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The text below is copied from my old website (from Spring 2014) gullbarnaclemiddlebig

Christiansø

This summer I will be exhibiting at the Palivaren gallery on the tiny island of Christiansø. Can’t wait – I’m going to make a holiday of it and camp on the island while the exhibition is on.

Bursary
In June 2014 I will be travelling to Scotland to take part in the SWLA Seabird Drawing Course, for which I have been awarded the bursary. Very chuffed to have been chosen, and looking forward to it immensely.

SWLA 2013
I have a painting chosen for this year’s SWLA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London – their 50th anniversary. I am especially chuffed because David Attenborough, no less, will be opening the exhibition.

Cheng Kim Lok Gallery
In January of 2014, I will be exhibiting at the Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust’s Cheng Kim Lok gallery. Looking forward to that one already.

Exhibitions 2013
On the 22nd of March I will be exhibiting a couple of paintings at ‘Svanekegaardens Censurende Udstilling’ – a Open exhibition with four Danish selectors. In July of this year I will be holding a one-man exhibition at Galleri Huz 16 in Sandvig – I look forward to presenting some of the linocuts I am working on at the moment.

Jan 2013 – NaturBornholm commsission
I’ve just completed an exciting illustration and design commission for NaturBornholm – a couple of panels describing commonly found plants and some activities for chilren and families. I did the illustrations and the graphic design and I’m really happy with the result, which will be uploaded soon in the gallery section.

UK trip, Autumn 2012
I’ve just returned from a trip to the UK, where I got to see my painting in the SWLA exhibition in the Mall Galleries, as well as visit a whole host of galleries, large and small. It was inspirational to see other ‘bird’ artists’ work, none of which I’d actually seen in the flesh before. A really high standard which leaves me a little overwhelmed, but also, and most importantly I hope, inspired…

SWLA 2012
I’m very happy to get a painting accepted for this years’ annual Society of Wildlife Artist’s exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. This is the most prestigous showcase for Britain and Europe’s most exciting and interesting wildlife derived art, so I am really chuffed to get in…

Ude af Balance
September 2012. This is something a bit different – a huge anamorphic installation, painted directly on the floor and walls of the gallery. The idea is that, when viewed from a specific point in space, the floor painting appears 3-D. See youtube video here, and more photos on the gallery.

Fugle
August 2012. Really happy to be asked to join this exhibition of bird paintings, sculptures and ceramics with some of Bornholms and Denmark’s best (bird) artists. including John Olsen, Inge Lise Westman og Astrid Anderberg (Swedish actually).

Rasch Udstilling
8th to the 25th of February, 2012. An exhibition at Gallery Rasch in Rønne, Bornholm, together with Esben Bagger, Per Jensen and Ulla Lyme.

Teaching
Looking forward to a new round of teaching. Children at Bornholm’s brilliant Billedskole, and adults at the equally fantastic AOF, where I will also be taking life-classes.

Observation: Inspiration
2nd September to the 30th of September, 2011
Marine Studios, Margate, UK
A really interesting group exhibition at Marine Studios in Margate, along with Lindsay Sekulowicz and Tacy Kneale. Photos in theexhibition section on this website.

Tryk2 Gruppen, mk II
4th September to the 16th of September, 2011
Galleri 2rn, Årkirkeby
This is a group exhibition of prints I am partaking in, along with the following Bornholm-based artists: Alice Østerbøg, Angelika MoussonLene Degett, Annelise Mark Andersen, Andreas Østergaard, Anne Cirkola, Jette Elmann Olsen and Josva Kleist. Galleri 2rn is a lovely small gallery that is connected to a fantastic independent printing workshop, Tryk 2. Photos in the exhibitionsection on this website

Linocuts
I’ve added a new section of limited edition prints on this website. Really, really excited about exploring this medium.

DOF Tidsskrift
I’ve done some illustrations for DOF Tidsskrift magazine. A goshawk chasing some pheasants, and some other assorted birds.

Logo
I’m doing the logo for Bornholm’s DOF (Bird organisation). A razorbill. It should be fun as the form and colours (black and white) of a razorbill lend themselves to a striking design.

Dinosaurs mk II
The illustration is finshed now, and can be seen here and here.

Dinosaurs
I’ve been asked to make an illustration depicting Bornholm’s eight different dinosaurs, to be used in NaturBornohm’s dinosaur exhibition. This is an exciting commission, one I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into. More later..

20 x 20
I’ve been included in quite an exciting exhibition held by ‘Bornholms Kunstforening’ (Bornholm Association for the Arts). 64 artists have been invited to submit five or less works, all of which can fit within a 20 x 20 cm square. I’ve produced five watercolor landscapes, all of which are based on sketches I’ve done in the last couple of months of the wintery skies and landscapes here on the island (it’s been quite a winter). I’m looking forward to seeing what else is going to be on the walls.

2011 Manifesto

During 2011 I’m hoping to expand the commercial illustration side of things and get some more commissions. I’m working on some illustrations for Moby Dick, one of my favourite books, and looking forward to getting stuck into some linocut prints I’m working on. Also I have a freezer full of interesting dead birds waiting to be painted – hawfinch, cormorant and rough-legged buzzard amongst others. I want to try to improve the dynamic tension between the medium’s needs and my wishes. I’m really looking forward to doing more landscapes and skyscapes – getting out there more. But most of all I’m looking forward to being in my new studio which is nearly finished. Bring it on, I can’t wait!

Tryk2 Gruppen
29th August to the 10th September, 2010
Galleri 2rn, Årkirkeby

This is a group exhibition of prints I am partaking in, along with the following Bornholm-based artists: Alice Østerbøg, Angelika MoussonLene Degett, Annelise Mark Andersen, Lone Schiøtz Nielsen, Ben Woodhams, Jette Elmann Olsen, Josva Kleist. Galleri 2rn is a lovely small gallery that is connected to a fantastic independent printing workshop, Tryk 2.

Ben Woodhams – Fuglemalerier
2nd July to the 1st Augsut, 2010 (dates tbc)
NaturBornholm, Bornholm

Bornholm is very proactive in celebrating its wonderful and diverse natural environment. NaturBornholm is an ‘activity centre’, and Bornholm’s largest tourist attraction, that focuses on Bornholm’s geology, flora and fauna. They also show temporary exhibitions, and I am lucky enough to be showing there in the height of the summer season.

Naturligvis – en Udstilling med Hans Henning Pedersen og Ben Woodhams
22nd March to the 16th April, 2010
Galleri Rasch, Bornholm

My first ‘proper’ exhibition on Bornholm. See here for pictures and posters. Galleri Rasch is a wonderful independent gallery situated in central Rønne, Bornhom’s largest town. The gallery shows a mixture of local, national and international art, showcasing emerging artists as well as more established names. My exhibition ‘Naturligvis’ (= naturally – sounds better in Danish) was with Hans-Henning Pedersen, a Bornholm sculptor/wood turner who makes the most incredible wooden vessels. Hans-Henning is a well-resepcted name in these parts, so it was good for me to show with someone of his experience.

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