Davina Drummond, and myself just (May 2016) undertook our British Council Fellowship, at Portland State University (PSU), exploring sustaining a professional arts practice alongside becoming a mother. We hosted our event with Portland-based cultural practitioners to launch our online group which is open to all social practice (cultural producers, artist, curators, educators) who are mothers : Motherhood: A Social Practice Facebook Group.
We also ran our first Lesson on Motherhood for art students, at PSU. We had a great response; it was enlightening and thought provoking.
We are working on an launching a make shift Artist Parent Union, and will post further details as it develops. It will be made up of artists, for artists, as a way to tackle the issue from within.
The Current Situation opened in Gallery Oldham, its third public art gallery last month, and has it’s launch this Saturday 18th June. Pop in throughout the day for a play on my world map, and a curators tour.
Photo Credit : Paul Shaw
Waste Land at Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Arts, Palma de Mallorca is open for one further weekend. 19th May-19th June
The Guardian wrote that our Leisure Land Golf is one of the TOP art attractions this summer! So if you haven’t yet played it, the good news is you have one weekend left to get to the New Art Exchange. Then it is moving to Quad Gallery in Derby on the 1st July – 4th Sept. At only £5 FOR A FAMILY TICKET, ITS A FUN FILLED DAY OUT!
You can see a video about the mini golf, made by Golfing World.
Rebels, at Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France continues until Jan 2017
Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Arts, Palma de Mallorca
19th March – 19th June 2016
I am participating in a group show titled Waste Land, exhibiting The Current Resistance, and a new participatory version of The End of Conflict in the Middle East.
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
1st April – 19th June 2016
Putting a Hole in the Wall, originally presented at the 2015 Venice Biennale, is now available to play as part of Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf. The Guardian newspaper recently (my image is the bottom corner, with the turnstile) wrote about it!
The brilliant mini golf course opens is on until the 19th June 2016 at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham.
Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France
May 16 – Jan 2017
Critical Mass and A Carpet Bomb, past works of mine, will be in a group exhibition titled Rebels.
28 May – 17 September 2016
My solo show, The Current Situation will be touring to its third venue. Alongside the large scale The Current Situation, and the End Of series, there will be three new new site specific works, Public Address, A Wordsearch, and A Pub Quiz (that old chestnut).
Previously in 2015
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, commissioned Border Control, as part of Bloom Projects.It’s a single-player game which invites the audiences to cautiously navigate the charged US-Mexico border.
The 56th Venice Biennale
My mini golf hole ‘Putting A Hole in The Wall’, was available to play at The 56th Venice Biennale this year. This newly commissioned work is part of the EM15 Pavillion as part of Doug Fishbones Leisureland Golf. It’s a really fun and engaging body of work. Over 10,300 people played mini golf and its now touring to the UK in 2016 to the New Art Exchange and Quad Gallery.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
My touring solo exhibition ‘The Current Situation‘ just closed at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which had 5 new works commissioned by the New Art Exchange. It ran from 1st April – 27th June 2015. Here is an interesting write up about the show.
My solo show ‘Should I be laughing at this?’ at paz Y comedias gallery came down in April 2015. You can see some images of the show here, which has a selection of my work spanning the last 10 years of my practice.