Presenting the snail at school assembly

At the end of the summer term I spent several weeks in and out of various classrooms to paint the snail. Here I am at the school assembly to present the finished snail painted with the children of St Marks Primary and being auctioned in aid of @martletshospice.  the snails will be all over Brighton – ours will be in St George’s Church in Kemptown

Here’s some photos of the finished snail being shown to the children of St Mark’s Primary School in East Brighton.

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Painting the Snail for Snailspace 2018

Painting the snail with the children. Snailway is in Brighton from 15 September – 18 November 2018

Here’s the snail I painted with the children at St Marks Primary and being auctioned in aid of @martletshospice the snails will be all over Brighton – ours will be in St George’s Church in Kemptown

@snailspacebh #bemoresnailcampaign #bemoresnail2018

Sketches and Designs

Our snail is a combination of a whole number of children’s ideas. Jacqueline Hammond, a parent and a local artist, helped us bring all these ideas together to create our finished piece. The snail is all about making the most of your time, slowing down and enjoying the world. It is about turning off technology and reconnecting with each other.

Name of Snail – MJ 

Designed by: St Mark’s CE Primary School
Located at: St. George’s Church

MJ the Snail by St Mark's School and Jacqueline Hammond

MJ the Snail by St Mark’s School and Jacqueline Hammond

Painting in progress

Photos of the process of painting the snail for Snailspace at St Mark’s Primary School in East Brighton during July 2018. Based on elements of the children’s designs I made a sketch of the snail we now had in mind to paint.

Snail by St Mark's School with artist Jacqueline Hammond

MJ the Snail by St Mark’s School and Jacqueline Hammond

Discover over 50 snailtastic Junior Snails along the Junior Snailway from 15 September – 18 November 2018

Some of the Junior Snails

Our Junior Snailway is made up of Junior Snail sculptures to accompany their full size (i.e. giant!) counterparts across the city.

The Junior Snails have all been decorated by children from schools and community youth groups, with over 20,000 young people taking part. ‘Packs’ of Junior Snails are being exhibited in cultural and educational venues across the city throughout Autumn 2018.

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“The Lines and the Circle” (2012) by Geta Bratescu

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/arts/design/geta-bratescu.html?smid=tw-share

“I think of drawing as a dance,” Mrs. Bratescu said. “And a dance is a drawing in space. If you don’t appreciate dancing, these things aren’t possible to create.”

“The Lines and the Circle” (2012) by Geta Bratescu.

Credit

Geta Bratescu; photograph by Stefan Sava, via Hauser & Wirth

Mrs. Bratescu’s studio has long played an essential role in her creative process. In 1978, she made an experimental black-and-white film titled “The Studio,” and last year an exhibition in London explored how critical the space has been for her.

“My family and friends, everyone, understood that the studio was a necessity,” Mrs. Bratescu said. “But it’s not very complicated; like for many artists, it’s a place of my own.”

Magda Radu, a Bucharest-based curator and art historian, said in a telephone interview, “It’s space of freedom, delineated from the outside world, but very fertile and productive.” Ms. Radu has worked closely with Mrs. Bratescu for a number of years and curated both the Venice exhibition and the show in Los Angeles. “For artists in Eastern Europe, the studio represents a space of autonomy.”

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Festival Highlights – Artists Open Houses 2018 – The Art on the Walls

Photo-log blog of the art on the walls at ‘Jaxx in a Box’ my house and studio which was open to the public this May for Artists Open Houses for more info visit www.aoh.org

All over the city of Brighton and Hove, local artists open their houses and studios to the public. Follow the trail at Kemptown Arts Brighton

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New Paintings on Saatchi Online – Zeros and Ones Series

Series of paintings titled Zeros and Ones by Jacqueline Hammond

New paintings in this series are now available for exhibition and are currently listed for sale on Saatchi Gallery online here:

Click on the paintings below to view them on Saatchi

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-Ones/28136/4262412/view – Image below

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-Ones-Hoops/28136/4262440/view – Image below

 

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-Ones-Stripes/28136/4262465/view – Image below

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-One-Gashi-Gashi/28136/4262481/view – Image below

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-One-Trap-Door/28136/4262567/view – Image below

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Zeros-and-One-Little-Slit/28136/4262536/view – Image below

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Save Madeira Terraces! Campaign to Restore Brighton’s Iconic Seafront

Save Madeira Terraces! Campaign to restore Brighton’s Iconic Seafront

I donated several prizes for the raffle to raise funds to restore the arches where I used to have a #studio #gallery open to the public for several years until it’s closure.

Photos of pieces donated, followed by pictures of Jag Gallery on Madeira Drive, now and then:

SAVE MADEIRA TERRACES! There’s a campaign going, run by volunteers raising funds in any way they can and they are working really hard to raise funds to save, restore and hopfully eventually make sound use of the iconic ironwork archways and upper terraces that run the vast length of Brighton’s iconic seafront on the ‘neglected’ east side of the pier. This vast stretch could be used for any number of purposes and one part used to provide AFFORDABLE studio/shop space for the public to wander in and could’ve become an evolving community scene and space on the less tourist side. Imagine if the terraces were more like La Ramblas in Barcelona – full of street food stalls, passing traders, artists, makers, performers and fly pitchers…(install a jukebox and liven these stiffs up!!) The council have seemed to have given up so give it back?! Anyway myself and several other folks have donated prizes so ‘roll up roll up’ – buy a ticket, everyone’s a winner! Well in that it might be open again one day for all to enjoy. Points make prizes and pounds restore the seafront infrastructure. #peoplepower

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