Tuesday, 7 May 2013

North Somerset Art Trail

Wondering around a few art trail venues in Flax Bourton, (6mlies/Bristol) on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, a new artist Adrienne Hughes was discovered. Hughes work is vibrant, full of colour and energy.  Whilst my own work leans to  trees, seascapes engaging earthy colours with hints of brightness. Hughes uses masses of rich brightness. To be recommended, especially when afternoon tea is served in a peaceful and relaxing garden delight. www.wix.com/adrienne_hughes/adrienne-hughes-art. NSAW 3rd-12th may2013. www.northsomersetarts.org

Saturday, 4 May 2013

some recent work

cousinred         screenprint. mono


park snow 

ahead        collagraph print. mono


olden    collagraph print. mono

                                                                      Barcelnoa viewing

Poetry Festival Cheltenham

Last Sunday I went to Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2013. This is a festival that has grown from strength to strength, now in it's third year. It was a tour -de-force attending six events, listening to 12 poets. Starting in the morning David Clarke (GAUD 2012) & Jennie Farley's dialogue about sex and secret passions. Next up Alwyn Marriage & John Daniel, who amused their audience with tales of aging humour. Then Liz Berry's treacle dialectic voice covered bird fancying and hardship. Claire Dyer shared with us some of her latest material. Rosie Bailey & Ann Drysdale wit stormed the audience and left all wanting to hear more. Finally Christopher Reid & Angela France presented heart wrenching comic war poetry and strange interactions tainted with thrills.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Exhibition: For my nursing careplan

A snapshot from my latest exhibition: For my nursing careplan.
This demonstrates the union of my professional practices.

Installation piece
A hospital x-ray screen, wall and shelf were re-created to display my poems. Poems were digitally printed onto my x-rays and hand-written within my hospital notes.This creation gave authority to the poem's content and reinstated their proscriptive content.

Close up  of poems printed onto x-rays

Close up of hospital notes

  • Matron: It is your duty
  • Sister: Night duty
  • Staff Nurse: Off duty

  • NHS i: My care in their hands
  • NHS ii: My cue in their hands
  • NHS iii: My career in their hands

Monday, 6 June 2011

Results May Vary: MA By Project 2011 Degree show

Catalogue: MA By Project 2011 Show -
Results May Vary
In this degree show you will find examples of work from practitioners who have collectively produced this exhibition as a testament to the diverse range of practices that have sprung from a shared desire to explore a wide range of approaches to making work. At times, this multidisciplinary environment created challenges, but, from experience, we often learnt that exposure to another's way of doing things enhanced and supported each individual's personal development. The collective good to explore, understand and develop professionally is what held everyone together and this created an refreshing atmosphere in which every played, researched, processed, practised, created and collectively exhibited. This is a show by practitioners who were and will continue to be prepared to take risks despite the uncertainty of such exploration. The practitioners' whose work you will see here, pushed and pulled their practices to breaking point and beyond and so the Results, proudly and obstinately May indeed Vary.

Private View: Friday 10 June, 18.00-21.00

Exhibition Times:
Saturday 11 June, 10.00-16.00
Sunday 12 June, 10.00-16.00
Monday 13 to Thursday 16 June, 10.00-20.00

Foyer gallery + OB 16 + grounds outside C block + Library
School of Creative Arts & Design
University of West England, Bower Ashton Campus
Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT

Visual Poems and Texts: Letterpress & Screen Print

This is a small sample of my poetry. All the images are original prints that I have created.

These two images are Haiku poems.  Letterpress and Screen Print. Paper size: 10 x 10 cm.


Haiku: Just A Mo.

These images are created from selected areas of larger Letterpress prints.
Poem: River Patrol

Poem: Tower of Babel

© mary crowder 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

MA Degree Show

MA by project in Art Media & Design will be showing
10-14 June 2011. Fri. 6-9pm, Sat-Tues. 11-4pm. UWE, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol, BS3 2JT.

For my nursing careplan.

The poetic narratives let the reader see visual interpretations of how the poet thinks.

For my nursing careplan was created in response to prescriptive nursing workplace careplans that solely record the factual element of care. It breaks the boundaries of medical convention by inscribing personal workers’ memories and feelings onto official documents of own in-patient records and x-rays. All of which remain invisible until either switched on or opened to expose their proscriptive content.