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Twenty First Century Unicorn Hunting

Twenty First Century Unicorn Hunting This blog post outlines some of the background research that informed my “Hunt for the Unicorn” embroideries. It highlights the ways in which I’ve used symbolic references and metaphors, both in terms of content and materials, to reinforce some of the themes that I have been exploring through this work. […]

Made in Roath Open Exhibition Prize Winner

Made in Roath Open Exhibition Prize Winner I’m very chuffed to have been selected as one of the winners at the Made in Roath open exhibition in Cardiff this week. The exhibition is currently open at The Sho Gallery and was judged by Chris Brown (G39) and Ben Borthwick (formerly Tate, Artes Mundi). The exhibition […]

Bonnie Lucas’ Textile Assemblages

Bonnie Lucas’ Textile Assemblages As my practice has evolved over the last year or so I have started to move back into three dimensions as well as time based and performative practices rather than being focused on drawing and embroidery. With this in mind I have been taking a look back at uses of textiles […]

Cross Stitched Panels

Cross Stitched Panels These are some of the first panels I’ve completed recently for a new piece of work. They are hand embroidered with cross stitched cotton thread and each measure approximately 35cm tall by 13cm wide. All told I will need to complete 12 of these panels to realise the work. The work has […]

Made in Roath Open Exhibition, Cardiff

Made in Roath Open Exhibition, Cardiff Thursday 16th October – Wednesday 29 October I will be showing a couple of pieces of work as a part of the Made in Roath Open exhibition at The Sho Gallery in Cardiff this month. The exhibition will present an exciting open exhibition of works from a mix of […]

Wild Man Unicorn Farmer

Wild Man Unicorn Farmer Farmer McPhallus is a wild man unicorn farmer; my alter ego for a new series of works resulting from my unicorn studies. The costume is inspired by traditions of wild man costumes that are a part of folk traditions around the world, particularity in northern Europe. The costume is comprised of […]

Automaton: Drowning (Not Waving) Automaton: Drowning (Not Waving) Drowning (Not Waving) is my first attempt at making an automaton. I’ve been talking about making automata and kinetic sculptures with fellow members of the Pack of Wolves for a few months now. With a few days to spare over the summer Faye Scott-Farrington and I got together in the […]