Creative Classrooms

This morning I am off on the train to Manchester to begin work on the transformation of Lily Lane School. There is going to be a complete makeover of the outdoor space led by Julia Clark, a visionary Headteacher.

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Artist Friends

There are many stories of artist friends throughout history. Most of them were pretty edgy by all accounts – maybe even more like rivalry than friendship. Gauguin and van Gogh argued fiercely in the famous ‘yellow house’.

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Unity in Diversity

Not a New Year’s Resolution Every year I give myself a word or two instead of a resolution. Last year it was Collaboration. And after several failed attempts at collaborating with other artists, gradually the idea entered my subconscious. Then collaborations seemed to develop more naturally. After many shared creative projects, it occurred to me…

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sculpture, drawing, children

What is Public Art For?

If it is the creative artist who is to be the named author and the hero of his own public art, then maybe the real hero of these works is creativity itself.

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Paper Scissors Stone – Part 3

Things I Learned Unity in Diversity The exhibition at Nunhead Corner Gallery ended up being an intense learning experience. Not just in getting over my inhibitions about showing the full range of my work, but also beginning to see the underlying unity across so many techniques and approaches. There seemed to be a thread connecting…

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Paper Scissors Stone part 2

The Creative Nunhead series of events has included 7 weeks of an artist run gallery opposite Nunhead Green. Paper Scissors Stone, my exhibition, is the last of these. It has been an interesting experience, not least because of being here in person, with no dealer or exhibition director to hide behind. Just me and my…

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Paper Scissors Stone

Mr. Oocheridan, my life drawing instructor, told me, “Klein, the answer for you is to stay alive”. Now I finally begin to understand what he meant….

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