Friday, April 29, 2016
'On the Allotment'
One Off Ceramic Tile Series
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."
The Portrait Shed - Paul Conneally 2007
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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
Friday, April 22, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
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
Photo:Leicester City Football Fans, Paul Conneally, King Power Stadium, April 17 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
the floodgates open
our first kiss our children
For and with the modern authentic Japanese restaurant Sake no Hana
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!
Thursday, April 07, 2016
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
Photograph: Paul Conneally, Crosby, April 2016
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Saturday, April 02, 2016
stuck to the bottom
of his patent leather shoe
cherry blossom moon
for Sake no Hana the modern authentic Japanese restaurant in London