December 10, 2009

Clockwork Dog

...And with the serendipitous finding of a lost lorry ratchet, Steam Dog was complete! And forget chihuahuas in handbags or pampered pugs, Steam Dog wears the handbag! Two of them actually...

December 06, 2009

The Listener

A screen narratives/animation project created in collaboration with media students at university, The Listener is a short film about an estranged and slightly mad inventor who lives in a ramshackle old 'listenarium' on a hill far above the industrialized city he despises. Music has been outlawed and has since seemingly slipped from existence in the city, but the inventor is determined to find its last remaining hiding place. One day, he finds himself moved to venture down the mountain in search of song...

Directed by Rob Hayward
Compositing/Post-production by Luke Fleming and Simon Ennals
Art Direction, Model-making and Casting by Ashley Clarke

November 24, 2009

The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time

Working out some spreads for Mark Haddon's 'A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time', created for a second year illustration brief at uni.

Stokes Croft Prints

I made a series of litho/mono prints combining textures and observational drawings of shop fronts in Stokes Croft for a project at uni...

The big grey one is called Westmoreland House and together with the old carriage works next door, it's become somewhat of a Bristol landmark. To some it's an eyesore waiting to be ripped down, but I think it's intriguing and pretty tragic - given its sketchy recent history as the last resting place of at least a few graffiti artists and well as imposing a giant question mark over the future of these abandoned buildings and others like it.
Read more about the fate of Westmoreland House and the ongoing creative regeneration of Stokes Croft at the PRSC Blog.

May 08, 2009

Carnyville Foolery

photos courtesy of the Invisible PhotoBooth

Last weekend I had the awesome pleasure of performing with my fellow fools and circus freaks in the amazing Invisible Circus show Carnyville. The show spans three nights and takes place at the abandoned but now reclaimed Bridewell Island, the former police and fire station serving as an ironically apt location for a show so riotous and anarchic in nature. It was a great success, with the costumed crowds lining the street outside each night buzzing with excited anticipation for the opening of the gates, ready to become completely immersed in the pandemonium. There is so much beautiful, dazzling chaos once you step inside, it really is hard to believe your eyes. The astounding number of performances and interactive sensory delights on offer ensures that no person leaves with the same experience as another, if you can find your way out that is...

Carnyville brings together so many shining individuals and the sheer volume of hard work, determination and creativity that brings the show to life is a true inspiration.

You can also read some nice reviews here: