Friday, April 29, 2016

Rama Gupta - Loughborough

Rama Gupta 

Green Party Pioneer, Citizen of Loughborough and the World

Paul Conneally
April 2016

On the Allotment - Mile End Arts Pavilion

'On the Allotment'
One Off Ceramic Tile Series
Paul Conneally
Mile End Arts Pavilion, London, 2006

"Allotment holders on the Windmill Allotments in Nottingham talked with me about their time 'on the allotment' and shared with me ten words or short phrases that came to mind on that day, at that time, on the allotment. I then used these to create 'wordsearch portraits' of them. Their words were coloured using a strict system approach with each wordsearch being both a portrait and a poem of that person on their allotment at that time. The portraits were initially laid down on concrete paving stones within Windmill Community Gardens and then made into one off ceramic tiles which formed part of The Renewability exhibition at Mile End Arts Pavilion in London. After the show the tiles were returned to Windmill Community Gardens and installed on an open shed structure to become 'The Portrait Shed' where they slowly changed with the weather and the seasons eventually cracking, breaking, becoming crocks for plant pots."

Paul Conneally

The Portrait Shed - Paul Conneally 2007

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nice To See You To See You Nice

Above is the working document, a receipt from the local post office, for the text based piece 'NICE TO SEE YOU' that was exhibited as part of my show 'The Blind Fiddler Home Entertainment 1806 - 2012' show at Snibston Discovery Museum. Below is how it appeared in the exhibition. The show could not have been realised without the help of the wonderful curator Alison Clague - Paul Conneally April 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Drawings of Simple Objects for Rising Children' Henry Cole (1849)

Art 1849 drawing Henry Cole

'Drawings of Simple Objects For Rising Children' Henry Cole (1849)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blossom Breeze

blossom breeze
firefighters play ball
in the station yard

Little Onion

Photograph: Paul Conneally, New Parks Fire Station, Leicester, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Christ Has Died Is Risen Christ Will Come Again

'Christ Has Died Is Risen Will Come Again'
New Parks Methodist Church, Leicester
Paul Conneally
April, 2016


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Second Half Rush

Walking down Filbert Way these fans have a swagger about them not seen in Leicester before. Against all the odds their team, Leicester City, sit at the top of the English Premier League, the EPL, with only five matches to play. Wether they eventually win the Premiership or not they are already secured a place in the Champions League in the 2016/15 season something that seemed inconceivable  at the start of this season.

second half rush
too excited to eat
my half-time pie

Little Onion
April 2016

Photo:Leicester City Football Fans, Paul Conneally, King Power Stadium, April 17 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wrapped Up Warm

wrapped up warm
the lovers drink sake
floating blossoms

Little Onion

Paul Conneally - Tate Liverpool 2016

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Floodgates Open

the floodgates open
our first kiss our children
sakura blossom

Little Onion

For and with the modern authentic Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana



Two Jamaican Girls

Two Jamaican Girls - Augustus John 1937

This painting is in The Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
It seems to shout across the room "Come look at me!"

Wyndham Lewis describes the artist, Augustus John, as:

‘a great man of action into whose hands the fairies had placed a paintbrush instead of a sword’.

If you are in Liverpool a visit to The Walker Gallery is a 'must do' - do it!

Paul Conneally
April 2016


Thursday, April 07, 2016

One Hundred Men

Paul Conneally Little Onion Haiku Haibun

We take my mum and dad, both in their eighties, to Liverpool for a couple of days. My mum has wanted to see Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' for a long time. A cold, windy and wild day at Crosby beach. Together we watch the tide go out, slowly revealing one hundred metal statues, casts of Gormley himself, naked, looking out to sea.

blowing its horn
the ferry heads west 
mating gulls

Little Onion

Photograph: Paul Conneally, Crosby, April 2016
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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Cherry Blossom Moon

Little Onion aka Paul Conneally for Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana in London

stuck to the bottom
of his patent leather shoe
cherry blossom moon

Little Onion

for Sake no Hana the modern authentic Japanese restaurant in London

Friday, April 01, 2016

Blind Hope - work in progress with Tom Green

'on the back of an envelope'
Work in progress 'Blind Hope' with Tom Green
Paul Conneally