Following our collaboration at Glasgow's Southside Studios earlier in the year, Melanie Kloetzel is getting ready to present her piece Rooms at containR Art Park in Calgary, Canada! You can find out more about the piece here. Melanie will work with around twenty performers to devise and build their room performances, which will then be presented over two days.
This image is one of the many we took when we played around with the adaptable structures which will feature in Rooms. For the upcoming performance the twenty performers will build ten of these structures to make a temporary village. I can't wait to see how it all works out!
This Saturday from 7-9pm Queens Park Railway Club are launching their latest publication.
Should be a great evening, so come along if you can!
Click on the image below to see the complete online publication.
Bella the Highland Coo Puppet and her handlers having a brilliant time at Belladrum Festival.
Thanks to Suzie and Diane for their expert handling skills, and a huge thank you to Belladrum for inviting us to take part!
Bella the Highland Cow is nearly ready for Belladrum Festival!
I decided early on to try and make Bella as glitzy as possible, as an outdoor festival is full of visual distractions. For the past week she has been a basic framework, so it was great to get her fully constructed today and now she is starting to come to life.
Here are some snaps showing the build process. I used pipe-lagging to build the main body shapes, which are supported by a cane framework underneath and covered by gold chrome vinyl strips. The puppet is very light, as it is operated by a single performer who straps into the backpack and becomes the hind legs. The front legs and head are rod controlled and the mouth is hinged and weighted to open and close as the head moves.
It is the bounce and swish of the bright, reflective vinyl which really brings Bella to life, I just hope there's some sunshine this weekend!
Here's a quick clip of me walking round in circles, testing Bella for the first time.
Tomorrows' job - make some gold trousers!
Queens Park Railway Club are putting together a digital exhibition of drawings inspired by music. This is my submission, which is based on the William D Drake track Homesweet Homestead Hideaway. It was a treat to set aside some drawing time, I'm hoping I can get more drawing and painting time later this year.
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