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Please, Take a Seat...My brand new project ‘Take a Seat’ is here!
Project launch and exhibition - 29th February 2024, Patrick Studios LS9 7EH
I’ve kept these cards close to my chest for long enough - they’re screaming to be played with. So here we are, my brand spanking new printed project….✨’Take a Seat’ ✨!! I’m so so excited to share this one with you! I’m done with books, its playing cards only from here on out.
So please join me as I release them into the wild for the first time on Thursday 29th February 6pm-9pm, down at Patrick Studios LS9 7EH for an exhibition of the work and to pick up your very own deck.
This project has been one of the most challenging projects I’ve created, yet one of my favourites. I really couldn’t have done it without a handful of special people… massive thank you to @andysandwich_ for the cheeky card design, and for always being so kind and patient with me, a massive three cheers for @a.dgill for making them look so damn good, you’ve smashed it, c’monnn look at those photos(!!!) and finally to @jamesconnollycomedy & @katherineamitchell for all the bits in between, you’ve held me together during the moments of defeat. It can feel really isolating making work as an artist sometimes, it’s been so comforting having you all on this with me. Thank you! .
All the important details:
Classic deck of playing cards
Smooth gloss finish
✨SILVER GILT EDGING ✨
Precious edition of 100
All signed and numbered
Preorder £28 / General £30
Pre-orders here, if you’re coming along to the show use JOKERPICKUP on checkout to remove the postal fees.
Cover design inspired by Pasquale de Stefano who independently sign-writes for every market stall across Naples.
Thank you thank you thank you!! 🃏
The One with the Purple GateFor Katherine, my housemate and best friend
Edition of 2, hand stitched and bound photobook
A bit of a sentimental one from me… After five beautiful years and just before we got to grips with the bin days myself and my dear friend Katherine closed the door to 6 Lumley Terrace for the last time.
Sadly a couple of months ago we heard our landlords were planning to sell. Anyone that knows me well enough will know how grateful we both are of the time we had there - It has housed so many memories, it’s been our constant through years of change. A place we’ll cherish forever. I’m slowly settling into my new spot, but It already feels so strange not starting and ending my days there, it kind of feels like we’ve said goodbye to an old friend.
It’s really special that a place can make you feel like that.
“We’ve had lockdowns, break ups, break ins, one night stands, a forever full glass bin, neighbours who are now friends, two very very handsome cats, (Toby & Jasper you’ll live long in our tales), and a cherry blossom tree that reminds us year after year how precious time is. We’ve grown up in this house, it’s been comfort in times of need, and I can’t imagine returning anywhere else with a Glastonbury emotional come down.“
Edition of two, embossed window frame cover detail, includes 44 photos printed on munken paper with tracing paper end papers and wrapped with rosemary from the garden.
I’ll miss you Lumley Terrace.
Easy Does It - 2024 Calendar (SOLD OUT)Pre-Order Announced
'Easy Does It' is my brand new calendar for 2024. Full of photos taken from my recent archive to fill your year.
Wire spiral bound
180gsm recycled paper
Includes 9 stickers for your fave fun days
All calendars will be shipped in December - if you need it sooner, please do get in touch.
Summer School Photowalk - HarehillsAugust 2023
As part of East Street Arts Summer School, I lead a group photowalk from Mabgate up to Harehills with 9-13 year olds from those neighbourhoods and the Chapeltown area. In the session, we focused on different architecture that we found interesting and discussed how that changed throughout the walk.
This creative exploration will form a wider discussion around their neighbourhood planning and the future of their spaces.
For more information about this work or to join the neighbourhood forum you can find out how here.
Equally, if you have a workshop or a photowalk in mind, and would like to chat about my availability, please drop me an email at email@example.com