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2013 in review from WordPress

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Find out all the fascinating facts about This ‘Me’ of Mine blog for 2013!
Click here to see the complete report.

Vandalism in the Time of Austerity

I wish this was the title of a novel, but unfortunately Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and Museum was vandalised last week. Cathy Lomax’s Glass Menagerie was singled out in the gallery, but several exhibits in the museum were damaged. Thankfully, only a few glass animals were broken in Cathy’s piece so the damage was not great, but the description in the local headline news of a ‘smashed art display’ was very unsettling.

Kaleidoscope has suffered budget cuts like so many other venues recently. This incident is indicative of a failure in the vigilance system due to a lack of personnel. While the vandals were captured on CCTV video, no one witnessed this happening and the teenagers were not apprehended. The police are investigating and Cathy’s piece has been temporarily removed from the exhibition.

On a happier note, we received a very thoughtful review on a-n Interface from Trevor Smith last week. He and I exchanged a few tweets on the event of its publication on Interface, it was lovely to receive this reply from Trevor:

trevorhsmith@trevors_myth 11 Jun

@ThisMeofMine It was a pleasure to write, got me thinking for sure, and so pleased to have your blessing!

We also received a mention from Becky Huff Hunter earlier this month on her contributions to This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age. Becky has written a wonderful critical essay on This ‘Me’ of Mine as ‘distributed practice’, you will definitely want to read this. She has also interviewed me for This ‘Me’ of Mine, our interview will be coming up later in the summer.

Also, I just saw Susan Eyre’s post ‘Time and e-motion’ back from April when she and I had a very uneasy discussion on what the future holds, it was as she said, “one of those conversations where you end up in a silence of contemplation”. Despite the uneasy subject of our conversation, it was a delight to meet Susan.

See these and other reviews and mentions on our PRESS page

Darren Nixon to show with Axis at London Art Fair

The Galhering by Darren Nixon

The Gathering, copyright 2011 Darren Nixon

Darren will be showing with Axis Web at next week’s London Art Fair, 16 to 20 January 2013.

Lesley Guy, contributor to Axis, asked Darren about his process, finding his source material and the artists who inspire him. Read the interview here and find out about the other artists who will be showing with Darren.

2012 in review has sent a report of 2012 in review for This ‘Me’ of Mine. See what they have to say…

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy New Year!

Julie Cockburn at Flowers

Smile 1 (c)2010 Julie Cockburn

Smile 1 (c)2010 Julie Cockburn, embroidery on found painting, 42 x 36.2cm

Portraits & Landscapes

23 May – 23 June 2012
Private View
Tuesday 22 May 6 – 8pm

21 Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ
T +44 (0)20 7439 7766

“With striking economy Cockburn breathes life into these moribund found images. Simple additional gestures to the original object, or rearrangement of what was already there, are transformative. Usually this transformation goes beyond recognition of the original, and yet nothing is removed: the new image contains, however partially evident, its old image. It remains too, according to the artist, within its genre. Cockburn’s embellishments extend the vocabulary of the images, indicating the limitations of their medium as they pass beyond. Where stitched, for example, sensual texture becomes an adjunct to the visual.”

Jonathan P Watts

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