Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Portrait Shed

The Portrait Shed - Windmill Community Garden at Windmill Allotments, Notingham, UK - Paul Conneally May 2007

The piece explores the nature of portraiture through 12 wordsearch portraits of people in the allotment space. The portraits return to the place of their creation after being on tour including a three week exhibition 'The Renewabilty' in Mile End Arts Pavillion London.

Now they are home.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

14 Nights in Carnac - Installation

14 Nights in Carnac - installation Mile End Arts Pavillion - Febuary 2007

14 Nights in Carnac - mixed media - book and oak leaves - ceramic tiles and foldup chair
- This installation comes out of and a piece made by UK artist Paul Conneally in July 2006. The artist spent 14 nights in Carnac famous for its megoliths its standing stones. He lived and slept below two oak trees. Each night he read sections of Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and plucked an oak leaf from the trees which he placed inside the book as a bookmark.
The installation includes four ceramic tiles featuring images of the oak leaves inside the book (the actual book is on the chair) representing 4 specific nights. The 4 tiles are from a series of 14 tiles.