Monday, 19 December 2011

Treadwells 10th January 2012

Hope to see you at Treadwells  in the New Year where I'll be talking about Harry Price and his Library of Magical Literature 

Harry, a perpetual pipe smoker,  preparing for the infamous Brocken Experiment.

" The Famous Psychic Investigator: The Life, Adventures and Tragedy of Harry Price"

talk by Sarah Sparkes
January 10th
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30 start
"Harry Price (British, 1881-1948) is possibly the most controversial and famous psychical researcher ever to live. A celebrity in his day, he still deserves to be recognised, for he was an emblematic of an important facet of Edwardian society - the mass obsession with the supernatural. He did fascinating studies on haunted houses, investigated psychic activity, visited and tested mediums. He aimed to be scientific and impartial, and ended up discovering a great deal of fraud, as well as a few things he couldn't explain away. Tonight, Sarah Sparkes introduces this remarkable man, his work, his collection. An engaging speaker, Sarah is also an artist and researcher running a creative research project centred on the Harry Price Library now in Senate House." 
Price: £7.00

"so many people prefer the 'bunk' to the 'debunk'. Harry Price

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Haunted Sea Film Screening

GHost presents
The Haunted Sea
Edges of the Peripheries - still. Emma Caddow

Amy McDonough, Ash on my Skirt (still)

Short Film Screening
Friday 23 September 2011
7pm doors open

64 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JP

We have selected twelve international artists who have responded to our call for short films on the theme of “The Haunted Sea”. Their films will be screened on the final weekend of the Folkestone Triennial:

Films by
Tymon Albrzykowski, Neil Baker, Nick Baxter & Jude Cowan & Joanna McCormick, Emma Caddow, Kieron Clark, Inez de Coo, Glenn Church, Romeo Grünfelder, Ellen Lake & Chris Green, Amy McDonough, Eva Rudlinger, Stasis73


Andy Sharp will open and close the event with “An intermission of aural lagan, manipulating phonographic salvage from actual locations"

Saturday 24th September, 2.00p - 6.00pm
the films will be screened on a loop at 64 Tontine Street
and the B&B Project Space will be open with
a final chance to glimpse the GHost CLHub

4.00pm – Performance by Joanna McCormick and Jude McGowanthe B&B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street

Friday, 9 September 2011

Nunhead Open 8

"no play" at the abandoned nursery, mixed media

"Springheeled Jack" was a Victorian 'bogeyman'. The 'bogeyman' is an amorphous imaginary being used to frighten children or adults into 'behaving'.
I'm showing a new, site-specific work created for an abandoned nursery in Nunhead as part of the Nunhead Open 8 and annual art event organised by the Surgery Gallery for Nunhead Arts week.
Nunhead Open 8 Art Exhibition 2011
9-11 September
Friday- Sunday 12-5pm
The Old Nursery Building 5 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ Tel: 07906206166 
more information here :

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

400 Women at Edinburgh Festival

 My painting of Maria de la Luz for
Tamsyn Challenger's 400 Women is now showing at The Edinburgh Festival  
Canongate Venture
5 New Street
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 8BH
from August 9 - September 9th
Portraits by 200 artists made  in response to the brutal rape and murder of thousands of women in the Mexican town of Ciudad Juarez and, more generally, to gender violence across the globe. The project utilises portraiture by a critical mass of 200

Friday, 8 July 2011

Ghost Hunting at the Magical Library

I'm giving my work-in-progress seminar at the IGRS, University of London.  Will be talking about My research at the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature and the Ghosts of Senate House Project for the Bloomsbury festival.

July 9th 12.00-1.30 IGRs, 2nd Floor, Stewart House, University of London

Friday, 24 June 2011

GHost at opening of Folkestone Triennial

GHost has been invited to haunt the B&B Space in 14 Tontine Street for the duration of the Folkestone Triennial (25 June – 25 September). Our project GHost CLHub has manifested in a corner of the B&B and will open its doors to the public on 25 June. Over the three months of the Triennial GHost CLHub will explore  the hidden narratives of ‘hauntings’ emanating from Folkestone and the Shepway area and our corner in the B&B will grow from the initial exhibition into an archive of artworks, artefacts, documents, films, stories and other entities.

For the opening of GHost CLHub we will be showing haunted artworks by Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F. Kerr, Domingo Martínez Rosario, Sarah Sparkes, Ricarda Vidal and Cathy Ward.  

read more on the GHost blog

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Haunted Sea

"The Haunted Sea"  Found Object (from Folkestone) with Frosted Lettering - made for The GHost CLHub at Follkestone Triennial Fringe, June 2011

GHost CLHub Wallpaper

GHost has installed 'GHost CLHub' at the B&B Project Space in Folkestone for the Triennial Fringe.The GHost CLHub has its own hand made wallpaper created by Sarah Sparkes and Ricarda Vidal
Reflections - Cathy Ward's work and the GHost CLhub wall paper