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Walk On previewed in London at PM Gallery (see information on the right hand side of this page). The exhibition was curated by myself in collaboration with Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions (Cynthia Morrison-Bell) and Alistair Robinson, Curator, NGCA assisted by Janet Ross, and supported by ACE and LEADER+. I also have work in this exhibition - see below - and wrote an essay for the catalogue. For me, this is the culmination of three years research as a writer (developing from research for my PhD), an artist and a curator.

Walk On previewed in London at PM Gallery (see information on the right hand side of this page). The exhibition was curated by myself in collaboration with Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions (Cynthia Morrison-Bell) and Alistair Robinson, Curator, NGCA assisted by Janet Ross, and supported by ACE and LEADER+. I also have work in this exhibition - see below - and wrote an essay for the catalogue. For me, this is the culmination of three years research as a writer (developing from research for my PhD), an artist and a curator.

Walk On

Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC), in association with Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions and WALK, organised a public art-walking event at VARC at Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland. This event was being co-curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Janet Ross as part of Walk On, a season of Art-Walking events throughout the North East of England in the summer of 2013.

 

Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC), in association with Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions and WALK, organised a public art-walking event at VARC at Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland. This event was being co-curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Janet Ross as part of Walk On, a season of Art-Walking events throughout the North East of England in the summer of 2013.

 

Walk On at Highgreen

I was invited by Dove Cottage (the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere in the Lake District) to make new work in 2012 to be placed in the exhibition gallery alongside the Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. For this commission, I created six new works, all small in scale (no larger than the pages of the Journal itself).

I was invited by Dove Cottage (the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere in the Lake District) to make new work in 2012 to be placed in the exhibition gallery alongside the Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. For this commission, I created six new works, all small in scale (no larger than the pages of the Journal itself).

Dove Cottage

‘In Temperley’s Tread - the Birdlife of Durham's Moor and Vale’ comprised a series of five upland bird and wildlife guided walks, staged over four weekends in July 2012 through Durham’s upland summer landscape along a historic route.  The inspiration for the project was renowned ornithologist and botanist, George Temperley, who in his introduction to A History of the Birds of Durham (Temperley 1951) suggested a 45 mile upland route to experience the true majesty of Durha

‘In Temperley’s Tread - the Birdlife of Durham's Moor and Vale’ comprised a series of five upland bird and wildlife guided walks, staged over four weekends in July 2012 through Durham’s upland summer landscape along a historic route.  The inspiration for the project was renowned ornithologist and botanist, George Temperley, who in his introduction to A History of the Birds of Durham (Temperley 1951) suggested a 45 mile upland route to experience the true majesty of Durha

In Temperleys Tread

In 2011, I was invited by Dr. Shirley Wheeler to make new work for a multi-media exhibition at St. John's College, Oxford University, based around the theme Virus. The brief for this project was broad and flexible. The exhibition aimed to engage the public with the science of viruses through a variety of creative approaches - approaches informed by some aspect, understanding or inspiration gained from the scientific knowledge pertaining to viruses.

In 2011, I was invited by Dr. Shirley Wheeler to make new work for a multi-media exhibition at St. John's College, Oxford University, based around the theme Virus. The brief for this project was broad and flexible. The exhibition aimed to engage the public with the science of viruses through a variety of creative approaches - approaches informed by some aspect, understanding or inspiration gained from the scientific knowledge pertaining to viruses.

Virus

Below is the text for the introductory panel in the exhibition.

 

Mike’s work explores the interrelated nature of ecological and cultural ideas through a detailed study of local environments and (through walking) our embodied engagement with ‘landscape’.

 

Below is the text for the introductory panel in the exhibition.

 

Mike’s work explores the interrelated nature of ecological and cultural ideas through a detailed study of local environments and (through walking) our embodied engagement with ‘landscape’.

 

Vardy Gallery

In 2008, I was commissioned to make a Billboard for the side of the Waygood studios in Byker, Newcastle. For this piece, I drew on the local, Northumbrian words for birds I had seen on walks in the Coquet Valley in Northumberland. Of course, Newcastle was once a part of the old kingdom of Northumbria, when the birds named here would, more than likely, have been seen on or around the Ouseburn that runs through Byker.

 

In 2008, I was commissioned to make a Billboard for the side of the Waygood studios in Byker, Newcastle. For this piece, I drew on the local, Northumbrian words for birds I had seen on walks in the Coquet Valley in Northumberland. Of course, Newcastle was once a part of the old kingdom of Northumbria, when the birds named here would, more than likely, have been seen on or around the Ouseburn that runs through Byker.

 

Harker Herald

This was an exhibition of work by William Colwell, Ken Grant, Jennie Spiers Grant and myself. Spiers Grant wrote about the exhibition 

 

'The oblique ornithology of the title reflects an unorthodox view of the study of birds. A journey in May by Bill Colwell and Jennie Spiers Grant to Staple Island and the Inner Farne here in Northumberland met the Arctic Tern in a rare moment of pause in its continuous polar journeying. Flight observations through film and tracking of Sterna on the river Wear intersect with the Global.

 

This was an exhibition of work by William Colwell, Ken Grant, Jennie Spiers Grant and myself. Spiers Grant wrote about the exhibition 

 

'The oblique ornithology of the title reflects an unorthodox view of the study of birds. A journey in May by Bill Colwell and Jennie Spiers Grant to Staple Island and the Inner Farne here in Northumberland met the Arctic Tern in a rare moment of pause in its continuous polar journeying. Flight observations through film and tracking of Sterna on the river Wear intersect with the Global.

 

Sterna

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