Saturday, September 4, 2010

Summer 2010 - Phil Constable

Phil Constable was born in Canterbury, Kent in 1971. A graduate of Liverpool John Moore’s University, BA (hons) Fine Art and The University of Salford, MA Creative Technology.

He was Senior Design designer for Guardian Media Group where he was responsible for streaming television programs. Channel M then went onto develop the user interface he designed for large web portal, Manchester Online.

His work is project-based and utilizes various media, commenting on architectural space, signs of inhabitants, and memory. Constable has exhibited video installations, large scale vinyl installations, prints, and paintings nationally and internationally.

Phil is currently associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and co-founder and director of Adorn Creatives, a bespoke large scale branding company with a wide client base which includes interior designers, typography designers, graphic designers and architects.

Phil's residency began August 17. He is working on a site-specific piece in the woods on the Rural Projects property, utilizing the footings of what may have been a dwelling. The piece juxtaposes the archeological remnants of man with modernist architecture.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Félicia Atkinson - Open Studio - Friday, May 28th 6-8PM

Félicia will show work in progress. A presentation will commence at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy an informal evening of observation and conversation. BYOB ~ Bonfire ~ Children welcome! Please click to enlarge and read the press release.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Summer 2010 - Félicia Atkinson

Rural Projects is pleased to welcome French-born, Brussels-based artist Félicia Atkinson to the 2010 Bartering Residency. Felicia arrived May 20th and will be in residence at the barn for ten days to draw and record sounds and images in the surrounding environment. She will show her work in progress at the end of the residency at an open studio event.

Félicia Atkinson is travelling coast to coast across the U.S. for four months with a fellowship from the French program Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs, collecting sounds, images and thoughts during her trip. So far she has been in Chicago, where she performed at the Museum of Contmeporary Art, Brooklyn and Gallatin. Félicia is working on two commissions: a sound piece for French public radio and a video for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal. Further travels will take her to performances in Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.

Félicia’s work is inspired by two ways of thinking: the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy of the unfinished, and the lo-fi and psychedelic improvisations in music and drawing. Imperfections, improvisation, repetition, raw materials, folk culture, minimal art, travel, translation, contemplation, are the materials of her body of work which includes performance, writing, music, drawing, and photography.

Find out about Félicia Atkinson and her work at