Saturday 17 September 2011

17-18/09/2011 Group Show at Trinity Buoy Whaf

This group show is part of the Open House weekend and of the organised Trinity Buoy Wharf tour.

Monday 29 August 2011

Woodland Wonders 3rd-25th September 2011

This public art exhibition will be in the restored Anglican Chapel at Nunhead cemetery at Linden Grove, London SE15 3LW. For more information visit

The show is curated by Jolanta Jagiello. For more information on her other curatorial projects please visit

I will be presenting the following artworks:

Broken Wing (2011)
wood, wire, gel, plastic
42 x 15 x 5 cm

Fusion (2011)
wood, bioresin, latex, paint
110 x 25 x 20 cm

Beautiful Death (2011)
wood, latex, paint, varnish
45 x 35 x 20 cm

Black Beatle (2011)
wood, latex, varnish
35 x 27 x 7

Circuit (2011)
wood, air-drying clay, tube, paint
35 x 45 x 35 cm

I will be invigilating on 10th September 2011 in the afternoon.

Désirée’s artworks in this exhibition explore the notion of symbiosis. It is the symbiosis between the natural and the artificial, the mortal and the immortal. The found pieces of wood are all disconnected from the tree they once belonged to. They are dead. But there is still energy moving around as in Circuit where the impression of a circulatory system running through the wood is evoked. The dead has come alive. The solid appears to be flowing, the organic fatal and the degeneration process vital.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Cork Street Open Exhibition 2011

The Grail (2011)
plastic glass, bioresin, mooncup
12 (h) x 6 x 6 cm

The Grail has been shortlisted for the following exhibition:

The 2011 Cork Street Open Exhibition for Charity will take place from Thursday, Aug. 4th through Friday, Aug 12th

Venue: The Gallery in Cork Street and Gallery 27
27-28 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG

The opening times for the Cork Street Open Exhibition are from 10am to 6pm, Thursday August 4-12th.

Daytime admission is free and a percentage of all sales goes directly to Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

I-SHO- I’S, SHES, HERS AND OURS - JULY 2011 exhibition

I's She's Her's will start of on 8th July with a big party to celebrate 56 women artists. (I am one of them.)

The Gallery
Edwards Lane
off Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0JS

Private View: 8th July 2011

The show will engage you with a dialogue about what feminism is about in 2011.

Everyone is welcome.

More details on

Thursday 9 June 2011

End of Year 2 show - 10th June 2011 - 6-9pm

Fusion (2011)
wood, latex, paint, bioresin

The private view for the End of Year show of UEL Fine Art students will be at:
AVA building
UEL Docklands Campus
DLR: Cyprus

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Rest Peacefully - group exhibition - 21/05/2011

NIGREDO - Horned Serpent (2011)
40 (h) x 36 (w) x 39 (d) cm
clay, paint, glass eyes

The above photo is a detail of one of the three artworks I will be exhibiting.

Here are the details of the exhibition:

Nunhead Cemetery
Linden Grove
London SE15 3LW

21/05/2011, 11am-5pm

This is a one-day exhibition.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Private View at InSpire on 27/04/11, 6-9pm

Acute Awareness (2010)
wood, correx, latex, varnish
131 x 42.5 x 6 cm

I would like to invite everyone to The Texture of Lines exhibiton.

at the Crypt at St Peters Church,
Liverpool Grove SE17 2HH

Nearest tube station: Elephant and Castle.
Private View Wed 27th April 6-9.

This is a joint exhibition instigated by David Manley who graduated last year with work from him and second years Philippa Edwards, Tafari Grant, Julie North and Désirée Ickerodt.

There will also be some classical music plus a poet performing.

Please also have a look at the exhibition blog:

Sunday 13 March 2011

Private View at The Camp 24/03/2011

Androgynous Crucible (2011)
Mixed media
ca. 120 (h) x 50 (diameter) cm

This androgynous crucible is self-contained. It can penetrate itself, fertilize itself and conceive all by itself. It is its own source of inspiration and motivation.

Photo by: Rad Kubon

The Androgynous Crucible will be shown at the group exhibition Twenty Twelve.
Venue: The Camp
70-74 City Road
London EC1Y 2BJ

Private view: 24/03/2011, 6pm - late
The show runs 24-30/03/2011
Everyone is welcome.

For more details on this exhibition please go to

Monday 7 March 2011

The Grail

The Grail (2011)
plastic glass, bioresin, mooncup

This mooncup has been donated by Mooncup Ltd.

Photo by: David Olsan

‘The great non-Christian legend of the Middle Ages was that of the Quest of the Grail. The Christian knights of King Arthur’s table were tormented by a vision of the cup used at the Last Supper that contained blood from the wounds of the crucified Jesus. Only the pure knight without stain, Parsifal, was admitted into the Grail Castle where the genitally maimed Fisher King sat awaiting the question that would bring life back into the Wasteland. Parsifal watched the show of knights and maidens carrying the last dripping blood into the cup of the Grail, and he was thunderstruck. He was speechless. Being speechless, he did not ask the question that would have redeemed the Wasteland. He showed no curiosity. The show came and went - and the Castle vanished. Parsifal had failed.’ (Penelope Shuttle & Peter Redgrove, p.190, The Wise Wound)

In order to understand The Grail we have to answer the following three questions:

1. Whom does the Grail serve?
2. The world is in the Grail and the Grail is in the world: what is the Grail?
3. Where is the Grail Castle, that is surrounded with water, that is everywhere at once, and which is invisible?

The mooncup that is contained in this artwork gives a clue to these questions.

Sunday 30 January 2011

Private View at Richmix on 25/02/2011

The Remains of the Child (2010)
mixed media
45 (h) x 45 (d) x 72 (l) cm

I am pleased to invite you to my next private view at:

35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

on 25/02/2011, 6-7.30pm.

This is a group exhibition entitled 'East End Blend'. It is a cooperation between the University of East London, the Whitechapel Gallery, RICH MIX and London Metropolitan University.

For more details please click here.