Wednesday 23 November 2011

Cornerhouse Sketch-O-Matic

I am really excited to be taking part in the Cornerhouse  sketch-o-matic event starting later this week.
I'll be hidden in a booth doing  5 min portraits for an hour on Sat 25th Nov and an hour on Mon 28th Nov, taking turns with other artists. Come and get your portrait if you dare!

Sketch-O-Matic photobooth



Café / Bar
Thu 24 Nov 2011 – Sun 4 Dec 2011
Open daily, including evenings - see booth for timings
£1 donation per sitter to artist
In an age of buy to invest instead of buy what you like, the making of art has been torn from human hands as mass-multiple prints flood the high street, while the buying of art is seen as rarefied and reserved for a wealthy few. Sketch-O-Matic is a full size photo booth situated in our busy café-bar, but where the machinery should be is a tiny, fully equipped artist’s studio. You, the public, are invited to sit inside as if for a photograph and make a donation to the artist through a slot for a self- portrait. Wait five minutes (give or take) and the image will appear. It may be a pencil drawing, doodle, cartoon, collage or even word-poem. Take it, frame it, consider it. Now you are both patron and muse!
Image: Nick Hamilton
Sketch-O-Matic will feature micro residencies with the following artists and poets: Paul Mayers, Simon Misra, Mary Naylor, Lauren Lucie, Anne Wilkins, James Clayton, John Allison, Mandi Caine, eight bit, Kate Dunstone, Amy Marsh, Jimmy Lee, John Powell-Jones, Tasha Whittle, Lyndsey Winnington, Nick Hamilton, Jilly Cooper, Mark Aspin, David Bailey, Bethan Hamilton, Gemma Parker, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Ross Phillips, Leanne Bridgewater, Kay Williamson, Steph Pike, Jonathan Edwards, James Condon, Radu Andriuta, Len Horsey, Pascal Little, Paul Loudon, Sue Shaw and Anna Violet.

scbwi conference badges

I was runner up in a badges competition and was pleased to see them being bought and worn by loads of delegates last weekend. Here they are!
The conference was great, with inspirational speakers including Chris Riddell and Karin Littlewood. Will post some notes up when I get the chance.