From October 6th 2018 I am part of the new Show organised and curated by Freedom of Expression – 40 artists in the 13th Century St Augustine’s Tower. The Tower stands in the Church gardens of St John’s Church and is also right next to Mare Street pedestrian shopping centre in Hackney. The exhibition is called ‘Friends of Interpretable Spaces’.
Becoming a man. From a tender boy. How does that work ? Something of a mystery. What are the ways out ? Can we allow ourselves to even dream of a way out. Best bet would be conformity. Or the military. Sublimation leads to religion. Very short words and thoughts. Focus on the Saint. The Battle. The make of the Tank in that particular battle. The fact that Stonyhurst my school had 7 VC soldiers . That is Victoria Cross not Viet Cong. Using the Bren gun on Thursday afternoons. The make of Aircraft. Spitfires always a positive choice in conversation with another man.
A long road, becoming a man through the fields of boyhood. Avoiding ridicule. Finding safe spaces.
Saturday October 6th from 6-8pm and also on Wednesday 10th October 6-8pm.
I will also at the Tower on Saturday 6th 1-6pm and Thursday 11th 1-3.30pm . Join me for a unique experience.