Saturday, May 19, 2012

Two shows, two countries

Lyn's photo - you can see my dog and Leanne's hills
Recently I have shown work in Portugal and Sheffield. claim I have shown work in Portugal is a little bit of a blag. My friend Lyn did an artists residency in Portugal, and had this cool idea of a post card exchange. We received three handmade postcards, and three blank postcards to send back with images of what was around us in return. We managed to return two cards as there were only two of us around, and dutifully posted to Portugal. These featured as a very small part of Lyn’s excellent looking end of residency show. 
The Sheffield show was rather interesting. At the University where I work, the Physics and Astronomy department have an annual show, and invited participants from the wider University community. They emptied out a lab, and displayed a variety of creative offerings from University staff. A very mixed bag of work, the photography being the strongest pieces IMHO, I guess physicists are pretty familiar with using high tech pieces of equipment such as cameras. 

Clare and myself represented the library very capably, and appeared to drag a fair few of our colleagues into the exhibition. Clare is currently promoting her book, check out the progress on Twitter:!/5pigeonspress/ 

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