Friday, February 26, 2016

House of Wax - Great Yarmouth

Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, achieved cult status with thousands of visitors – because none of the models looked like the people they were supposed to represent. Owners Jane and Peter Hayes closed the attraction in 2013 after running it for more than 50 years, and the entire collection was snapped up by an overseas buyer.

Photograph: Paul Conneally 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Onshore Sleet

Photo: Pie and Peas Stall - Great Yarmouth - Paul Conneally 2016

After walking for six or seven miles I find myself in Great Yarmouth's marketplace. I gravitate to a small stall manned by a smiling face. It's a pie and peas stall. Small meat pies and hot mushy peas are all that's on sale. Traditional food. I order a bowl of mushy peas,spoon some mint sauce in from the dish on the counter and tuck in. They are the best mushy peas I've ever tasted, just what I needed and I tell the stall holder so. He's pleased, tells me that his grandad opened the stall in 1946, his dad took over from him and now he's taken over from his dad. He's proud of his pies, his peas and the history of the stall and he should be.

onshore sleet
a homeless young man
stamping his feet

Little Onion
Great Yarmouth Market
February 2016

Melting Ice

melting ice
a single seagull
over the helter-skelter

Little Onion

Photo: The Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth - Paul Conneally 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

a spring death

a spring death
voices rise and fall
with the breeze

Little Onion
Great Yarmouth
February 2016

Paul Conneally


Paul Conneally - Great Yarmouth - 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

England's Glory Dub - Dum Dum Dum

England's Glory Dub by Dum Dum Dum

Dum Dum Dum - UK DIY Post Punk Band - Oxford
Will Buchananon - Paul Conneally - Andy Fulks

Friday, February 12, 2016

all through the night

all through the night
the old bridge sings
sleet in the week

Paul Conneally
February 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


the dead have spoken my name
yes asshole
it's now two a.m. 
if anything is there 
will you let me take your photograph 
we head home
my relationship with ghosts 
started when I was a child
my relentless search for the paranormal
naked selfies from beyond the grave
ungodly banging from down in the basement
spirits manipulate me
an ambiguous area
shapes made of mist
rising up out of the creek
a pseudo seizure 
recorded voices
crackle into being
an unshakeable belief
in static

paul conneally
february 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

Tracey Inchley - Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York (Millree Hughes and Paul Conneally 2015 - 2016)

Tracey Inchley pictured in New Parks Library with her portrait, now installed on the end of a bookshelf.

The photograph was taken by Paul Conneally in the New Parks Involuntary Painting Bus Shelter Photo Booth - part of the wider Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York (Millree Hughes and Paul Conneally) work with and for SoftTouch Arts, The Creative New Parks Group, Leicester City Council and Arts Council England 2015 - 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York Installation

February 3rd 2016 - the official opening of Involuntary Painting 1 New Parks : New York, a public art work conceived by Artists Millree Hughes and Paul Conneally and incorporated into the fabric of New Parks Centre Library, Leicester.

The work was made with members of the Creative New Parks group with input from artists in New York, with and for SoftTouch Arts Leicester City Council Libraries and Arts Council England.

This photograph shows one element of the work, a kerb and tyre mark on St Oswald Road, opposite the library and seen in this photograph through the library window, identified and photographed in series as an involuntary painting by local resident Colin Murphy with Conneally and now applied to the windows of the library itself.

This is just one element of the whole IP1NPNY installation which can be viewed and occupied daily (except Sundays) from today onwards at New Parks Library which is itself part of the work.