Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

The LJMU Degree Show 2017

On the evening of the 25th May 2017, the John Lennon Art and Design Building in Liverpool opened its doors to welcome the public and showcase the vibrant work of creative individuals from subjects such as Fine Art and Fashion. Each floor offered something different, with a dark room on the ground floor, footage from the… Continue reading The LJMU Degree Show 2017

Practice Progression

‘It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)’

Still-shot from my degree show film 'It Wasn't Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)' ​I changed elements of the piece slightly to improve its aesthetic. Although I was going to use a white background, I realised that the black background would actually suit it better as I begin to… Continue reading ‘It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)’

Artist Blogs

Hedwig Houben: Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture (2012)

I am really interested in Hedwig Houben's approach to performance, and the way she interacts with sculptures in the space. She experiments in a lot of her work with blurring the line between the process and the finished piece, and this has been an aspect present in my own practice which I have been experimenting… Continue reading Hedwig Houben: Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture (2012)

Artist Talks

Artist Talk: Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey introduced his talk by saying “I’m having a crisis.” Although that must feel like torture for him, it actually comforted me in a strange way. To know that artists who have ‘made it’, still go through times in their career where their inspiration dries up, makes me realise that it’s ok to sometimes… Continue reading Artist Talk: Mark Leckey

Artist Talks

Caroline Achaintre

Achaintre started her talk by talking about her drawing as the thing that informs her other work. She then started to make her drawing into rugs. Achaintre then had many questions about showing the work such as: is the work a rug or is it an image? She did find it interesting as a piece… Continue reading Caroline Achaintre

Practice Progression

The ‘Specific Points of Interest’ Series

On 16th March 2017, I exhibited the 'Specific Points of Interest' Series as part of the group show 'If the Show Fits', at Surtsey Projects Gallery in Liverpool. Following on from my lard sculpture work and my recent film piece 'The Artist: Altered', I decided to push those ideas forward, by highlighting the process of… Continue reading The ‘Specific Points of Interest’ Series

Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

Cactus Gallery Opening: Stephen Forge: Downwards

When I arrived at the Cactus Gallery opening night, I had no idea what to expect, but it certainly was not what I was faced with when I entered the space. The space itself, a white-walled 'L' shape, had in it only one piece of work, a rather brave move for a first show in… Continue reading Cactus Gallery Opening: Stephen Forge: Downwards

Practice Progression

‘The Artist: Altered’ (2017)

For the film I made called The Artist: Altered, I juxtaposed the internal material of the lard once more, with the physical aesthetic of my own body. The material refers to my internal state which can overwhelm and occupy the mind and body. This is a film of me squashing one of my lard sculptures.… Continue reading ‘The Artist: Altered’ (2017)