Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Village Voices Concert 7th October

A date for your diary. Wonderful community choir singing in St Leonard's Church, Sandridge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hilarious artist statement generator

I've found this very funny site where you put in a few details about your artwork and the site will produce an artist's statement for you. See my results:

 Julie Oakley 

 Julie Oakley (°1958, Kampala, Uganda) makes drawings, paintings and mixed media artworks. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Oakley focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. Her drawings are an investigation into representations of (seemingly) concrete ages and situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in drawing. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Her works are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. With Plato’s allegory of the cave in mind, she makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. The work tries to express this with the help of physics and technology, but not by telling a story or creating a metaphor. Her works are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. Julie Oakley currently lives and works in St Albans.

If you want to try it go here http://500letters.org/form_15.php

Boys having breakfast

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pond Square, Highgate

The Shard from Waterlow Park

Day out with London Urban Sketchers

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Drinks before Sondheim's 'Follies'

Friday, September 08, 2017

En route to National Theatre evening with Flo