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I’m proud to be one of 17 Artists who’ve been invited to make work for the opening ceremony of this years Coastal Currents Arts Festival here in St Leonard’s & Hastings. I can’t reveal what it’s going to entail but POINT OF DECAY will transform one of my favourite structures in town – Sidney Little’s 1/2 mile long 1930′s underground promenade, Bottle Alley.       More info will be revealed through ZEROH. Opening Night Friday 28 August 7 – 9pm.

BETTINE #5Leave a comment

Bet 4 ONEILL 2015 ©

More collages behind the film Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl. After the war Bettine moved to London and as a young woman developed a career as an actress & model in the 60′s & 70′s. When Griff and I spent the day with Bettine she talked us through her scrapbooks & photo albums from this part of her life. In a surreal contrast to her early life she worked extensively across TV, Radio, Film & Advertising for many years. She appeared in The Prisoner, Morcambe & Wise, she was a Benny Hill’s Angel & appeared in James Bond – Dr No. These collages weren’t used in the film which concentrated on ‘Bettine’s war as it were, but they did form part of the 35 prints given to her as a ‘part one’ of the ‘Memory Makers’ project highlighting her amazing strength and resilience in overcoming the adversity & hardship of 5 years a hidden child in World War II. You can read more about this latter part of Bettine’s life herehere.

 

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I found this wonderful construction on the tideline this morning. Probably from our local RX fishing fleet. It’s a 7′ homemade longline marker buoy. There’d be a string of these showing where your fishing lines were set out to sea. It’s made from bits bamboo for lightness , a chunk of polystyrene packaging for buoyancy, various scraps of rope for tethering and all bound together by an assortment of parcel & gaffa tapes – topped off with a placcy bag for the flag. There’s the remnants of previous flags clinging on - I’m sure they just get mended & upgraded again and again. These are probably pretty expensive to buy all new so I respect the ingenuity in creating your own for nothing – i’m sure it works just as well. A canny fisherman. I’ve put it in the studio window to see if he or she wants it back.. Looks like there’s still life in it to me.

BETTINE #4Leave a comment

Bet 3 ONEILL 2015©

More collages and stills from the short – Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl. The second collage from the top includes a photo of Bettine & her elder brother Harry in Gurs concentration camp, winter 1940. It was taken by the man (An OSE agent) who bribed a guard and got them out. They were starving and freezing but told to smile for the camera – the photo was given to their mother when they were gone.

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Bet 2 ONEILL 2015©

More collages, stills & unused work from the film Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl.

 

Recently RejectedLeave a comment

Lovers ONEILL 2015©

Some recently rejected book cover illustrations. Work in Progress images.

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Mixteca #6 / Ilamatecuhtli. Sound Bite: Holden / The Illuminations.

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MIXTECA #2 / Zacatzontli. Soundbite: Holden / Rannoch Dawn

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Mixteca #4  / Centeocihuatl / SoundBite : Holden / Sky Burial

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Mixteca #3 / Youalahuan / Sound bite: Holden / Renata