You’ll find information on this site about my new and forthcoming publications and author events. There are also details of broadcasts, museum projects and previous books.
I’m currently writing a book based on my research as 2016 Goodison Fellow at the British Library, which focused on the vast Artists’ Lives archive of interviews with British artists and other art-world people. Another result of this research was the exhibition In Their Own Words: Artists’ Voices from the Ingram Collection (May–July 2017), for which I was guest curator at The Lightbox.
George Fullard: Sculpture and Survival was published by Gallery Pangolin in autumn 2016, to coincide with the first full-scale retrospective of Fullard’s sculpture and drawings for almost twenty years. Fullard told his students at Chelsea School of Art to ‘think about Buster Keaton’s relationship to objects’. Fans of Keaton’s early film One Week will see an obvious connection to Fullard’s work, and also to that of his most famous student, Phyllida Barlow.
Other projects for 2017 include Frost–Heron, a Sunday Feature for BBC Radio 3 on the artists Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, and their unlikely friendship, founded on abstract painting and rooted in post-war St Ives. You can listen here.
Frost and Heron will both feature, along with about fifty other artists, in the Artists’ Lives book.
Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories continues to keep me busy. I took it to Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival in April, and it will be the starting point for a children’s illustration workshop at this year’s Port Eliot Festival. It has now been translated into ten languages.
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