Just over a year after first meeting photographer (and musician) Bill Mudge at the Frost Fair, the exhibition of his 20 in 15 – The Lives of Artists photography project opened at the Mine Gallery in Carshalton last night. The gallery has been completely changed around in the last week with photographs of the working lives of 20 creative people and organisations on every wall, including many examples of their work – including new works fresh my own kiln this week, a beautiful print by illustrator Alex Foster and an amazing galvanised wire sculpture of a hare from world-renowned sculptor Kendra Haste. The show runs until March 27th – some photos below.
And taking centre stage is the phabulous photobook of the project that was created after a successful round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter and launched yesterday at the gallery! The book is now available to buy in the Mine Gallery and also online here: 20 in 15: The Lives of Artists by Bill Mudge. After being the first to back the Kickstarter project, my family is now proud owners of the first two copies of the book and a beautiful enlarged print of my studio (the last image below) that has just gone to the framers today 🙂
Sculptures by Jeremy Clark and Kendra Haste
At the private view
Hare in galvanised wire by Kendra Haste
A few of my porcelain pieces
Copies of the 20 in 15 photobook
Books and posters
20 in 15 photos at Mine Gallery
Abel Kestevan by Bill Mudge
Community Project by Bill Mudge
20 in 15 exhibition at Mine Gallery
Photographer Bill Mudge came round today for tea and cake and to show me the mockup and layouts for his new photobook 20 in 15 – The Lives of Artists. It’s looking great! He has spent the last year photographing twenty very different creative people and organisations, including me in my studio. One of the best bits of the project has been getting to know Bill and his lovely family over the last year. His photography is quiet, reflective, imaginative and precise – much like Bill himself. The costs of designing, printing and publishing the book are being crowdfunded through Kickstarter. At the time of writing the campaign is nearly 60% funded and not quite halfway to the finish date. It’s doing well and just needs a final shove to the line. Please share or pledge if it sounds interesting to you.
Whether or not the book gets funded, there will definitely be an exhibition of the project in March at the Mine Gallery in Carshalton (5th to 27th March). As well as the photos, each of the artists are also contributing their works to exhibit.
This morning we visited the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery with the family Mudge; Bill, Gina and Harriet. Bill is currently part of an exhibition there called On The Map, organised by Alban Low. A fantastic concept where a variety of artists have created maps with a difference. It’s a beautiful gallery, in a beautiful place. There’s a few snaps from it below.
From Alban Lows map
From the St Ives map
Part of the amazing embroidery
Notice the fox in the bottom right corner of Bill’s bright photo of a car (part of the photography from his ‘Wandling’ map) – that wasn’t staged – it just happened in the moment!
I visited photographer and musician Bill Mudge this week as he has invited me to take part in his Twenty in Fifteen project to photograph 20 creative people/organisations in 2015, documenting them as they create and work in their environment. Below are some early studio shots he has created of some of my recent work. Really, really looking forward to seeing how this develops. Will post more as they arrive…
Bills photography can be seen here: