Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Review of Unfolding the Archive on 

Dorothy Hunter has written a really insightful review of Unfolding the Archive here;

Thanks Dorothy!

The show continues until the 14th of July.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Discussion: Does the Artist Book help democratise the visual arts?

Convened by Floating World at the exhibition Unfolding the Archive at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio

The conversation was held in a round table format and participants were invited to make recordings on the paper tablecloth. What follows are tracings of that discussion...

The Artist’s Book in the digital age > audience reach > tactile and more unique (the paper book) Versus ‘virtual / digital’ (more widely distributed and easily accessed)….. (democratisation) artists books are interactive and affordable….. digital access democratises….. If I’m not part of the digital world, do I still exist? ….. Remoteness is reinforced through language… the gallery is always going to be associated with permissions/authority..... Challenge for artists to be sophisticated with humour and not be trivialised….. handling the artist book. Relating to it more. Touch>Sight….. To hold is to possess – if only temporary….. the Art World is a scary place. It frightens me at times...still….. I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like… And I know I don’t like art….. working towards aspirations…


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Unfolding the Archive at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge

Here's a photgraphic tour of the install at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, where the show runs until the 12 of July....