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‘jigsaw’ – new wall – new life – people power prevails

    14/6/2017 – The ‘jigsaw’ wall sculpture gains a new lease of life at the Charles Dickens Activity Centre, Portsmouth thanks to local pressure demanding its return.  ——-  Jurassic Park!

‘jigsaw’ wall sculpture – new site

A new student housing development by Portsmouth University, in the heart of the city close to the station, meant that the wall sculpture ‘Jigsaw’ was taken down & placed in storage in 2016, awaiting a new & appropriate site. Thanks to Rob Neale, Communities Co-ordinator PCC , a new site has been identified at the Charles […]

‘twin trees’ sculpture – new site

‘twin trees’ was originally commissioned by a private client for a landscaped garden in Bedhampton Hampshire in 1995 with ownership subsequently reverting to the artist when the property changed hands in 2014. Julian Blackwell – Head Gardener at Dean House Kilmeston saw the sculpture and felt that it would suit the garden ethos & has […]

new work features in Prinzhorn Dance School video…

John has completed a new (kinetic) work for the promo video / short film for the new single “Reign” by the band Prinzhorn Dance School (out now on DFA Records, New York) – directed by photographer / film-maker Dean Chalkley. The work comprises a steel structure accomodating a set of turned hardwood marrionettes (with etched steel faces)…

prinzhorn dance school / shit robot…

John was commissioned to create a new piece of sculpture by the band Prinzhorn Dance School (DFA Records, New York) to provide imagery for the dance remix of their new single “Reign” by Marcus Lambkin (aka Shit Robot).    

new work / prinzhorn dance school collaboration…

John is currently working on several new pieces – in collaboration with the band Prinzhorn Dance School and photographer / film-maker Dean Chalkley – for inclusion in a forthcoming film and promotional campaign with DFA Records in New York. More news here soon.  

intoLACE – artists & makers whose work references lace…

intoLACE – artists & makers whose work references lace Devon Guild of Craftsmen & Thelma Hulbert Gallery Saturday 14 September – Sunday 3 November The Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton are working in partnership staging an exciting exhibition which challenges preconceived ideas of ‘lace’. This show explores the ways contemporary […]

inkpaperwoodmetalDRESS…

  Bedales Gallery   The stimulus for the small scale sculpture, drawing and print in this exhibition derives from a range of sources including the Petersfield Museum costume collection, formerly part of the theatrical wardrobe at Bedales School, as well as costume and artifacts from the Victoria & Albert Museum and the dress and grubby […]

‘Star Gazing’ exhibition…

1 December 2012 to 27 January 2013 For Christmas 2012, The National Trust at Mottisfont have commissioned a group of ‘Stars’ sculptures which form a ‘trail’ within the grounds and outbuildings. Mottisfont near Romsey is a tranquil rural estate, set in glorious grounds alongside the fast-flowing River Test.  The River Test is one of the […]

Current research & new works…

“DRESSING UP” New work (sculpture, drawing and digital print) will explore the notion of how dress reflects current and past attitudes to the body. Current research at the Petersfield Museum Historic costume collection. Initial exhibition location: Bedales Gallery… “An exploration of how the material composition and decorative qualities of fabric, combined with the structure of dress/clothing, […]