Timespan's Artist in Residence programme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Eurpoean Community Highland Leader 2007-2013 Programme

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

baffie is now OPEN!

Just thought I'd pop back for a visit to tell you that the online shop I spoke about when I was doing my residency in Timespan is now OPEN! sells unique gifts for domestic bliss.
Also included is the lovely wee coffee table book published by Timespan, which describes what it would have been like to live in a croft house near Helmsdale in the 1800s as well as a bit about my artworks made for 'Close-Knit' and the people I worked with on the project. To find out more please click here.
I'm so excited by my new venture, hope it tickles you too!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

I had to smile when I saw this photo taken at the Preview of the Field Studies exhibition, who would have thought that a small, cardboard box would create such interest! The youngest contributor was a 20 month old, and the oldest 99 years old. There are 97 boxes to look through, which by my (rough) calculations is 0.8% of the population of Sutherland. A stunning result for what has been a stunning project. I'll post more images of the exhibition soon, including my pencil wall drawings. We're now preparing to take Timespan on mass for a developmental day to The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness. Fingers crossed for a calm crossing.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

I have so fallen in love with this part of the world that I even went and viewed a house! This notice was pinned to one of the doors; for me, the sentiment is spot on. We are just about to start installation of the Field Studies exhibition, which means me doing lots of drawing on the walls, and I know its going to be as the notice says, so lots of coffee will be needed. Also, this whole project has been about developing Timespan's relationship with Contemporary Art, and again, I think the notice says it all. As participants bring back the most amazing boxes filled with creativity, what we can be sure of is that this exploration of Contemporary Art is certainly worth doing.

Monday, 11 October 2010

So now we are at the stage that I call 'deliciously terrifying'! Will the participants bring their boxes back in time for the exhibition? I'm delighted to say that they are. Here I am in Skerray, where we had a stunning day with people delivering their boxes, collecting boxes, talking boxes and drinking tea whilst exploring boxes. We're outside, what is in my humble opinion, the bestest little Post Office and shop in the world. This day was the day the Field Studies project really came to fruition. Loved it!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

We have been working at a very special place - Kinbrace Primary School - where the staff and pupils have embraced the Field Studies project. This is a great poster describing our first visit. The children are really excited about visiting Timespan to see their boxes as part of the exhibition. We are now at the stage of seeing just how many of the boxes that we have given out are going to make their way back......!