Fine Art

Saltley Stories by McNally and Galsinh

On September the 23rd, I was darting around north Birmingham searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I could not find was number 77: Saltley Stories by Martin McNally and Sharonjeet Galsinh.

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As you can see I visited the site of owl number 77, Saltley Stories by Martin McNally and Sharonjeet Galsinh, to find that it was missing after being vandalised. There was nothing I could do about this so I simply cursed the vandals and took a picture of the spot on which the owl originally stood. For more information click on this link to the Birmingham Mail article on the story.

Martin McNally has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Southampton (Winchester School of Art) and continues to practice with personal projects and exhibitions. His work has been seen in diverse locations such as Battersea, London and various community projects around Birmingham. He is the Projects Officer at Reel Access.

Sharon Galsinh is a Birmingham-based artist with a passion for arts, photography, graphic design and anything creative. She studied photography and graduated with a degree in graphic design. She is also an experienced mehndi artist.

Reel Access is a Birmingham based film education and training organisation with a focus on community filmmaking.

Norton Hall Children & Family Centre is a registered charity and voluntary organisation supporting children, parents and families in East Birmingham.

www.reelaccess.org.uk

www.nortonhall.org.uk

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The Big Hoot Saltley Stories which has been vandalised.

The Big Hoot Saltley Stories which has been vandalised.

 

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Beorma by Jodie Silverman

On September the 19th, I was rolling around Birmingham City Centre searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I found was number 26: Beorma by Jodie Silverman.

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Jodie Silverman is a Manchester based figurative artist. She gained a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from Leeds University in 2003. Following her degree, she went on to work as a freelance prop maker and set dresser for the acclaimed animation company, Cosgrove Hall Films, working on many productions, including ‘Fifi and the Flower Tots’ and ‘Postman Pat’.

Jodie has continued to develop her own creative practice. She embraces the study of the human figure, yet is an extremely versatile artist. Her influences are many and varied, with the most prominent being Frida Khalo, Paula Rego, Lucien Freud and Egon Shiele. Jodie incorporates surreal and symbolic elements into her figurative work, allowing emotions to be articulated and enabling the construction of a narrative around the subject.

Website: www.jodiesilverman.com

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Hootankhamoon by Dale Evans

On September the 14th, I was travelling around South Birmingham searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I found was number 88: Hootankhamoon by Dale Evans.

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Based in Cardiff, Dale Evans has worked as an artist / illustrator for many years.  Her botanical illustrations can be seen in the collections of the National Museum of Wales.  After completing an MA in Fine Art, Dale now works in a variety of media, and exhibits her own projects.

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The Bone Ranger by Anne Guest

On September the 14th, I was travelling around South Birmingham searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I found was number 87: The Bone Ranger by Anne Guest.

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Anne Guest is an established artist, based in Birmingham.  Her art is an exploration of natural sciences, and her concepts stem from medical research and natural history, combined with the symbolism of ‘memento mori’ (the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality) – referencing the transience of life and fragility of existence.

Anne graduated from Birmingham City University in 2006 with an MA in Fine Art and has since exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally.

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