Thursday, 17 December 2009

same process different outcomes

finding an attachment

used fabric, sewing

I've been trying to focus on subjecting things I make to the same processes and seeing what different outcomes I can get. This is only the start and, probably, the most contrived but i think there is something going on...

just an idea

these pieces were made to send out to a number of art "funding" or "support" agencies (such as councils - you know who you are!) after an incident in the summer where I ended up feeling like a box ticking excercise- but I'm over it now so I wont go into detail!

These are going to be part of my residency exhibition in March and the remainder will be distributed as and when...

money makes the world go round

used fabric, stitching

Friday, 20 November 2009

people in grass houses...

this is my new favorite thing to do in the studio... houses, made of paper and filled with soil and grass seed.
These are just a few. I hope to have many.

Monday, 14 September 2009

More birds. An army of birds, if you will.

a flock of birds.
used bed sheets, mattress stuffing, wire.

to celebrate non-functionality I have made an army of non-flying birds.

Monday, 7 September 2009

a long time coming

wow. it was hard getting it together this summer. Very glad to be back in my studio where I have my own space and just get on with things with no other distractions. After a frustrating struggle these happened...


Used bed sheets


used bed sheets

Who thought I'd be glad to be going to work every day?!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Another place to show work... I'd better get on and make some more!

We Are All Artists presents its newest members, Denise Hickey and Jasmine Mercer.
Now featured on the We Are All Artists website.
Visit to view artists' work and biographies.
All work is for sale, prices as stated.

we are all artists.
an online networking site for visual artists & an opportunity to invest in affordable art.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Brand new and shiny FBS Arts site

Have a look at this

Luckily for me I am currently the artist in residence at the Frances Bardsley school. The work these girls produce is pretty impressive... go on look!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Scouting for Art online gallery

The kind folks at scouting for art have given me a gallery page to represent my work. Exciting times! I'm hoping it will be an opportunity to get involved in few group shows and meet a few more artists.

Have a look and see what you think.

Celeste Prize.

I thought I'd try my luck and enter this art competition. It, so far, has been a great way to see what others are up to and get some feedback from other artists from across the world.

I decided to enter "evolution or one thing after another" because, well, just because it currently my favorite. I think it has alot of integrity.

You can see my entry here and read more about the competition

(oh.... and any of you out there who are registered members of Celeste feel free to vote for me!)

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

crow, crow, cry out.

mixed media on tracing paper.
40x40cm unframed. 2009.

Work for Signature, work on paper

Look me in the eyes. one and two.

Pencil, acrylic on tissue and tracing paper.
30x30cm. 2009

These two pieces are going to be part of a group exhibition in
South Africa "Signature, work on paper"

The show has been organised by the lovely Anna Alcock and
Kirsten Schmidt at Inky Cuttlefish Artist studios in Walthamstow.


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Some work in progress.

Stage one "ways i'd like to be remembered"

more to come as it progresses.
(It would be happening alot quicker if I didn't keep leaving my fifth needle in the studio...)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

a new little bit of work...

evolution or one thing after another.
used fabric. 2009.

a few pictures from the opening night...

... more to follow when I track down those people with cameras. I had the usual "i am sure i took more" feeling but in reality the wine took over and that was the end of that.
Anyway here's a few so you can get the idea... food. The mainstay of any good private view.
(well that and free booze which is just to the right out of shot!)

The visitors book.

The necessity of nofunctionality
(front and back)

i like the idea.
exhibition view.

negative birds.

Velocity. framed at last!

I had a few points where viewers could take part, create and add to the show. I thought it would be a nice way to document the exhibtion rather than just through photos. Here is what happened on the opening night...

These have been really cool to watch evolving and growing but the postcards have really blown me away. The wall is now pretty much covered with pictures and notes and little secrets. Thank you all to those that have taken the time to do them and, better yet, leave them to be part of the exhibition.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

new show. woo!


An art exhibition by Denise Hickey exploring the notions of construction, order and shared experience.


VENUE: The Visual Arts Centre, Brentwood Road

Monday, 19 January 2009