Art that Gives a Sh*t

Are you an artist that gives a sh*t about the environment?  Are you pissed off with plastic? Scared about what we have done to our oceans? Are you worried about cow farts and palm oil? Does your art practice reflect how you feel about waste / reliance on plastic / pollution / climate change /… Continue reading Art that Gives a Sh*t

Why I am Charlie – and Nour, Bilal, Hassan, Victor and Felix

As hoards of think-tankers, journalists and academics rush to pour out their complex opinions on the Charlie Hebdo murders, as an artist, I pause to consider why I might be Charlie.

Humanitarian Art: Learning through radio in Nepal

Here is my latest picture as Humanitarian Centre artist-in-residence – in response to the work of The Mountain Trust.  I spent a while studying the work that they do in Nepal and was most struck by the Radio Guru project – it seems utter sense to me to use radio to broadcast lessons to hard-to-reach… Continue reading Humanitarian Art: Learning through radio in Nepal

Humanitarian Images of Syria and Iraq

The media has held our hand through the current crisis in Syria and Iraq and provided for us some of the most ghastly images of conflict seen for a long time. Beheaders, the defiant and armed, cloaked in black, make for a stunning bad guys and our governments too feed on a beautifully dumbed-down narrative… Continue reading Humanitarian Images of Syria and Iraq

Selfish Self Portrait of an Activist

A few years ago, feeling very self conscious about self portraits, I started a project called The Selfish Portrait – where I asked my portrait subjects to make an image of me. I was inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote: “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the… Continue reading Selfish Self Portrait of an Activist