Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Fly Eric

Next Saturday we'll take part of one of the Fly Eric Symposia in Storey Gallery on "Changing perceptions of what artists can do".

Previous Fly Eric Symposium in Art Gene with architects Charlie Mackeith and Madeleine Adams of Research Design, David Coterrell and Katherine Clarke of Muf Architects . Image courtesy of Barry Hobson 2009. From here

Fly Eric is a developmental network of artist focused organisations in the North West of England, led by Art Gene (Barrow-in-Furness), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and Storey Gallery (Lancaster).

Thursday, 14 May 2009

From a visit to Florence

Market seller reading his paper

Moped parking reservation


Market seller in front of his carefully stacked crates

A door in a facade, carefully made to blend in ('stone' blocks carved from wood)

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

multi-functional design

Barrier holder

Skater's ramp

Warning for wet concrete

Drunken demonstration 1

Drunken demonstration 2

Gutter pipe holder and receptacle

Lighting display. Drunken demonstration 3

Fence fixing

Drunken demonstration 4

London, Glasgow, Bristol, Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow, Dun Laoghaire, Glasgow, Glasgow

Monday, 11 May 2009

Inspiring cities

We are delighted to have Odd sympathies featured on Inspiring cities website. You can have a look at the article here.
Thanks to Kerry Spring for her review.

"Inspiring Cities is about international and interdisciplinary best practice in urban development. It is about the exchange of ideas and changing the way people think about the city."

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Last week John Metcalf (who collaborated with us last year on Odd sympathies) was made a Creative Wales Ambassador.

Photo: Arts Council Wales


Monday, 4 May 2009

Manchester presentation

Last week we gave a presentation of our work to the MA students of the Design Lab at Manchester School of Art, followed by discussions about our practice and working methods.
The Design Lab is an interesting programme introducing students from different departments to the idea and process of collaboration on live projects.