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The Pathfoot Building.

September 19, 2016

As of 19th September, 2016, I’ll be working as artist in residence at University of Stirling’s Pathfoot Building – a self initiated project made possible by a Creative Scotland grant.  I’ll be there two days a week for six months – making work that focuses on Pathfoot’s modernist architecture in relation to the art collection housed there, the surrounding landscape and the people who use the building.


13th November 2017 update: The show ‘Low-Rise, High-Function’ has been up since 4/9/17 and continues until 15th December.  Book is just about to be published – a selection of drawings.  Not really using this WordPress blog much now, having shifted news items to Instagram and Twitter.  Details of the show are on my site:

Film 1. In and around Pathfoot (4 mins 3 secs).

Film 2. Sarah Bromage’s high jinks (44 secs).

Film 3. Jane Cameron & soul payback (27 secs).

Film 4.  Animation of Bertoia chair (44 secs).

Weekly posts throughout the residency – please scroll down.

Week 29 (w/b 24.4.17).  The final week of the residency.  Sorry to be leaving – it’s been such an excellent experience working here.  What a splendid building.  I spent my last day – Sunday –  videoing Sarah Bromage roller skating through empty corridors – reliving her childhood in pathfoot.Skates.jpg

Week 28 (w/b 17.4.17).  Pathfoot’s deserted rear entrance during the Easter holiday.  BackEntry.jpg

Week 27 (w/b 10.4.17). Roof access ladders.  Black ink brush pen on cartridge.Vert-Homescan6.jpg

Week 26 (w/b 3.4.17).  View from staff room.  My studio centre bottom, behind tree.  View-from-kitchen-.jpg

Week 25 (w/b 27.3.17).  Watercolour of Crush Hall interior with Mary Martin mural.HS3.jpg

Week 24 (w/b 20.3.17).  Diagram of my proposed hanging mobile for above the stairs.Diagram.jpg

Week 23 (w/b 13.3.17).  Hepworth view.  Pentel brush pen on A5 cartridge paper.Heppp.jpg

Week 22 (w/b 6.3.17).  The radiogram that lives in E corridor.radiogram.jpg

Week 21 (w/b 27.2.17).  Original 1967 Pathfoot chair starred in animated film today.Orange.jpg

Week 20 (w/b 20.2.17).    Misty morning Hepworth. Reading week.  Quiet everywhere.Hep.jpg 

Week 19 (w/b 13.2.17).  Paolozzi bronze sculpture ‘Forms on a Bow, No. 2’ (1949).Pao.jpg

Week 18 (w/b 6.2.17).  Stairs flanked by foliage. The first thing I noticed at Pathfoot.Stairfoliage.jpg

Week 17 (w/b 30.1.17).  One of the views from Oscars.Top-view.jpg

Week 16 (w/b 23.1.17).  A Bertoia chair.  Standard Pathfoot office furniture in 1967. Bertoia.jpg

Week 15 (w/b 16.1.17).  The view from the side window of Oscars refectory. HomeScan1.jpg

Week 14 (w/b 9.1.17).  Mysterious stone in the woods behind Pathfoot.Mystery-Stone.jpg

Week 13 (w/b 12.12.16).  The courtyard outside the Art Collection office window.Courtyard.jpg

Week 12 (w/b 5.12.16)The bridge behind C corridor.Bridge.jpg

Week 11 (w/b 28.11.16).  The view that greeted me when I arrived the other morning.IMG_20161123_090139035.jpg

Week 10 (w/b 21.11.16)  Watched a wren hopping amongst the ferns this morning.Wren.jpg

Week 9 (w/b 14.11.16).  Working on various ideas…Blue-Suzy-tee.jpg

Week 8 (w/b 7.11.16).  Post-outdoor sketching session.  Chilly.  Came inside to thaw.IMG_20161107_103933311_HDR.jpg

Week 7 (w/b 31.10.16).  Hepworth aperture.spa272-copy.jpg

Week 6 (w/b 24.10.16).      “There were views all around…spa282-copy.jpg

Week 5 (w/b/ 17.10.16).  Dynamics of tree / building / black painted timber.IMG_20161020_154149729_HDR.jpg

Week 4 (w/b/10.10.16).  1968 article from UoS Archives.IMG_20161011_145829278_HDR.jpg

Week 3 (w/b 3.10.16).  Wavy mowing traces with grey roof strip.IMG_20160922_14.jpg

Week 2 (w/b 26.9.16).  Internal courtyards integrate architecture and landscape.Blog2.jpg

Week 1 (w/b 19.9.16).  1990’s front extension mimics adjoining 1967 architecture.Blog-aaa.jpg


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