My kind of Party

I went to my kind of party the other day. Celebrity people just standing around, not saying a word. This could be a thing…

Interior shoot for GDC Associates at Madam Tussauds. All images © Bill Mudge

 

20 in 15: The Lives of Artists – Bill Mudge

Sampson Low

978191057825420 in 15 is a behind the scenes look at the lives of twenty different artists, their creative processes and working environments. The project evolved from the thriving arts community in Carshalton but ultimately expanded to locations around the UK and France. Observing artists as they work, Bills documentary approach gives an insight into what it takes to live and work as a creative person.

20 in 15 includes photographs of Peter S Smith (Painter Printmaker), Alex Foster (Illustrator), Abel Kesteven (Artist), Aga Cowling (Amber & Glass Designer), Jeremy Clark (Ceramic Sculptor), Luci Metcalfe (Artist), Dan Redding (Videographer), Kathryn Sherriff (Ceramicist), Glow (Design Agency), Guy Meredith (Composer), Emma Capron (Interior Designer), Wayne Sleeth (Artist), Kendra Haste (Sculptor), Alban Low (Illustrator), Lucy Furlong (Poet), Karin Andrews Jashapara (Shadow Puppetry), Emily Hall (Weaver and Ceramicist), Andrew Candy (Gallery Owner & Graphic Designer), Art Language Location (Contemporary Arts Festival), Association Amitiés Tsiganes (Community…

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Mudge at Mine in March

By The Line Pottery

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 Artistsphotography 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…

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The House

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On the 15th May 1975 when wallpaper was £1.38p per roll, Albert and Betty enjoyed sequence dancing, allotment gardening, and life. Their messages were discovered in 2013 and we get a snapshot of Albert and Betty’s ‘system for living’.

Redecoration can define a moment in time. It might correspond with moving house, the arrival of a newborn, or just a fresh start. Albert and Betty’s family won’t see the words (until now), yet at that moment it is the wallpaper that conveyed their sentiment as his family leaves the nest; Look what we did when you were away, we longed, we missed you, we wondered, we had time on our hands, we decorated. Welcome home.

More messages / The House is published in Patternotion – Artistic Systems for Living.