Pulpa – Group Show – R K Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, London


Pulpa Group Exhib - R K Burt Gallery

‘Cure’ alongside Hannah Honeywill’s ‘Exquisite Corpse in 12 parts’


Exhibiting in a group show – Pulpa – works on paper at the

R K Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, London – 26th Nov – 4th Dec 2014

Artists from Birmingham and the surrounding –

connected by short or long threads to BiAD/BCU

Group show - website - http://pulpa.weebly.com

Group show – website – http://pulpa.weebly.com

Showing three pieces – ‘Cure’,Steal’ and  ‘Teller’ three paper objects.

  This drawing has been shown before as ‘The Summons’.

'Cure'      graphite on paper

graphite on paper

Great to be in a group show – amazing to be in London – a beautiful building – supportive and engaged artists.

'Teller' paper and graphite

‘Teller’ paper and graphite


‘Drawn lines , blend and develop to embed thought, question and voice,

while paper evokes a suggestion of skin, fabric and script’.

'Steal' and 'Teller'  paper and graphite

‘Steal’ and ‘Teller’
paper and graphite

‘The manipulated surfaces and structures of the materials expose

curious relations of beauty and injury, poise and collapse, central to research’

'Steal'  paper and graphite

paper and graphite


These sculptural objects, balance on themes of the exposed silent story.

Titles work suggestively to create a tableau for space and movement within the exhibiting space.’


MA – Final Exhibition – complete

MA Exhibition – 2014 – BIAD – Margaret Street – Sept 5th – 12th

Glimpses of final exhibition work…. drawing, paper, sculpture…

Dispersed through these images are excerpts from a spoken word film – ‘Stitch-paper-paper’ –

It will play in the lecture theatre for the duration of the exhibition.

Turning a corner – I’m watching a girl ‘

'Stealth' 2014, paper, pencil, polish

‘Stealth’ 2014, paper, pencil, polish

‘she breathes in the echo of their voices singing – 

stand up – gather up

bound by the sounding of blood – the song of the stitch begins’


‘Stealth’ detail


slip to the water – a long dive down – and look for the whale –

hold her gaze – your breath clic’

'The Teller' 2014

‘The Teller’ 2014

I throw my questions to the wind – it answers – you are good ‘


‘The Summons’ (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

‘she listens at the cupboard door – it answers back – 

‘ you are always more powerful than yourself’… have Mercy…

The Summons (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

The Summons (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

‘and with an effortless spacing of grace

the line bears the witness

roots itself in the sky….’

stitch – paper – stitch: draw – sharpen – draw

slowly she melts into view….

MA – developing – final – exhibition



Transfering work to the studio at Margaret Street…. making work in the space…. finding a way through from the quiet and embedding of the domestic into the elegance,   space and air of the studio – attic – elegant arches – glass ceilings – purpose built  – ‘art power’

Coming into new relationship with the ‘journey form’ and what it is?   How it works?  When it works…. learning there is a subscribed set of events and they need to be in line, in order, to work.

puckering paper

–  reserving –

  making space and forming a way  for a delicate discourse

paper store

whole new worlds find the potential and possibilities of what it can be to to transform.

Sticking ‘sense’ and ‘meaning’ to the corner of the room…. sitting with the materials and all they offer.

stitching – piercing – folding – crushing – soaking


MA – studio space

Moving from home to studio – space – sky – light – resonance….  even if only for a day… tutorial – encouragement – decisions



no titles – just objects in space….  much thinking



resonating light – beautiful studio windows….



Old ‘Cure’ on the floor – knackered bit of paper now- still the shine shines….




Another  ‘Cure’ – fresh from the Magic Conference – proud and stood the test of the public….








MA – from a hollow into – ‘hide’


 Hide - paper and pencil drawing - 2013

Hide – paper and pencil drawing – 2013

 Pure pleasure in taking a drawing from the wall – bending, forming, learning something new.

Bucket – water- sponge

We have been here before – this baptismal rite – this ‘cleansing time’ reworking ‘dream time’



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in my home – long hours of hope


 resonating time and space – limpits of water and needles – holes and tearing

back bones of those far gone, far removed –  disappeared….

paper worn and torn

paper worn and torn

MA – journeying out of grace –



Pleasure of an ongoing object that retains a will to keep going –


‘stitch – paper – stitch’

re-forming, re-inventing – re- imagining

Taking braver steps to see how far this paper will go.

Nestled into a black crown – suturs still binding –

Contrary to all of this – a desire to return to the blind face of white paper – untouched but for that of the pencil nib.

How far into form and away from that blindness in order to return?



Still further to go…. still more —

 – binding and squashing and squeezing –



delivered torn paper and stitches – break upon break



further into itself….   Or a poised hold of strained stitching and fold…  there is more to do – thread, needle, binding…