Here is a snap of one of the fuzzy creatures warming up for Call of Nature last weekend on Bute. We were performing on the gloriously beautiful Mount Stuart Estate, in a sun dappled pine forest. It has been a real treat visiting these gorgeous Scottish locations with the show, and lovely to meet the young folk who live there. Each time we go to a new place the show needs to be sited to fit the location. Although it's quite difficult trying to work out how to navigate a new space, and set a particular scene around a different shaped fallen tree, or an unexpected ditch, the show itself gets to change shape a little and refresh itself with each new landscape.
Uncanny Valley has been nominated for a CATS (Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) award!
It is up for Best Production for Children and Young People. The other shows it is up against look really good, but getting a nomination is very exciting!
NOM the alien has a very high metabolism.
NOM has to eat almost constantly to survive.
And NOM's planet is being bombarded by asteroids.
How long will NOM last?
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I had a lovely rainy day today making this mini game.
Last night Ellie sent me these beautiful photos of The Crossing taken at Dying Matters Awareness Week. It's a real treat to see all the elements of the game together as physical objects, after having spent most of my time with them as digital images.
Photos by Matt Rogers.
The Crossing is a board game about death which I have been illustrating for Leeds based performance maker Ellie Harrison and storyteller Matthew Bellwood. It is part of the Grief Series, which aims to create a space where notions of bereavement or grief can be discussed openly. My own grandpa died last week, and it has been a rewarding and genuinely helpful experience for me to work on this project, which talks about life and death in a very human way.
Ellie and Matthew are taking The Crossing out for a trial at Dying Matters Awareness Week from the 9th-15th May.
Last weekend was the preview of Call of Nature. I took these snaps as I was setting up some of the pieces I made for the show. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and the young audience and their parents were great fun. This weekend we are heading over to Carradale for four more shows. I'm doing a sun dance right now.
I am a Glasgow based visual artist and maker