton Road gallery in South Kensington, London. As one of the exhibiting artists I was invited to come along and talk to the kids about my work and help out with the workshops. Although the sessions were each only about an hour long it was incredible what they managed to achieve. I never cease to be amazed by the creativity and sheer weirdness of children’s imaginations.

I got great photos of some of the kids and their amazing creations (which were even more amazing considering the time limits that they had to work under). However, because of the current climate and concerns over images of children appearing on the internet (unless everyone was just in the Witness Protection Program) I unfortunately had to drastically crop or omit some of the best images.

Anyway – this evening, from 6:30 onwards, I (along with two other sculptors, Susan Forsyth and Linda Johns) will be giving short talks about our work at the gallery and everyone is welcome to come along. But don’t worry, each talk will only be 15 minutes long so there will be plenty of time mingle and knock to back a few glasses of wine.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Hairy Wednesday

Fetish, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

Just a quick reminder that you can get to see my Fetish sculpture (the one made out of human hair) this coming Wednesday at the opening of the Royal British Society of Sculptors’ new exhibition, Found, at their Gallery in South Kensington, London. And on Wednesday the 24th March I’ll be giving a short talk about my work with found materials. To find out the full details click on the e-flier below.