Thursday, 17 December 2009

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sleuth face

An idea for a mask.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

NHS visual minutes

An Old Dinner Man

This puppet, by 'The Puppet Pool' featured on the door at the Kazimer when 'Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies' played.

Shadow Screen

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Installation: two opinions

This installation was the result of a collaboration with fellow wolstenholmer, Emma Kemp.
The theme of the exhibition is 'grey'.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Giant book

Set painting

A trolls kitchen painted for plungeboom theatre.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

King For A Day

On sunday I was the king's legs!
Wearing one of he puppets made by the Liverpool Lantern Company I became king George for a few stints. The royal visit saw crowds of a few thousand loyal subjects set off to gander through the mersey tunnel. They were waved away by the king and queen who's real (human) counterparts kindly opened the tunnel 75 years ago for the enjoyment and convenience of the grubby populace.

The puppet royals waved and shook hands with people, they were introduced by none other than Kieth Chegwin, who descended from the heady heights of celebritydom to speak to the people of liverpool as they tried to remain cheerfull in the rain.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

recycled sculpture

A recycled sculpture made from an ex-childrens play area, transformed for the day into a kind of giant plastic wildflower, or an explosion in a playground depending on your point of view.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

moving portrait

Magical family portraits.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Suitcase Ensemble Flyer!

The Suitcase Ensemble Flyer Is Here!

performances on 18th and 19th June at the Unity theatre liverpool.
tickets £6.50
showtime: 8pm

Beating Burlosconi

Some caricatures for Beating burlosconi, this is Coleen who is 'sturdy' according to the character who meets her on the bus but that's what he likes, so he draws her picture by way of a chat up.
'Moose' is a Somalian serving in the Cheshire regiment, a caricature of a character played by the same actor who's other character does caricatures of the other characters he plays.

painting a mural

I have been working with children in Hatten hill Primary school to paint murals on the walls of their play ground.
The theme of this one is the day they had when some large bones mysteriously turned up one morning in their playground, theories flew around like a food fight; It is a cow! A dinosoar! A T rex! A terradactyl! some of the more cynical decried it as a setup right from the word go. but they painted their interpretations on the wall anyway.

Friday, 1 May 2009

suitcase ensemble flyer photo

here we are posing for our family portrait photo.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The suitcase Ensemble

1. Tessa and clare stand on the very spot where the day before, Kenn Dodd himself had stood
and said some words.
2. Andy makes a decree.
3. Chris is a giant, as you can see.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Props for Alice's show

Oversized props for ALICE.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Prop making for Alice.

Anglican folds. the pop up cathedral.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Swede Play

Watch your veg grow then watch as it watches you.

FLUKT Behind the scenes

This is what flukt is like to hang around with before and after the shows.
also see on

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

visual minutes pooh sticks

On friday the 23rd of Jan holly and I hired a car and set off. After a journey full of reggae and one wrong turn we wound our way to Tim's house near Llandovery. It was great to see all of the faces that turned up, as we are rarely all in the same place at the same time.

We drank drinks, ate food, went on walks, designed democratic benches, animated a swede, inspected the stream, found a fox skeleton, skimmed stones, played pooh sticks, explored the hollow trunk of a giant tree, took turns on the swing, played backgammon with the wrong rules, table tennised, firestarted, marvelled at green electricity, photographed each other in a million different lights, had erratic outbursts, planned plans, laughed at jokes, played intruments badly and well, levitated a stick and spoke about the year ahead around the kitchen table.

When sunday night came around, we left again feeling that everything was probably fine.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Over the wall

Photo by: Anders Knutson Medhus

kick start

Well, this year has started like a flying pig out of a circus cannon. Despite inertia, the powerful winter urge to hibernate and to eat things with lots of raisins in, I miraculously found myself in Norway on top of a snowy mountain participating once again in the performance project known as FLUKT.
From behind the 12 foot high compact snow wall over which we entered the space, i could hear the compare introduce us as Flukt, the European Techno performance group and as the sound of 200 or so people clapping in gloves thumped its way over reminding me of a carpet clad fish, flapping inside a bass drum, I could see the faces of my fellow flukters freeze into strange grimmaces at the word 'Techno' being applied so liberally to us.
Never the less we swarmed up the ladder on two successive eveings at the Geilo ice Festival
entertaining a cohort of swaddled festivalgoers as the first full moon of the year stared down at us.
I'm looking forward to our next performance in a school in february.