Delighted to have shared the platform at the 'Facing Death Creatively' conference, 9 Nov, 2018 at St.Christopher's Hospice, London. Discussions were focused on themes of ‘Cutting, Tearing, Slicing and Rebuilding’, the latter is where I staged an installation and discussed my work. Fellow Artists presenting: Davina Drummond and Yara El-Sherbini, Rebecca French and Jane Wildgoose.
Delighted that my artist collaborator Hannah Scott wore my statement head piece in attendance at the Royal Party. Made of manipulated discarded plastics to highlight the disposable nature of our consumerism.
COSMIC PERSPECTIVES AT UGLY DUCK, 25-27 MAY 2018
Lumen present 50 interdisciplinary artists exploring the fragility and monumental importance of life on Earth.
Milk Moon. Developed in response to a dialogue with Hannah Scott, this work draws an analogy with the moon’s cycle and references the life experiences of 3 women dealing with issues of body shape and breast cancer.
Family Portrait - who will save us from ourselves? A 6 part sculptural installation depicting forced human migration due to ecological changes.
ALL THIS STUFF IS KILLING ME
Headpiece for art and science environmental artist Hannah Scott.
Rice paper, ink, glass paint, varnish and glue.
Who can save us from ourselves?
Part of an installation for Cosmic Perspectives Show. Highlighting forced migration due to climate change.
ARTROOMS LONDON 2018
20-22nd Jan, 2018, Meliã White House, Albany Street, Regent's Park, London, NW1 3UP
I was selected to represent the UK at this international Art Fair. My works under the theme 'Beneath the surface' continue my studies into anatomy and pathology. Narratives were incorporated in the works with personal insights of lung cancer by Johnny B and a friend's breast cancer experiences.
Beyond the Fabrica: Prolonging life and ‘life’ after death - the relationship of medicine with the body.
The work displayed in my final MA Art and Science Degree Show (May, 2017) combined the strains of my pathology and surgical intervention research. This line of enquiry considered the body as a site of exploration for the medical practitioner and the relationship of the patient in understanding, healing, and coping through illness.
Featured the work of Dr. Billy Leung and personal narratives of patients including Tim undergoing a heart ablation. Reference to specific specimens in the Gordon Museum and of Alan, a contemporary mummy.
Third Matter, MA Art and Science degree show, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London
For the past year I have been developing studies concentrating on the specimens at the Gordon Museum, The Hunterian and through the Royal Society of Medicine. A huge thanks to William Edwards, Curator at the Gordon Museum, The Kings College Anatomy Society and Dr. Billy Ching Leung for supporting me in my investigations.
This work is being expanded to consider the parallels of the coping and healing mechanisms of the body with nature.
Third Matter Art and Science Degree Show, CSM
Featuring the work of Billy Leung. At CSM, 24-28 May, 2017.
Billy Leung, collaboration CSM MA Show, medic studies
Installing suspended work 'Tim's Dodgy heart'
I work in a wide range of media, traditional to industrial, natural pigments to synthetic substances. The clash, tension and affinity of materials intrigues me and this alchemy spurs me on.
CERN CSM:CMS Show, 2017
Installations & Sculpture
The immersive environments I have created weave in personal narratives gained from interviews or research with my personal observations and studies.
Don't be still my beating heart, Crypt Gallery Oct 2016
Don't be still my beating heart, installation, Crypt Gallery
Perceptions of the Figurative, 5th Base Gallery, London
Degree Show, 2015
Works on Metal
I have developed a passion for re-deploying the printing process to create works on steel. These are then subjected to various methods of corrosion and stopping out the process to create patterns of change.
There is something intriguing about discovering what you can gain from a plate and each metal has its differing qualities and textures.
Next copper... so hope to post more studies soon.
Prints & Drawing
Prints have been a key format for me since my studies in NCAD in 2010. I won the Evans printmakers award and have used print to explore avenues in my art making and as a medium in its own right.
I was awarded the Technical Merit award for Printmaking at City and Guilds of London Art School, 2015.
I have recently used the processes involved to create works researching transitioning and identity issues.
I returned to actively using drawing as a tool for investigation when studying the pathology specimens at the Gordon Museum. This has stimulated my interest in the fine details and information in nerves, tissues and bones. I attended drawing from the cadaver sessions to explore the recording that students undertake to learn how the body functions, an amazing insight for someone not used to exploring the body in such a personal relationship.
I work across a wide range of media to reflect the metamorphosis of my subject matter. Drawing and photography are my key forms of research and enquiry. I have recently introduced resin to suspend materials and even took a course in taxidermy.
A Nervous system study which resulted in a work on perspex, with ink and string.
Inspired by the Evelyn Tables this is a pyrography piece on re-engineered wood.
Tim's Dodgy Heart
3D print out of the inner structure of the heart. Outer scaffolding retained as a homage to Tim's career as an architect.
Apart from creating my works focusing on nature and the body I enjoy capturing the essence of pets and people in portraits. Buddy, a blind Basset, has just sat for me and he looks pretty happy with the result.
Digital Art & Photography
Following on from my photographic studies I enjoy digitally manipulating colours and contrasts.
My works have appeared on the London Underground with Artbelow and travelled to the USA for gallery appearances.