Friday, 22 April 2011

Berney Arms


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Me and my friend Danuta recently visited Berney Arms, a mysterious and beautiful land with no roads, accessed only by infrequent trains (by request) or by bike or on foot, and therefore a very quiet, serene place, punctuated by the sounds of lapwings, redshanks and yellow wagtails, the sight of the tallest windmill in Norfolk, , and a lovely "brown" pub serving local ales and yummy Stowford Press cider (the Norfolk Broads looks very similar to the countryside in southern Amsterdam). I've made a map of Berney Arms, inspired by our being trapped there after missing the last train home and having to walk the 5 miles to Great Yarmouth.

Monday, 11 April 2011

When Churchill was advised to cut funding for the arts to divert money to the war effort, he replied:

"then what are we fighting for?"

(I wish the current UK government felt the same)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Art against knives

I'm currently working on a portrait project for Art Against Knives, a charity which sets out to "reduce the root causes of knife crime through youth-led arts initiatives that provide an alternative to violent gang culture":