Saturday 21 August at The Roman Town House, Dorchester.
Get on the imaginary property ladder
The Dorchester and Poundbury Office for Imaginary Housing, August 2021.
Heathcliff, it’s me
A most queer Gothic scientific romance Brontë family LARP...
Am I a Local Artist?
My column from the autumn/winter 2018 edition of Sluice Magazine.
The Portland Office for Imaginary History
Photos from my performances at b-side in 2018.
Artists are human too: the realist residency
Towards a fair artist residency.
b-side Symposium 2015: The Excursionist
Portland, Dorset, October 8-9 2015.
AT LEAST THEY CAN’T BE ACCUSED OF EXTRAVAGANCE
YOU WON’T BELIEVE THESE TEN AMAZING VIRAL ARTS COUNCIL KITTEN VIDEOS
Keep Portland weird / Keep Portland eared
b-side Multimedia Arts Festival, Friday 5 September on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, until Sunday 14 September.
Critical Mass: Making the visual visible
Supporting rural artists: Thursday 10th July, 1pm-5pm Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG
“UNFORTUNATELY WE DON’T HAVE A BUDGET TO PAY ARTISTS”
Saint George’s Day
The day when England barely celebrates its Greek patron saint and sheepishly denies having any national pride. The day when we remember that Christianity, via the story of George slaying the dragon, tacitly acknowledges the existence of dragons. If they weren’t real, how could George slay one? So not believing in dragons would technically seem to be heretical if you’re a Christian.
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The English Usurer
“An Usurer (i.e. a person who lends money at an unreasonably high rate of interest and/or with unfair terms) is not tolerable in a well established Commonweale, but utterly to be rejected out of the company of men.”
Too bloody right. Four hundred years on, little has changed: payday loan companies, Lehman Brothers, toxic mortgage lending, fixing the LIBOR rates, bank executives getting huge bonuses at failed but state-bailed banks, etc. Note also the piggy bankers on the right, the top one saying “Mine is the Usurers defect. To root in earth, wallow in Mire” and the bottom one issuing the refrain we’ve also recently heard many contemporary versions of from bank CEOs, that they can’t and won’t be held accountable for the devastation they’ve caused with their greed: “Living spare me, and Dead spare me.”
PS: Beware, for after a long separation I have been reunited with my…
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