20 Mar 2019 | 33 Temple

Work Update – March 2019

Following on from my previous post 'Open-ended Work' of August 2018, I have now worked my way round to pushing forward the wall relief sculpture derived from the 'District 7' print.I had set aside this piece for a while to attend to other projects and ...

01 Mar 2019 | 33 Temple

10 Mars Bars

Recently I received the sad news that an old college friend of mine (Mick - Michael Dean) had passed away. Although those days were now 35 years in the past, the memories remain as vivid as ever and probably will remain so unless I suffer a lapse of me...

29 Jan 2019 | 33 Temple

Arts Cabaret 18

Early in January I discovered a local arts festival in Ireland that allowed for participation by artists around the world. The 'Arts Cabaret 18' was to be held on the evening of 26th January 2019 at Murray's Bar, Knockcroghery, Roscommon, Ireland. I co...

26 Jan 2019 | 33 Temple

Saigon Citadel Walk – Planning

On the 23rd February each year a one day festival of Psychogeography is held across the UK and the world, entitled 'Terminalia'.As the festival website states, it is 'a one day festival of walking, space, place and psychogeography' named...

15 Jan 2019 | 33 Temple

City View Bus Photographic Journey

An air-conditioned minibus runs from Phu My Hung in District 7 to the Lucky Plaza on Dong Khoi in District 1 and is my regular way to travel into the centre of Saigon.I thought I would like to record the journey as the bus travels from District 7 to th...

23 Dec 2018 | 33 Temple

Magazine d’Art De Saigon, Issue 4

I was very pleased to be included in the current issue of the Magazine d'Art De Saigon. In the issue I introduced myself and some of my personal history along with a brief summary of the recent digital print I made (District 7 Strata, 2018), which invo...

13 Dec 2018 | 33 Temple

The 10th Online Performance Art Festival

On the 6th December 2018 I was very happy to participate in the 10th Online Performance Art Festival, conducted solely online and broadcasting from my home in Saigon, Vietnam.I chose my performance 'The Path to Enlightenment' as I had not performed it ...

15 Nov 2018 | 33 Temple

Collecting Colours in Saigon

I had previously written about my recent digital print 'District 7 Strata', and how the work led on to further divergent threads that I am now beginning to unpick one by one. In addition to this I would like to express my satisfaction at having the opp...

22 Aug 2018 | 33 Temple

Open-ended work

Following the completion of the digital print work 'District 7 Strata', 2018 there have emerged several new lines of investigation that have sprung from both the development phase and from the finished work.'District 7 Strata', 2018As the print is actu...

14 Jul 2018 | 33 Temple

Dennis Creffield, 1931-2018

I was saddened to read that the artist Dennis Creffield had passed away, and that it had been two days before I had picked up on the news.I will not attempt to write an obituary for Dennis because that has already been done with great respect by others...

02 Jul 2018 | 33 Temple

Exhibitions at The Factory in District 2

On Sunday 1st July I searched out The Factory in District 2, a new area of Saigon for me to explore. As I approached I quickly recognised the venue from the irregularly stacked containers, painted in bright colours.Several people had already arrived in...

27 Jun 2018 | 33 Temple

Visit to A. Farm in District 12

On Saturday 23 June I ventured out into the wilds of District 12 in search of a new venue called A.Farm.The venue hosted an inaugural exhibition called 'All Animals are Equal' which featured work made by around 100 artists. I actually discovered that h...

22 Jun 2018 | 33 Temple

Richard Streitmatter-Tran at Salon Saigon

On Saturday 9th June I went to District 3 in Saigon to the hidden gem of Salon Saigon. Unless you have been before, it would be easy to miss this place as it is found towards the end of a small and secluded street. Situated in a beautiful house previou...