Briefly, as a child, I had an imaginary friend, Bramble Richard 

Now, nearly seventy years later, I have rediscovered him

Until recently, I would have said I was a formalist, working in traditional media. But my year with the Islington Mill Art Academy revealed other excitements, although I still love to lose myself: in a material; in questions of weight and volume, movement and stress; in simple things

Prompted by an intriguing ‘Obstruction’ from Jane Fairhurst, as part of the GMCA bOlder programme, in our upcoming show at Castlefield Gallery, I join forces with my old friend to explore these tensions 




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