Always happy to consider commissions for people. Here’s a recent one for a friend of a friend. The two daughters together at the Leeds Music festival, met with an image in acrylic paint hand-stencilled on plywood in upbeat colour: ‘Plaits at the Leeds Music Festival’…

Big Draw 2014

Nantwich Museum’s contribution to the Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw 2014 was on the nature-based theme of ‘Our World’. People of all ages dropped by to depict plants and animals, both real and imagined. As time in the Millennium Gallery ticked by, punctuated by quiet periods of utter absorption, as well as frantic scribblings and even laughter, the frieze itself never was in any danger of extinction but grew more bountiful by the hour, and it was great to see everyone contributing.
Commissioned by the museum from Nantwich-based artist, Nicholas Ferenczy, with original music (a variation of the Floral Dance by Katie Moss) by Baseline People, this little video tells the story of the day and showcases some of the lovely fun drawings made – many by local children.
This event was also part of the Family Arts Festival 2014 (Patron: Michael Morpurgo).

Vid of Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw Event at Nantwich Museum 2013

Past, Present and Future met up for Nantwich Museum’s 2013 contribution to the nationwide Campaign for Drawing’s, Big Draw event, where families drew on the theme of The Museum of the Future. The idea being that fast-forward a few years, a futuristic holographic device might be installed to pull in bits and bobs (and people!?) from any place and time. With dramatic costumed characters from ancient Rome, the English Civil War and from a ‘distant galaxy’ on hand, there were one or two scary moments as people came face to face with reps from the ‘Imperial Guard’ (and Chris and John). But for sure everyone had a great time, proving once again that the pencil is mightier than the sword. This little vid (by Nantwich-based artist, Nicholas Ferenczy, with music by Baseline People) tells the story of the day and showcases some of the lovely drawings made – many by local children.

Part 1 of Graphic Biopic About Legendary Artist, Peter Briol

From abject poverty and obscurity, Briol rose to become a major player on the international art scene, where his stellar techniques drove the action in London, Paris and New York. In 2004 a fire at an east London warehouse destroyed most of Briol’s work, making the remainder scarce and highly-collectable. Briol’s origins (from the northern conurbation of Stoke-on-Trent) were humble and the man himself (described variously as ‘jerk’, ‘genius’ and ‘cipher’) remains obscure. Nicholas Ferenczy’s documentary (with Part 2 to follow) attempts to unravel the mystery that is Peter Briol.