Enjoyable evening at The Tetley opening in Leeds. A new contemporary art space in the 1930’s former brewery headquarters that will probably present quite a challenge to curators and artists alike. ‘A Fear of Surplus’ seen on the right by Emma Rushton (tutor on my MFA) and her partner Derek Tyman.
Fun time had at the party in Scarborough. I did my bit by volunteering to steward the parade etc. Also heard some interesting thoughts from Jeremy Deller, Cornelia Parker, Pavel Buchler and the film maker John Smith. Well done to Jo, Stuart and Patrick.
Been having fun pulping old newspapers and creating new works in hand made paper. I think i’ll pursue the idea of laying the paper over forms (shrouding?)
Totems. Series 2
‘Process’ is becoming an increasingly important part of my practice. Each piece of work continues to evolve as I put the ‘art-object-tools’ to use. The lathe sought to raise questions regarding material value, use value and utility, these ‘gilded’ turned totems aim to extend this dialogue.
Beyond Merely Assembling. 9th – 20th November 2013
Private (and slightly blurred) View
Urban Bodger was selected for inclusion in the opening exhibition at the new Projects:Manchester space in central Manchester. Curated by Mark Devereux, the group show included work from 10 artists in an open plan space that will form part of the art space programme organised by The Castlefield Gallery.
Mark Devereux Projects
The Tetley Resource Centre Proposal
In considering a proposal for the Resource Centre, I decided to extend my recent practice and look for a solution using existing industrial products. I proposed to use readily available warehousing equipment at the core of the work and then intervene on top with items designed to meet the needs of the educational and presentation room.
ASMbly Lab Pop-Up Event, 16-24th September 2013
Urban Bodger emerged during the week of the ASMbly Lab event held in an unused retail space in central Leeds. Arriving on the Monday with a small bag of tools I reclaimed freely available materials in the vicinity to construct the wood turning lathe before inviting people to have a go. For more information;