20th march 2018

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Progress shot of install for glue factory exhibition.

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6th March 2018

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TONIGHT 6.30PM – 8.30PM

List of timings ~ speakers ~ content

6.30 – 6.40pm: Vicky Gunn ~ Being Butch is More Than A Drag

6.40pm – 6.50pm: Soorin Shin ~ How Korean Bodies were consumed during wartime

6.50pm – 7.00pm: Helen Emily Davy ~ Anatomical Venus

7.00pm – 7.10pm: Aki ~ “Queer Bodies”Negotiating Safer Spaces in Singapore

(7.10pm – 7.20pm: Break)

7.20pm – 7.30pm: Nima Bima ~ Beige Bitch Trailer

7.30pm – 7.40pm: Sorcha Clelland ~ Toward the queerest insurrection, the potentiality of the body to morph, shift and change

7.40pm – 7.50pm: Egan Chan ~ 男旦

7.50pm – 8.00pm: Laura Guy ~ Anti-essentialist history of lesbian visual culture

8.00om -8.15pm: Q&A if any

 

My peacha Kuctha presentation was relating the spectacle of the transitioning body to my work alongside text by Mary Nardini gang, criminal queers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

18th February 2018

WHERE PEOPLE SLEEP ARE EXCITED TO PRESENTS “CALM DOWN, DEAR!”, AN EXHIBITION IN COLLABORATION WITH LUCY LAMORT:

“ARE YOU EXHAUSTED ?
SICK OF YOUR FEMININITY BEING DEFINED FOR YOU?
DO YOU FEEL WORN OUT BY YOUR SEXUALITY BEING USED TO BRAND YOU?
ARE YOU BORED OF FEIGNING SHOCK WHEN ANOTHER MAN COMES TO LIGHT AS A SEXUAL PREDATOR?
TIRED OF ROLLING YOUR EYES?
ARE YOU DONE WITH SCREAMING INTO THE ABYSS ,ONLY FOR IT TO TELL YOU TO “STOP BEING SO DAMN HYSTERICAL?”
#USTOO!”

IN RESPONSE TO THE RECENT #METOO CAMPAIGN, THE WORK SHALL EXPLORE ISSUES SURROUNDING FEMALE IDENTIFYING AND GENDERQUEER PEOPLE IN THE DIGITAL AGE. CAPTURED THROUGH THE PERSPECTIVE OF 22 ARTIST USING A MULTITUDE OF MEDIA INCLUDING TEXT, POETRY, PERFORMANCE, AND VIDEO:

LUCY LAMORT
SAMANTHA DICK
IONA LEE
BELLE DOCHERTY
ISOBEL O’DONOVAN
SHREK
RHIANNON GROVE
SOPHIE APTER
REBEKKA YALLOP
FLEUR CONNOR
REBECCA THOMSON
LUCY WILCOX
SHAHEEDA SINCKLER
EITHNE O’NEILL
MADELEINE VIRGINIA BROWN
REBECCA RUSSELL
SISTER
NATASHA LALL
HANNAH TALULAH DIXON WRIGHT
SAMANTHA ALEXA
GEORGIA SPARKES
MEGAN RUDDEN
VERONICA DE TONI
FREYA TAYLOR

1st May 2017

“I believe that we, that this planet, hasn’t seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished … art’s finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn’t live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn’t there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn’t there with Emperor Han, I’m right here right now and I want now to be the Golden Age …if only each generation would realise that the time for greatness is right now when they’re alive … the time to flower is now.”
Patti Smith

19th April 2017

Exhibition at McLeannan Gallery

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78.5″ x 92″ x 96″

The end of our academic year is here and 2nd year painting and print making are installing for our exhibition. My contribution is the same amount of space given by The Glasgow School of Art to me. The sense of frustration has not dimmed with The Art School continually making bad choices for pupils just today our hand in was moved forward but two days before but there’s an inservice day and a mandatory day of workshops leaving us in a panic.

The exhibition install involved a lot of compromise, trying to squeeze 79 pupils work in two galleries of average/small size is annoying. Health and safety told us we weren’t allowed to use the stairs when the years before had but the worst part of GSA exhibitions now is that only other students and staff attend. If you are not in the art school your name needs to be put down on a guest list one day before by a student. The people in the art school already know your work they follow you on Instagram.

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The space installed taking inspiration from the day my shitty table broke and destroyed the ceramics I had been working on.

GSA s broken tables create broken ceramics and broken hearts

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The installation was a set for performance, during that performance I drank a half bottle of buck fast in around 4 minutes there’s a livestream on Facebook for exact time.

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Details included legitimate messages from eBay users and emails back and forth from staff requesting my transfer of departments. Change comes from action and we all need to draw attention to bullshit we see everyday.

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79 students crammed into 2 small gallery spaces after 6 months of studio time (an academic year). One crit throughout the year and three 30 minute tutorials. The majority of students work unable to be displayed because of health and safety, even today there is no student access to an exhibition we were told was to be open all week. The space we are given is what we pay £1,820 to £27,750 a year for PLUS loans. The Art School taking in 25% extra students means 25% less time with tutors in an art school where the students feel like an after thought. It’s fucking frustrating.
This is The Glasgow School of Art.

14th October 2016

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In the studio

First imagine is a drum skin I found in a skip round the corner from the tontine studio, this year I’m going be working with only materials I’ve found or have cost nothing to me. BONJO are preparing for their first gig the night of halloween.

Right image is of my studio wall as I try to plan out some ideas for projects.