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Christmas Exhibition at The Wine Street Gallery Devizes.

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION 2014 Friday 21st November 2014- Saturday 31st January 2015.  Opening times: 11 am – 4 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. 
11 am – 2 pm Wednesday. 
Also by appointment. Artists:The Somerset Printmakers and Joanna Scislowicz. Sculpture:Melissa Cole,Peter Hayes &David O’Connor. Ceramics:Paula Downing,Sue Mundy, Sophie MacCarthy,
 Elaine Peto, Rob Sollis & Rowan Whimster. Studio Glass:  William Shakspeare. Address: Unit 10, White Horse Business Centre, 
Hopton Road, Devizes SN10 2HJ. www.thewinestreetgallery.com
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Osney Lane Oxford Public Art Project Autumn 2014

Osney Lane Development - Oxford - Autumn 2014

I have been working on the two panels of the entrance wall area of this new student accommodation being built in the centre of Oxford for  Cherwell College
My name was put forward by the contractor  Exel Construction following work I did at Chapel Street in Oxford in 2013 - I think this is quite unusual as an introduction to a commission but am really pleased to have made some kind of impression on the contractors!!


Inspiration and context.
My sculptural practice involves journeys and maps and I like to include this in public works and how it might apply to the users of the space I am designing for, in this case students.  I didn’t really get inspired by the location despite the obvious history of the abbey and mill and so I tried to take a different approach to give an exciting dynamic piece that would appeal to the users of the building and passers by.
I took my inspiration for this work from ‘brain maps and pathways’.  Thinking about the st…