As mentioned in a previous post I was privileged enough to be invited to put on a workshop for the Tate Collectives. Please find photos of the day taken by Donald Michael Chambers and big support by my fabulous friend Gigi Morley (3rd picture down, lady on my left). I spoke to the 15-25 year olds about Still Art Vs Interactive Art and they then were able to wear bald caps and practice designing on their heads like I would when developing my ideas. Great day and great fun. I hope to do more!
I have been fortunate enough to be invited to do a talk and workshop at the Tate Modern for their Tate Collectives. This is to inspire and show my working process to 15-25 year olds who in essence are interested in art. I very much am looking forward to the experience. All in a life’s work I should really say. Its on Saturday 1st September 2012.
I was recently interviewed about my head art live and direct to Australia’s main breakfast news show, Network TEN. It was great to spread the message to a new audience the other side of the globe. What was even more special about it was the email I received 24hrs later from little Jesse. Will need to fly over to Oz soon. Find letter, image and video of the interview. Enjoy.
Hi, My name is Jesse and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I am seven years old and I have complete alopecia like the boy in America. I saw you and your awesome art on television one morning and my mum said that would be cool for me because sometimes I find it hard to take my hat off and then we saw the boy with alopecia. If you ever come to Australia can you let me know because I would love you to use my head as an art space it would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much, Jesse
I was fortunate enough to get press in the UK The Times and The Sun Newspapers as well as viral media about my time spent with Michael Matsen (see previous post here) designing on his bald head. It was great fun doing the design and was deserved exposure for turning something that people may see on the surface as a negative but turning it in a positive part of life with my art.
I was privileged enough to be chosen by Art Below to be displayed as part of their New Orleans show in line with Mardis Gras. It ran throughout February and brought together international and local artists to enhance the city’s unique landscape with colour during that time of year. Enjoy the pictures below.
I was emailed various months ago by a lovely lady called Lani who has a 11 year old son with alopecia both of who loved my head designs. I happened to be in San Francisco last week where they lived and offered to do his favourite design of mine on his head. As you can see much fun was had and this was the final outcome. He went to school like that the next day. The principle apparently loved it! Be inspired :)
You will now find my artwork at Somerset House in the Courtauld Institute East Wing X exhibition. There to inspire the students the venue is open on the last weekend of every month for the public over the next 18months. Details here. The photographic piece ‘Crystalize’ is displayed going down towards the lower levels in an alcove. Below was the picture of me at the private view displayed on a plinth talking to the public as they entered. Photograph by Daniel Regan.
I am proud to say that have been invited to be part of The Courtauld Institute’s East Wing X exhibition at Somerset House. My ‘Crystalize’ photography picture will be displayed for 18 months from January 20th 2012 alongside such artists as Damien Hirst, Thomas Allen, Hugo Dalton and Georgia Russell. Also on the launch night you will see me displayed as a living exhibit on a plinth. Be sure to go and check out the show from now till July 2013.
Find the images from the exhibition ‘Headism’. After 5 years it was a truly special moment in my life to have an official show of my best designs. I would never have thought that in 2006 it would have developed this far. It just shows you should believe in your passion, creativity and dreams of what you want to achieve. To find out details please go to www.headism.co.uk