Sunday, 2 December 2012

Bring Your Own Beamer at the Glue Factory, Glasgow
 Beams of light infused with colour warmed the cool temperature of the Glue Factory tank room. 40 artists projected their digital art works on the walls, ceiling, stairway and corners, creating an all encompassing animation. BYOB Glasgow was packed with people, art, technology and good times thanks to organizers Diane Edwards and Craig Jackson.
Follow this link for a wee look.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Back Garden Biennale '12

Follow this link to a short film of the Back Garden Biennale '12

Updated links to artists' websites and past Back Garden Biennale:

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Back Garden Biennale '12

On Saturday the 23rd 2012 the third Back Garden Biennale took place, featuring artists:
Alex Hetherington // Kai-Oi Jay Yung // Now Now // Ortonandon // Peter Amoore // Francesca Nobilucci // Sarah Kwan // Despina Nissiriou // Rachel McCrum // Lyndsay Mann // Scott Laverie // Jennie Temple // Heather Veneziano // Daniel James Wilkinson // Rebecca Green // Sara Sinclair // Kimbal Quist Bumstead  // and featuring the Mobile Picture Salon.
Photography by Stephen McGarry
Thanks to all the artists, and thanks to Dave, Rosie and Sammy Sinclair, Rocca Gutteridge, Alex Hetherington, Rebecca Green, Martine F. Pugh and Paul Jacob Monaghan.
Thank you to the Back Garden Biennale'12 sponsors: Edinburgh Annuale, Edinburgh College of Art, Henderson Wines, Tusitala and Morrisons.

ORTONANDON, Net Working, Shuttle Cocking

Rachel McCrum, Toast This  
There's a small barbecue just out of this shot and visitors where asked to 'toast', some writing if they wished.

Heather Veneziano, ticky-tacky (series)

Sara Sinclair and Rebecca Green, Panic and Picnic in the Pavilion a Documentary

Despina Nissiriou, Garden Hybrid

Rebecca Green, Skin Thirst

Sarah Kwan, Tough Bird

Peter Amoore, Objects sitting on wooden blocks where they were found

The Mobile Picture Salon kindly on loan from Rocca Gutteridge.
Showing films by Alex Hetherington, Kai-Oi Jay Yung and NOW NOW

Alex Hetherington, Linda Fratianne

NOW NOW, You Don't Need A Title To Be A Leader
Kai-Oi JayYung, Trampoline

Francesca Nobilucci's work Fund out your Fate with Beatrice and Katie Orton- artists were offered Psychic consultations.

Francesca Nobilucci's work, Fund out your Fate with Beatrice

The Suburban Pavilion with Heather Veneziano - ticky-tacky (series), Scott Laverie- Schoolhouse (video)
and Jennie Temple- homework (1, 2, 3)
Lyndsay Mann, Brain 2

Francesca Nobilucci, Back in 5

ORTONANDON, Net Working, Shuttle Cocking

Heather Veneziano, ticky- tacky (series)

Jennie Temple, homework

Friday, 1 June 2012

Design by Paul Jacob Monaghan

Publicity designs for the Back Garden Biennale, by Paul Monaghan

Friday, 6 April 2012

The Suburban Pavilion Dresses Up Salon Style

The weather was good to us for the first gallery style event, Planting Out in the Suburban Pavilion. Thanks to all the artists who submitted their artwork for sale, to raise funds for the Back Garden Biennale and thanks to all who visited the Fairmilehead 'burbs and the neighbours who popped in.

Anneli Holmstrom

Alister Quietcsh's macabre audience
Scheduling Spontaneity
the gallery owner
Alistair Quietcsh's cards
Jennie Temple

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The artists PLANTING OUT at the Suburban Pavilion so far......

I am just plowing through fields of admin for PLANTING OUT  in the Suburban Pavilion. Enough of the word play; here are a few websites of some of the artists who will be submitting artworks to the Group Exhibition.
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Mirja Koponen
Sarah Macintyre
Martine Pugh 
Helen Johnson
Jennie Temple
Sandra Vick  
Anneli Holmstrom
Sarah Kwan       
Morag Dewar   
Laura Sutherland

Judith Gordon
Lorraine Ross
Benjamin Newell
Rebecca Green
Alistair Quietsch
Carol Le Lievre
and me!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Mixed Planting of Art Works in the Suburban Pavilion - the big shed at the bottom of the garden.

I'd like to thank all my artist friends for their support in planning out this Art Sale. I will be raising funds for the Back Garden Biennale event in June and I have asked 14 (at the last count) of my good art school friends to help out and submit some of their art to sell. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
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Friday, 17 February 2012

The Back Garden Biennale Planner

Curating, fund raising, publicising, recruiting assistance, the lists are growing and it's exciting. I am looking forward to working with old and new friends getting to know new artists and launching this one day contemporary art event. Check out the website at

The Buffoonery Spreads from the Shed.

I've just edited a short film of Ben and Alistair's performance from the Panic and Picnic event in the Suburban Pavilion in October. We shall see more buffoonery this year from these strange characters as word gets out and new venues and audiences are exposed to their dark and humorous performance.