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Everyone In This Room Is Connected To Everyone In This Room
Review of Jo Clements solo show at The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery.
The Filofax and the Ape: Material approaches to the work of Albert Adams
Reflections on the work of the many-faceted South African artist Albert Adams, including a brief delve into his archives which are held at the University of Salford Art Collection.
From South Africa to the Slade: repositioning Albert Adams
My first article for Art UK, a profile of Albert Adams, a South African-born, London-based artist whose work began to gain wider attention later in his life, and whose output included painting, etching, printmaking and book cover design. Fastidious, imaginative and technically brilliant, Adams experimented widely with style and scale throughout his career.
I've written seven short stories to date, five of which have been published. I am working towards a collection entitled 'The Years', imagining queer experiences at different points in history, from Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in 1961, to a near-future non-binary software drama, to gay bellboys at The Ritz Paris in the 1920s. My work has appeared in the Best British Short Stories anthology, an award-nominated edition of Foglifter, and I was short-listed for an Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.
Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces
Essay considering the work of drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous in Salford Museum & Gallery's 'YOU BELONG HERE', part of the Rediscovering Salford project.
Statue to a Critic
‘Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue erected to a critic.’ My final article for the Fourdrinier is a wry but affectionate meta-reflection on art writing.
Behind The Times with Sarah Hardacre
Essay introducing an exhibition that I curated with the artist Sarah Hardacre at PAPER Gallery in Summer 2021.
Lady Skollie: Weakest Link at Eastside Projects
I interviewed South African artist Lady Skollie during her show, ‘Weakest Link’, a solo exhibition presented at Eastside Projects Birmingham in 2019. This work appeared in The Fourdrinier online and in their special print edition,
‘It is not an image I am seeking’: 60 years of drawings by Louise Bourgeois
Review of a series of drawings made between 1947–2007 by legendary 20th-century artist, Louise Bourgeois.
Contemporary Portraits: Part One
This two-part article takes a look at contemporary portraiture through the work of six artists, selected for their diversity of style, approach, subject matter and identity.
Contemporary Portraits: Part Two
This is the second instalment of a two-part article focusing on the uses of portraiture in the work of six contemporary artists.
Superbia Spotlights: DJ Mix-Stress of RebeccaNeverBecky
An interview with DJ Mix-Stress of Manchester-based events collective RebeccaNeverBecky for Manchester's Finest online magazine.
Short Supply presents ‘Queer Contemporaries’
Interview with curator Mollie Balshaw of Short Supply ahead of new art show 'Queer Contemporaries'.
‘I like to think of the surface of the paper as a membrane’ – Five Minutes With Rachel Goodyear
Artist Rachel Goodyear speaks to Greg Thorpe about snow-topped mountains and the imagined space beyond the surface of the page.
‘A hand-cut line cannot be created by a mouse’– Five Minutes With DR.ME
DR.ME is the collaborative design practice of Ryan Doyle (DR) and Mark Edwards (ME), with clients including Tate Modern, Levi’s and Sony Records. Here they speak to Greg Thorpe about their interest in collage, the realness of paper, and the almost religious experience of listening to Charlie Bones on NTS every morning.