dreamland memento, lost objects, timeless creation, worked on objects, sculpted and carved, crude, raw, coal, flame, forever stone, Goddess of hearth , to break, to split, divide, give away, isolate....
''May You Live In Interesting Times''
Showing at Miniscule, Venice Fondamenta Sant'Anna
11th May - 21st July 2019 58th Venice Biennale
studio developments Dec 2018- march 2019 (click images to enlarge)
Developments in the studio, Second wing created and some carvings made on the little minuscule Black Swan . Still very much not finished.VESTA.#BlackSwan #Sculpture #Goddessofhearth, #home, and #family
A 3 year plan got written last week and the bones of a funding application .
Waiting to here back from AN bursary for a bit of professional development and travel that would feed my practise immensely- Here back in March .
Cant START making anything before I hear back from anyone and then there s no guarantees and need to write it first.
ITS A KILLER ! Itching to start! A long long long wait is ahead.
Having a meeting tomorrow with a possible new ACE writer/ advisor which is exciting!
A selection photographs - Leicester art week. Engaging as an artist with other artists, the events, venues, art work and audience
A small selection photographs I was commissioned to take for Leicester art week.
Engaging as an artist with other artists, the events, venues, art work and audience.
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Thankyou to everyone involved with Leicester Art week and special thankyou to Khush Kali for the oppertunity.
Wanted: looking to employ a new Arts Council funding writer, Mel, (who I have worked with 6 years now and will continue to work with) is taking a bit of a back seat in this area as her work load has changed. this will be a paid position and could lead to further paid work.
- authentically calm, enthusiastic, trustworthy and supportive
-Some understanding of dyslexia - i.e. reading, writing, structuring, understanding a need to limit audio or chaotic/ stressful interactions
- must have time to support the project with reading the guidelines and discussing the project in meetings, writing up the project clearly, support uploading budget and texts to Grantham/ Arts Council Website, read up on previous projects
-good at listening and understanding with a serious intention of a positive out come
- ability to get on with other in the team (as this could be a shared position and I have other people I regularly work with)
-passion for the arts
- experience writing successful funding applications
If interested please email with a letter of experience and interest-
the last 6 MONTHS! with special thanks to arts council england...EXHIBITIONs, PHOTOGRAPHY, LITTLE HAPPENINGS, research, workshops, COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATIONS AND WORK IN THE STUDIO
Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported this work! A really productive 6 months- looking forward to the next project- have exciting new plans are being drawn up!
A selection of 6 months of exhibition, workshops, photography, little happenings, COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATIONS and work in the studio
🎈🎈Soon approaching the end of my 6 month project funded by Arts Council England . Its been an exhausting and eye opening journey- done alot more than i intended (as usual)
did a solo show at City Festival , lucky to be included in 3 group shows- made a re-appropriated music box from Clay and recorded sound , created 2 films, 4 photographs on aluminum, created a clay & sound installation (im so blessed to show at New Walk Museum as part of the open ) , created a large mixed media work and made new investigations with paint and ornaments, had many discussions and offered many commissions . Offered a ridiculously busy family day workshop with around 80 people/ children , an interview and gained some further paid work for my photography.
Plans have already started for the next 2 year long project- not looking forward to writing that funding form. 😁☀️🥰🎈
#artoftheday #gallery #paint #creative #digitalart #contempoaryart #sculpture#art #artwork #mixedmedia #artcollector #arte #artgallery
Next showing here, pv Next Friday !!!!
This evening i have a crit at Two Queens looking at resent and 3 month old video work, the newly developed music box (which will be exhibited at LCB in dec, discuss a 2 year long plan of a walk through music box installation where sounds play in harm
A visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place and the impact we have on our environments. Houston uses site and object-specific installations to explore connections between the external atmosphere and the internal sensation within places, providing reflections on the language of architecture and the associations we draw through memory and the senses.
Houston is a multidisciplinary artist, working predominantly with video, sound and structure, much of her artwork cultivates immersive atmospheres for the spectator, often inviting them to take part or contribute to the work.
Using the age old music box, Houston has reappropriated it to explore conflicting emotions of pain and protection, comfort and fear, familiarity and the unknown .
The work is at the end of a 6 month project, kindly supported by Arts Council England. Shown as part of City Festival at Newarke Houses (2018) the work since, has gone on to develop and change. Originally looking at the Jack and box has led her to investigate the history of music boxes and the first influential technologies going back to clocks that chime and our desire to measure time by day and night.
Houston has contrasted recorded sounds with the rhyme ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’, which dates back to the 1700s and originates in cockney rhyming slang (weasel and stoat for ‘coat’) for the poor at the time pawning their coat for money in hard times.
Water is a recurrent theme in her work, perhaps a symbol of creativity and emotion depicting the conflicting feelings of excitement and dread.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
For more info see, leilahoustonart.weebly.com
Recent video work
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.