Car-nar-von, Carn, Artist Residency

Car-nar-von was the conclusion of my month-long residency with Carn, Caernarfon (March 2018). The residency looked at me in search of the real town. I wanted to investigate the town and put on a performance that connected to a family holiday with relatives that concluded with us be dumped in Bundaberg, Queensland. Three days’ driveContinue reading “Car-nar-von, Carn, Artist Residency”

Wrecsam Art Vend & Onwards…

So its been a little while shall we say… Art vend I found out about the closure of Oriel Wrecsam (probably may favourite gallery) that i have such a connection with. It gave me my first chance to grab at the slippy old balloon of the art bubble dream back in 2008 on selection forContinue reading “Wrecsam Art Vend & Onwards…”

Alan Whitfield @llawn02

Not long until 19th to 21st September LLAWN – Llandudno Arts Weekend I will be over at Haus of Helfa with my projection in response to Llandudno’ lost buildings. My short film in response to Gareth Griffith work in situ with his installation and the spoken word of Rhys Trimble. Also due to the ResponseContinue reading “Alan Whitfield @llawn02”

Manau Coll | Lost Spaces

I was asked to respond to some of the history of Tedder House in Llandudno for Ideas People Places, working alongside Marc Rees, Lisa Carter and Helfa Gelf. Now standing empty stripped back to the bare bricks, all the that remains of the old R.A.F.A Club are stories and a few artefacts amongst the survivingContinue reading “Manau Coll | Lost Spaces”

White Wall @ Llawn01 2013

My response to the empty space that was Dolgarrog Aluminium works and the pride of the people who worked there. The work was part of Haus of Helfa for Llawn01. Taken from an 8mm cine film projection found at a car boot sale and over 3 hrs of conversation with John ‘Brickie’ Roberts. Then projected onContinue reading “White Wall @ Llawn01 2013”

Ffoto Alternative @ Bodalwydden 2013

  For just under two years now I have been working with the group Ffoto Alternative and planning their biggest exhibition to date at Bodelwyddan Castle. The work was to document the 25th anniversary of the castle. Also alongside our work we was lucky to be paired with the National Portrait Gallery who brought aContinue reading “Ffoto Alternative @ Bodalwydden 2013”

‘Risk’ Sale Waterside Arts Centre

  Early in the year I applied to be part of a project at Sale Arts Centre through Arts Council England. On selection the course ran over spring/summer. It was structured around artistic talks from established artist Len Grant and Mishka Henner, group discussion and planning for the show. We decided as group to callContinue reading “‘Risk’ Sale Waterside Arts Centre”

The Box or Road End

This is a poem about me. I went to my first Liverpool F.C game in 1987 and my first Widnes R.L.F.C game in 1983. So aged 3 and 7 them memories etch into your brain. A right of passage what ever you go onto. Know one can take your teams away from you. I wasContinue reading “The Box or Road End”

My Past, My future

Somethings are like red wine stains, they are difficult to remove with time get faint but will always last. You can add formulas to remove them. This is my formula! Cleaning mess of some guys trade. Right place wrong face. Scrap heap imprint stupidity, please give me some validity.   Closure of the grinding, miniContinue reading “My Past, My future”

1975 Cine Film

I found this packet addressed to my Granddad‘s house in Hough Green, Widnes in the loft at my Mum and Dad’s, it contained a 16mm cine film. It did not look like it had ever been viewed, it is the perfect time capsule.  I’m not sure who is filming, I guess it is him but at one point he disappears into the darkContinue reading “1975 Cine Film”