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unveiled!

19/7/2017 – Stephen Morgan MP, John Thomson, Dennis David and Rob Neale at the unveiling. A great turnout from friends ,family & the local community. image : Duncan Shepherd

‘Lichfield Art Prize’ – a beautiful venue & top hang at Lichfield cathedral

13/7/2017 –  awarded the 2017 Lichfield Prize, staged in the cathedral as part of the Lichfield Festival. Thanks to Amanda & Jannette at Emporium for their support. Image: ‘Once upon a time in the west’ (detail)

‘jigsaw’ unveiled…

18/7/17 – Charles Dickens Activity Centre, Portsmouth.  

prize ‘skeleton’ discovery near shrine of St Chad in Lichfield

5/7/2017 – a new addition to the scores of skeletons of medieval pilgrims who came to the shrine of St Chad in Lichfield  – this particular discovery has excited researchers due to the highly unusual burial garments.

‘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)…

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 […]