Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Uncanny World Of Interiors

I am part of the Uncanny World Of Interiors show at 6 Caroline Place, part of Plymouth Art Weekender

The temporary domestic space at Caroline Place showcases the work of 6 designers and artists working with everyday materials, transforming the mundane into objects of desire. 
The unheimlich of Freud’s analysis wherein things pertaining to homeliness and domesticity are somewhat wrong footed by one thing or another, subjective to be sure, make us question what exactly ‘home’ is. A place? A feeling? A tribe we belong to? This is a subject that has substantial contemporary currency as migration and dislocation move cultures from places of conflict or through economic displacement. Small items may be carried from one place to another, they are left to be found later and integrated into the scheme of things.

A group installation of painting, drawing, sculptural objects mirrors and chandeliers

Sept 23rd - 25th 2016 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Faraway Tree - Animating Lordship Lane

A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

The Angry Pixie, Silky, The Saucepan Man, Dame Washalot and Moonface on the Faraway Tree I made for Animating Lordship Lane at Mrs Robinson with Fantasy High Street
Lordship Lane is where the author Enid Blyton was born in 1897. Her tales about The Magic Faraway Tree were some of my favourite books when growing up. It was so much fun to make my own take on the characters from these stories. 
All of the windows in the tree have drawings of the interiors of Enid Blyton's home where she wrote her children's stories ðŸŒ³

The shop window art trail has six art installations along Lordship Lane and runs from 30th Aug - 11th Sept 2016

There are art workshops and performances for the Family Fun Weekend on Sat 3rd - Sun 4th Sept. 
I will be running a Paper Automata workshop for children at Mrs Robinson, 128 - 130 Lordship Lane from 2 - 5pm on Sunday

Friday, July 29, 2016

Milton's Cottage Garden

I am showing new work in an outdoor exhibition at Milton's Cottage - the only surviving residence of the poet and parliamentarian, John Milton, and the place where he completed Paradise Lost.

The garden has been planted with flowers, trees and herbs that are referenced in his poetry and artists have been asked to create small-scale, site specific artworks that respond to his writings about gardens (including the Garden of Eden) as well as the garden itself.

I am showing mirrors in the flowerbeds of the gardens which are etched with Milton's handwriting. Each mirror has a different quote of Milton's about flowers.

Milton's Cottage
21 Deanway
Chalfont St. Giles

Private View Tues 26th July 2016
show runs from 27th July - August 2016
Free with entry to the museum, no booking required

Monday, June 13, 2016

Following In Father's Footsteps, sung by Miss Vesta Tilley

Following in Father's Footsteps from Sarah Doyle on Vimeo.

In 1899 Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone for the Camberwell Palace Of Varieties, which stood at 23-31 Denmark Hill. At this time Camberwell boasted around half a dozen theatres or cinemas. The day she laid the foundation stone she is reported to have said that she would be “delighted to sing the first song in the new Palace of Varieties”*

This film was created as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 2016 “Metamorphosis” project and features a song by the Music Hall star Vesta Tilley. She was one of the foremost musichall acts of her day and started her male impersonation act at the age of only 5 years old. Vesta Tilley personifies metamorphosis, an enduring icon, her influence can still be felt today.

*Quote from the theatrical paper the Era, 8th July, 1899
This film has been supported by the Camberwell Arts Festival (11th – 19th June 2016)

For more information visit →

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Names

I will be showing my name piece on etched mirror with Transition Gallery for 'The Names' show.
My work from the show also features in the Self edition of Transition Gallery's Garageland Magazine

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN

16 January - 6 February 2016
Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
Preview: Friday 15 January 6-9pm

The Names features a number of small works; each one is about the name / signature of the artist who made it. From Duchamp’s subversive R.Mutt to Josh Smith’s shameless painted autographs, artists have cavorted with the significance of the signature. As a rule, in the early 20th century, the signature was a vital addition to the front of an artwork, embedding the artist’s identity into the work with showy authentication. In contemporary art, however, the signature is generally discretely placed on the back of an artwork and a prominent signature has become the signifier of very bad, amateur taste.
Denying the name on the front of the work is an art world game. The value of an artwork depends upon its maker – so excluding the name means only those in the know, know for sure the veracity of the work.
In contemporary culture ‘bad taste’ can quite legitimately be resurrected and become a sign of the most adventurous tastemakers. Thus, there are now artists who knowingly embrace the potential of the signature by signing their work prominently and defiantly on the front.
The Names first appeared at Sluice Art Fair in October 2015. It will be reimagined at Transition Gallery in January 2016 with 18 additional artists.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Names at Sluice Art Fair

I will be showing my name piece on etched mirror with Transition Gallery for The Names show at Sluice Art Fair

Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair
Oxo Tower Wharf,
London SE1

16-18 October 2015 11-6pm

Preview: Thursday 15 October 5 - 8.30pm

The Names is an exhibition created for Sluice that takes the artist’s signature as its theme. From Duchamp’s subversive R.Mutt to Josh Smith’s shameless painted autographs, artists have cavorted with the significance of the signature. As a rule, in the early 20th century, the signature was a vital addition to the front of an artwork, embedding the artist’s identity into the work with showy authentication. In contemporary art, however, the signature is generally discretely placed on the back of an artwork and a prominent signature has become the signifier of very bad, amateur taste.

Denying the name on the front of the work is an art world game. The value of an artwork depends upon its maker – so excluding the name means only those in the know, know for sure the veracity of the work.

In contemporary culture ‘bad taste’ can quite legitimately be resurrected and become a sign of the most adventurous tastemakers. Thus, there are now artists who knowingly embrace the potential of the signature by signing their work prominently and defiantly on the front.

The Names features a number of small works; each one is about the name / signature of the artist who made it.

The names of the artists in The Names:
Michael Ajerman, Phillip Allen, Sarah Baker, Mike Bartlett, Sara Berman, Kirsty Buchanan, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Archie Franks, Susie Hamilton, Russell Herron, Paul Housley, Henry Hussey, Marie Jacotey, Jasper Joffe, Matthew Krishanu, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon, Alex Pearl, Michael Pybus, Harry Pye , Dallas Seitz, Alli Sharma , Corinna Spencer, Mimei Thompson, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Rose Wylie

Friday, September 11, 2015

London, New York, Paris, Munich

I am currently showing some Kate Bush paintings at A Side B Side gallery for the "London, New York, Paris, Munich" exhibition curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye

Its a great pop music themed show and well worth visit but be quick as it closes on the 14th Sept!

I chose Kate Bush as my subject for the show as she grew up in the area I currently live in South East London. The paintings I made for the show will eventually be made into a zine and feature interesting stories about Kate Bush (I'll post more info about the zine when its printed).
A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

A Side B Side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT

show opening dates:
11th - 14th Sept 2015

opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-6pm (or by appointment)

A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

"London, New York, Paris, Munich" is an exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of Pop music.
The show opens on Thursday the 10th of September at A-side B-side Gallery and is curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye.

Astrid says: "The aim of L.N.Y.P.M is to have a blast. Highlights of the show include Liam Scully's Beyonce tribute, Barry Thompson's drawings of Kurt Cobain, Paul Hamilton's response to The Beatles White album, a painting of Yoko Ono by Rowland Smith, a Kate Bush fanzine put together by Sarah Doyle, a gigantic Florence and The Machine painting by Julie Bennett, Sandra Turnbull's mixed media tribute to Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Dominic From Luton's work inspired by Paul Young, Pop Star obituary paintings by Hugh Mendes, and a Michael Jackson painting by Geraldine Swayne."

Harry says: "I'm really looking forward to this show. I've been collaborating with Gordon Beswick and Mikey Georgeson on several new paintings of David Bowie, which will be hung together in our "David Bowie Corner".  Gordon and I have also made a new painting of Brian Jones that was inspired by a song on Micko Westmoreland's new L.P "Your's ETC Abc" We're delighted that the p.v. of this show is also the launch party for Micko's excellent album. Hope you can make it on Thursday the 10th as I'm sure a splendid time will be had by all."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sand Land at Den-City 1

I will be hosting "Sand Land" family workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm at DEN-City 1 

Do come down and help build a mini Sand City

DEN-City1 a temporary utopian city of installations, dens and assemblages. Colourfully, repurposing, and recycling on the theme ‘Work in Progress’ . DEN- City1 will be mushrooming on a prime piece of land by the Olympic site. Forget Glastonbury, this is a free space, an art city and the only place to be in response to the London Festival of Architecture.
DEN-City 1 is curated by Rebecca Feiner

Featuring talks, workshops, graffiti artoff, stand up comedy to poetry, performance special opening night and many other surprises…

Friday June 26,- 6-9pm/ Saturday June 27, 2-9pm/ Sunday June 29, 1-4pm

Forman's Fish Island Riviera
H.Forman & Son, Stour Road
E3 2NT

Veggie Superheros at Camberwell Arts Fesival

I had a great time this weekend making Fruit and Veg Super Heros with families at Myatts Fields park for Camberwell Arts Festival. The theme of this years Festival is feast and the Fruit and Veg heroes will be at Myatts Fields for you to feast your eyes on for the run of the festival at the round house in Myatts Field's

20 - 28 June 2015

Myatt’s Fields Park
12a Calais Street

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Plumstead Make Merry Activity Sheets

Plumstead Make Merry is a wonderful festival which happens once a year on the 6th June on Plumstead Common.

This year I have been invited to create a Plumstead themed children's activity pack for the Plumstead Make Merry, which is available now to download on the webpage here

I hope you enjoy doing some of these South London themed activities no matter what your age 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Arty Magazine: British Culture Issue

I have a piece about Vintage Charms in the new British Culture issue of Arty Magazine

Dusty Bin charm

Arty magazine is designed and edited by Cathy Lomax
It is available to buy at Transition Gallery along with these other stockists
it can also be purchased online here

Jubilee charm

summer 2015

British culture is not all about heritage, despite what the tourists may think. But our rich history does infuse many of the things that we live with in day-to-day contemporary Britain and there are historical mementoes all around us. This could be read as an inherent conservatism – a longing to keep things as they ever were. But I think this is to misread the situation. We are a country that has made many mistakes but the physical historic reminders and our public ease in being critical about how things are, mean that we should be optimistic. I genuinely think we are a more tolerant and reasonable nation then practically any other.

The artist / contributors to Arty British Culture are... Larry Achiampong, David Blandy, Jackie Chettur, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Luci Eyers, Archie Franks, Susie Hamilton, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon, Gabrielle de la Puente, Matt Rowe, Alli Sharma, Mimei Thompson and Ben Westley Clarke
They look at... hen nights, the NHS, gothic heart-throbs, pub signs, bird watching, David Bowie, abandoned dogs, Carry on Nurse, drinking, allotments, bar taps, Thomas Hardy, charms, breakfast, Ben Whishaw, accents, discrimination…

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Fall Of The Rebel Angels

I am showing new work in The Fall Of The Rebel Angels show at the Venice Biennale curated by Vanya Balogh

Castello 1610/A, VENEZIA 30122

Vernissage Days
6 & 7th May
Final preview day > 8th May
open daily from 6pm ~ 10pm


Artists ~
Alice Herrick + Pascal Rousson + Laura Hynd
Gordon Faulds + Dallas Seitz + Nerys Mathias
John Plowman + Birgit Jensen + Mark Woods
Franko B + Sian Kate-Mooney + Cedric Christie
Agnetha Sjogren + Loukas Morley + Gavin Turk
Hedley Roberts + Rebecca Scott + Vanya Balogh
Danny Pockets + Lee Maelzer + Jola Spytkovska
Tomaz Kramberger + Danielle Hodson + Jim Bond
Gzillion Artist + Susana Sanroman + Rekha Sameer
Glen Fitzy Fitzpatrick + Sonja Engelhardt + Max Sudhues
Maria Jose Arceo + Emanuel Fanslau + Robert Barta
Joanna McCormick + Tiziana Mandolesi + Dean Todd
Sarah Sparkes + Richard Ducker + Paul Sakoilsky
Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi + Jim Racine + Bella Land
Sarah Doyle + Patrick Morrissey & Clive Hanz Hancock
Valerie Driscoll + Garry Doherty + Maria Teresa Gavazzi
Lili Ren + Ashley Scott Fitzgerald + Andie Macario
Stephen Hall + Tom Estes + Jude Cowan Montague
Slobodan Trajkovic + Elena Muti + Thomas Behling
Ibby Doherty & Charlie Weathley + Toni Gallagher
Rona Smith + Shuby + Maslen & Mehra + Steve Smith
Inesa & Barrington De La Roche / Dark Theatre
Lorenzo Belenguer + Roger Clarke + Liz Sheridan
Marisa Polin + Hugo Von Hugo + Taline Temizian
Michael Petry + Rebecca Feiner + Stefan Draschan
Gonny Glass + Jonas Ransson + Darren Coffield
Eva Raboso + MC + Ernesto Romano + Ray Gange
Roberto Ekholm + Marie-Louise Jones + Spizz Energi
Julia Maddison + William Angus-Hughes + Louise Gibson
Tracey Moberly + Martin Sexton + Fiona Haines
Vanja Karas + Sooz Belnavis + Thomas J Ridley
Becca Quirk + Bob Lawson + Paulina Otlylie Surys
DJ Roberts + Paul Gildea + Susan Schulman + Aly Helyer
Alex Cepalovic + David Brian Smith + Michal Cole
Paul Coombs + Negin Vaziri + Geraldine Swayne
John Stephens + Francesco La Porta & Tommaso Bagnati
Birgitta Hosea + Thomas Draschan + Alexis Harding
India Roper- Evans + Anne Robinson + David Brock
Samuel Brzeski <>


Exhibition open from
9th May ~ 23th June 2015
open daily from 12pm ~ 7pm

Finissage Party
24th June 6pm ~ 10pm

Kindly supported by
Bath SPA & University Of East London

For ltd edition catalogue, press release
and further info email, txt or call:
0044 / 07587454613

interview with the curator Vanya Balogh about the show here 

Here is a preview of some of the work I made in preparation for the show:

A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

A photo posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese Open 2015: Year Of The Sheep

I will be showing work at this years Chinese Open: Year Of The Sheep

The show is exclusively open for 1 day only

Sunday 22nd Feb 12pm - 6pm

20 Newport Place
(Soho, Chinatown )

"The Sheep are among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. As it is white, people describe
delicate and precious white jade to be 'suet jade'. 
Thus it is close to the meaning of good things."

A Historic 3rd Consecutive CHINESE OPEN reclaims the
multi-storey car park on Newport Place in the heart of Soho, Chinatown. You are cordially invited to join us and celebrate the arrival of sheep in our midst. Initiated in 2013 by two London based artists Cedric Christie & Vanya Balogh this years exhibition will feature over 100 international artists who work in various media including performative, video and site specific sound installation. Entry is free and we open at 12 noon sharp. Soho will be closed down to traffic on the Sunday 22nd and we highly recommend a brisk walk to Chinatown to view this exquisite show presented in a unique setting.

Welcome To The Year Of Sheep :)
Kindly supported by Geoffrey Leong PR & Q PARK

Private View Party > Sunday 22nd February 2015
12 noon until 6pm > Level -1 & Level -7 / use the stairs /
Bring Your Own Booze

Chinese Open 2015 > Artists on Show
Alice HERRICK / Pascal ROUSSON / Mark WOODS / Tracey MOBERLY / Cedric CHRISTIE / Rebecca SCOTT / Roger CLARKE / Sarah SPARKES / Vanya BALOGH / Toni GALLAGHER / Sarah BUCKLE / Julia MADDISON / John STEPHENS / Siobhan BRADSHAW / Cate LIS / Jonas RANSSON / Christina MITRENTSE / Samia MALIK / Kaitlyn Helene SASS / Jonathan RAVEN / Urban XXX / Sarah DOYLE / Jim RACINE / Fiona HAINES / Blair ZAYE / Karen AY / Andrew STYS / Miyuki KASAHARA / Xiao YU / Steve SMITH / David LEAPMAN / Hugo Van HUGO / Glen Fitzy FITZPATRICK / Susana Lopez FERNANDEZ / Gzillion ARTIST / Becca QUIRK / Lorenzo BELENGUER / Valerie PEZERON / Chris SIMPSON / Rebecca FEINER / Phillip Raymond GOODMAN & Black Iron KISSES / Danny POCKETS / Vanja KARAS / Calum F KERR / Danielle HODSON / Andrew STANNEY / Rekha SAMEER / Ashley Scott FITZGERALD / Jude Cowan MONTAGUE / Alex DIPPLE / Mark O ROURKE / Geraldine SWAYNE / Martin SEXTON / Anita BRYAN / Jonathan HOOD / Sooz BELNAVIS / Patrick DODDS / Dean TODD / Slobodan TRAJKOVIC / India RoperEVANS / Negin VAZIRI / Grassy NOEL / Martin Paul EVERETT / Tom ESTES / Paul SAKOILSKY / KeelerTORNERO / LHDH / Andie MACARIO / Ray GANGE / Harry YEFF / Jeffrey DISTRONAUT / Maria Teresa GAVAZZI / Ot LYLIE / Ben HOPPER / Taline TEMIZIAN / Ibby DOHERTY / Nadia BALLAN / Hedley ROBERTS / Julian FIRTH / Patrick MORRISSEY & Clive Hanz HANCOCK / Sex23 / Joanna McCORMICK / Loukas MORLEY / Giles ABBOTT / Mikey GEORGESON / Tisna WESTERHOF / Stimulus LTD / Emma HARVEY / Robert Noah TIGG / Samuel BRZESKI / Roman TAHER / Birgitta HOSEA / Desdemona VARON / Victor VELVET / Jim ROSEVEARE / Garry DOHERTY / Jake MODERN / Maslen & MEHRA / Djelal ISPANEDI / Gillian DUFFY / Norman MINE / Stephane BLUMER / Sheila BUCKLEY /Francesca PAPPACODA/ dj ROBERTS / Sofia BORGES / Parkash KA KAUR / Lucinda BOLTON / Paul GILDEA / Alexi WORRALL / Sharon DREW / Mark JONES / Thomas J RIDLEY / Tracie SHAYLOR / Toko YAMAMOTO & Giles WALKER / Sophie DICKENS / Sean WORRALL / Brad PITTS & Downey JUNIORS / Susana SANROMAN / William Angus-HUGHES / Tiziana MANDOLESI / Andrew BAILEY / Peter GRAVELLE / Deborah BEE ARTIST / Marie - Louise JONES / Thomas Dilenschneider-CODOL / David Brian SMITH / Aerial SPARKS / Dimitrios OIKONOMOU / Yi-Ling WO / Thomas DRASCHAN /

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Hollow at We Could Not Agree

I am showing new work in 'The Hollow' part of the exhibition 'We Could Not Agree'

Eleven artists have been asked to make a life-size, three dimensional portrait of themselves as a toy.

Here is my toy castle from the show:

They are: Sarah Doyle, Rebecca Feiner, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald,  Phillip Raymond Goodman, Birgitta Hosea, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Frog Morris, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire

Ten Curators and over one hundred artists in an exhibition underground in every sense.

You are invited to experience 'The Hollow' curated by Sarah Sparkes for 'We Could Not Agree'

Private view: 13th October 6pm - 9pm

Continues 14th October - 19th October 12 - 8pm

Venue: Q Park, Level -3, Cavendish Square, W1G 0PN

nearest tube Oxford Circus or park up your muscle machine on site at levels -2 and above!


*charge for parking and extra for a wax and buffing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lucky Dip Winner!

I am the lucky winner of this year's Lucky Dip open art competition at Camberwell Arts Festival for my project Lettsom Estate Community Gardening Day.

Lucky Dip is an open art competition that takes place out in the open. 20 shortlisted artists have been randomly allocated a public space in Camberwell through a lucky dip process. I was allocated The Lettsom Estate as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Lucky Dip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Marvellous Mix-Ups X1

"I love consumerism, TV culture, shopping malls......
There is nothing I'd ever buy, but I like being there.
It's wacky"
John Lydon, Sex Pistols

Exhbition Runs 11th > 25th July 2014
Open daily from 12pm until 6pm

Private View Thursday, July 10 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Loud & Western Building,
59-65 Broughton Road,
Fulham SW6 2LE

MIX-UPS curated by Vanya BALOGH & Danny POCKETS

Featuring Marvellous ARTISTS :

Pascal ROUSSON > Rebecca SCOTT > Loukas MORLEY

Maria Teresa GAVAZZI > Ashley Scott FITZGERALD

Oko OKO > Roger CLARKE > Maslen & MEHRA


Steve SMITH > Jude Cowan MONTAGUE & Kety BINKS


Nadia BALLAN > Flange ZOO > Danny POCKETS

Sarah DOYLE > Phillip Raymond GOODMAN > Lili REN



Emma CROFT > Dermot O BRIEN > Vanya BALOGH

Stephen HALL > Anna NIMAN > Gzillion ARTIST




Julian FIRTH > Joanna McCORMICK> Nicholas ARCHER

Hermione ALLSOPP > Duncan PICKSTOCK > Urban XXX

Andrew STYS > Glen Fitzy FITZPATRICK > Fiona WHITTY

Grassy NOEL > Mark RATHMELL > Anita A BRYAN


Michael Surrealist WOODS > Stimulus LTD > Karen AY




Susana SANROMAN > Dallas SEITZ > Jenny POCKLEY

Robert SAMPLE > A Lincoln TABER > Toko YAMAMOTO

Sean WORRALL.........

Info @ 07587454613


In Association with VERVE PROPERTIES UK

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chutney Preserves 8 - Camberwell, Eighth Wonder of the World!

This Sunday 22 June I will be on Camberwell Green for the finale of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary with Chutney Preserves 8 curated by Sarah Sparkes.

The theme of The Chutney Preserves this year is the number 8, as it had been running for 8 years now. So all the artists involved will be making artwork / sideshows to represent the 8th wonder of the world… in Camberwell

Sunday 22nd June from 1.30pm - 7pm

Camberwell Green
London SE5

I will be presenting 'The Hermits Cave'
Sarah will be presenting the legendary Hermit who lived in the cave and will invite you to on this rare occassion take your photo with a Hermit. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

What would you chose to represent Camberwell as the Eighth Wonder of the World? Would you vote for the Camberwell Beauty, Lettsom Gardens, the Hermits cave?! The Chutney Artists have created wondrous interactive exhibits, each representing a ‘Wonder of Camberwell’. They will be displayed upon Camberwell Green for your entertainment, pleasure and displeasure.  Come all ye folks of SE5 and the world; come to Camberwell Green on the 22nd June and vote for your favourite 'Wonder of Camberwell'

Here are the artists and their wonders:

Sarah Doyle - the Hermits Cave
Tim Flitcroft - the 'secret' Cold-war Nuclear Bunker
Ash Fitzgerald – St Giles
Ben Foong - Camberwell Carrot
Charlie Fox – Denmark Hill
Phillip Raymond Goodman – Buses
Caroline Gregory – John Ruskin
Rachael House – Rat Records
Calum F Kerr – The Camberwell Beauty
Joanna McCormick – Fed Karno's Fun Factory
Frog Morris – The Beast of Camberwell
Sarah Sparkes – The Camberwell Well
Scott Wood - 20 Wonders of Camberwell
With ceremonial music from the A Band
and to conclude proceedings, Scott Wood presents: 20 Wonders of Camberwell! (a talk with live illustrations)

Lettsom Estate Community Gardening Day

Potato printing. Poster making for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day. My project for Camberwell Art Festival's Lucky Dip

Lucky Dip is an open art competition that takes place out in the open. 20 shortlisted artists have been randomly allocated a public space in Camberwell through a lucky dip process. I was allocated The Lettsom Estate as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Lucky Dip

The Lettsom Estate was built in the early 1970s on land formerly owned by John Coakley Lettsom. As part of the Lucky Dip for Camberwell Arts Fesival on Sunday the 15th June I organised a community gardening day on the Estate.

As the estate itself is built on the ground formerly owned by the philanthropist and herbalist John Coakly Lettsom the plan was to tie in Letsom's love of naturalism by making a small garden around the playground in the middle of Letsome estate, next to the estate office.

For the 20th anniversary of Camberwell Arts Festival it was my aim to leave something behind as a reminder of a day enjoyed by the tenants and residents of Lettsom Estate and something that can be enjoyed after the festival has finished too.

The garden was planted on Saturday 15th of June and the Lucky Dip art trail runs until the 22nd June 2014. As my project is a garden it will be there as a permanent reminder of the Gardening Day. If you do visit please do water the plants.

Here is the address of the garden:
Lettsom Estate
Playground next to the estate office
London, SE5 8PH

Here are some more images from my Lucky Dip project

Lettsom Estate Playground
Potatoes prepped for printing the Lettsom Estate Gardening Day posters
Potato printing. Poster making for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day. My project for Camberwell Art Festival's Lucky Dip
One of the Lettsom Estate Gardening Day posters
June 8th Cleared all the glass and plastic from the soil round the playground in preparation for the Gardening Day next Sunday
June 8th Treasures found while clearing the playground in preparation for the gardening day next Sunday
June 14th Plant labels ready for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day tomorrow part of Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the plants waiting to go in today at Lettsom Estate for Camberwell Arts Week Lucky Dip
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival

Friday, May 16, 2014

Full Stop with Jude CM and Friends

I will be doing a Music Hall Marie Lloyd singalong at Full Stop cafe on Sunday which will be part of an evening of art and music duos with Jude Cowan Montague.
Do come along if you would like to have a good old fashioned Marie Lloyd style knees up.

Full Stop
202 Brick Lane
London, E1 6SA

The show is on Sunday 18th May and begins at 8pm

Other artists on the night are:



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stop The War

I will be showing my helmets at the Stop The War show

This art show is exhibited opposite FASHION IS FAKE art show. Both art shows exploiting the effects of imperialism and capitalism. Stop the war art show visually exposes inherent depiction of past and present war, through artwork by 47 artists from various backgrounds. Using mediums such as: photography, print, drawing, sculptor, sound, painting, video and photoshop.

Indra and Samia Gallery
19 Henriques Street
London, E1 1NG

Show opens on:
Friday 28th March 2014 at 6pm

29th March - 30th April
11:00am - 6:30pm

Aysha Almoayyed, Gzillion Artist, Vanya Balogh, Lorenzo Belenguer, Sooz Belnavis, Flora Bowden, Laura Liliyana-Raffaella Cogoni, Laura Collins, Ihtgw Continent, Sarah Doyle, Emily Fidela, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Lucia Hajnikova, Stephen Hall, Dannielle Hodson, Zara Iqbal, Olga Jurgenson, Kani Kaml, Amina Fiddle Sticks Khan, Hulya Kupcuoglu, Yousef Mashharawi, Paul Matosic , Joanna McCormick, Rachel Megawhat, Karina Mendreczky, Sian-Kate Mooney, Indra Moroder, Dominic Negus, Stefan Nenov, Diala Noureddine, Danielle Oke, Anna Ramasco, Li Li Ren, Rekha Sameer, Rebecca Scott, Rona Smith, Andrew Stys, Anne Sophie Trindade, Danny Pockets, Feline Vomitus, Mark Woods, Sean Worrall, 2Five8, Quiet British Accent, Hana Knizova

Friday, March 21, 2014

GHost Hosting at Camberwell Film Festival

My work for Ghost at Camberwell Film Festival is inspired by the story "The Woman of the Snow" from the film Kwaidan. The story depicts the folkloric character of Yuki-onna, a ghostly female figure who inhabits snowy regions. The set design for this story in the film is filled with haunting images of the woman's eyes looking out from the snowy sky.
I have created snowflakes (or Sarah Doyle Doylies) inspired by these haunting set designs that incorporate this image

Here is some more information about Yuki-onna:
Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and blue lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape. She sometimes wears a white kimono, but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow. Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (in fact, some tales say she has no feet, a feature of many Japanese ghosts), and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if threatened.

GHost is hosting two nights of classic ghost films at St Giles Church Camberwell as part of Camberwell Free Film Festival
These are FREE events. No tickets required, arrive early to get the best seats and enjoy the accompanying installation artworks and performances before the feature film commences.

St Giles Church
Camberwell Church Street
London, SE5 8RB

26 March, The Innocents, 6.45pm – 8.00pm exhibition and bar open, 8.00pm film commences.
27 March, Kwaidan, 8.00pm – 8.30pm performances in and around The Crypt, St Giles Church.

The screenings are accompanied by an exhibition of installations and performances with artists: Sarah Doyle, Jennie Fagerstrom, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Joanna McCormick, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sally Waterman and John Workman.

The Innocents (Dir: Jack Clayton, 1961, UK/US, Cert 12A, 100 mins) is a classic British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced by Jack Clayton. Starring Deborah Kerr in a career-best performance the film achieves its effects through lighting, music and direction rather than conventional shocks.
Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) applies for a job as a governess. It is to be her first position, but the wealthy bachelor interviewing her (Michael Redgrave) is unconcerned with her lack of experience. He values his freedom to travel and socialise and unabashedly confesses that he has “no room, mentally or emotionally” for his orphaned niece and nephew, who were left in his care as infants and live at his country estate. However, Miss Giddens slowly starts to convince herself that the house, grounds and two children in her care are haunted. The Innocents is based on the Henry James ghost story novella The Turn of the Screw (1898).

Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965, 185 minutes)  features dreamlike ghost tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk stories of the same name. This lavish, widescreen production drew extensively on director Kobayashi’s own training as a student of painting and fine arts. Toru Takemitsu’s innovative score compliments the extraordinary and beautiful visuals. This film is rarely screened – don’t miss it!
The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. The Black Hair, Hoichi The Earless, In a Cup of Tea and The Woman of The Snow. We encourage you to stay and watch all four stories!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Mad March Chutney Tea Party

I will be once again sharing my Magpies at the Mad March Chutney Tea Party. These are my empty medieval style pie crusts (or coffins as they were known). As in the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' when the pie was filled with live blackbirds. My "Mag Pies" won't be filled with birds but with secrets of magpies.

The Magpie if a much maligned bird, as the BBC webpage on birds puts it Magpies are so despised in the UK  that they "would probably have an Asbo slapped on them if they were teenagers."
However they are the most intelligent of birds and only seem to have this bad reputation in the UK, as in the rest of the world the magpie is often a symbol of good fortune.

Saturday 1st March
4.30 – 6.30
13 Pearson St, 
London E2 8JD

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone Mad?”
Alice: “ I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” 
(Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll)

“Nature will come through the claws, and the hound will follow the hare”
(proverb, anaon)

The Chutney Preserves invite you to a Mad March Chutney Tea Party at the Hundred Year Gallery. Join us around the tea table to celebrate mad un-bounded spring energy as it rises up from the soil below the city streets. The Hundred Years Gallery Café will be open for tea and cakes and you may bring these to the Chutney tea-table to consume in sacrifice to the Chutney gods. The Chutney Preserves will be offering you their usual fare of joyous double dealing performances and you may watch or join in as the fancy takes you. 

Chutney Preserves appearing as part of a programme of events during The Library of Obscure Wonders exhibition

The Chutney Preserves is a multifaceted, interactive live art event, which draws on the spirit of celebratory public assembly dating back to prehistory. Appearing in the guise of a fete, country fair or rarey sideshow, and in this instance a tea party, it is an ‘organic’ public art work, presenting the public with a humorous and thought provoking display of temporary art works, interactive activities and marionettes.’
Initiated in 2005, artists’ collective Chutney Preserves have worked with over 100 artists and participated in six festivals and events including: Supernormal in Oxfordshire, Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park and Camberwell Arts Festival on Camberwell Green. 

Chutney Preserves artists appearing at the Mad March Chutney Tea Party are: Frog Bartholomew Morris, Charlotte Squire, Sarah Doyle, Libby Shearon, Calum F. Kerr, Rebecca Feiner, Miyuki Kasahara, Joanna McCormick & Alice Renouf, Tim Flitcroft, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Sarah Sparkes, Caroline Gregory and more to be confirmed