Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017

Another year, another inclusive mix of contemporary, multi-disciplined drawings that form the Jerwood Drawing prize. For me, there was a clear focus on processes and form from this year's selected artists' - geometric shapes and clear lines dominated the show. From the cubic, mountainous landscape made from carefully folded card, to intricate and mesmerising scratches…

Rolling deadlines – April

Happy Easter! Okay, slightly jumping the gun, but with these competitions to prepare and enter, this month will literally fly by! March was a busy month for me as I prepared for a couple of competitions, and often having a deadline to work towards is the motivator you need to push yourself and create new…

photographing graffiti

Be a social creative – what artists should be doing on social media

Every artist knows that being visible is the most fundamental factor of your practice. But does that mean you should 'pimp out' your work to every social media site going? Social media has become a prominent fixture in our lives; a place to shout, engage, discover and share funny cat videos. But with all this social noise…

Rolling Deadlines – November/December

So we're nearing the end of another year and the end of some fantastic artistic opportunities. I'm already looking forward to next years creative endeavours! Good luck to you lovely creative people, for the last time this side of 2016!   Jerwood/Photoworks Awards - 2 Nov What Happens To Us - 2 Nov   Artists and Illustrators…

Jerwood Drawing Prize PV 2016

This years' Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition is yet again a shining example that drawing is well and truly alive! On a 35 degree hot September evening I attended the Private view, as I'm very proud to once again be selected to exhibit in this truly unique show, exclusive to the practice of contemporary drawing. Walking…

Rolling Deadlines – August/September

Halfway through the year and the opportunities keep on coming! As the busy season approaches for gallery exhibitions and events from September onwards, now is the time to take advantage of what's out there and get your work seen. The highlight competition to enter is the open call for a socially engaged commission at Tate…

Tate switches

Tate's brand spanking new building, the Switch House, will pave the way for more variety, more international exposure and give the public what they want - more art!   Since Tate opened in 2000 to the public it has attracted more than 5 million visitors each year, and has become a shining symbol of London's…