Wednesday, 19 March 2008






NEW WORKS....






Hey people I am uploading some images of other art woks that I have worked on recently.

If anyone wants information regarding the themes and thoughts about the visual displays then please feel free to ask me about them!

"Preperation"- female memorobillia,lining paper, light - SHOW#1-2007

This was a show I curated as part of New Arts North West, an artist led initiative of currently 10 members who aim to show diverse and contemporary artworks wherever possible.

This SHOW#1, was the opening event for the group where local galleries from preston and manchester came to view the work and gained press coverage for providing an alternative venue for arts.
This show led to 'ART ON BUSES' a collaberation with Stagecoach where contemporary art was installed and mobile on designated bus routes travelling through Preston and further a field.

"Push my Button"- Art on Buses-2007
This then led to being part of ABC Festival in Preston.

The work was titled 'New Directions' and was in collaberation with Bluestreak Arts. A gain another curating opportunity for myself where I gained coverage for my efforts and it was yet another example that contemporary gallery art can be presented in challenging ways.









Tuesday, 18 March 2008

yet more genius lol

"eithier that face is on medication, or theres no hope"

"I do believe in fairies, i do believe in fairies"

A scene from garth gratrix at work:-

Phone rings, bring bring!

Garth " Hello ......Garth speaking how can i help you?"
Caller " Can i speak to her majesty please?"
Garth " And which queen are you refering to please?"

JUST ME

Hello...i am in the process of typing arts proposals for upcoming exhibitions etc etc which bores me when presented with 5 booklets of paper work and arts council applications blah blah blah (although necessary)
So i am just saying hello to whoever is out there. If somebody from a prestigious gallery is reading then hello and wink wink lol.

Take care people

G -X-

Friday, 14 March 2008

ARTWORKS







Hello, here is some background works by yours truly,
for those of you who have not seen or heard of me before!







There once was a boy called Garth who was training to be a Nurse, he went down to the land of university and met a man who spoke of bedpans. Garth was horrified by such conversations and thought "Fuck that 'shit', im gonna be a gay northern artist instead" !


Art has always been forever my joy and creative output in most situations i face so i decided to erase the family peers of having a "job that pays a salary" and make art pay for me! (although currently i am paying for my art!....that old stereotype of being a struggling starving artist is not to far removed from reality lol. Although i am rather successful in my local areas currently so i cant complain too much. I think as long as you are incorporating something that makes a smile on your face as part of your everyday then run with it and dont feel you have to ignore it because its not worhtwhile or serious enough!

Now i shall finish the pep talk for today and reel off some more images of my work for you all to enjoy and learn more about my diverse ways of working!

Take care




Wednesday, 12 March 2008

here is the link to my friends blogspot about me lol

"Dont envy me, my kinda lifes not for everybody"

go here

MR GRATRIX

Hello everybody sorry i have been absent for a wee while, i have been getting another comission under my belt. It is for a mental health facility in Preston and i am creating very differnent works to what i usually create so it has been a fun experience. I shall post visuals of the work in due course so feel free to have a look through and comment on the differences between the commercial works and the gallery works for me ...Thanx

A friend has decided to set up a blogspot called quotes by garth so have a look at that too. Some people seem to think im funny sometimes and i have things to say!
Take Care

G -x-