Thursday, 27 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


St. Anne's Arts Festival

Am posting this event here as I am helping organise the Art part of it.  Selected Artists work will be on display in the empty shop next to the Masonic Hall, near JR Taylors for the duration of the Festival.


Marsh Mill is open this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of Heritage Open Days - 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

FyldeCap's annual Art and Photography exhibition

Some photos of the diverse range of work submitted for FyldeCap's popular Community Art and Photography exhibition and competition

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

words from the void - Stephen Wymark's play at BADept Friday 22 June, 8pm

Following on from his curated installation here at The Kiln House Gallery, where words and sentences were extracted from his play as it was being written and then exhibited in the gallery as Art, his completed play is now ready for its first performance.  Having already done a reading at FYCreatives in April, Stephen is constantly trying to explore the boundaries between Art and Theatre and their audiences, stating that just as Art can be anything that is creative and inspired, so can Theatre - it doesn't need to be complicated; it's as simple as telling someone a story in a space. If you want to continue to support Stephen's work he can be contacted at and check here for information on a performance evening event coming soon at Marsh Mill.

SketchCrawl event at Marsh Mill and The Shrine

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Landed - Andy Chapple

The Mill is proud and excited to be the host venue for Andi’s performance. The unique heritage and history of the Mill will provide an interesting surrounding and backdrop for Andi’s gig, blending the traditional with the modern.

Andi continues on to The New Continental in Preston on the 17th to do a 'soundwalk' in the afternoon and an evening performance (£3).  For more details visit their site:‘soundwalk’

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Out of The Frame Exhibition at the Kiln House Gallery

some of the students setting up their work ready for their forth coming exhibition

And now for the final shots.......

some sketchbook examples:

gazette article:

Sunday, 5 February 2012


When I envisioned this collaborative exhibition, I had no idea just how innovative and unique the whole project was.  In effect, my naivety as to the concept, the production, the process and the installation meant that I undersold it, to the point of undervaluing it. 
Those who know me, know that I am very down to earth and don’t go for ‘hype’ or unnecessary jargon.  However, in order to highlight the special qualities of this exhibition I’m afraid that I must, as I know that it goes beyond the gallery walls and will actually inspire you on many levels. 
Firstly the fusion between art, theatre, prose, installation is again unique. 
It becomes part of a universal debate as to how and why art is presented and it’s raison d’ĂȘtre.  It questions people’s perceptions of art and their participation in it, their connection and involvement; how people engage with text, how they interpret it, as static messages, as statements and how they react to it in a creative form. 
In a gallery setting in general, people expect something to look at in a frame - in effect they are getting this, but it surpasses the frame. The frames are like jigsaw pieces, containing the text, the prose, the key components of the play and the empty frames positioned around the gallery space stand as a metaphor for the play that is not yet finished and not yet performed. It has transcended it’s usual medium, that of the voice and the performance and now the audience, who usually take on a passive role, are invited to give it their own voice as they read the words.  As play shifts from it’s normal venue to gallery, it changes it’s status. It creates it’s own genre and defies classification.  

Behind every piece of writing is a thought process and by providing this raw, all encompassing, enveloping, thought provoking experience, the viewer, the audience, the individual, is taken to another realm.  The text provides escapism through it’s intense dialogue, imagery, rhythms and storytelling element. 
This engagement is a unique way of experiencing a play and is indeed a unique experience.
This exhibtion has been extended until 31st March at The Kiln House Gallery
- open weekends only.
Stephen will be performing a first reading of Words from the Void, followed by a discussion and a Q+A session at FYCreatives, Church Street, Blackpool on 
Thursday 15 March, 2012 at 7.15pm. Tickets are available.