Derby Mean Time (2019)
Keep out of sight–keep more out of sight–keep still more out of sight [top]
Blister [middle]
Exercise Book, Photo: Colin Mills [bottom]

I am an artist who lives and works in Derby. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2002 I received animation and artist film commissions from S4C (Channel 4 Wales), Film London and Capture. Since 2016 I’ve mainly been making artist’s books and exhibiting at artist book fairs, most recently at the first Malmö Artist’s Book Biennial MABB2018, and the Liverpool Book Arts Frankenstein 2018 exhibition and tour.

Artist’s books, paper sculpture and animation feature in Derby Mean Time my new exhibition for Derby Museums at Pickford’s House (in Derby). I’m currently busy working on the final pieces for the exhibiton which opens on Saturday 14 September. I’ll be in the gallery between 2pm and 4pm, so if you’re in town, please drop by to see the exhibition, say hello and have a cup of tea.

Derby Mean Time is an exhibition about time, space, memory and Derby. And how things drift in and out of alignment, and what happens when places are lost and things are forgotten. It explores the legacy of John Flamsteed (1646-1719), the first Astronomer Royal. He lived at 22 Queen Street, Derby, from where he made astronomical readings using a zero degree line of longitude – a prime meridian – that placed Derby at the centre of space and time. The exhibition includes animation, paper sculpture, photography, and artist’s books, which are shown alongside Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis and Historia Coelestis Britannica.

Images from the exhibition make and build.