Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes Sea Interludes - Film Commission

During July I was commissioned to create a short moving image film to accompany the ‘Storm’ Interlude during two performances of Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes at Dartington Hall on the 24th and 26th of August.

The performance, organized by Dartington Arts was to take place in the iconic medieval Great Hall venue. A venue which I just so happened to be rather well acquainted with, having spent 10 days at the beginning of July freelancing as a Venue Manager for the Ways With Words Literary Festival.  

The shoot involved sourcing a large fish tank from the back streets of Torquay –don’t ask, and doing a lot of experimentation with an underwater camera and some brightly coloured inks. This was probably the most 'work fun' I've had in a long time, and the results were rather mesmerising. 

Unfortunately I was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival wafting smelly pots under the noses of members of the public (a story for another time), so I was unable to attend either performance. But I've had some sneaky peaks at the other Interlude films and they all looked great!

Thanks to everyone at Dartington Arts that made the commissions happen, and to everyone that trudged around rural Devon with me looking for a cheap giant fish tank!  

Art Reveal - Issue 24

Back in January my work was featured in the 24th issue of the visual arts magazine Art Reveal.

If like most people you've never heard of it, heres a bit more info on Art Reveal Magazine in their own words: 

"Art Reveal Magazine is dedicated to promote and publish independent artists from all countries and all genres of visual art. Each issue of the magazine will present several contemporary artist portfolios and their artistic statements."

The article and interview were a great opportunity for me to reflect on my practise over the last few years and look forward to where I wish to go with it in the coming years. And if you want to hear more about it check out the link at the bottom of this post and have a flick through issue 24!

Thanks to the guys at Art Reveal for having me, it was a privilege to be featured in an issue with so many talented and inspiring artists. 

Access to the online version of the magazine can be found here: http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/issue-24/