Friday, April 27, 2012

Memory Foam - DAD


I am sorry for your loss.
Fond memories, from your friend
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are thinking of you.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
My sincere sympathy,
Our warmest condolences,
Dearest (name of deceased) may you rest in peace,
Our hearts are filled with sorrow,
With heartfelt condolences,
Please accept my condolences,
You are in my thoughts.
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of “name of deceased”.
Remember that we love and care about you.
With loving memories of “name of deceased”,
Sent with love and remembrance,
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
“Name of Deceased” will remain in our hearts forever.
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With love and hugs,
We will miss “name of deceased”. 
Remembering you and “name of deceased” in our minds and in our hearts.
With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
We send you thoughts of peace and courage.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Missed more than words can say, but in our hearts for ever.
No more tomorrows to share, but memories will always be there.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings.

Paul Conneally 2012

DAD is an an OASIS Foam sculpture that is usually pinned with fresh flowers to make a sympathy arrangement.The frames are usually made to order or to set popular patterns from most florists or florists suppliers. Conneally's own Dad is very much alive the florists and funeralk card merchants and now Conneally deliver us our own memories through the memory foam of universal Dad, Mum, Uncle, Friend.

Pieces made or appropriated for OASIS are part of Conneally's wider MEMORY FOAM ongoing series of works an investigation of dispersed media, an open cell structure to explore cultural memory, individual and community, through a process of flow, link and shift.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Memory Foam - Paul Conneally 2012

Memory Foam 
Paul Conneally 2012

'Memory Foam' is an ongoing series of works which sees cultural forager, PaulConneally, working both alone and in collaboration with other artists and communities to instigate and make works that explore cultural memory.

Conneally says: 

"Memory Foam is an investigation of dispersed media, an open cell structure exploring cultural memory, both individual and community, through a process of flow, link and shift"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Knit one for Worcester - Help Knit The Biggest Knitted Tree Ever!


A knitting pattern for a leaf – from  "Knit one for Worcester" project

Help create the largest knitted tree ever!

Feel free to knit and send! All addition gratefully received! Perhaps you could theme them to reflect your museum/gallery!

Any colour, any size.

Send them to:

Sue Pope
Commandery Manager/Learning & Outreach Manager
Museums Worcestershire
The Commandery
West Midlands

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Kung Fu Walking

dappled shade
she leaves her husband
by text

Paul Conneally

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fruit Routes Wassail Ceremony

Fruit Routes Wassail Ceremony - Loughborough University

To Wassail is to honour fruit trees and nature. The ceremony has many forms but its roots are pagan and essentially English. Here the Wassail is part of artist Anne-Marie Culhane's Fruit Routes work at Loughborough University with a newly planted orchard area being wassailed. The Wassail is performed by one of Ways of the Wyrd Border Morris who also performed music and modern Morris Dance including an Olympic Morris Dance.

The film was made by Paul Conneally entirely on an iPhone.

Fruit Routes is an artist led initiative that started in 2011 to develop the university grounds as an edible landscape anchored around fruit tree planting, increasing the foraging opportunities on campus and sharing knowledge with the university and wider community through events, participation and mapping. Fruit Routes aims to create a legacy of several hundred fruit trees on site which will bear fruit for years to come for people to harvest, share and enjoy.

Fruit Routes was conceived by Anne-Marie Culhane and is supported by the Sustainability Team at Loughborough University and is in partnership with the Landscaping Our Society Group.

Fruit Routes Artists Include: Miriam Keye, Paul Conneally, Jo Salter, David Blayze, Ways of the Wyrd Border Morris, Bob Levene, Stephen Watts, Gillian Whiteley

Fruit Routes sends out a big thanks to: the Landscaping Our Society (now called The Landscaping and Gardening Society) team, the tireless LU staff Karen, Mark and Amy and student volunteer Laura Senior.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Lummox - a film about Millree Hughes

Lummox from millree hughes on Vimeo.
Millree Hughes - an English artist in new York.
A long time since Millree played in seminal post-punk band Wow Federation alongside Carl Fysh, Paul Conneally, Ian Warner, Brian Warner, Andy Sizer, Andy Love, Lisa Widdowson, James Rogers, Will Buchanon, Andy Mason and more... here he is back then:

IDEAS - Wow Federation 1978
"one man has a triangle
one man has a square
they might not agree
but they're both aware
 of each other's ideas
and that's good"
Millree Hughes James Rogers Brian Warner William Buchanan Andy Sizer Paul Conneally
Recorded live 1978 Oxford UK 

Don't Vote Tory Eat Rhubarb

Don't Vote Tory Eat Rhubarb
Paul Conneally

Landscape, food and cultural memory combine as artist and cultural forager, Paul Conneally, eats rhubarb, to bring the slogan:

Don't Vote Tory Eat Rhubarb!

Now the act of just saying Eat Rhubarb now means Don't Vote Tory

Monday, April 02, 2012

TIME FRAME - Anne-Marie Culhane & Bob Levene

Bob Levene & Anne-Marie Culhane: In the Blink of an Eye from National Media Museum on Vimeo.

Time Frame by Anne-Marie Culhane and Bob Levene is a meditation on our perceptions of speed and the relationships between body, movement, image and time.

The artists worked with world-class sprinter Leon Baptiste to create this work.

The athlete was trained to slow down his movements while remaining in constant forward motion.

Our sense of speed changes as technologies advance. We live in a culture that values speed. What does it mean to slow down? This work was especially commissioned for In the Blink of an Eye by the National Media Museum, with the support of imove.

Thomson & Craighead Create Tim Berners Lee Using Live Webcams

Artists Thomson & Craighead create a live portrait of Tim Berners Lee using webcams from across the world as pixels - for [open source] at the National Media Museum


Surveillance - Paul Conneally
INVIGILATOR : DIGBETH Conneally & Pugh 2008
Splacism / Psychogeography in action