Fox and rabbit: Christmas cards for sale

illustration, Shop December 8, 2016

Just a quick post to say you can now buy my hand illustrated winter / Christmas cards in my online shop

They are A6 size when folded and come with white envelopes in a hand wrapped package. £12.99 for a pack of 8 (4 of each design), £10.99 per pack when you buy 2 packs, and £2 for an individual card.

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Screen prints for sale in my online shop

Prints, Shop November 17, 2016

My online shop is open for business! For now, you can get your hands on these limited edition screen prints. More Christmas related things to follow soon…

Pot Plants screen print, £10

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Signed and editioned hand-pulled screen print from original sketch. Limited edition of 20.

Image can be mounted to A4 size (297 x 210 mm), printed on quality 310gsm paper. Each sheet measures 340 x 260 mm (I’ve found they can be mounted neatly in Ikea’s 30 x 40cm RIBBA frame).

An affordable piece of original artwork as a gift or for your own home!

Queens Road Peckham diptych, £70

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Hand pulled 3 colour screen print, edition of 10, each print is 297mm x 420mm (A3) printed on quality 310 gsm paper. Your order includes 2 x A3 prints to complete the diptych.

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Margaret of Anjou

Photography September 7, 2016

“Tell him, my mourning weeds are laid aside,
And I am ready to put armour on.”*

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Photographs of the final rehearsal and performance of Margaret of Anjou – A New play by Shakespeare, drawing together the scenes and words of Margaret of Anjou, whose turbulent life spans 4 of Shakespeare’s plays. For the first time Margaret emerges as the central character in a text recreated by Elizabeth Schafer and Philippa Kelly and directed by Rebecca McCutcheon with design by Talulah Mason; A powerful and immersive event to respond to with my camera.

Read more about the project and performance on Rebecca McCutcheon’s blog.

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*Queen Margaret, Henry VI part III, Act III, Sc. III

Blue fence in Lewisham

Photography June 21, 2016

M Corcoran 2016, blossom tree behind the blue fenceBlue fence, empty land behind…I’ve been watching and photographing this fence for at least a year now. Wondering how it can remain unoccupied when so many people in London face a housing crisis; Suspecting that would be property developers were holding on to it, watching their investment rise… Over many months, the blue fences have been broken down, patched up again, repainted. They’ve warped in the sun and rain, they’ve been decorated with sherbet coloured graffiti. Someone installed a peephole with a convex lens. A poster nailed to the fence reads, “We’re full of business ideas?” above the heads of a crowd of people. They are without feet as the bottom half of the poster is missing. I’ve heard dogs barking, playing somewhere across the far side of the land, and birds singing in the shrubbery. Now I see that a development is planned, and that 65% of properties will be at market rate. We all know the market is inflated beyond even the average earner, let alone the marginalised and impoverished. So goodbye fence, goodbye blossom tree, goodbye someone’s hope for a home.

After writing this, I found out that there is a petition. The page also contains information about the planned development – Lewisham Council: Develop Besson Street for Local Housing Needs

Kazuma Obara’s ‘Exposure’: Photography at the borders of the medium

Essays, Writing May 26, 2016

I have two pieces of news. Not only has photographer, editor and all round unique genius, Myriam Cawston launched Artistika Magazine, in order to bring readers explorations into skilled, sincere and beautiful art, but I have an article in it where I discuss Kazuma Obara’s project Exposure, which won the World Press Photo ‘People’ category in 2015. Excerpt below and find the whole article in the magazine; “Chance and Craft: Photographing Chernobyl’s legacy”.

Perhaps the most interesting photography is that photography which struggles at the edge of what is possible in the medium. Aritstika‘s interest in interdisciplinary forms and moments also brings us to that border between one medium and another, or where one medium fades off into something a little indefinable.

These borders must be explained. It is easy to stand on the sidelines of a discipline, calling out, usually in opaque styles, the weaknesses of the core discipline. We may not want to say that ‘clever’ works are poorer for their cleverness, but what we can say is that they command a more narrow audience: those who are in on the joke, in on the discipline, usually in an academic sense.

It is harder to play in the borders of a medium in a way that is sincere and communicative. It is this type of endeavour that leads me to Kazuma Obara’s project Exposure, something of a documentary piece, which draws on fine art and a sense of the artefact to respond to the legacy of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

As Obara told World Press Photo, upon receiving first prize in their People category in 2015, his aim with Exposure was to “help people imagine the invisible problems” that the nuclear explosion has left in its wake… Read the full article in Artistika