Installation at Centrala Gallery Birmingham, with murals along the Grand Union Canal.
X marks the spot
Continuing my ongoing ‘investigation’ into some of Birmingham’s more unapparent areas, ‘Birmingham By Pass’ featured new works referencing my time spent along the canals and waterways of Digbeth.
Updated weekly, the collaged installation revealed my views as I painted my way along the canal.
Acrylic, ink, dirt, mixed fabrics 230 x 107cm
Ink, acrylic, mixed fabrics 120cm
Ink, mixed fabrics. 230 x 115cm
Ink, mixed fabrics 120 x 160cm
Installation views inside the gallery which stands alongside the canal.
"As I've walked, paddled, balanced but fortunately not swam my way across the canals I have many people to thank for all their help, companionship, perseverance, snacks, wetsuits, canoes, ladders, documentation, humour, moral support and guidance throughout... Many thanks to: Jenny Moore, Ian Rogers (GPA), Log Roper, Richard & Alicja (Centrala), Lisa Meyer, Phil Burrows (Friends of the Earth), Nick Cleaver (C&RT), Ben Waddington, Victoria Pattison-Willits, Kate McLauchlan, Andrew Wong, Amy McLauchlan, Adam Gale and always Matthew Watkins.
(Thank you also those who stopped to chat / gongoozle, in particular: Silent Steve, John & Joe and The Canadians)"