Paul Conneally 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
I want you to go out and walk. Do what it says on the sign. When you come to lights turn left and then first left. Share back what you found, pictures and words, just pictures or just words. Interpret lights however you want.
Share here and / or send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychogeography Paul Conneally Splacist Art Loughborough
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Cotham School Bristol UK
haiku and haiga
All these works were made during workshop with haiku poet and artist paul conneally as part of cotham school’s excellence in cities gifted and talented programme. The workshops were organised by Head of Art Sue Watson – the work in part examines the fragmentary nature of life - the whole being so much more than the parts.
During the day the students were introduced to the haiku of great Japanese haiku masters like Basho and Issa and some of the modern western haiku greats such as William J Higginson and marlene mountain.
The students also studied Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) and went on a ‘ginko’ – a haiku walk – to collect fragments in the form of both words and physical objects that they then used to make their haiga (pictures with haiku). These haiga existed physically for perhaps no more than twenty minutes – but here they are in digital form for you to enjoy
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Loved Crazed Bombshell Explodes - Paul Conneally
Clothes Label from Bottoms For Topshop. In Bottoms For Topshop Conneally places secondhand clothes in Topshop and invites via the label shoppers to take them home for free. 'Shopputting'.
A new wave of shopputting will begin in October 2011. Watch out for free fantastic artworks and poems in a retail venue near you SOON!
Just grab them of the rack take them home and wear them!
What Culture 24 had to say about Shopputting:
Artist places free clothes in shops as part of his "shopputting" project
Artist Paul Conneally has designed special labels for his shopputting anitcs. © the artist
Shoppers browsing the shelves in chain-stores across the Midlands have been getting more than they bargained for, as they discover items left by an artist who says he is “shopputting” – the opposite of shoplifting.
Loughborough-based Paul Conneally has been placing clothes, shoes and other goods with labels attached to them informing the customer that they aren’t for sale, but can simply be taken.
He has been stopped by security four times and police have been called twice during the latest stage of his project, which has taken him to Topshop stores across the region. But after explaining that it is not against the law to place goods in a shop without permission, the artist has been let off each time.
Writing on his Blog (http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/projects/single/581091) on the Artists Newsletter website, Conneally explained that shopputting is "another word for giving".
He also gave an example of a happy customer in Derby: "One teenager stopped as she took a pair of Shopputted labelled tracky bottoms out of the shop - she appeared to show the security man the label and he chatted on his radio and sent her on her way - both were laughing - that's good - hope they fit her."
Conneally's Topshop project will continue until the end of November 2009.
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