In 2010, five students graduated in Fine Art from Newcastle
University, this exhibition is their first opportunity to show the
south east what their future might be. The exhibition is a mixture
of installation, sculpture and printmaking, inviting viewers to
explore a range of contemporary work, proving that conceptual
art can still be approachable.
Thursday 3rd February to Saturday 5th March 2011
Visitors welcome without appointment: Wednesday - Friday
2.30pm - 5.30pm and Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Other times by appointment.
See "Merriecroft" page for further information on the location of
the venue and visit You Tube to see a video tour of the
exhibition for a "taster" before you come.
Grows sugar crystals in a variety of forms including in laboratory
glassware; where the crystals creep over the warning words of
quotes from apocalyptic literature. Texts include: The Crystal
World, The Road, Day of The Triffids and 1984.
My practice is an exploration into materials and creation through
destruction with the natural environment being a key influence. I
consider these aspects through sculpture whether it is slick
black oil penetrating crisp white plaster, deflated forms fixed with
a solid medium or helium gas suspending objects that in time
will float down when gravity has taken its toll.
My ideas and work have constantly been involved in mark-
making and the drawing process. I have become
increasingly engaged in creating drawings that are focused on
form and the space they inhabit. I am interested in installing
materials in certain ways to create something that I feel is a
Inspired by pictures of cancer cells, the playful creations invade
areas, each pompom with their own personalities. Made from
household materials such as binbags, jay-cloths these artworks
contrast between the everyday and surreal.
Drawing is the medium through which I explore themes of flow
and transience, materiality and solidity. I am interested in line
and paper in its simplest forms as a means of mapping a trace.