Tools of the trade whilst working at West Ox Arts today.
In conjunction with my current shared exhibition Memory and Place with Erin Singleton, on Friday 1st of February I was invited to come in and work with two groups of children at Bampton Primary School. The children and staff were fantastic and we had an exciting creative day. Together we explored memory and place through the use of recycled boxes and other materials that were made into little memory houses.
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On Saturday 2nd of February we held the launch of the Memory And Place Exhibition at West Ox Arts. A good time had by all.
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The opening for the Society For Art Of Imagination’s Exhibition at the Phantasten Museum Vien was a very special event indeed. There were artists from Moscow, Austria, Germany, Denmark, United States, United Kingdom, Turkey and more. Ernst Fuchs came to both the Vernissage and Conference (that took place later that day). To see videos with interview of some of the artists please go to:
Last year Obsidian Art as part of World Book Night invited artists to respond to Carol Ann Duffy’s anthology of poems, “The World’s Wife”. I am one of over 50 artists in this selling exhibition taking place from the 13th April – 29th, 2012 at Obsidian Art in Stoke Mandeville, UK.
Here’s my newly finished piece titled “The World’s Wife” inspired by the anthology as a whole whilst focusing on the poem Penelope. Using an old writing slope as a base and an old pen to symbolise Duffy the writer, the exterior is collaged in a small repeat of an old World Tour game cover with an image of the world as a walking man. Duffy effectively is the world’s wife coming out of the box surrounded by Mr World – the husband. The artwork itself is a rich tapestry of symbols (the dog Argos, a needle and thread, a whistle, a thimble and two marriage rings and more)related to the story of Odysseus who was Penelope’s husband.
Today is World Poetry Day!
Go for it and write some words or read. Since I will be going to Vienna in April for the Society For Art Of Imagination Exhibition at the Phantasten Museum of Wien, here’s a short poem courtesy of Mr Edward Lear:
There was an Old Man of Vienna,
Who lived upon Tincture of Senna;
When that did not agree, he took Camomile Tea,
That nasty Old Man of Vienna.
My 12 collages, part of the 14th International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, have arrived safely in New Zealand. I will keep you updated about the April Exhibition both on the ground and in cyberspace. Every year assemblage/collage artist Dale Copeland dedicates loads of time to organize this event. Check out: http://eggwirtz.com/assemblage-collage/collage/international-collage-exchange/
A lot is happening – never a dull moment!
Other exciting news is that my assemblage Swell To Great is going to be in the upcoming ‘Society For Art Of Imagination Exhibition’ to be held at The Museum of Fantastic Art in Vienna (Phantasten Museum Wien) located inside the historic Palais Palffy at the centre of the Austrian capital. The show runs from 14th – 28th of April. The opening is on the 14th from 11am – 1pm and there is the first ever International Conference on the Future of Fantastic and Visionary Art whereby I am the Conference Director. I’ll keep you posted on the speakers etc.
I will be in Vienna from the 12th – 18th April. I’m very excited about the exhibition and meeting a new member of the society from Turkey, Can Göknil.
Welcome to the new Eggwirtz site. I hope everyone will find it fun and interesting to explore. A big THANK YOU to the designer of my website Matt at www.gooddesigner.co.uk
This blog shall test the creative waters and share all that’s going on. Currently I have been working at Brennand’s Endowed Primary School in Slaidburn as part of the Lancashire Witches 400 Project, project managed by Green Close and supported by many. I will keep you posted on my work with the school and many other exciting adventures and activities surrounding the project.