Making a body

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Making a body

Many thanks to Kenneth Prescott for placing this small shape from my soft sculpture ‘Making a body’, currently showing in VS at New Art Spaces, Bolton, Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HL  in the small display box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park. I went to the Flash for the first time last week since injuring my achilles tendon in March and since the process of recovery is still slow, I am very grateful to volunteers like Ken for continuing to maintain this little box and add content. The VS...

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VS

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VS

Last Thursday I installed my work, ‘Making a body’ for the joint exhibition by Cross St Arts, www.crossstreetarts.com and New Art Spaces Leigh that will launch the New Art Spaces Bolton at Churchgate House, Unit 26-28, Churchgate (off Bradshagate) Bolton, BL1 1HL, see http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/news/launch-event-new-art-spaces-bolton/  for more information. The rich variety of work in this exhibition is well worth seeing and is supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, in creative partnership with neo:artists....

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New In The Box

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New In The Box

Many thanks to Kenneth Prescott for recently putting this new ‘make’ in the small box, in the indoor block on Pennington Flash Country Park.

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New Facebook Page

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New Facebook Page

I have just created a new Facebook page to share more images of the visual side to my work in process. The address is www.facebook.com/CatherineHawkinsArtist This image is of one of the small shapes I am making for the New Art Spaces Leigh and Cross Street Arts exhibition opening in Bolton on the August bank holiday weekend (more information soon).

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‘Making a Body’

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‘Making a Body’

Has been growing in my New Art Spaces Leigh studio (www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk) over recent months. After not seeing them for a while following my accident, I really liked the odd shapes and the subtlety of the wild blackberry body prints. So I have and still am making bigger and smaller shapes.  The soft shapes also get re-arranged and photograped every week and I want to develop this making or arranging in body shapes into performance and costume.  Currently NAS Leigh and Cross Street Arts, Wigan (www.crossstreetarts.co.uk) are organising...

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Kenneth Prescott

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Kenneth Prescott

Here is a recent image of a Great Crested Grebe, unmistakable in it’s summer head and neck plummage, working on it’s nest opposite the Tom Edmondson Hide on Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh. Kenneth Prescott sent it especially for this website. Many thanks!

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More Feet

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More Feet

Here is a larger group of foot prints I made on paper with blackberry juice and inks last week. It is my left foot and I find it interesting the different marks it makes as it still moves differently and cannot take my weight fully. I made this very quickly, taking care of my foot. It really reminds me of the Ice Age Art exhibition that I went to see at the British Museum a few years ago.

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Prints-Roe Deer

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Prints-Roe Deer

Kenneth Prescott, after seeing images of my mark-making with my feet sent this imprint made by another local, a roe deer.   CJHarter has just announced more Beginners’ Writing courses for this Autumn, starting at Lowton and Hindley High Schools. Contact her via www.cjharterbooks.co.uk for more details.

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Legs

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Legs

Last week my New Art Spaces, Leigh studio, already with a wall full of feet started to accumulate legs. I’m working with calligraphy ink and wild blackberry juice that I froze last year. The juice does fade over time, on paper and fabric yet I like this transience and having worked with movement for most of my life, something that is going to fade, to change feels familiar.

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Colour!

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Colour!

Many thanks to Flower Shop By Gill, 1A Smith Street in Atherton, www.flowershopbygill.co.uk who allowed me to take some photographs of these amazing roses. The real, living rose is very colouful, shocking and surreal (I could continue…..) yet they seem to photograph well and really suit this time of year.

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