You don’t need eyes to see you need vision - Maxi Priest - Reverence - Faithless.
Two cracking shows – whilst working on the Art, Design and the Book MA at Colchester Institute I managed to see the latest exhibit at Firstsite - an all encompassing roaming show of Bruce Mcleans work http://www.firstsite.uk.net/page/bruce-mclean-sculpture-painting-photography-film – some great pieces, both historic and contemporary – the only shame is that the exhibit of artists books is behind glass and I guess I would of liked more videos. The show at the Minories is a body of a life’s thinking – packed with moments of small events closely observed by Terry Bond both funny and serious – serious fun, it’s full of wry observations and beautiful connections that will make you see the world in a new light. http://www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/neighbourhood-watch
The work at Colchester focused on a day workshop around design, imposition and narrative with specific reference to the book – a good day with some exciting insights brought to the table by the students. The presentation - http://www.slideshare.net/l.bicknell/colchester-narrative-design-imposition-18-06-2014
Meanwhile I am working on the final touches for Cley14 and still considering the body of work for the show in France – really pleased with both – they are at different ends of a spectrum one experimental, ephemeral and unsure of its final format – the other solid, historical and more focused.