Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Conference and exhibition update

After a few weeks away in Calgary, Canada, I've gathered some new source material which I'll be using over the coming weeks to instigate new work. This will relate to the previous 'Collected Animal' series. 

I have various exhibitions coming up over the next few months:
A wall piece from the series has been selected for exhibition at the 7th International Biennale of Ceramics 2011, Kapfenberg, Austria. 30th Sept - 6th Nov 2011.

New work will also be shown at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London from the begining of Oct for four months.

Byard Arts Christmas show will include some of the new pieces; 5th Nov -25th Dec.

Finally a small group of pieces will be shown in Halifax, Nova Scotia; in association with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee); details to follow!

This week I will be revisiting my research into tourism and atttending the Royal Geographical Society International Conference in London, supported by Creative Scotland. In collaboration with Professor Kevin Hannam, my research and ceramic work was selected for presentation at the Travel, Tourism and Art session. It coincides with the publication of a collaborative paper  'PRODUCING CERAMIC ART WORKS THROUGH TOURISM RESEARCH'; in the Annals of Tourism Research. This is an exciting opportunity to reach new audiences, and hopefully will generate new contacts and potential opportunities. A report on the conference will follow in a few days...

Philadelphia Salt & Pepper set 2009