Category Archives: Inspiration

Tom Blaker – From Longwood to Green Owlers

When we went to view the exhibition space at Bates Mill I was struck by the amount of room we had to play with compared with last year. Here was a space that was screaming out for a large scale three dimensional piece whilst there would be restrictions, such as access and the load bearing…

Luke Powell

When it was decided that Show Two was going to be based around place names I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Having a young family I find myself thinking about my own upbringing and the places I would go to with my family and places I hung out with friends. One such place…

Kate Thornton – Paper

My studio is full to the rafters with paper. Patterned, plain, thick, thin, or printed and wrapped up in book-sleeves. But for the most part it remains well and truly flat. I visualise most of my work flat and I find ways to cut and assemble that create the images I need. I have always…

Personal Practice: Jo Blaker

Week 3rd September to 10th September Member – Jo Blaker This morning I’ve been sorting through drawings that children have discarded during drop-in family activities. It was inevitable that one day I would begin collecting children’s drawings. The values I most appreciate in drawings are invention, energy and confident mark making – values apparent in…

The Pixel Painter

This is wonderful and touching short film about a 97 year old man in America producing the most wonderful paintings using Windows Paint! (of all the things!?) It just goes to show creativity knows no bounds and how it can transcend any medium. Take 10 minutes with a brew to fully enjoy this.

Sign Painters Film

What better way to start the Out Of Hours blog with this great trailer for ‘Sign Painters’ the film. A wonderful level of craft and exceptional skill that seems to be getting lost more these days…