Nee Naw 3: Out To Pasture (2018, mixed media)

This poignant closing tryptich in the ‘Nee Naw’ series explores different directions that have been taken by the gradual decline of our public service ethos from its twentieth-century apogee. Whether a kind of resigned, angry collapse, an escape into hedonism or simply abandonment – an ethic, a mindset ‘put out to pasture’, Nee Naw 3…

Nee Naw 2: ‘Glitter Nee Naw’ (2018; mixed media)

In contrast to the grittier and more urban themes of ‘Nee Naw 1‘, ‘Glitter Nee Naw’ brings a note of playfulness to this series exploring our constructions of public service. The cat on the roof of the ‘vehicle’ suggests a rescue has already taken place, while the sparkling objects that fill its body gesture towards…

Nee Naw 1 (2018, mixed media)

  Energetic cross-hatchings in blue and green crayon give a sense of urban energy and chaos to an otherwise structured collage suggesting a schematic fire engine. The tragedy of Grenfell Tower resonate through this piece, along with a critique of the country’s crumbling support for the public service ethos. And yet a playful sense of…