Wednesday, 19 March 2008
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.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
"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?"
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
Friday, 14 March 2008
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!
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
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!