Day 2 at Martyrs’ Gallery…

First victims…

Got rather lucky this morning. A dad and his 2 daughters were waiting for their pottery class to start next door when I overheard a conversation…

Dad on phone: “We’re here but there doesn’t seem to be anyone around….. oh…. okay….. hmmmm… I’m sure my wife booked it…. ok… bye…”

Dad to daughters: “Now come on, it’s not that bad. Worse things have happened…..”

Me, calling out: “Excuse me….

To cut a short story even shorter, they agreed to do my walk and set off into the rain….

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…back they came and set to work (alongside my mum who had just turned up for moral support – and to do the walk!)

Their drawings were the first ones to go up (below), and then more visitors turned up…

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and more visitors…

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who took an interesting approach and decided to drag a piece of cloth along the walk, collecting mud and all sorts along the way.

A few more people and I am very happy with how it is progressing 🙂

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Rather quiet as the afternoon wore on so I popped out for some food.  SO wet!!  Absolutely chucking it down with rain.  Shoes and socks soaked.

So, I decide to make some shoes… like you do!

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And they were actually very comfy. I wore them all afternoon, than decided to include them as a mini sculpture.

All in all a very good day 🙂

Day 1, 99 ways to map a walk…

 

Well, day 1 at Martyrs’ Gallery, an empty space…

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Wondering what I have got myself in to!

Unloaded the car and set off on the walk…

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Came back to the gallery and drew my map (above), then set off on the walk again to do my first drawing…

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…a continuous line whilst walking.

Pottered around a bit.  Made myself at home. Unloaded my stuff…

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.. including these 2 books which were part of my initial inspiration.

Went home.

 

Strange times…

Strange times is a participatory piece of work made as a reaction to Brexit in October 2016.

It has a graffiti scrawl with the ambiguous phrase This is not my Britain sprayed onto a large board. Installed in the Corridor Gallery, South Coast College, Hastings, students were invited to comment and react to the piece and did so with a variety of opinions, questions and indifference.

Strange Days