March 2017 Activity Summary

Curation, Failure and Success 


I only have another 10 days to decide what will be exhibited in pictorial form for the MA Visual Arts Summer Show as I head off back to Japan next month. These past few weeks I’ve had a few prints and canvases done but I’m still not satisfied with the results. Printing and framing is a costly business too.

Disruptive Technologies: Sequence 2, Frames 59,60,61 & 62 (digital prints,12’x12) 

Sequence 2, 59,60,61,62Sequence 2 (side view)


Motion Tween Images (clockwise) 

Sequence2, Frame57/Sequence 3, Frame96

Sequence 4, Frame 118 /Sequence 5, Frame 129        

2 Motion Tween Sequences1 Motion Tween Sequences


Presently, I’m in the process of submitting an application for the Sussex Open . An annual exhibition held in The Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne for local artists to show their work. As applicants are able to submit five entries, I’m considering including drawings as well as rotoscope work. However, while considering what to submit as well as write about myself and practice, I’m trying not to let once bitten twice shy affect me. Read on.


Dear Applicant,

 Thank you for taking the time to prepare your submission,

 We are sorry to inform you that you have not been selected to take part in our exhibition. While your application and credentials were very strong, we had a number of outstanding submissions and regret that we could only showcase some of them.

 Once again, thank you for the interest you have shown in The Expanded City, We wish you the best of luck with your projects,

 Yours Sincerely,

 The Expanded City Curatorial Team

I suppose where I feel more disappointment with this rejection is that part (not all) of the submitted work is my current project. Just move on!


Last year my daughter entered the Peace Poster competition 2016-17  (Lions International Peace Poster contest). Amazingly, her poster was school and regional winner. The poster will now be judged along with other UK regional winners. Fingers crossed!

Peace Poster (2016)


And finally, The Guardian are considering publishing a short article of mine about a Japanese/British improvised recipe, tempura udon. This is a seriously scrummy dish! To be continued.

Tempura Udon British Style (2017)



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