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Museum Of Small Things

Hello! I’m back. Did you miss me?

Well, it’s pretty clear I’m rubbish at blogging. I suppose it was to be expected really. I’m bad enough replying to texts and emails, as anyone who knows me will tell you, so the chances of me keeping this blog up to date were always pretty slim. But hey, let’s not worry about that now.

I’ve been pretty busy the last few months but as this site is only about my personal work I don’t have too much to report I’m afraid. I finally managed to finish my comic, it’s 26 pages long and I’m pretty happy with it. I’m not sure what’s gonna happen to it at the moment, maybe I’ll start posting bits of it here.

Also I’m currently exhibiting my four films at the Museum Of Small Things at Selfridges. I’m very pleased to be part of the show and had a great time last Sunday checking out the rest of the work. I met a few people who had some lovely things to say about my films too which was really nice.

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Tear Drops Blossom at the National Gallery


Tear Drops Blossom will be screened before Alain Resnais’ 1959 film “Hiroshima Mon Amour” at the National Gallery on Saturday 7 March. You can book tickets here.

AnimateTV 2008 repeated on Channel 4

Tear Drops on the telly

Tear Drops Blossom will be screened again on Channel 4 on Monday 2 February at 00.20 as part of AnimateTV 2008. So if you missed the show the first time round now’s your chance to watch it, or tape it, or Sky plus it, or whatever else it is you do these days.

Tear Drops Blossom on a wall in Oakland


Last month I was invited to screen Tear Drops Blossom on a 100ft wall in the city of Oakland, California, as part of the Great Wall of Oakland. I was very happy to be part of this project so I thought I’d share these photos with you. Read the rest of this entry »

Tate Modern

I went to the Animate TV screening at the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern on Friday night. Once again gain we had a Q&A afterwards with the six other artists and Ian White. My family and friends came along and it felt like a really nice conclusion to what was a year of hard, but fun, work.


Just got back from Liverpool were there was a screening of the Animate TV films at FACT. The screening was really good, there were lovely comfy sofas in the screen and there was some interesting discussion during the Q&A afterwards. Liverpool was fun too, it was my first time there so like a shameless tourist I made a trip to the Beatles Story museum!

The next screening is next Friday at Tate Modern.


I went to Aurora last Friday for the premiere screening of AnimateTV 2008 with the lovely people from Animate Projects and the six other artists. The screening was packed which was great. The next screening will be on Saturday 22 November at Encounters in Bristol, then I’m off to Liverpool for a screening at FACT on Wednesday 26 November, and then AnimateTV is at Tate Modern on 5 December.

AnimateTV 2008

My animation Tear Drops Blossom was screened on Channel 4 on 21 September as part of AnimateTV 2008. If you missed it you can watch the whole show, which includes six other films, on 4oD.